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Anders Behring Breivik

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Anders Behring Breivik became known as the alleged perpetrator of the deadliest attacks Norway ever seen, which claimed at least 92 lives. He was charged in the explosion in central Oslo and the shooting massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utoeya on 22 July 2011.

While the police haven’t published his name or picture, his identity as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist who may have had an issue with Norway's multi-cultural society emerged from the media and social networks.

He was born in 1979 and is of Norwegian origin. According to the media reports, the alleged terrorist grown up in Oslo and was a student of the Oslo School of Management, which offers degrees and postgraduate courses.

He owned a private company called Breivik Geofarm, set up to cultivate vegetables, melons, roots and tubers, Norway's TV2 reported. It is speculated the company enabled him to come into possesion of large quantities of fertiliser, an ingredient used in bomb-making.

From 2004 to 2006 he had been a member of the Progress Party, the second largest in parliament. Besides his apparent knowledge of political philosophy, his Facebook page, which was taken down after the attacks, suggests he was also interested in body-building and freemasonry. He also described himself as a Christian and a conservative.

Reportedly, Breivik’s Twitter account had only one post, a quote from philosopher John Stuart Mill: "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests."

Both his Facebook and Twitter profiles were created just few days before the killings, on 17 July.

His posts found on the Internet "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views", police chief Sveinung Sponheim said.

Not surprisingly, it turned out he was a member of a Swedish neo-Nazi internet forum called Nordisk, according to Expo, a Swedish group monitoring far-right activity.

Breivik had served in the Norwegian military doing national service, which provided him with gun skills. Reportedly, he had no criminal record.

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Anders Behring Breivik received Norway's maximum prison sentence after confessing to killing 77 people in July 2011
Anders Behring Breivik received Norway's maximum prison sentence after confessing to killing 77 people in July 2011
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