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Anders Behring Breivik Court Statement 2012-06-04

13:18 Breivik will address the court. As usual his statement is not allowed to be broadcast.

We can define radicalization as an ideological journey, in this respect from the normal situation to the abnormal. I have mentioned a number of factors contributing to my radicalization in the beginning of my explanation. What I haven't told much about are the personal episodes.

I think that most people who choose to engage in politics have been shaped by personal episodes. We're driven by what we feel is an injustice against something, and it is the primary reason why people decide to engage in politics. For example, Marxists feel that the poor and marginalized in the world are unfairly treated, and a nationalist would claim the opposite, that Marxism comes at too great an expense of their own culture. So these are two significantly different worldviews that cannot comfortably coexist. They are opposites.

I have written close to nothing about my early youth in the compendium. When I was young I was exposed to quite a few foreign cultures. What I believe to be one reason that I was attracted to foreign people was that they aren't as feminized. I think I viewed Norwegian boys as overly feminized, and that the children of minorities had a stronger sense of honor, which I found appealing.

I've decided to tell about some episodes in my life that have helped to shape my political views. Before I start, it is important to realize it's not the single episodes, but all the episodes combined that have shaped me.

My first negative episode was when I was seven years old. One day my bike was broken and I found it near my house. I spoke with my Turkish friend and he said it was his dad who had done so. He believed that I had offended him. He believed that his father, who is not a lower class Muslim as he was working in the Turkish embassy, had destroyed my bike because I had offended him when we had a minor play fight. It was a consequence of honor codes in the Muslim family.

When I was twelve years old I heard that the same Turkish father had met a friend of my mother, who had taken her dog for a walk, and he had grabbed and shaken her forcefully because he didn't like dogs. Muslims are generally not fond of dogs. She had reported the incident and was quite traumatized by it. She lived right next to me and I was good friends with her son.

In 1992 there was a kiosk at the Silk Straw. It was a gathering place for Skøyen and many children and young people were there. The kiosk owner was from Pakistan and he was rather unstable. On several occasions he had gone after the children with a cane. There are several police witnesses who can verify this. In one instance he thought that I and a friend had offended him in one way or another. He paid a bunch of kids with candy to hunt down NN and myself. After we had been captured by the older children we were taken to his booth. He approached with a stick and a bag and he tried to put the bag over my head, a rather strange situation, but no one ended up being injured. I have heard that he has been violent towards others as well.

In 1994, when I was 15 years old and in high school, it was a habit among the toughest guys to hang from the back of a subway car as it drove between stations. I did it from Majorstuen to the castle, one day the driver of this cart, who I believe to be a Pakistani, came up to the platform and hit me in the face with an open hand. I was by myself so there are no witnesses.

1995, an older Pakistani I did not know hit me without provocation in front of Majorstuenhuset. He wanted to subdue me in front of my former Pakistani friend who had told him to do it. This concluded my friendship with him.

In 1995 when I was 16 I had gotten to know many people on Tåsen. They said that they had major problems with a Moroccan gang that robbed Norwegian youths. I also heard about a rape, and when I was at a party the Moroccan boys at Tåsen center were robbing adolescents. One called for help because he was robbed. We went to Tåsen center and saw that it was quite a renowned violent Moroccan gang led by NN. A fight broke out, which several people got involved in. I was hit int he head with a billiard stick. They were familiar with using violence, we were not., but it could have been worse as that's all that happened.

Since I'm talking about the gang at Tåsen. I heard that a friend up there was raped by a Muslim at a party, in a closet. She wanted it to stay a secret given the sensitive details, so I was never told her name. A Danish friend of mine outside Rockefeller was robbed by the same gang. They have committed hundreds of violent acts since the early nineties.

I heard that the younger sister of one of the leaders of the Tåsen gang had been cut in the face with a knife. It was a Muslim and it is was due to a conflict, I do not know who did it, but it may have been related to the same conflict.

In the 9th grade my former Pakistani friend had contacts with other Pakistani gangs in Oslo. There were several occasions where they robbed young people, taking money and mobile phones. On one occasion there was an Albanian he knew, and he was told to threaten me, nothing else happened.

