Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian court on Monday about numerous instances from his childhood and adolescence when he was supposedly slighted by Muslims, seeming to suggest that these incidents played a role in his radicalization.
Breivik testified that when he was seven years old his friend’s Turkish father wrecked his bicycle, and at the age of 15 he was slapped by a Pakistani subway driver for riding on the outside of a subway car.
The court sat stunned as Breivik, who has admitted to killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage last summer in Norway, read a litany of such grievances from a sheet of paper covered in minuscule handwriting.
In 1995 he said one of his close friends had been “threatened” by a Kosovo-Albanian youth while waiting for the tram, and Breivik also heard that the little sister of one of his friends had been cut with a knife — an incident he knew nothing about but still ascribed to Muslims.
When asked by a judge whether he had any positive experiences with Muslims, Breivik responded, “One good thing about Muslims is that they’re very loyal.”Continue Reading on www.washingtonpost.com