(The Local) The lawyer who defended Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has voiced concern that his client is becoming a cult figure, but insisted the right-wing extremist should have the right to express himself.

Lawyer Geir Lippestad said the best weapon against Breivik’s anti-Islamic and anti-multicultural stance was open debate.

“What is most worrying is that I keep receiving messages from around the world that Breivik is increasingly a cult figure in some circles,” Lippestad wrote in his memoirs published in Norway on Thursday.

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