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Breivik proposed terrorist attack on Switzerland

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12:27 CEST+02:00

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik described Switzerland in his manifeso as one of the most important targets in his campaign to wipe out European Muslims.


Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto described Switzerland as the fourth most multi-cultural country in Europe, behind Norway, Sweden and Germany, calculating that seven percent of the population was Muslim.

Official statistics suggest that between four and six percent of Swiss people are Muslim.

In the manifesto the 32-year-old praises the country for banning minarets, and said he admired Switzerland's right-wing parties, including the SVP, the Swiss Democrats and the Freedom Party.

But Breivik also claims that politics has become futile, and that a terrorist attack on Switzerland is necessary.

"The resistance fighters must act in these countries, because they cannot hope for a change through democratic means," the manifesto says.

He proposed attacking Switzerland's oil refineries and nuclear power stations, specifically naming the nuclear reactors in Beznau, Gösgen, Leibstadt and Mühleberg.

Meanwhile, Swiss police said they are working on strategies to be able to react quicker to mass shootings like the one on the Norwegian island of Utoya. This would include making sure the regular police, rather than special commando units, are trained to intervene in such situations.


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