In 1995 there was a Kosovo Albanian who lived at the Skøyen tram station who threatened one of my best friends and he was a particularly violent Muslim. The reason they were there was that their housing was funded by the government. In 1996, my former Pakistani friend threatened and attacked one of my best friends in tge Skøyen tram station.

1996, I was at a party at Grefsen where I met two Pakistanis and a Norwegian wannabe-Pakistani. I knew one of them as I had seen him before. On the way home from the party there were many people who had items stolen from them. He ends up attacking me on the bus, but he's not stronger than me so I pushed him away. When we get off the bus at Ullevål University Hospital there is a confrontation between me and my friend and them. It becomes obvious they are planning to attack me so I am told by my friend that I should run away. I end up running through the cemetery with two of them chasing me, but I manage to escape.

1996, My former Pakistani friend attacked a friend of mine who also previously worked outside Majorstua-house. It was a pretty nasty attack and the police got involved. It was really just blind violence, but as they knew each other there may have been more going on.

1997, 18 years old, I'm at a club with the same friend, the Carlsberg factory. Outside a Pakistani tried to rob me, but I know of another Pakistani who is part of the A-gang, so he asks the other Pakistani to leave me be. It was a period where I was moving away from the tagging environment, but I still had quite a few contacts in the community, and he was one of them.

1999, I am 20 years old. I was with a friend who was adopted from Colombia. We were at a club in the city limits when a group of Muslims arrive. One of the guys starts to scream at NN for he believes that NN looked at him the wrong way. Suddenly three of them attack him. I try to drag my friend away, and I get punched in the face by a fist. This broke one nasal wall, which is why I had a nose correction later on. He cannot remember the incident, but he remembers another incident we both were involved in, so he might be confusing the two.

1999, me and two friends were about to order at Burger King when a Norwegian girl crossed the food queue. As she went by she pushed me, saying: "Move, you piece of shit." I was very surprised and I responded with: “Suck my dick, bitch”, while perplexed. She ran over to her friends, four Moroccans sitting at a corner. They approached me and told me they were going to “fuck me up severely” as soon as I left Burger King. I called my two friends, NN, a relatively small adopted Columbian, and his friend a relatively big Christian Ugandan. I offered the Norwegian girl an apology. We left as a group and had the Muslims follow us until we managed to lose them. 

2000: I'm at a club which is now called Bohemians. I think it was on New Year's Eve and I was on the second floor. This is when a Pakistani tries to rub me. I go down to the first floor and tell my friends that they must be careful.

2000: I am, along with four comrades at a club on the opposite side at the Saga cinema. It's pretty late and we go to Burger King to eat. We go around the building and we're at Nichol & Son, and it is the first time I smoke because I was pretty dizzy. Then three or four Albanians who see that I'm struggling come out and claim that I've damaged a bike that is locked nearby. So they say that they want our money. The Albanians do not give up as they outnumber us. So one of us says we can withdraw money from the ATM machine. Then they go with us to Burger King and we order food without the intention to pay them. We discuss if we should call the police or not, a friend of mine is afraid of trouble and doesn't want to call. After 20 minutes we lose the Albanians. Several friends have been questioned in interviews about the incident. In one case they asked for what happened at Nichol & son, which is a badly formulated question. I am convinced that if I had asked them, with the detailed knowledge I have of the situation, they would remember it.

So there are some incidents of rapes, where I know girls who have been raped. One was at Tåsen, as I have described earlier. The other was a gang rape, it was on New Year's Eve and I heard that a Norwegian girl had been raped by two or more Muslims. And I knew one of the Pakistanis who had been involved in it. And it has been checked in the interrogation, and checks out. It was actually reviewed.

At Oslo Handel I had a friend who lived in Holmlia. There were rumors that she was raped by two Pakistanis at a party at Holmlia.

2003 A Kosovo Albanian and his friends had been making trouble in Skøyen for the last ten years. They attacked the younger brother of my best friend. He ended up in a coma after being kicked in the head.

A brother of a friend of mine says he has had major problems with the Pakistanis at his school.

