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Wu rejects killer’s homage to Taiwan

INSANE?Mentions of Taiwan are sprinkled throughout a 1,500-page manifesto that Anders Breivik authored and e-mailed on Friday, the day he went on the rampage

By Vincent Y. Chao and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff Reporters

Undeterred, the suspected gunman claims that there are similarities between Japan, South Korea and Taiwan’s strict immigration policies and those adopted by Nazi Germany, an ideology that he says should be re-evaluated.

Apparently basing at least parts of his research on Wikipedia, Breivik lists the three Asian countries as part of the political systems he most admires, saying that their “monoculturalist” policies should be introduced in western Europe.

His 1,500 page manifesto, full of references to far-right extremism, also envisions a day when European countries are joined together in a military alliance with countries including, surprisingly, Taiwan, after NATO dissolves sometime in the future.

Breivik, 32, has described himself as a crusader seeking to put a stop to growing levels of Muslim immigration across Europe. He is being charged under Norway’s anti-terrorism laws, but his lawyer has indicated that he would plead not guilty to criminal responsibility, despite confessing to the attacks.

Geir Lippestad, Breivik’s lawyer, has suggested that he could plead insanity.

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