Who is Anders Behring Breivik?
According to Wikipedia, Breivik is a Norwegian citizen and the self-admitted perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, in which he killed at least 76 people. Police and local media reports describe him as a nationalist and right-wing extremist. Breivik's militantly far-right ideology is outlined in an online 1,518-page manifesto 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence, posted on the day of the attacks under the anglicized pseudonym of Andrew Berwick. He also posted a resume of that declaration of independence.
His xenophobic Christian nationalist manifesto contains an array of political concepts including support for varying degrees of cultural conservatism, right-wing populism, anti-Islamization and "far-right Zionism"; and argues for the violent annihilation of Islam, Marxism, and multiculturalism from Europe.
The fanatic attack!
On 22 July 2011, Breivik went to Utøya island, the site of a Labour Party youth camp, posing as a police officer and then opened fire on the adolescents present, reportedly killing at least 68. He has also been linked with the bomb blasts which had taken place approximately two hours earlier in Oslo, killing at least 8. He was arrested on Utøya and is currently in police custody. Following his apprehension, Breivik was characterized by officials as being a right-wing extremist. The acting police chief, Sveinung Sponheim, said the suspect’s Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen." Six hours before the attacks, Breivik posted a YouTube video urging conservatives to "embrace martyrdom" and showing himself wearing a compression garment and pointing an assault rifle.
Freemason and Templar?
He is/was a member of the Norwegian Masonic Order, the Grand Lodge admitted by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as sole Regular Grand Lodge in Norway.
During interrogation, Breivik claimed membership in an "international Christian military order" that "fights" against "Islamic suppression". This order allegedly is called the "Knights Templar" and, according to his manifesto, has between fifteen and eighty "ordinated knights" besides an unknown number of "civilian members".
The order, whose full name is the "Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici" or PCCTS, is said to have been established in London in April, 2002, as a "re-founding" of the twelfth-century crusading order. The new organisation supposedly was established to take political and military control of Western Europe, with its members being armed as an "anti-Jihad crusader-organisation".
It reportedly was established by nine men: two Englishmen, a Frenchman, a German, a Dutchman, a Greek, a Russian, a Norwegian, and a Serb. The main initiator apparently was the Serb, whom Breivik claims to have visited in Liberia and whom he referred to as a "war hero". Breivik said that his own code name was "Sigurd Jorsalfar" (recalling the twelfth-century Crusader, King Sigurd I of Norway) and that his "mentor" was "Richard Lionheart". Breivik asserted that Norway had "4,848 traitors" who had to die.
According to a recent news of Wall-Street the Norwegian Government wants to chage him with "crimes against humanity". Even though Breivik wanted to have the press during his trial, the Norwegian authorities dined him that. For the moment he remains in arrest for eight weeks and during his temporary detention he will be judged by Oslo's courts. If he will be sentenced to jail, and he will be, Breivik will receive a maximum of 21 years sentence in jail.