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A man arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, after allegedly praising mass murderer Anders Breivik on Facebook, will not be prosecuted.
Philip Horn, from Gillingham, was 45 when arrested last August, after allegedly posting a message on the social networking site which read: "Well done Anders Breivik. I take my hat off to you sir.
"You proved you were not insane and that you are just one of many who wish their country to return to the way it was before it was invaded by the Muslim population."
Norwegian Breivik slaughtered 77 people when he bombed government buildings and carried out a mass shooting on the island of Utoya.
In an interview with a national newspaper journalist at the time, Horn admitted it was wrong to kill children. But he said Breivik did what he thought was right.
Horn refused to comment when contacted this week.
When the story broke, former Medway Mayor Dai Liyanage, who is on Medway’s Ethnic Minority Forum, said: "This man needs to be sent on a racial awareness course, and I don't mind arranging it for him. "
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed the case against him had been discontinued.
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