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Breivik claims racist plot against him

Anxious to prove he's not insane, confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court that questions about his mental health are part of “racist” plot to discredit his extreme anti-Muslim ideology.

Breivik, who has admitted to killing 77 people in a bombing and youth camp massacre, said on Monday that no one would have asked for a psychiatric examination had he been a “bearded jihadist.”

Norwegian anti-Muslim fanatic Anders Behring Breivik looks on during the morning break on the sixth day of his trial in Oslo. Credit: REUTERS

“But because I am a militant nationalist, I am being subjected to grave racism,” he said. “They are trying to delegitimise everything I stand for.”

Breivik rejects criminal guilt for the bombing and shooting rampage on July 22, saying the victims had betrayed their country by embracing immigration. His mental state is a key issue in the trial. - Sapa-AP

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