From Breivik’s Facebook account, which has since been deleted. Breivik operated an agricultural business focused on growing vegetables. He had recently purchased six tons of fertilizer, a likely ingredient for the car bomb that exploded in Oslo and killed seven.
From Breivik’s Facebook account, which has since been deleted. Breivik belonged to a gun club and considered himself a devout Christian. As seen in this photo, he was also a Freemason.
From Breivik’s Facebook account, which has since been deleted. Based on postings that appeared on right wing Norwegian site Document.no, Breivik was opposed to Islam specifically and immigration generally. He was not known to be a member of any existing nationalist or hate groups such as the Neo-Nazis. His target appears to have been the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, leader of the liberal Labour Party. Stoltenberg’s office was near the blast site and he was scheduled to appear on Utoya Island the day of the shooting. Stoltenberg was not harmed.
From Breivik’s Facebook account, which has since been deleted. Breivik surrendered to police on Utoya Island following his catastrophic shooting spree. He is reportedly cooperating with the investigation. Officials believe Breivik acted alone, but are not ruling out co-conspirators.
The only tweet on Breivik’s Twitter account, a quote from John Stuart Mill, posted six days before his terror attacks.
In this photo taken by Vergard M. Aas, a Norwegian crime reporter who responded to the scene of a mass shooting on Utoya Island, Norway, victims lie near the shoreline approximately one hour after police say Anders Behring Breivik, dressed as a police officer, gunned down at least 85 youths as they ran and even swam for their lives at a camp which was organized by the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party, Friday July 22, 2011. Police say Breivik set off a fatal explosion hours earlier in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. (AP Photo/Presse 3.0, Vegard M. Aas)
Smoke pours from a building in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following the explosion that police believe Breivik set off that tore open several buildings including the prime minister’s office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. At least 7 were killed. (AP Photo/Thomas Winje Øijord, Scanpix, Norway)
Footage of the immediate aftermath of the explosion in Oslo.
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