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."

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"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." (Read more Anders Behring Breivik stories.)

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