This content is not available in your region

Breivik's father says his son should have shot himself

Breivik's father says his son should have shot himself
Text size Aa Aa

The father of Norway’s self-confessed mass killer has declared his son should have turned the gun on himself.

In an interview at his home in the south of France, Anders Breivik’s father, who asked to remain anonymous, condemned the twin attacks carried out by his son.

Q: “You say that you have not been much in contact. Have you considered supporting him now, going to Norway, or doing anything for your son?”

Father: “No. I will never have more contact with him. In my darkest moments, I think that rather than killing all those people, he should have taken his own life.”

Q: “Those are strong words from a father.”

Father: “They are, but thinking about what has happened, I get so upset, and I still don’t understand that something like this could happen. No normal human being would do something like that.”

The elderly man, a retired diplomat, first leaned of his son’s attacks from media websites. Like so many of his countrymen, back home in Norway, he appeared to be totally bewildered by his son’s actions.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.