Terrorist defendant Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to carrying out the July 22 attacks on Norway, has claimed he has met many like-minded right-wing extremists but won’t reveal their identities.
Police in Norway and around 30 other countries continue to investigate whether Breivik acted alone when he placed a powerful bomb outside Norway’s government headquarters and then shot scores of people at a Labour Party summer camp, or whether he was part of a network of right-wing extremists intent on battling Islam and governments that allow multi-cultural societies.
Most recently, police have been questioning Breivik about how he built the bomb, along with what he’s done and who he has met during a long string of overseas trip made before he carried out the attacks that killed 77 persons. In the so-called manifesto he sent out just before the attacks began, Breivik wrote that he met a Serbian war hero and crusader on a trip to Liberia.
“He has confirmed he has been in Great Britain and Liberia,” his defense attorney, Geir Lippestad, told reporters last week. A trip to Africa, reported Aftenposten, was part of entry requirements into a group called Knights Templar, but Lippestad said Breivik won’t reveal any information about persons he has met.
Police do now seem to believe that Breivik built the bomb alone. Breivik also has claimed there are two more right-wing Christian terrorist cells in Norway, and more in other countries, but Lippestad told Aftenposten that he won’t elaborate.
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