Anders Behring Breivik: Why He Wants You to Look at Him

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A picture of Anders Behring Breivik taken from a book downloaded from a link posted on the Norwegian discussion website www.freak.no

The moment you began to read this story, you became part of Anders Behring Breivik's grand, insane, murderous scheme. He wants you to read about him, and hopes you will see him as he does. His attacks on July 22 — the bomb that tore through central Oslo, the shooting spree at a nearby youth camp, the entire arc of violence that left 77 people dead — were just a throat-clearing introduction for what he considered to be the main act: himself. And now we, writer and reader alike, are doing exactly what he wants: we're poring over his online manifesto,...

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