In Western Oslo the government buys up apartments which are often given to asylum seekers. Those who lived there some years ago yelled at my mother and she told them to calm down. Soon after she opened the door and found a foul smelling open garbage bag. It's an interesting way of self expression. There are many other such stories.

There are many similar incidents that I have heard of. The daughter of a friend who lived near my home had a Muslim boyfriend. I knew this family well, her Muslim boyfriend crushed her face and she had to have a metal plate inserted as part of her operation.

A friend of my former Pakistani friend told me once he would take the train to and from Skøyen and the National Theatre. He would go at night and sexually molest Norwegian "potato whores" on the train, he thought it was great fun.

There was a Pakistani woman who attended Smestad school. She had a brother who later worked at a senior center. A few years ago he raped an 85 years old woman in this center, this was written about in the newspapers.

Common to all these events are Muslim families who end up in Oslo West through government acquired apartments. There are many Muslims in the western side that create problems. And there are many on the west side who feel rage and apathy about what is happening, though not everyone sees it in that context. Many times I could have struck back, taken the law into my own hands and attacked Muslims, but I view these people as simple minded animals, it wouldn't be right.

Each of these incidents in isolation is not all that important, but the sum of every experience has helped shape my views on Muslims in particular. There are experiences you remember, but the important thing when looking at events like this is to see that the incidents are covered up by the media and trivialized. Norwegian youth are trying to create a counter movement to this, which in turn is labeled as right wing and racist.

The common theme in these stories is that conflict is inevitable when mixing incompatible cultures. The most significant issue for me was that when I was between 15 and 16 years old and Norwegian youths were called potatoes and Norwegian girls were called potato whores. The only people the media were looking at were the evil fascists, who were the diseases of society, while Muslim violence was overlooked and defended. We should be ashamed, for it was our own fault that we let this happen. The media's argument is that these problems are caused by our own intolerance, that their violence is a direct consequence. We get the blame. It is a paradoxical argument that it's always our own fault, which makes it easy for people to radicalize.

The world view that is taught in schools and songs like "children of the rainbow" do not match reality. It's a shocking experience, naive people living in a great danger without being aware of it because they believe their education and the media are right. It's taught that Islam is a religion of peace and Muslims are peaceful. It was definitely a shock for me to learn that what you learn in school does not compute.

It was when I was a part of the Blitz and Muslim gangs and they went on a cruise on the west side. They went and robbed and raped. And they boasted that they beat up "potatoes". It was during the same period that Norwegian police had been ordered to deconstruct "Boot Boys". The paradox is that everything is completely turned upside down, that one is allowed to continue, allowing resources to be put on the wrong front. People should be protecting their community and friends, and this reinforced my believes when I decided to go into politics.

In the beginning I thought it was possible to change things, that it was enough to engage in a party that desired change in society. But Islam was known to me. I was probably one of the few who knew what Islam was before 9/11. I had understood the relevance between attitudes and actions, like cause and consequence. All these events that I've mentioned, they lead me to decide to seek contact with the militant nationalists, this was when I was 23 years old.

The second decision was the violent struggle which I hadn't fully decided on. It was why in 2001 I contacted militant nationalists for the first time. At that point I was going back and forth, whether I should seek a democratic or violent course of action, or put on my blinders and focus on business.

I'll address something that was discussed last Friday. World Time has apparently established contact with Alpha Kallon. He was someone I got in touch with during the fall of 2001, after 9/11 had occurred.

The person I was meeting was very brutal and I didn't think I could trust these people. He was a Serbian war hero and they're known to be merciless. They do not accept failure and will not hesitate to kill you. I wanted a lifeline down there and an independent network. I came in contact with two people, and Alpha was one of them. I was also told that if the Serbian perceives that you have put him in danger, he will kill you. I thought I'd be alright as long as I do a good enough job with the cover. This meeting has obviously contributed to my radicalization, but it was because the foundation was there beforehand. It was perhaps more practical in nature and I got a lot of information.

