Pro-Breivik blogger held over cop killer threats

Police in Bergen have arrested 34-year-old blogger Eivind Berge after he made repeated calls for deadly attacks on police officers.

The extremist blogger, who has previously voiced sympathy for confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was charged on Friday over death threats issued on his website.

“As the police see it, he used his blog both to agitate for the murder of police officers and to glorify the murder of police officers,” prosecutor Rudolf Christoffersen told TV 2.

Police said they even feared Berge himself was considering attacks on police officers in the near future, newspaper Bergens Tidendereports.

Writing on his blog, Berge has said: “Police murder is 100 percent in harmony with everything I stand for and is not in any way something I find regretful.”

In another post, he spoke of plans to stab a police officer to death and use the ensuing court case to “appear as a good example to men”.

Berge lives in Bergen and also uses the pseudonym Arpagus. He describes himself as an anti-feminist and libertarian.

“I was positively surprised after July 22nd,” he told the newspaper last year, referring to the date of Breivik’s dual terrorist attacks that left 77 people dead.

“Finally something happened for the men’s cause.”

In another blog post, he said "it is about time men in feminist countries such as Norway stop thinking of rape as wrong."

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Norway mosque shooter ‘has admitted the facts’: Police

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said on Friday.

Norway mosque shooter 'has admitted the facts': Police
Philip Manshaus appears in court on August 12. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB Scanpix / AFP
Philip Manshaus, 21, was remanded in custody Monday, suspected of murder and a “terrorist act” that police say he filmed himself committing.
Answering police questions on Friday, “the suspect admits the facts but has not taken a formal position as to the charges,” Oslo police official Pal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said in a statement.
Manshaus is suspected of murdering his 17-year-old step sister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, before entering the Al-Noor mosque in an affluent Oslo suburb and opening fire before he was overpowered by a 65-year-old man.
Just three worshippers were in the mosque at the time, and there were no serious injuries.
Manshaus appeared in court this week with two black eyes and scrapes and bruises to his face, neck and hands.
Police have said he has “extreme right views” and “xenophobic positions” and that he had filmed the mosque attack with a camera mounted on a helmet. He had initially denied the accusations.
The incident came amid a rise in white supremacy attacks around the world, including the recent El Paso massacre in the United States.
Norway witnessed one of the worst-ever attacks by a rightwing extremist in July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a “Muslim invasion”, killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utøya.