Confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik said he read case studies of al Qaeda attacks before he went on a shooting rampage that killed 77 last July, he told the court Friday during day five of his sensational public trial in Oslo.
The Norwegian anti-Muslim fanatic who killed 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage last July told a court on Friday he was basically a “nice person” who had trained himself to stifle his emotions so he could carry out the attacks.
Anders Behring Breivik, 33, admits killing eight people with a car bomb at government headquarters in Oslo, then gunning down 69 people, most of them teenagers, at a Labour Party summer camp on Utoeya island.
But he has pleaded not guilty, insisting he was defending the country against waves of Muslim immigration facilitated by the political left.
“One might say that I was quite normal until 2006 when I started training, when I commenced de-emotionalizing,” he told the court. “And many people will describe me as a nice person or a sympathetic, caring person to friends and anyone.” (Photo: Heiko Junge/Scanpix/Pool/Reuters)