A picture of Anders Behring Breivik taken from a book downloaded from a link posted on the Norwegian discussion website, www.freak.no, and entitled "2083 - A European Declaration of Independence", is seen in this screen grab.

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian arrested for the killing of at least 93 people, wrote a diary setting out his preparations to mount the bomb and gun attack.

Police confirmed that Breivik published the English language document on Friday only hours before the killings. Here are some excerpts from the English-language diary contained in a 1 500-page online manifesto:

April 6, 2011 - “I leased a car ... I needed this car as I had an introduction meeting with a farm owner the next day.”

April 7 - “I had an introduction meeting with the (farm) owner, Petter and his girlfriend Tonje ... It turned out Petter was renting out the farm for the next 2,5 years due to the fact that he was going to jail ... At this point in time I lived with my mom, in order to conserve as much of my funds as possible.”

April 9 - “I was inflicted with a virus by my mother and I came down with something that later appeared to be a very resilient throat infection.”

April 25 - “I was finally back to normal. I had spent the past couple of weeks playing through Dragon Age II and a couple of other newly released games. Awesome!”

April 27 - “I made the order for the fertilizer which were to be delivered a week later. Prior to making this order I had officially registered my company as an agricultural entity ... allowing me to make orders from the national farming supplier.”

“The last week in the capital I spent a lot of time with friends, partying and attending various social events. I knew that it would be the last chance, for a very long time, I would enjoy their presence.”

“I would shortly solely rely on my 10 credit cards with a total of 29 000 credit.”

May 2 - “I drove up to the farm with my newly leased Fiat Doblo with all the equipment and gear/clothing I needed.”

May 3 - “I built the fume hood from the PVC plates and screws that was enclosed in the box. It was like an IKEA set and after a few hours I had completed it.”

May 5 - “I started to grind the aspirin tablets today, at first using a mortar and pestle. After a few hours my hands hurt and I realised this method wasn't going to work out for this quantity. I decided I wanted to try an untraditional method by pouring the tabs on a large plastic sheet on the floor, using gravity to crush them with my 20kg dumbbell.”

May 8 - “Failure is not an option for me.”

May 11 - “It's quite ironic being situated practically on top of the largest military base in the country. It would have saved me a lot of hassle if I could just “borrow” a cup of sugar and 3kg of C4 from my dear neighbour:-)”

May 14 - “I continued to synthesise acetylsalicylic acid from aspirin ... It's the Eurovision finale today. I just love Eurovision...!:-) ... My country has a crap, politically correct contribution as always. An asylum seeker from Kenya, performing a bongo song, very representative of Europe and my country.”

May 24 - “To my great disappointment, crushing the prills with the dumbbell failed miserably.”

May 26 - “Shopping for blenders. Bought around 12 - stationary and handheld, different brands for testing.”

May 27 - “Started crushing fert prills, testing out the various blenders ... Found a perfect blender; Electrolux.”

June 6 - “Bought two more blenders ... Watching “The Shield”, a couple of episodes each day on average.”

June 11 - “I prayed for the first time in a very long time today. I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamic alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail.”

June 13 - “I prepared a test device today and drove off to a very isolated site ... I lit the fuse, went out of range and waited. It was probably the longest 10 seconds I have ever endured ... BOOM! The detonation was successful!!!:-)”

June 25 - “I decided to drive down to the southern town, eat and pick up some Chinese takeaway. There was a relatively hot girl on the restaurant today checking me out. Refined individuals like myself is a rare commodity here so I notice I do get a lot of attention ... It's the way I dress and look.”

June 30 - “This house is infested with beetles. Just now I was about to reach for a chocolate in my goodie bag and a beetle had crawled in ... After that I started killing every little insect in view. And I'm up to 18 just in the last hour.”

July 2 - “I took my mom out to dinner this evening, then hooked up with Axel for a coffee afterwards, discussing politics. Oh, how I missed these discussions...:-)”

July 4 - “Began the preparations for a trip to extract the armour cache I had dug down a year ago in July 2010.”

July 15 - “I took the train to the capital today to pick up the car I had reserved. Took a taxi from the train station to the car rental company. Came back to the farm late in the evening.”

July 18 - “That night, after dark, I loaded in everything in the van. Still need to strap it properly in place though. Tested gear. Exhausted!!! Good workout though. I’m drinking 4 x protein shakes per day now to maximize muscle generation.”

July 22 - “Initiate blasting sequences at pre-determined sites ... Have enough material for at least 20 blasts ... This is going to be an all-or-nothing scenario ... First coming costume party this autumn, dress up as a police officer. Arrive with insignias:-) Will be awesome as people will be very astonished:-) ... Side note; imagine if law enforcement would visit me the next days. They would probably get the wrong idea and think I was a terrorist, lol.” - Reuters