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Excerpts from Norway attacker’s diary

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian arrested for the killing of at least 93 people, wrote a diary setting out his preparations to mount the bomb and gun attack.

Police confirmed that Mr. Breivik published the English language document on Friday only hours before the killings. Here are some excerpts from the English-language diary contained in a 1,500-page online manifesto:

April 27: "I made the order for the fertilizer which were to be delivered a week later. Prior to making this order I had officially registered my company as an agricultural entity ... allowing me to make orders from the national farming supplier."

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May 8: "Failure is not an option for me."

May 11: "It's quite ironic being situated practically on top of the largest military base in the country. It would have saved me a lot of hassle if I could just "borrow" a cup of sugar and 3 kg of C4 from my dear neighbour:-)"

May 14: "I continued to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid from aspirin ... It's the Eurovision finale today. I just love Eurovision...!:-) ... My country has a crap, politically correct contribution as always. An asylum seeker from Kenya, performing a bongo song, very representative of Europe and my country."

June 11: "I prayed for the first time in a very long time today. I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamic alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail."

June 13: "I prepared a test device today and drove off to a very isolated site ... I lit the fuse, went out of range and waited. It was probably the longest 10 seconds I have ever endured ... BOOM! The detonation was successful!!!:-)"

July 22: "Initiate blasting sequences at pre-determined sites ... Have enough material for at least 20 blasts ... This is going to be an all-or-nothing scenario ... First coming costume party this autumn, dress up as a police officer. Arrive with insignias:-) Will be awesome as people will be very astonished:-) ... Side note; imagine if law enforcement would visit me the next days. They would probably get the wrong idea and think I was a terrorist, lol."

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