Breivik gives Court a Knights Templar Clenched Fist Salute; Lawyer tells media it is “some kind of right-wing extremist greeting”. Breivik says he deserves a Medal of Honour; for his act of war against traitors promoting the “Islamic colonisation of Norway” which is going to make “Ethnic Norwegians become the minority in 10 years”.
2083 European Declaration of Independence: Book 3: Communication and Logistics: 3.69 Background information – symbolism of insignia: Military salutation of the PCCTS, Knights Templar
The military salutation of the PCCTS, Knights Templar is the clenched fist salute. The raised fist salute consists of raising the right arm with a clenched fist (preferably with a white glove). The clenched fist symbolizes strength, honour and defiance against the Marxist tyrants of Europe while the white glove symbolizes purity, duty, kinship and martyrdom. Using the right arm symbolizes the tradition of the “Right Opposition”. The salutation is in line with traditional usage, as we regard the present ruling multiculturalist elites in Western Europe as left wing fascists. Our military salutation has nothing to do with the so called “white power” salutation or the “Roman Salute” (Saluto Romano), where the palm is faced down with fingers touching, often known as the Hitler Salute used by National Socialists.
Norwegian terror suspect Breivik tells court today he deserves a medal
In his court appearance today, Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty, saying the July 2011 bomb blast and shooting spree were 'self defense' of his culture.
Valeria Criscione | Christian Science Monitor | February 6, 2012
12-02-06: Breivik gives Court a Knights Templar Clenched Fist Salute (03:06)
OSLO, NORWAY: Hundreds packed Oslo District Court to see Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who confessed to last summer’s twin terror attacks in Oslo, for the last time before his long-awaited trial in April.
Mr. Breivik appeared in court for a final custody hearing dressed in a dark suit, composed and smiling subtly as he flashed his handcuffed arms in what his lawyer described as an extremist gesture in front of the media, survivors, and victims’ families.
He pleaded not guilty to the car bomb blast on July 22 against government buildings in Oslo and a subsequent shooting spree on the Labor party youth camp on the island of Utøya that killed 77 in the worst national tragedy in Norway since World War II.
Breivik cited self defense on behalf of his culture as the basis for his plea. He said both attacks were a “preventive attack on traitors” because the Labor-led government – which he has blamed for promoting the "Islamic colonization" of Norway – was allowing the “deconstruction of Norwegian culture.” Breivik suggested he should receive a war medal for his actions.
“Ethnic Norwegians will become the minority in 10 years,” Breivik said during a brief opening statement, which provoked short, sharp bouts of laughter from victims present in court. “Indigenous people subject to genocide have the right to defend themselves.”
Judge Wenche Gjelsten cut Breivik short and ordered him to be returned to Ila prison to be held in custody until his trial starts on April 16, citing a risk that he would commit further acts. Judge Gjelsten's decision was expected, despite the defense’s plea that Breivik be immediately released because of possible doubts about his sanity.
Two court-appointed psychiatrists, Torgeir Huseby and Synne Sørheim, concluded in November that Breivik was paranoid schizophrenic and psychotic and hence not punishable under Norwegian law. The diagnosis sparked criticism among some legal experts, who questioned how someone who so meticulously planned a crime over many years could be found psychotic.
Breivik himself claims he is not insane. His defense attorney has appealed the latest decision to submit him to a second psychiatric evaluation to the Supreme Court. Breivik has so far refused to cooperate with the two new court appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen.
Regardless of whether Breivik is deemed insane, the trial will still proceed in April as a normal criminal trial. The court has blocked off about 10 weeks for the trial, with a decision expected sometime in July.
Breivik faces possible charges of terrorism, which carry a maximum sentence of 21 years. Christian Hatlo, police prosecutor, told The Christian Science Monitor that the police had submitted its proposal for charges today, but a final decision from the Higher Prosecuting Authority would come later this month. There is still the possibility the Higher Prosecuting Authority may opt to instead charge Breivik for crimes against humanity, which carries a sentence of 30 years.
Breivik’s appearance today was only the second time victims and the media were allowed to see and hear the accused present himself in court since the July 22, 2011, attacks, and the first time he allowed photographs to be taken. This appearance drew more than 70 victims and survivors’ family members.
Trond Blattmann, leader for the July 22 support group, told Norwegian news agency NTB that although the group preferred the hearing was not open to the public, it was important for some to see Breivik in person in order to “mentally prepare themselves for the trial” in April.
In the end, the outcome of Breivik’s trial will be determined by two court judges, Wenche Arntzen and Arne Lyng, and three civilian judges. The court is expected to select the three civilian judges this month via a lottery system from its registry of Norwegian citizens in Oslo.
These three may in theory overrule the two judges and determine Breivik’s sentencing. However, the judges will take a formal ruling first at the end of the trial on whether Breivik is legally insane and sent to a psychiatric institution or sane and hence able to be charged.
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I deserve a medal, says Breivik
Updated: 06 February 2012 17:48 | By pa.press.net | MSN.UK
12-02-06: Breivik gives Court a Knights Templar Clenched Fist Salute (03:06)
Mass killer Anders Breivik has told a court he deserved a medal of honour for the murder of 77 people and demanded to be set free.
Breivik, who has been declared criminally insane, smirked as he was led in to Oslo district court, handcuffed and dressed in a dark suit, for his last scheduled detention hearing before the trial starts in April.
He stretched out his arms in what his lawyer Geir Lippestad said was "some kind of right-wing extremist greeting."
Reading from prepared remarks, the 32-year-old Norwegian told the court that the July 22 massacre - carried out with a bomb, a rifle and a handgun - was a strike against "traitors" he said were embracing immigration to promote "an Islamic colonisation of Norway."
