Norway killer: Anders Behring Breivik was a 'mummy's boy'
Anders Behring Breivik had a privileged and international upbringing but nursed a deep resentment of his diplomat father, new details of his life reveal.
The 32-year-old spent the first year of his life in London, where his father Jen Breivik was stationed at the Norwegian embassy.
The older Mr Breivik already had three children when he met Anders's mother, Wenche Behring. Their son was born in February 1979, but within a year they had split up with Anders and his mother returning to Oslo while his father stayed behind in London.
Mr Breivik soon married again and moved to Paris, where his young son would visit during school holidays. But as the years went progressed the visits became less frequent and by the time the teenager was 15, it seems they had lost contact altogether.
"I view this atrocity with absolute horror," he told reporters. This morning his house was being searched teams of French gendarmes.
Anders grew up sharing a rented flat with his mother, their relationship forced even closer after his older stepsister Elisabeth moved to California.
His diary reveals an oddly conflicted of his mother – at once fond of her and furious at the liberal upbringing she gave him.
He wrote: "I do not approve of the super-liberal, matriarchal upbringing as it completely lacked discipline and has contributed to feminise me to a certain degree."
Anders appears to have had few relationships and records being teased by friends for living with his mother and not having a girlfriend.
His writing reveals an occasional puritanism, with entries criticising his sister for having too many sexual partners and describing his mother's new husband as a "primitive sexual beast".
Despite his apparent disgust, he repeatedly mentions the prospect of hiring prostitutes in the run-up to his mission
Of his stepmother Tove, he writes she was "very intelligent" but obviously a "traitor".
"Although I care for her a great deal, I wouldn’t hold it against the KT (Knights Templar) if she was executed during an attack," he wrote.