Anyone out there who would love to go on a murder spree just for the fun of it, or for whatever other reason that moves you, should go the murderer’s paradise: Norway.
That’s where you can confess to cold bloodedly assassinating 77 people in one go and have the prosecuting authorities asking the judge to acquit you.
Only in Norway can you set off a powerful fertilizer bomb in a crowded building killing eight innocent people, and later repeatedly fire bullets into helpless young teenagers who are already injured but can’t escape, killing those who try to “play dead,” and driving others into the sea to drown, yet expect to receive a maximum sentence of just 21 years in prison – 10 years minimum if you show good behavior.
Hell, you could annihilate an entire community in Norway with bombs and guns and expect to get no more than 21 years. That’s the maximum sentence in Norway no matter how heinous the crime.
Thirty-three-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, the man who singlehandedly and methodically slaughtered 77 human beings within just a few hours on July 22, 2011, just might be released from prison when he is only forty-three, and certainly by the time he is just fifty-four. The time he has already spent in prison counts toward the term.
The Norwegian prosecutors had actually asked that Breivik be acquitted on the grounds of insanity, in which case he would have been held in a secure mental health unit. In that event, no doubt he might have been eligible for freedom even earlier.
Naturally, Breivik, dressed in a dark suit and tie, had a slight smile on his face as the decision was given. By all accounts, he “looked pleased" with verdict. He wanted to be ruled sane so that his actions wouldn't be dismissed as those of a lunatic. He says he acted out of "necessity" to prevent the "Islamization" of his country; to fight multiculturalism in Norway.
"We have to make sure nothing like this ever happens again," said Bjorn Ihler, a survivor of the Utoya Island attack, who was glad the trial had concluded and that justice had been served.
Justice? That’s Justice?
That’s not the way, in my humble opinion, to make sure it won’t happen again, but what the Hell, that’s justice in Norway.
Breivik described his actions as a pre-emptive attack in defense of ethnic Norwegian people and culture, the court heard. It was only luck that more people were not killed and hurt in the blast.
Well, who in Norway cares if it had been more? Had his victims been 100 he still would be serving a maximum of only 21 years and a minimum of 10.
He lives in the murderer’s paradise: Norway.