Breivik blames Turkish friend's father for his radical views

Breivik blames Turkish friend's father for his radical views

OSLO - The Associated Press
Breivik blames Turkish friends father for his radical views

Anders Behring Breivik, 33-year-old right-wing extremist, sits in courtroom 250 at the Oslo Courthouse in Oslo on May 31, 2012. AFP Photo

Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a Norwegian court that he was slighted by Muslims on numerous occasions during his childhood, seeming to suggest that these incidents played a role in his radicalization.

Breivik says that when he was seven years old his friend's Turkish father wrecked his bicycle and at the age of 15 he was slapped by a Pakistani subway driver for riding on the outside of a subway car.

The court was hearing witnesses for the defense Monday when Breivik, who is accused of killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage last summer in Norway, gave his testimony. The defendant's mental state is a key question in the case, and psychiatrists have given differing conclusions whether Breivik is sane.

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