Norway mass killer finds love in German neo-Nazi murderer

Published: 20 November, 2012 08:02 IST | Agencies |

Anders Behring Breivik, who gunned down 77 people, has fallen for an alleged female Nazi killer and sent her a letter praising her role in a string of assassinations

Anders Breivik is smitten with a neo-Nazi called Beate Zschaepe. He has sent her a letter praising her role in a terror cell which assassinated nine immigrant businessmen and a policewoman in a decade-long reign of terror.

Breivik, who slaughtered nearly 80 young people last year, said she should use her upcoming trial on murder and other charges ‘to spread right-wing propaganda.’

Jailbird sweetheart: In his three-sided letter to the neo-Nazi Beate Zschaepe, Anders Breivik called her a ‘courageous heroine of national resistance’. file Pics/Getty Images

He also called her a ‘courageous heroine of national resistance’ and addressed the letter to ‘Dear Sister Beate.’ ‘Reveal your political motives to the population,’ said Breivik.

The three-sided letter is apparently full of admiration for the woman who was one of three main players in the National Socialist Underground (NSU); a death squad which idolised Hitler and wanted nothing less than the setting up of a ‘Fourth Reich’ in Germany.

It imploded in November last year when two male members of the team took their own lives following a botched bank raid. Since the NSU’s disintegration, police have gathered evidence which suggests that Zschaepe was present at most murders and probably carried out several of them.

Breivik, who claimed at his murder trial that his killings were carried out as a ‘wake-up call’ over multi-culturalism and unchecked immigration in Europe, is clearly spellbound by the woman.

“You did everything to stop the multiculturalism and the Islamisation of Germany,” he went on. But he said that the cell was wrong to target immigrant businessmen. “You should have gone for political elites instead,” he advised. “But both forms of attack would damage the multicultural experiment.”

Breivik waxed lyrically about the ‘mission’ he sees himself and Zschaepe involved in, adding, “We are both among the first drops of rain that foretell the huge, cleansing storm about the break across Europe. We are martyrs of the the conservative revolution and should be extremely proud of our sacrifice and our troubles.”  But his words never reached her; the letter was seized by authorities in Germany and confiscated.

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