Breivik Places Blame For 2011 Terrorist Attacks On Neo-Nazi Network

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 19th January, 2022) Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik said during a parole hearing on Tuesday that neo-Nazi network Blood & Honour (banned in Russia) was responsible for the 2011 deadly attacks he carried out in Oslo and its suburb of Utoya.

"I did not execute (terrorist attacks) on July 22. Blood & Honour bears the major responsibility ... internet radicalization is responsible for it," Breivik told the court, as quoted by Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

He claimed regretting becoming "radical and militant."

In July 2011, Breivik detonated a bomb in Oslo, killing eight, and shortly after carried out a mass shooting at a youth camp in Utoya, killing 69. He was setnced to 21 years in prison. Soon after his arrest, Breivik confessed to committing the attacks, but has yet to plead guilty.

Under Norwegian law, Breivik had the right to apply for parole after serving a decade in prison, and can reapply for a parole hearing every year thereafter. The Norwegian prosecutor's office is opposed to parole for Breivik, saying he still poses threat to society.

Blood & Honour is a neo-Nazi was founded in the United Kingdom in 1987 to promote white nationalism.