Norway Suspect Claims to be Part of Western Cell

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Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind Friday's brutal bombing and shooting rampage in Norway, says he's part of an organization with several cells in Western countries, according to his attorney.

"He expects that this is a start of war that will last for 60 years. but his mind is very... well I don't want to comment more on his mind, but that's what he believes," defense lawyer Geir Lippestad told reporters Tuesday.

"He looks upon himself as a warrior. And he started this war, and takes some kind of pride in that," he said.

The 32-year-old terror suspect confessed to both the Oslo bombing and the shooting rampage at a nearby Labor Party youth retreat.

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"The accused believes he needed to carry out these acts in order to save Norway and Western Europe from among other things cultural Marxism and Muslim takeover," Judge Kim Heger said.
The judge is keeping Breivik in isolation for now because he's referred to "two more cells" that are part of his extremist "organization."
Meanwhile, police have revised the death toll in Friday's twin attacks down to 76, admitting they double-counted some bodies on the island.
They're also acknowledging that it took 90 minutes for them to reach Utoya island, the location of Friday's shooting spree, because a helicopter crew was on vacation. 

Victims who called emergency services in the midst of the massacre were told to stay off the line because authorities were dealing with the bombing in Oslo.

More details are emerging about just what happened on the island.

In the midst of the attack, Kristoffer Nyborg, 24, helped to save lives as he suddenly found himself in charge of 35 campers.

"That was when I decided to take some kind of decision and tell all the kids to take their clothes off and jump into the water and swim for land," he said.
When they were out 100 yards, Nyborg looked back to find the gunman shooting those who were afraid to swim and stayed behind.

"He was ice cold.  He was going around killing people like it was no deal," rampage survivor Erick Kursetgjerdg recalled.

Meanwhile, one Norwegian priest is countering media claims that Breivik was a Christian.
Rev. Arne Fjeldstad is both a journalist and a priest in the Church of Norway. He noted that Breivik stated in his manifesto that he believed in Christianity as a "cultural social identity."
Breivik also wrote that he was not a religious Christian with "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

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