Anders Behring Breivik
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who
showed no remorse at his trial for killing 77 people in 2011,
says he is renouncing violence and is willing to apologise for
his actions if he were allowed to set up a fascist party.
In a 33-page-long letter, sent to AFP and seen by Reuters,
Breivik said he was committed to bring about change by
peaceful means and wanted to set up a party called the
Norwegian Fascist Party and the Nordic League.
"My heart bleeds as an ex-militant for the barbarity I
perpetrated on July 22," the 35-year-old wrote, referring to
the day when he planted a car bomb in central Oslo killing
eight people and gunned down 69 more on Utoeya Island.
"As an ex-militant, the most important thing in my life now
is to make sure that something like this never happens again.
The whole purpose with the NFP and the NL is to ensure that
it never happens again."
During his trial in 2012, Breivik showed no compassion for
his victims, saying in court that he would do it all over
again if he had the chance.
He said he could apologise - but only under certain
"I am willing to apologise for my actions ... the day the
'Gerhardsen/Hauge doctrine' of permanent political exclusion
for democratic fascists ceases," writes Breivik, referring to
Einar Gerhardsen and Jens Christian Hauge, two Labour
ministers who dominated Norway's social democratic, post-war
He sent the letter, written in Norwegian and signed "Anders
Behring Breivik, party secretary and parliamentary candidate
for the NFP & NL", from his prison in Skien in southern
Norway where he is serving the maximum time in prison of 21
years. He will not be released if he is deemed a threat to
Breivik said he had been denied the right to set up a party
by prison authorities, who he said confiscate letters he
sends to seek signatures needed to set up a party. In Norway
prisoners keep their rights as citizens, such as the right to
In the letter, Breivik said he would consider filing a
lawsuit if the Norwegian justice ministry did not remove
barriers to him setting up a party within 30 days.
Officials at Skien prison were unavailable to comment.