Belgian Lawmaker Says Received Email From Norwegian Killer

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Belgian nationalist lawmaker says he received an email from the alleged Norwegian perpetrator of last week's massacre in Norway shortly before the attacks.

Tanguy Veys of Belgium's anti-immigration Vlaams Belang party said Wednesday confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik emailed a manifesto to him and about 1,000 other people last Friday. Veys says he received the 1,500-page document about 90 minutes prior to a car bomb bombing in Oslo's government district that killed eight people.

Breivik has admitted to setting off the bomb and traveling 40 kilometers to the island of Utoeya, where he opened fire at hundreds of youth activists attending a retreat of the ruling Labor Party. At least 68 people were killed on the island before he was arrested.

In the manifesto, Breivik calls for a revolution against what he perceives as the Islamification of Europe. Veys says Breivik addressed recipients of the email as “Western European Patriots” and urged them to distribute the manifesto to as many people as possible.

The Belgian lawmaker condemned Breivik's actions and expressed anger at receiving the email, saying he does not want to be connected to the killer in any way.

Veys' party believes that immigration to Belgium should be strictly limited and that immigrants already in the country should be enticed to return to their country of origin.