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July 22, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Norway’s tabloid-TV station TV2 claims to have IDed the perpetrator of today’s terror attacks:

Anders Behring Breivik, 32-year-old right-wing extremist, arrested in attacks

(Translation from Norwegian via Google Translate):

The 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik set Friday night in a police interrogation after he was arrested after the shooting of vermin.

According to TV2′s sources, the arrested belong to the right-extremist groups in eastern Norway, and the man must have registered two weapons on their name – an automatic weapon and a pistol of the type of Glock.

32-year-old created in 2009, a company that would engage in the cultivation of vegetables, melons, roots and tubers, which means that he may have had access to fertilizer – a well known ingredient in the manufacture of a bomb.

According to sources such as TV 2 has talked with the bomb that exploded in the government building a fertilizer bomb.

Breivik will be conservative, Christian, and may have a connection to the extreme right environment.
The man owns a farming business in eastern Norway, and the man’s Facebook page says it listed that he has studied in Oslo Handel.

His interests, according to Facebook profile, both involving hunting and bodybuilding.

HOWEVER, note the odd detail that he was arrested “after shooting vermin.”

This jibes with a little-noticed news update on the Utoya summer camp Web page, posted (apparently) right around the time of (and possibly even before) the terror attacks:

An armed person has been arrested after a shooting at vermin.

An armed person has been arrested after a shooting at vermin. Participants of the camp will be collected on Sundvollen Hotel (or Ringerike Hotel on the former is full) where they are met by police and health professionals.
We are working to obtain an overview of the situation.

So: Is this just a problem with the translation software, and by “vermin” they mean “victims”? Or could it be that Breivik was just a farmer out shooting at moles or rabbits in the wrong place at the wrong time?

More details almost certain to arrive soon. Any clarifications you have, please post in the comment section below.

Update I:

Vancouver Sun: Andres Behring Breivik named as suspect in Oslo bombing

The Daily Mail has more info, but does not mention right-wing connections

Update II:

Swedish news site Expressen has more unsourced details:

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, is suspected of attacks in Norway
According to Norwegian TV2, he belongs to right-wing circles in Oslo.

Anders Behring Breivik was arrested after the massacre of Utöya and also suspected to be behind the bomb in Oslo.
Late last night police carried out a search of his apartment.

According to Norwegian TV2, he belonged to right-wing circles in East Iceland – the part of the country where, among other things Oslo included. He will also have two arms – an automatic rifle and a pistol – registered on it.

Although it seems he does not have a criminal history. According to VG, he is only convicted of minor traffic offenses, which also took place for over ten years ago.

Anders Behring Breivik has been active in various right-wing forum in Norway and he has among other things, wrote that the fight is between nationalism and internationalism. According to VG, he calls himself a nationalist. He has also written a number of Islam-critical posts.

On Facebook, he writes that he is a director and has studied economics and religion. Six days ago he created a Twitter account where he as VG has only written a post, a quote from philosopher John Stuart Mill.

According to VG 2009, he started a company engaged in growing vegetables. Through the company he has been able to access large amounts of fertilizer – which can be used to make car bombs.

According to Anders Behring Breivik Facebook page, he is single and listening to classical music. Among the interests he writes, including hunting, e-sports and political analysis.

He was interrogated during the night of the Norwegian police. It is currently unclear what emerged during the interrogation.

Update III:

In the space of a few minutes, Breivik already has his own wikipedia entry (!!??!!?!?!), which mentions that he is a freemason and a fan of “Norwegian anti-nazi World War II hero Max Manus.”

I’ll post more later when my head stops spinning.

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