Norway killer was in London to hear Wilders

26th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the Oslo bomb attack and the shooting massacre on the island of Utøya, was in London last March to hear Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders speak.

According to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Breivik met with members of the extreme right organisation the English Defence League EDL during the visit. The paper’s source is Daryl Hobson, who organises demonstrations for the EDL.

The British paper also quotes an anonymous EDL source who states that Breivik had online contact with members of the organisation. “Geert Wilders was a high-profile anti-Islamic politician, coming to Britain. Everyone was raving about it. [...] I remember he [Breivik] was on Facebook saying that he felt he had to come over. [...]... If this bloke was coming all the way from Norway, the leadership would have wanted to meet him.”

EDL leader Stephen Lennon insists that has never met Breivik. In the aftermath of the Norway attacks, British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an urgent review of the threat posed by far-right extremist groups.

Mr Wilders has distanced himself from the EDL and has said in the past that he had no contact with the British movement. Nevertheless when the Dutch politician was invited to screen his anti-Islam film at Britain’s House of Lords last March, hundreds of EDL demonstrators gathered in a show of support. A handful of EDL activists even travelled to Amsterdam last October to support Mr Wilders during his hate speech trial.

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