Breivik Writes Fan Letter to Alleged Mass Killer

He urges German neo-Nazi to go 'political'

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 18, 2012 2:55 PM CST

(Newser) – Mass murderer Anders Breivik fired off a fan letter from prison earlier this year—to, you guessed it, an alleged mass murderer. Starting with "Dear Sister Beate," Breivik wrote an impassioned letter to Beate Zschäpe, who is suspected of aiding a neo-Nazi group in killing nine immigrants in Germany. Breivik praised her as a martyr "of the conservative revolution" and urged her to highlight her far-right “political motives” during her trial, report Reuters and the Independent.

"If you make it clear that you really are a militant nationalist, then you will be seen as a courageous heroine of national resistance who has done and sacrificed everything to stop multiculturalism and the Islamification of Germany," he wrote. How Breivik's letter got past officials at his prison isn't clear, but it never reached Zschäpe's jail cell in Cologne. Authorities believe she is the only remaining member of the National Socialist Underground, a terror cell that targeted Turkish and Greek street vendors in Germany. (Breivik wrote another letter in prison, complaining about conditions there.)

This  Friday Aug. 24, 2012  file photo shows mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, making a salute after his arrival at the court room in Oslo.
This Friday Aug. 24, 2012 file photo shows mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, making a salute after his arrival at the court room in Oslo.   (AP Photo/Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix, Pool)
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