Norway Attacks Suspect ‘Has Right-Wing Ties’

Sky News

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik

Comment: Why would a “right-wing extremist” who calls himself a nationalist and hates Muslims choose to massacre scores of young, predominantly white, Norwegian youths? Why not attack a mosque?

Police have said a Norwegian man arrested after the twin attacks in Norway is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but they do not know whether that was a factor in the attacks.

Police are continuing to question the 32-year-old – named by Norwegian television as Anders Behring Breivik – after he was detained on Friday evening in connection with the attacks.

National police chief Sveinung Sponheim said internet postings by the suspected gunman “suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen”.

Norway’s TV2 channel claimed Breivik has links to “right-wing extremists” and possessed two weapons registered in his name.

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