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The Foreigner Fjordman drops cover name, disassociates self from Breivik’s 'horrible actions’. 36-year-old Peder Jensen has revealed in an interview that he is “Fjordman”, the blogger who was cited 111 times by Breivik in his manifesto. After consulting his lawyer, Jensen chose to drop his alias, telling VG that he exchanged a number of emails between 2009 and 2010.  Anders Behring Breivik told Jensen that he was working on writing a book and he asked him to meet, but alleges he turned Breivik’s invitation down “not because of his extreme views, but because he didn't seem very interesting - like a vacuum cleaner salesman.” The blogger declared he never met Breivik, and that he was his duty to give a statement to the police. He deciding to be interviewed because his name “eventually would have emerged anyway, resulting in a media frenzy.”

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Fjordman drops cover name, disassociates self from Breivik’s 'horrible actions’

Published on Saturday, 6th August, 2011 at 01:35 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu.
Last Updated on 6th August 2011 at 13:36.

36-year-old Peder Jensen has revealed in an interview that he is “Fjordman”, the blogger who was cited 111 times by Breivik in his manifesto.



After consulting his lawyer, Jensen chose to drop his alias, telling VG that he exchanged a number of emails between 2009 and 2010.  Anders Behring Breivik told Jensen that he was working on writing a book and he asked him to meet, but alleges he turned Breivik’s invitation down “not because of his extreme views, but because he didn't seem very interesting - like a vacuum cleaner salesman.”

The blogger declared he never met Breivik, and that he was his duty to give a statement to the police. He deciding to be interviewed because his name “eventually would have emerged anyway, resulting in a media frenzy.”

Jensen was questioned by police on Thursday about his supposed interaction with Breivik.  He also confirmed that police confiscated his computer.

“They won't find anything on my computer regarding any criminal matters or Breivik,” he says.

Peder Jensen is originally from Ålesund with a Masters degree in Culture and Technology from the University of Oslo. He also studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and the University of Bergen.

He claims he has never been a member of any political party in Norway and has only used a gun during his military service.

Jensen concluded his interview with VG saying he will never use the alias “Fjordman” again, saying, “I don’t wish to be associated with Breivik and his horrible actions.”



Published on Saturday, 6th August, 2011 at 01:35 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu.
Last updated on 6th August 2011 at 13:36.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, fjordmannblogger.





  
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