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Norway attacks: suspect set to explain why


Norway attacks: suspect set to explain why

Self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik wants to wear a uniform and tell the world why he carried out Friday’s shocking bombing and shooting in Norway.

But, amid fears he would get a media platform for his first court appearance today, a judge has decided to close Monday’s custody hearing to the press and public.

According to press reports, Breivik has told police he intended to target former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland in his shooting spree. But, after giving a speech on the island, Brundtland left before he arrived.

Breivik was apparently driven by a mission to save Europe from what he saw as the threats of Islam, immigration and multi-culturalism.

A rambling manifesto on the internet, said to have been written by the 32-year-old, suggests the attacks had been planned for some time. It was signed under the pseudonym Andrew Berwick.

It is claimed he used a remote farm to prepare the bomb that exploded in Oslo.

At today’s hearing, it is thought police will ask for an initial detention of eight weeks.