Like in previous hearings, Breivik admitted to setting off the bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo and opening fire at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoya island, outside the capital, but denied criminal responsibility and rejected the authority of the court.
About 100 survivors and relatives of victims watched in disbelief, as Breivik asked to be released, and told the judge he should receive a military honour for Norway's most deadly peacetime attacks. "It wasn't good that he got to say what he wanted to say," said Amel Baltic, a 16-year-old survivor of the Utoya massacre. "It made me irritated."
Many survivors have expressed concern that Breivik will use court hearings to draw attention to his extremist views.
A psychiatric evaluation found Breivik criminally insane, but a second evaluation was ordered amid criticism against that diagnosis. Breivik has refused to cooperate with psychiatrists in the second review.
Unlike the only previous public hearing, Breivik this time agreed to let himself be photographed before the proceedings began. Mr Lippestad, the defence lawyer, suggested Breivik's remarks on Monday foreshadowed what is to come in the trial, scheduled to start on April 16. "It's a preparation for the trial. Much of this case is about his personality," he said.
Breivik claims he is a commander of a militant organisation aiming to overthrow European governments and replace them with "patriotic" regimes that would deport Muslim immigrants.
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Historian: - Breivik rightwing greeting was a PR stunt
Published 02/06/12 - 5:41 p.m. (AP) | Sindre Murtnes, Lars Haug Aker, Tim Peters, Alf Bjarne Johnsen, Bjorn-Martin Nordby, Dennis Ravndal and Mads A. Andersen | VG
(AP) Experts believe Anders Breivik Behring made a right-wing message in the courtroom just to get attention.
When Breivik entered the courtroom in the Oslo City Court on Monday, he raised his hands and showed the handcuffs to the press turnout.
Video images from the courtroom shows that Breivik beat handcuffs on the left breast before he stretched his arms towards the audience.
This was prepared right-wing gesture , according to defender Geir Lippestad.
But Professor PhD in history at the University of Oslo Nikolai Brandal do not think there were any other thoughts behind the gesture than the attention needed.
- I have read the manifesto and drew me a picture of what he stands for. He makes it clear that he is not a Nazi, and even take away from it. This greeting is a break with what he stands for, believes Brandal.
- It's tempting to create headlines and he is obviously oppmerksomhetssyk. I do not think this was more than a PR stunt, says Brandal.
Sent a strong signal
The courtroom was filled with the press, legal aid lawyers, relatives and survivors of terrorist attack.
When Breivik entered the courtroom, he was met by a powerful blitzregn from the press photographers.
Breivik replied with a smile before he directed against the press and made the controversial greeting.
Right Psychiatrist Verøy Henning was present in the courtroom and let the special attention to the gesture from Breivik.
- He raised his hands to show that he was handcuffed, sat up in the back and smiled. It was very clear that he sent a strong signal, said Henning Verøy right psychiatrist.
Wrote about the greeting of the Manifesto
In his so-called manifesto talked Breivik, "the military salute for the Templars."
Here he describes that the right hand should be raised with a clenched fist, preferably wearing a white glove.
The clenched fist represents "strength, honor and hatred against the Marxist tyrants in Europe, while the white glove symbolizes purity, duty, kinship and martyrdom."
He also says that the greeting is not to be confused with the Nazi salute, or the Roman greeting, where the palm should be flat and face down.
According to Breivik done salutation to the Knights Templar in defiance of the multicultural elite in Western Europe as Breivik see as left-wing fascists.
Breivik's defenders have previously said that he sees himself as a Templar appointed a mission to save Norway from multiculturalism and Islamism is suitable.
- He is very concerned that there is not a Nazi salute. There is another type of greeting directed at the right extremist groups, says one of Breivik's defenders Vibeke Hein Bæra to AP
Common in the extreme-right
Professor Tore Bjørgo at the Police Academy, said he has not seen this exact greeting before. But that similar gestures are definitely common in the extreme-right:
- The most famous greeting, of course, extensive hands, but his fist is a symbol for many of these communities. It means like strength or cohesion. But Breivik's not a Nazi, so I will not speculate on exactly what he is trying to say here.
Before he extends his fists, it looks like Breivik trying to knock his chest with both hands. Which according Bjørgo is even more common:
- It's something we see in all environments. It happens among gorillas as well, to put it that way. Breivik've got a huge ego, so basically that he was only trying to show it. Beyond that it is difficult to speculate.
Viewing himself as a political prisoner
Seniroforsker Terje Emberland the Holocaust center says it is difficult to see what Breivik trying to express with the greeting.
- It's not something I immediately recognize, but it's probably a way to signal that he sees himself as a political prisoner and a martyr, he said.
Emberland says Breivik martyr notion is related that he feels he is under attack from Muslims and social democrats, and that he thus considers himself as a mostandshelt.
- Do you think it is a PR stunt?
- He has at least need to communicate something to the public. This adds to the image he creates in the manifesto that he is called upon to save Europe. It is a classic fascist thinking, says Emberland.
- Were prepared
Defender Geir Lippestad says that gesture Anders Breivik Behring showed in the courtroom, was a carefully planned message to the public.
- It was a greeting, he told us he wanted to give, a type of right-wing message.
- What did he mean by this greeting?
- I do not know, it must be for those watching.
- What does this greeting?
- I do not know, says Lippestad.
At the trial, which begins 16 April is set aside one week to Breivik explanation. He is, according to the defense well underway with his defense shifts.
Starting tomorrow, he will continuously have access to documents from the investigation that has previously been restricted to him.
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