In his statement at a Norwegian court, Breivik blamed his two terrorist attacks, perpetrated ten years ago and a a result of which 77 people were killed, on the influence of an extremist network, Norwegian media reported on Tuesday.
When he entered the courtroom, the 42-year-old defendant made a Nazi salute and carried a banner in which he condemned the genocide of white nations.
He said that the Blood and Honor extremist network was accountable for his radicalization and used him as a soldier. He added that he does not have ties with it anymore and has become a different person.
Breivik acknowledged that the two terrorist attacks that he perpetrated in 2011 were cruel. However, he noted that he was not a criminal and cried very much for the victims of what he called a cultural war, which, according to him, confronts liberals and social democrats with national socialists.
Finally, he said that he was the leader of a future national socialist party, but if the court that is trying him rules it out, he would give up all political activities and go to live in any isolated area of the Norwegian Artic.
The Norwegian court that will review his case will shortly rule whether he really regrets his actions to grant him parole under strict surveillance or keep him in prison to serve his long sentence. jg/aph/mem/gfa