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Norway killer's EDL links

Issue No. 2263

Breivik’s Nazi email mates

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, emailed his Nazi manifesto to 1,000 contacts around the world—250 of them in Britain.

Dozens of high-ranking British National Party officials are on the list—and plenty of EDL racists too.

EDL supporter Daryl Hobson got the email, for example, and so did a C Donnellan. Clive Donnellan is an EDL and BNP supporter.

Bill Baker of the EDL got it too. He said Breivik’s “actions were great, his targets were wrong.”

‘I inspired him’ says EDL man

When EDL member Paul Ray, aka “Richard the Lionheart”, was first accused of being Breivik’s “mentor”, he denied it and pointed the finger at EDL funder Alan Lake.

But a few days later, he’d changed his mind. “I definitely could have been his inspiration,” he said.

Ray, like Brevik, is keen on the Knights Templar. And in his manifesto, Breivik wrote his “assigned mentor” in their Templars group was “Richard (the Lionhearted)”.

So why the change of heart over Breivik? “He has given me a platform and a profile,” says Ray.

Who bankrolled murderer?

Breivik was able to live a life of leisure as he prepared the massacre.

In his manifesto he claims to be a millionaire “entrepreneur” with a string of companies.

But there is no evidence he had any job, or even grew anything on his farm, using all his fertiliser to make bombs instead.

Yet in 2007, £70,000 was mysteriously deposited in his bank account, apparently from offshore.

The trail goes cold after that. But it’s a strange sort of “lone wolf” who can make large sums of money just appear.

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Tue 2 Aug 2011, 17:38 BST
Issue No. 2263
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