Breivik applies to Oslo University again

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has applied yet again to study politics at the University of Oslo, and this time he probably has good enough grades to gain admission.

Breivik applies to Oslo University again
Anders Behring Breivik during his trial in 2012. Photo: Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix
According to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper, Breivik applied again to study politics earlier this year, and expects to hear back from the university on July 20th. 
Since starting his 21-year sentence in 2012, the 36-year-old killer has continually sought to study politics, applying to study at the University of Oslo for the first time in 2013. 
The first time he applied, he was rejected due to his lack of a high school diploma. He then completed his diploma, but in 2014 still had insufficiently high grades to win admission to the university. 
Now, after he retook a series of exams last year, his lawyer Øystein Storrvik expects him to be permitted to study. 
“His grades are quite good,” Storrvik told The Local. “It’s not so easy to get accepted to study this subject.”
Dag Harald Claes, the head of the university’s politics department, told Dagbladet that if Breivik is permitted to study, he will not be able to pursue a full degree, as five out of the nine modules in the course require students to take part in seminars and face-to-face meetings, something Breivik is not permitted to do under his prison regime. 
In 2013, Breivik was admitted to study a single preparatory politics module, intended for those planning to take a degree at the University, with course and lecture materials sent to a study room reserved for him in Skien prison in Telemark, south of Oslo. 
Breivik dropped out of the prestigious Oslo Commerce School months before graduating in 1998, an early setback to which, during his 2012 trial, several friends attributed his mounting sense of failure and retreat into fantasy. 
Breivik killed 77 people in his 2011 twin attacks on an Oslo government tower block and a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utøya. 

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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.