OSLO, Norway (AP) - Anders Breivik has defended his massacre of 77 people, calling the rampage the most "spectacular" attack by a nationalist militant since World War II.
The anti-Muslim extremist lashed out at Norwegian and European governments for embracing immigration and multiculturalism.
He claimed in a prepared statement to the court Tuesday to be speaking as a commander of a Norwegian and European "anti-communist" resistance movement and an anti-Islam militant group, the Knights Templar. Prosecutors have said the group does not exist.
Breivik denied criminal guilt saying he was acting in self-defense.
Breivik described the attacks as "the most spectacular political attack by a nationalist since World War II." He said he acted out of "goodness not evil" to prevent a larger civil war and "would have done it again."