Thousands of traitors must die -- Breivik's chilling words
Published 25/07/2011 | 05:00
Anders Behring Breivik named thousands of "traitors" who deserved to be murdered in a chilling manifesto of his crazed beliefs.
The mass killer emailed a 1,518-page document to his friends just hours before he carried out Norway's worst terrorist attack, in which he urged others to follow his example by killing anyone who tolerates Islam.
Written in perfect, idiomatic English and datelined 'London, 2011', the 'European Declaration of Independence' is laced through with references to foreign politicians, journalists and public figures -- including Britain's Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Prince Charles -- who are among thousands of UK 'targets'
The manifesto, which took Breivik three years to write, is part terrorists' handbook, part autobiography and part extremist political rant.
It has provided police with a mine of information which will help them establish whether the gunman had accomplices in other western countries.
Heads of state, political leaders and newspaper editors are among the 'Category A traitors' whose punishment for allowing the spread of Islam in Europe merits "the death penalty", says Breivik.
Breivik says Mr Brown was "colluding with" Islamic terror groups by making "London the global centre of Islamic banking".
He adds: "Mr Brown is giving Muslims more influence over our lives yet knows that terrorists are organising to go to war with us."
Jack Straw and Tony Blair are named because they "dishonestly" concealed a plan to allow in more immigrants and make Britain more multicultural".
Mr Blair is "a worse appeaser than Chamberlain ever was".
The Prince of Wales, meanwhile, is criticised for his patronage of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, built with money from the Saudi royal family, which shows that "our traditional elites are colluding with them against us".
Other foreign leaders also named as targets include Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jose Manuel Barroso.
Breivik gives himself the rank of Justiciar Knight, "part of an indestructible network of cells, spread all around Europe that functions without a central command".
He estimates there are between 15 and 80 such "knights" in Europe, each of whom is a "solo martyr cell" who is "completely unknown to our enemies and has a minimal chance of being exposed".
Each man has an "obligation" to act "on your own initiative". Prophetically, he boasts that among the "advantages of one-man cells" are the ability to "take the enemy by surprise".
Breivik's ultimate aim, he says, is to achieve a "monoculture" modelled on Japan or South Korea -- "scientifically advanced, economically progressive" societies "which will not accept multiculturalism or cultural Marxist principles".
He adds that they "are today the most peaceful societies ... crime is more or less non-existent and you can travel freely everywhere without the constant fear of getting raped, ravaged, robbed or killed".
The manifesto contains a cold-blooded tally of the number of people Breivik believes should be murdered in his crusade.
His personal preference would be for 45,000 people to be killed and another million wounded, which he says reflects the number of people killed and raped by Muslims since 1999, which he calls the beginning of the "European civil war".
Breivik's grudge against society appears to have its roots in the humiliation he felt at being forced to learn to knit at Smestad primary school in Oslo.
He writes: "I remember being forced to complete mandatory knitting and sewing courses ... with the goal of deliberately contributing to feminise European boys."
The manifesto includes a bizarre section in which Breivik interviews himself, with questions including "what tipped the scales for you?"
He writes that Norway's involvement in the NATO force which bombed Serbia in 1999 was "completely unacceptable" because the "Serbian brothers" only wanted to "drive Islam out".
Since then, events which have reaffirmed his beliefs include Norway's "cowardly" handling of the Mohammed cartoon controversy and "thousands of Muslims pouring in annually" to Norway.