Anders Behring Breivik emailed out his 1,500-page manifesto to contacts across Europe just hours before the Oslo bombing, reports the Daily Telegraph.
At 2pm on Friday 22nd July, one hour and 26 minutes before the bomb was detonated next door to the prime minister’s offices, Anders Behring Breivik sent his manifesto to 1003 recipients around the continent, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The British police gained access to 250 of these contacts and confirmed they are UK residents. The attacker wrote in his e-mails a specific message for the recipients: “This is a gift for you (…) I ask you to distribute this book (the manifesto) to everyone you know” and signed the email with the name Andrew Berwick. Also, the e-mail contained a link to a Youtube video in which Brevik was shown holding a gun.
The manifesto proves that last Friday’s attacks had been planned years ago. In March, the Norwegian attacker sent a message to the anti-Islamic English Defence League: “In these dark times all of Europe are looking to you in search of inspiration, courage and even hope that we might turn this evil trend with Islamisation all across our continent. Well, just wanted to say keep up the good work, it’s good to see others that care about their country and heritage.”
Geir Lippestad, Breivik’s defence lawyer, said: “There are two more cells in Norway and others from the Western world” prepared to follow Breivik’s example. Moreover, several supporters of the EDL admitted they met Breivik at rallies in Britain and the attacker even confessed he had over 600 EDL members among his Facebook contacts.
Mario Borghezio’s, part of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament, made comments that provoked instant outrage across the world: “One hundred per cent of Breivik’s ideas are good, in some cases extremely good. The positions of Breivik reflect the views of those movements across Europe which are winning elections.”
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