The lawyer of a Norwegian who killed at least 76 people in a bombing and a shooting spree said his client thought it was “necessary to start a war here in Europe and throughout the Western world.”

Anders Behring Breivik confessed to the terror attacks but has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges, claiming he was acting to save Europe from “Muslim colonization.”

Breivik’s lawyer also said Tuesday that his client appeared to be a madman.

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