Norway`s Breivik to call extremists to testify

Breivik denies criminal guilt for the July 22 attacks, saying they were part of an anti-Muslim revolution.

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2012, 00:19 AM IST

Oslo: A lawyer for the Norwegian who confessed
to killing 77 people says the defence will call both a Muslim
cleric and an anti-Islamic blogger to the stand to refute
claims that his client is insane.

Geir Lippestad, who represents Anders Behring Breivik,
wants their testimony to show there are others who share
Breivik`s world view.

Lippestad told public broadcaster NRK today "we wish to
call witnesses from both right-wing extremist and Islamist
environments."

Lippestad said witnesses would include Mullah Krekar, a
radical Iraqi cleric jailed in Norway for making death
threats, and a prominent anti-Islamic blogger known as
Fjordman.

Breivik denies criminal guilt for the July 22 attacks,
saying they were part of an anti-Muslim revolution. His trial
starts April 16.

PTI