Breivik Confesses to Norway Massacre
Suspect published 1,500-page manifesto
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2011 5:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old right-wing nationalist suspected of killing at least 92 people in Norway on Friday, apparently left behind a 1,500-page manifesto and a 12-minute video detailing his bizarre beliefs, reports the New York Times. The document, titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” and posted to the Internet hours before the attacks, blasts "multiculturalism" and "Marxism" and provides a detailed daily diary of Breivik's preparations in the months leading up to the attacks. Both his lawyer and police say he has confessed to the attacks, the AP reports.

The manifesto claims that a small group of like-minded militants would “seize political and military control of Western European countries and implement a cultural conservative political agenda," and talks of a London meeting in 2002 to re-form the "Knights Templar" crusading order. “The time for dialogue is over. We gave peace a chance. The time for armed resistance has come," wrote Breivik, predicting a war that would kill or hurt more than 1 million people. Some analysts say the manifesto bears a striking resemblance to the writings of Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders. “It seems to be an attempt to mirror al-Qaeda," but from a Christian rather than Muslim viewpoint, says a Norwegian terrorism expert.

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Fondue
Jul 24, 2011 2:20 PM CDT
With his 1518 page "Declaration" there will be no way to spin Breivik as just some crazy guy who went on a killing spree.
you-got-robbed
Jul 24, 2011 11:26 AM CDT
Wow....what a collection of imbeciles this thread supports. Observations of clearly mounting tensions in Europe translates into "tea baggers" and "white fascists" and "skinheads" and "filthy cockroaches"? I can't believe the level of ignorance. I think someone must have taken Jonmarkp's last hit from the moonshine jug last night and he stepped in some manure on his way back to the cabin. I was of a mind that America was suffering a financial crisis, but now I realize the entire situation can be traced to a failed education system. Hey Jonmarp, let me know if you can direct me to a good deal on some new 5 ft high tires for my mudder. YeeHaw !!!!!!
shmortisborg
Jul 24, 2011 10:57 AM CDT
"Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'." -Bob Dylan, 1964