When I came back to Norway after meeting several people in London the plan was that I would go back to Liberia right away. Which is why I sent the money down to the socket, because I owed him and some of it was for the next trip. I later changed my mind because it would be too dangerous. What happened on Friday when a Norwegian newspaper verified his story proves that I was exposed to a Nigerian scam, which is the prosecution's theory, and emphasizes what I have said all along. I have no interest in telling more about Liberia. The theory that I have been exposed to a Nigerian scam is incorrect.

I invested part of my money in the democratic struggle and wanted to see where that road led. But it also laid the foundation for what happened after 2006.

To some extend the compendium helped to radicalize me. I took the decision not to start a NGO (Non Government Organization) in 2006, and that was when I made the final decision to carry out a violent action. This was before I started writing the compendium. I took my sabbatical after this as well, because I was not ready to carry out a suicide attack before I had done certain things. The reason I'm here today is the result of many coincidences, but most are covered in this explanation.

It's well known that the price of radicalization can be quite high. If the the left identifies anyone, whether through a demonstration or some other means, they will make life as miserable as possible for that person. This makes it very unappealing for anyone to give democracy a try. The peaceful struggle, if not impossible, is so difficult that some people wanting to do something head straight for violence.

Ideologically I have been in the closet, but I have seen others who've been out, for example, Tore Tvedt, who has been treated rather poorly for the past 30 years. It's a wonder that he has remained strong. Ultra Nationalists are being persecuted by the system which does not want them to organize. There are too few incentives to fight by democratic means. This is perhaps why I skipped it as it would have been too difficult.

I've explained this thoroughly in my introductory statement so I'm not going to repeat all that now. There's a very high level of conformity in Norway that does not allow for conservatism and nationalism to see the light of day. This level of oppression is only worse in Sweden and Germany, where there is no freedom to express oneself. This has been the case for decades.

As I lacked the social environment in real life it was through the internet that I came in contact with the militant nationalists. This gave me access to my initial contacts, and I got in touch with others by 2003. The last three or four years I toned down my rhetoric in order not to get flagged.

There's a fairly large group of people who are outspoken and have marked themselves with controversial tattoos among other things. I avoided these people as they are likely to be flagged and have focused on people who come across as moderate.

Most of the dialogue on the internet is moderate, but a lot is said in between the lines. You can say one thing and mean something completely different, and most understand what you mean. So you can incite violence by saying something indirectly, for example, when you are talking about civil war that "now it will happen." You learn not to say anything extreme and instead say things that can be perceived as such.

I stayed away from the most extreme groups, and if I was there I used masking tools. I don't know if these tools work well nowadays, but they did before July 22. I went to some pretty extreme forums because I had masking tools, without the ability to mask my IP address I wouldn't visit them, I might have been flagged.

You cannot speak freely, no matter what environment you are in, though there is a limit to political correctness. Whether you're in town or on an extremist forum, it's primarily about identifying the border. Once there was a person on Reuters saying he would notify the PST, and I thought to myself "Alright, I've got to keep myself in check." Face to face I would feel it whenever I had gone too far, and would take a step back and tone down the message. It is interesting to engage in discussion with the Marxists and Islamists as there is much to learn from doing so, including debate techniques. It's not as interesting to discuss something when everyone agrees.

I did a lot of research and investigation, going to many nationalist group, taking big chances. I finished my research two years before the action. 2083 was originally 4500 pages and I have taken it down to 1800 pages. There were massive amounts of information, and 40 percent of the version I published is written by me. For each theme I researched the net to cover the subject. In some cases nothing had been written on the subject, but if I found essays describing the theme in a good manner I used those. The intention was to impart knowledge, not show off my literary skills.

The compendium, or the authors who wrote what has become the basis for the compendium, have described the problems in Europe. And one phrase you can use is "low intensity conflict" which is to convey the concept of Islamization. You can use other ways to describe the situation, but the important thing is to illuminate the issues. Some might say that it is a silly word, while others will say it is an interesting word. I personally don't care about the specific words, the most important thing is to clarify the problem. If it works effectively, then that word is used.

