In Norway, Muslim leaders say Breivik trial should focus on gunman’s anti-Islamic ideology

(Terje Bendiksby / NTB Scanpix/ Associated Press ) – FILE- This is a April 23, 2012 file photo showing Mehtab Afsar, leader of the Islamic Council in Norway, in the courthouse in Oslo where he attended the proceedings Anders Behring Breivik. Muslim leaders in Norway say they are concerned that the anti-Islamic ideology of Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right fanatic now on trial for killing 77 people, is being overshadowed by questions about his mental state.

OSLO, Norway — Muslim leaders in Norway say they are concerned that the anti-Islamic ideology of Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right fanatic now on trial for killing 77 people, is being overshadowed by questions about his mental state.

The self-described anti-Muslim militant shocked Norway on July 22 with a bombing and shooting rampage targeting the government headquarters and the Labor Party’s annual youth camp. Since he has admitted to the attacks, the key issue for the trial is to determine whether Breivik is sane enough to be held criminally responsible. MORE AT SOURCE