When Anders Behring Breivik was arrested, I mused over that fact that he faced a maximum of just twenty one years imprisonment for this mass murder in liberal Norway .... which I also said didn't seem enough.
|Face Of A Madman, or Clinical Killer?|
The point that many will miss in all this is that if he had been found as sane enough to go to prison, then by 2032 under the current law, Breivik would be walking free on to the streets, into a much changed Norway, where maybe sentiment towards Islam may also have hardened. However under current Norwegian law, he can be 'sectioned' and locked away in a secure mental institution, until he is deemed as both 'cured', and no danger to the public. Its inconceivable that he will be let out inside thirty years if found as insane, and very probably never. Needless to say he has launched an appeal against this finding.
I am not much of a believer in 'conspiracy theories (too messy, and too many people involved), but this diagnosis neatly solves the problem of a liberal justice system coming up against a mass murder, and also lets Norwegian society ignore the rather awkward questions of how decades liberal socialism and 'multiculturalism' produced a mass murderer, after all he was mad wasn't he?