In 2006 I decided to carry out a suicide mission. I knew I was going to leave behind a compendium. Before the compendium writing phase there was a planning phase. I had always dreamed about playing World of Warcraft, so I decided to take a year where I did whatever I wanted, and this was to play World of Warcraft. I knew it was a phase where it was necessary to isolate myself from my surroundings. Then I decided to kill two birds with one stone as Word of Warcraft allows you to socialize while you play as cooperation and communication with others is an important aspect of the game. One of the first things I did was to get to know other people who played it and form a community. The level of socialization is about the same, it's just a different type of social interaction.

I was very worried that if I cut off contact completely it would also remove the basis of my driving force as I can become apathetic. I thought that maybe it is absolutely necessary to maintain normal relations in order not to become completely demotivated. This was the reason I was in the Masonic order and a shooting club. In addition, there were some political meetings. I had extensive contact through Facebook with a large group of people. It was not confined to chat as I also used the Skype program.

To provide some references you can explain it with the way blind people and people in wheelchairs are social people online. They are active through the channels on the internet. I also had extensive political contacts through Facebook and went out partying with friends. With the exception of my sabbatical, I stayed in touch 5-8 times per year.

From 2007 onward I had daily contact with ideological peers because I worked full-time on the compendium, primarily to get feedback on different things. I joined dozens of forums for research purposes and communicated with hundreds of people. Near the end of the stage I communicated with thousands of people. There was such a high demand that I had to opt out on people, I did not have the capacity. You're exposed to different aspects when meeting people physically. For gathering information the internet is a thousand times better though, as going around collecting information yourself would take a thousand times as long. The Internet is called the new media for a reason.

To a large extend the discussion topics were described in the compendium. I had very little contact with the KT network except for the few people that I had maintained contact with. The main political conversation topics were relatively moderate, with people with very moderate opinions. 

Throughout the writing of the compendium I kept track of statistics, to see whether things went the way I expected. Some come from news bulletins, like schools in Oslo, where the proportion of foreigners will increase to 70% within a few years. Reading an ordinary newspaper was really the most important radicalization factor, either when reading what they write, or to go to an alternative media channel and getting the real story. The starting point of discussions was found in the daily newspapers as well. Among the network of radical writers there was a consensus that there is little we can do to change the country's development by democratic means.

I have experimented with conventional politics and learned quickly how the regular party works. It is not possible to change the current direction by conventional means. This because there is a consensus, not only in Norway but throughout Europe, that the far right isn't allowed to speak because their message is based on an inhumane world view. It is a tight conformity that makes one unable to express themselves, and freedom of speech is but an empty gesture. People aren't allowed to criticize the multicultural project, and people aren't allowed to criticize this transformation. The conditions for a peaceful revolution are not present, it's as simple as that.

It is very important to emphasize the distinction between ideological and methodological role models. The ideological role models do not support violence, but they describe the ideology very thoroughly. But when it comes to methodological role models you have Al Qaeda.

When it comes to ideological role models Robert Spencer describes problems in a good way. The same for Fjordman. They describe Europe's problems even if they do not support violence. Bat Yeor also describes very well. Pamela Geller supports the efforts against the Islamization of the U.S. but she is Jewish herself so she does not support the European Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Bruce Bawer describes the censorship and sums up Europe's problems. Andrew Bostom is good at some issues.

Of course the biggest impact has been spectacular violent attacks in other countries, they are also described in the compendium. I'll talk about what has yet to be properly presented. I have already said that I think the fight that has been waged by militant nationalists after World War II has been pretty pathetic, but there have been some things that I have seen and admired. They're not often talked about, and rarely summarized so there is no overview of the militant nationalist resistance in Norway after the Second World War up to today. I'll talk about some examples today, as most people were surprised when they found out that it wasn't the Islamists who carried out 22/7.  If you look at history one will see that the right-wing extremists have used terrorism throughout their struggle.

I don't know of any attacks prior to 1977, but I'm sure they exist. There have been up to 40 attacks in Norway, some of them against leftists, others on immigrants, so you'll have to separate the two categories: Racist motivations and Anti-Marxist motivations. I belong to the group that supports attacks on Cultural Marxists.

Over 15 intentional fires, 5 bomb attacks, from 1987 it registered more than 1,000 threats and attacks. The class struggle has previously made a list. In Sweden, the proportion is much larger, as Norway is pretty far down on the statistics. 

