When Anders Behring Breivik launched his assault, he expected Norway's special forces to swoop down and stop him at any minute. It took police more than 90 minutes to reach the gunman, who by then had mortally wounded 68 people.
He was a member of the conservative Progress Party until 2007. The party's most prominent manifesto pledge is to minimize immigration. A 2009 post in his name on an online forum talks about non-Muslim teenagers being "in an especially precarious situation with regards to being harassed by Islamic youth."
The 32-year-old Norwegian said it was the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 that "tipped the scales" for him. He said he realized that what he called the "Islamization of Europe" couldn't be stopped by peaceful means.
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