Today during the Anders Breivik trial in Oslo, reports were read of conversations psychiatrists or police officers had with Breivik, as well as revealing many interesting details into his character and his ideological beliefs, it also furthered the implications relating to the mass killer's alleged English mentor. Talking to psychiatrists Breivik said that his 'commander' in England told him "I want you to activate yourself NOW". Breivik then reportedly said 'I have already said too much'. There has been concern over the Norwegian killer's links with the far-right across Europe, and with an influential link in England in particular. Breivik has previously admitted to a meeting his far-right network the 'Knights Templar' in London, and to a meeting a so-called 'Richard the Lionheart'. The identity of 'Richard the Lionheart' is not known, however shortly after the 2011 massacre, a rightwing blogger who is a member of an anti-Muslim group with a similar name to the one Breivik claimed to belong to denied meeting the Norwegian gunman. Paul Ray, a founding member of the EDL who left after a row with the leadership, and writes a blog under the name Lionheart, said he belonged to an anti-Muslim group called The Ancient Order of the Templar Knights but denied ever meeting Breivik. In his blog Ray suggests another potential identity for Richard the Lionheart, who is also closely linked to the far-right English Defence League. Although several sources have referred to this person it is unlikely that Breivik will divulge the name of the person he met in London and calls his “mentor”. Other links with the UK include praise from members of extreme far-right group the English Defence League. Leader of the group, Tommy Robinson, has previously been interviewed by Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet in which he praises the attention that Breivik has brought to the far-right cause in Europe. The EDL's 'company director', Roberta Moore, has also spoken out in support of the Oslo and Utøya attacks on one of the group's Facebook pages. The revelation from Breivik that orders came directly from someone in England is likely to raise further concern about the complicity of the English far-right, or a member of the English far-right in the killings in Norway which left 77 people dead.
Psych reports reveal Breivik's claim that English 'commander' told him to act 'NOW'