1977: The October bookstore in Tromsø is blown up by radical right-affiliated Norwegian Front led by Erik Blücher.

1979: The so-called neo-Nazis Kyvik threw a bomb at the May 1 train. A man was seriously injured. 

1981: Members of the Home Guard started a youth organization called the Norwegian Germanic Army, it was short lived.

1983: 17 Schools received threats over the May parade because they were regarded as multi-cultural school.

1985: A mosque at Frogner was blown up with dynamite by the right-wing National Democratic party.

1985: Arson of an Islamic Center in Oslo.

1988: An explosive charge detonated in an immigrant shop in Brumunddal.

1988: The same immigrant shop was completely destroyed in a fire bomb. That same year, a refugee home was completely destroyed by fire in Steinkjer.

1988: Arson of an immigrant shop in Oppegård.

1989: Someone threw a fire bomb at the Blitz concert. That same year, the police cut the fuse before dynamite exploded in an immigrant shop in Oslo. That same year refugee housing was burned down.

1989: Two Pakistanis were stabbed in Oslo.

1994: A powerful bomb exploded outside the Blitz house. It was so powerful that windows were smashed 60 meters away. Only chance prevented anyone from being injured or killed. According to Johnny Olsen the Norwegian right was also armed with machine guns.

1994-1998: Left-wing extremists in Oslo and Hønefoss are fired at.

1995: A flash unit is attacked with axes and guns. A bomb is thrown at the Blitz house, something Johnny Olsen claimed he was behind.

1995: Two left-wing extremists were fired on by three right-wing radicals.

1995:  Arson in Sandnes.

1996: Arson in Veggen at a Kurdish refugy family

1998: A Moroccan man was stabbed by the radical right.

1999: An Indian born drowned in a river after being chased.

1990: Myrdal's anti-communist organization tries to prevent Arkansas from being used as a dumping ground for people from the 3rd world. Arne Myrdal tries to form a political twin attack cell. It ends with him being sentenced to one year in prison and dying soon after.

2000: Six people associated with the radical right environment stabbed an African in Oslo.

2001: An African man is stabbed by a right-wing extremist.

In the same year: persons from the right-wing group "Boot Boys" killed the Norwegian-African youth Benjamin with a knife after he and other friends harassed Norwegian youths in Holmlia. After this incident the police in Norway began to deconstruct right-wing groups. The negative attention complicated recruitment and it was difficult to meet without attracting massive negative attention. Hatred against Blitz was strong and they had detailed plans to massacre 30 Blitzers with machine guns.

2002: An attempt to fire bomb the house of Dørum by neo-Nazis. Dørum agreed with the media to put a lid on the incident, but told me about it later.

2008: A taxi driver, Somali, was shot and killed in Trondheim by a right-wing extremist. He was pronounced paranoid and schizophrenic. He apparently didn't fight this diagnosis, because he saw it as a good exit strategy.

2008: A lawyer injured a 16-year-old by shooting at the Hvalstad asylum center in Asker. He admitted to having been influenced by letters to the editor.

One cannot compare such small events with 7/22, but it confirms that there has been a right-wing tradition of using violence. Many of these events should be interpreted as opposition to the multicultural experiment, even though it should be placed on a different scale. There has been a tradition in Europe after the Second World War for violent actions. A very big action took place in Italy in the 80's and 22 July joins the series.

I believe violent events have great significance. Although most of the attacks have been pathetic and wretched, I look at the people behind it as heroes because they have made a large sacrifice for the cause. The knowledge that the movement has struggled non-stop since World War II provides the inspiration to carry on the fight. Although the counter-jihad angle is new, the main message is that there is a struggle for indigenous rights in Norway. This struggle unites all right-wing organizations.

Why is it me sitting here today? There are many coincidences. I know many who have experienced more severe problems and harassment than I did. I know many who have grown up in worse areas or who have experienced much worse. It is a combination of many factors and many incidents. Perhaps the best answer I can give is that a person must appreciate codes of honor. There are not many men who do it. People who feel an attraction to the military or the police often have the same mentality. I don't know why I have it. 

16:14 The court is adjourned.