Deluded killer Anders Breivik today bragged about slaughtering 77 innocent people and said he would do it again if he could.
The twisted 33-year-old demanded to be acquitted and defended his horrific killing spree in Norway as “the most spectacular and sophisticated political attack on Europe since World War Two”.
He also chillingly told the court: “These acts are based on goodness, not evil.”
The anti-Muslim extremist lashed out at Norwegian and other European governments for embracing immigration and multi-culturalism.
During the second day of his trial in Oslo today, Breivik was allowed more than an hour and 20 minutes to spout his crazed views.
Survivors and relatives of his victims were furious after the judge allowed the killer to keep ranting – despite trying to interrupt him FIVE times.
Reading aloud the 13-page statement which he had written in jail, Breivik astonishingly compared his attacks last July to the US dropping atomic bombs on Japan which brought about the end of the Second World War.
He said: “They did it for something good, to prevent further war.”
Despite wanting to be found not guilty Breivik added that life in prison or dying for his cause would be “the biggest honour” he could achieve.
Handcuffed: Breivik is led into the courtroom
Defiant: The gunman again made a far-right salute as he arrived in the courtroom
Twisted Breivik – who smirked as he arrived in court and gave another Nazi-style salute – claimed to be speaking as a commander of an anti-Islam militant group called Knights Templar, an outfit that prosecutors say does not exist.
But he stuck to the story laid out in his original manifesto that he attended a meeting in London in 2002 with three other “militant nationalists” who were part of the Knights Templar.
The Norwegian blames his victims – eight blown up at government offices he bombed in Oslo, and 69 shot dead on nearby Utoya island which was hosting a Labour Party youth camp – for jeopardising a white way of life.
The ex-farmer likened the party’s young people’s movement to Nazi group the Hitler Youth and called its summer gathering an “indoctrination” camp.
Breivik said: “These were not innocent, non-political children, but these were people who actively worked to uphold multi-cultural values. The youth wing is in many ways similar to the Hitler Youth. It’s an indoctrination camp at Utoya.
“They [Norwegians] risk being a minority in their own capital, in their own country, in the future.”
Several people in the Oslo court yawned as Breivik droned on about being a “revolutionary”, adding “people who call me evil have misunderstood”.
And some grieving relatives mockingly laughed out loud at him when he argued with the judge who was trying to interrupt the rant.
But Breivik ploughed on with his nonsensical sermon, citing native American chief Sitting Bull, and Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech in 1968, to argue that Europe has become a “multi-cultural hell”.
Dismissed: Thomas Indreboe was removed as a lay judge for suggesting that Breivik should get the death penalty
Internet slip-up: Indreboe's comments were made online last year
Turning to Britain he spoke of a recent survey which claimed 69% of the population here think immigration is a “major or great problem”.
He added that another survey from 2010 had reported that “three out of five English believe that the UK has become dysfunctional because of multi-culturalism”. Evil Breivik claimed the same views were held by many people in Norway, Sweden, Germany and France.
Under cross-examination by the prosecution Breivik rejected suggestions he has a personality disorder.
He said: “July 22 wasn’t about me. July 22 was a suicide attack. I wasn’t expecting to survive that day.
“A narcissist would never have given his life for anyone or anything.”
Asked why he started crying in court on Monday when prosecutors screened a propaganda film that Breivik posted on YouTube before the attacks, he said: “I was thinking about Norway and Europe, which are ruled by politicians and journalists killing our country.
Evidence: Breivik read from a 13 page document
Lengthy speech: Breivik pauses during his testimony
“I was thinking that my country is dying.” He added: “I’m not scared of the prospect of being imprisoned.
“I was born in a prison and I have spent my life in a prison. This prison is called Norway.”
Asked about his racist ideas, Breivik said he had suffered a broken nose when he and a friend were attacked by Muslims.
He also implied that al-Qaeda had been an inspiration for the way he planned and carried out his attacks.
Trond Henry Blattmann, whose 17-year-old son was killed on Utoya, is one of the grieving relatives who is sick of Breivik’s views.
The dad said: “I think it’s important to underline that we don’t view Breivik as a politician in this matter. He is a mass murderer.”
Eskil Pedersen, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party’s youth league, said: “The trial is not a political arena – Breivik wants to make it that.
“He will be able to say the things he wants to say, but it is not really that interesting.”
Mr Pedersen said it was right that Breivik’s rambling statement was not broadcast on TV and added: “There are a lot of families of the victims, and of the people that were affected by July 22, who want to be able to avoid seeing him.”
Breivik’s testimony began after proceedings were delayed by an hour because of a crisis meeting at court.
The trial was disrupted after lawyers on all sides requested a lay judge should be removed from the five-judge panel after he made a comment that the death penalty is the only just outcome of this case.
Thomas Indreboe admitted posting the comment on Facebook the day after the murders on July 22. Norway does not have the death penalty.
Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen returned to the court to announce Mr Indreboe had been dismissed and replaced by lay judge Elisabeth Wisloeff.
Breivik has confessed to the massacres but pleaded not guilty to acts of terror and mass murder, saying he was acting in self-defence.
Even his own lawyers have conceded that such a defence was unlikely to succeed, adding that their main aim was to try to convince the court that Breivik is not insane.
One psychiatric examination found him legally insane while another reached the opposite conclusion.
It is up to the panel to decide whether to send him to prison or compulsory psychiatric care.
Breivik could face a maximum 21-year prison sentence but will most likely be locked up as long as he is considered a menace to society.