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suspect in custody in Norway.

July 23 2011 at 11:24 AM

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32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian with reported Christian fundamentalist and anti-Muslim views, is suspected in both attacks. He has admitted to firing weapons on the island, according to police.

"He had this belief that it was impossible to have a multicultural Norway, and people from Muslim countries were destroying Norway," Hallzard Sandberg, foreign news correspondent for Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, told NPR's Scott Simon.

He has been preliminarily charged with acts of terrorism.

Six-feet tall and blond, the man charged with mass murder in twin attacks in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, is known to have extremist right-wing sympathies. According to Norwegian police and posts he has made online, Breivik supports far-right idealogies and has called for the formation of a "cultural Euro-Tea Party" referring to the grass-roots right-wing organisation in the US supported by Sarah Palin.

On his Facebook profile, Breivik describes himself as a Christian and a conservative.

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