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Anger as Italian MP praises Norway gunman
Legislator is one of several far-right politicians to express support for Anders Breivik's philosophy.
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2011 08:15

Anders Breivik, the far-right extremist who confessed to the killings of 77 people in Norway two weeks ago, has found ideological support in what some may consider an unlikely place: the halls of the Italian parliament.

Mario Borghezio, an Italian politician, has termed Breivik's philosophy "perhaps great", a statement for which he was suspended, but not sacked, by his Northern League Party.

Borghezio's remarks, and those of other right-wing Italian politicians, seem to indicate that mainstream political discourse in the country is moving further rightwards on the political spectrum.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Italy.

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