Newspaper claims Breivik intends to establish network of imprisoned resistance fighters
Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, writes that in police questioning Anders Behring Breivik has stated that he intends to contact other Europeans who are imprisoned for carrying out right-wing attacks in order to establish a new network.
According to Dagbladet, Breivik stated to the police that Peter Mangs “is perhaps the greatest resistance fighter” in Scandinavia before 7/22. Mangs is suspected of being responsible for a year long series of sniper shooting attacks in Malmö, a crime-ridden city in the southern part of Sweden with a large Muslim community and where more than 30% of the current population was born abroad.
Dagbladet writes that Breivik refers to Peter Mangs and other right-wingers responsible for similar attacks, such as members of Braune Armee Fraktion (Brown Army Faction) in Germany, as participants of an anti-communist resistance movement throughout Europe that in total are responsible for more than fifty attacks since WWII.
In court, Breivik explained that he represents the Norwegian resistance movement and that he is a cell commander of an organization called Knights Templar. According to statements by the police and his lawyers, he refuses to name any of his contacts.
During WWII, the Norwegian resistance movement operated as multiple organizations in order to make detection and infiltration by the enemy more difficult, and both violent and non-violent methods were employed.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
- Will contact
- I am working on contacting Peter [Mangs] and Beate [Zschäpe] and offer them moral support before their trials. I will be applauding them as national heroes of Sweden and Germany respectively and offer them access to my nationalistic and revolutionary support network.
Dagbladet is informed that Breivik has explained [in questioning] that he will start a new network of imprisoned, anti-Islamist nationalists.
This shall be a pan-European prison network. Breivik has explained to police that he wishes that the network eventually will include Russian and Danish right-wing extremists, that he claims he has contact with, and right wing extremist MC-groups….
Original article: Breivik i avhør: Dette er “den antikommunistiske motstandsbevegelsen”
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