Anders Breivik: I Want a Medal for Shootings

Says victims were ' committing cultural destruction of Norwegian culture'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2012 11:23 AM CST

(Newser) – A smirking Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court in Oslo today and demanded a medal for the shooting rampage that killed 77 people. Breivik called the people he'd killed at the Labor Party youth camp "traitors" and demanded to be released, the AP reports. The attacks "were preventive attacks on people committing cultural destruction of Norwegian culture and Norwegian ethnicity," he said, according to Reuters. "I acknowledge the acts, but I plead not guilty."

"The ethnic Norwegians will be a minority in Oslo in the next 10 years," he went on, reading from prepared remarks. "It is a fact. I represent Norwegian resistance." The remarks came during a custody hearing, which are required periodically to keep Norwegian prisoners in jail. About 100 survivors of the attacks and relatives of its victims were in attendance. "It wasn't good that he got to say what he wanted to say," said one 16-year-old survivor. "It made me irritated."

Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a detention hearing today in Oslo, Norway.
Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a detention hearing today in Oslo, Norway.   (AP Photo/Lise Aserud, Scanpix Norway)
Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway, Feb. 6, 2012.
Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway, Feb. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Heiko Junge, Scanpix Norway)
Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway today.
Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway today.   (AP Photo/Lise Aserud, Scanpix Norway)
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