1. Extremists

    Norway Killer: Attack Was 'Necessary’

    OSLO, NORWAY - JULY 23:  (NO SALES) This screen grab of an undated photograph on Facebook.com shows the central suspect of the Norway terror attacks, named by sources as Anders Behring Breivik, July 23, 2011. The 32-year-old Christian fundamentalist Norwegian suspect is in police custody following a bomb attack in Oslo and a shooting massacre on Utoya Island that have claimed more than 90 lives. (Photo by Facebook via Getty Images)

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    Anders Breivik, the Norwegian right-wing extremist who has admitted to murdering 93 people, will argue in court on Monday that his actions were “atrocious but necessary”—but he will deny criminal responsibility, according to his lawyer. The court has denied Breivik's request for an open hearing in order to prevent him from publicly airing his extremist views. The New York Times, meanwhile, examines the “parallel life” Breivik constructed while he was planning the massacre: He played World of Warcraft, listened to Europop, watched True Blood, and dined with his mother every Sunday night. His planning left little time for girlfriends, although he has said online he bought two high-class prostitutes a week before the killings.

    Read it at The Telegraph