Norwegian, what kind of penalties will this murderer face in Norway? Does Norway have the death penalty? If so, how is it carried out and how quickly is the sentence carried out?
Senseless, scary and overwhelmingly heartbreaking. My prayers go out to the families and friends of all the victims....and to beautiful Norway as a whole. This is a sad time indeed.
An employee at a Norwegian agricultural cooperative told CNN that the man identified in media reports as the suspect bought 6 tons of fertilizer from her company in May.
...a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest...
This is devastating. A wake up call for many of the so called "soft" countries. Prayers to all
I hope he will be haunted by this for the rest of his life but I doubt it given his willingness to talk. That alone for me sounds like he thinks he got something important to say. This not only makes one sick in the stomach, it hurts all over the body.
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I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
I'm watching the police press conference right now.
The shooter appears clear and logical (within his means) and is willing to talk. Still, the questioning is very difficult. I can totally understand that... how is the detectives going to even start interrogating this person?!?
The shooter has said he is guilty of everything. When caught, he put his weapons down and peacefully let the police hand cuff him.
He obviously have an agenda and that is to continue to spread his thoughts and ideology. I've read all his post in a anti multicultural and racist internet forum in Norway and he holds very disturbing meanings.
He has written a 1100 page book in English with predictions of what society will become. Also, he has done investments and business and has enough money to "not work so I can focus on the development of politics and the work with the Vienna school".
So, all this information, his easy capture, political beliefs, professional photos from Facebook etc... makes me believe he wants to become famous - a living martyr.
Although this case is all over the media, information is still sparse and conflicting reports occur.
So bare with me.
But isn't 21 years for each murder? So if he killed 90+ people, shouldn't that be 21 X 90+? If he gets 21 years for killing 90+ people, how much time do people get for killing one person? A month?
This is a good (but sobering) lesson for those who assumed that this horrific attack was carried out by Muslims.
Anders Behring Breivik is a blond-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian of Nordic heritage who is described as a "right-wing Christian fundamentalist" and who had an issue with Norway's multi-cultural society, and especially Muslims. His identify as an extreme conservative is what links him to terrorists past and present. It has nothing to do with skin or hair color, or nationality or any specific religion. It originates from close-minded, fundamentalist, prejudice which is directly linked to an inability to cope with his problems in a rational and socially acceptable manner.
My heart goes out to ALL of the people of Norway, especially the victims and their families.
Norway's police website said the suspect is currently charged with breaking paragraph 147a of the penal code -- a terrorism offense, with a maximum sentence of 21 years.
But for the families of the missing even more. No one has been identified yet, because it is such a difficult and chaotic scene. And so many.
Rescuers are still finding body parts in the water.
Just imagine being a relative and sitting there waiting for 24 hours.. hoping.. He hasn't "only" killed 92 people.. he has killed the spirit of so many others too.
Why is it when a Muslim extremist commits a terrorist act, all Muslims get blamed, their religion is mocked, immigration complaints, etc but when a Christian extremist commits a terrorist act, he's simply a "lone nut-job"?
However, I don't blame anyone for thinking that it could be Muslim extremist doing these horrible acts.
Muslim extremist tweeted right after the incidents that they took responsibility for what had happened. This was reported in the media worldwide too.
I think we all can learn a lesson from this... also journalists and media!!