Anders Behring Breivik's Dad: He Should Have Killed Self

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The estranged father of accused Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said he wished his son had committed suicide after killing so many people.

"How could he just stand there and kill so many innocent people and just seem to think that what he did was OK? He should have taken his own life, too. That's what he should have done," Jens Breivik told the Swedish newspaper Expressen, according to a report in the Daily  Mail.

Breivik said the last contact he had with his son was 10 years ago, a "short, bland" telephone conversation.

"I don't feel like his father," the 76-year old said. But then he added, "I will have to live with this shame for the rest of my life. People will always link me with him."

Breivik and his second wife are holed-up in a villa in rural France, where police are stationed "to prevent incidents, any disturbance to public order," according to a local prosecutor.

"We've spent terrible nights, not sleeping a wink since his arrest," said Wanda Breivik, who has never even met her step-son.

Breivik said of his son, "He must live in another world - I do not think he would understand. He has ruined so many lives. He must think of the consequences."

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