Wednesday, July 27, 2011

English Defense League denies links to Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik

The English Defence League (EDL) has defended claims that Anders Breivik, who has admitted carrying out Friday's shooting and bomb attacks in Norway, had links to the organisation.

Mr Breivik posted supportive messages about the organisation online and claims to have had contact in the past with members of the EDL, but had distanced himself from them in his manifesto.

The leader of the EDL, Stephen Lennon - who also goes by the name of Tommy Robinson - denied that he had ever met Mr Breivik.

Speaking on Newsnight, he said he didn't believe the Norwegian had been on any of their demonstrations. (more)