Games used by Anders Behring Breivik for training himself to kill; true goal was to behead former PM
Anders Behring Breivik told a courtroom that he “trained” for the massive Norwegian shooting attacks on Utøya by playing the war games Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, and had made other plans as well for that day.
Stating he was proud of killing the 77 people last summer, mostly teenagers at the summer camp run by Norway’s Labor Party, Breivik testified in court that his true goal was to capture a former Norwegian Prime Minister and cut off her head, according to a report by NPR. He stated that he wanted to film everything for the internet.
Speaking at his trial about the attacks in Norway last summer, Breivik stated he wanted to behead the former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and kill all 500 youths attending the camp on Utøya island, according to a report from the Telegraph. Breivik had hoped that Ms. Brundtland, the Norwegian prime minister between 1981 and 1996, would still be there at camp when he arrived on the day of his planned massacre. “I fixed a bayonet to my rifle and I also had a knife with me. The plan was to chop her head off while filming it.”
Breivik also told the court that he would practice targeting and shooting with a “holographic aiming device” while playing video games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, according to the Guardian. One of the prosecution members asked Breivik if he understood that there were bereaved people sitting in the courtroom who lost children at Utøya. “How do you think they are feeling?”
“They are probably reacting in a natural way, with disgust and horror,” Breivik replied.