Breivik Says He Got Rid of Empathy Through Meditation

World | April 20, 2012, Friday // 12:43
Bulgaria: Breivik Says He Got Rid of Empathy Through Meditation Defendant Anders Behring Breivik (R) with his lawyer Geir Lippestad (L) is seen during the third day of proceedings in courtroom 250 in the courthouse in Oslo, Norway, 18 April 2012. EPA/BGNES

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has claimed he deliberately got rid of his empathy through meditation.

"I wouldn't have coped with July 22 without it," he said in court on Friday, as cited by

Breivik told Mette Yvonne Larsen, a lawyer representing survivors, that he was shocked when he read the initial psychiatric report that evaluated him as insane.

Earlier on Friday, Breivik revealed that he acquired the knowledge to carry out a bombing and shooting rampage on the Internet, studying case studies of Al Qaeda and other attacks and reading more than 600 bomb-making guides.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Anders Behring Breivik, meditation, empathy, Al Qaeda
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria