Anders Behring Breivik, the accused murderer of 76 people in Oslo and on the island of Utoya, will have unique advantages if and when he ever comes to trial. He will not be subject to American law or our penal system but instead to far less punitive Norwegian law and a maximum sentence of 21 years in a prison which more closely resembles a Club Med resort.
As an article in PajamasMedia.com observed, the Norwegian mass murderer faces a “Gentle Justice,” the Nordic belief being, “If you treat people badly, they will behave badly. Anyone can be a citizen if we treat them well, respect them, and give them challenges and demands.” (http://bit.ly/nYi1Vc)
Norway’s is an operable philosophy only if the citizenry and inmate population adhere to civilized principles and only when predicated on extended experience with immigrant influxes, which homogeneous Norway is not. Their system of “gentle justice” presupposes civil criminals and has yet to be tested on a wide scale.
Norway considers itself very progressive when it comes to punishment and in many other ways, including not permitting most of its police force to carry lethal weapons since Nordic countries don’t want people to get hurt.
In a very real sense, Breivik deserves better treatment than America’s homegrown lowlives.
As reprehensible as his murderous spree was, Breivik committed his atrocities out of a love for his country, albeit a distorted love but love nevertheless. He detested his exceedingly benevolent, socialistic Labor government for its immigration policies and, more specifically, for undermining Norway’s national integrity and culture by welcoming and indulging hordes of Muslim immigrants.
In America, we have a similar approach. We welcome and indulge large scale multiculturalism and diversity–and we’re reaping the whirlwind as a result.
In custody are Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army major who allegedly slaughtered 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, and Naser Jason Abdo, who apparently was plotting to become a Hasan wannabe.
Even if America’s semi-comfortable prisons aren’t comparable to Norway’s posh digs, Hasan and Abdo are still deemed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and should not be officially condemned beforehand. That’s a legality. The evidence is already in and both are as مذنب as ithm, guilty as sin in Arabic, although Allah would certainly not frown on their, alleged, acts.
Both Muslims, both malcontents, both reflecting an abiding, seething contempt for this country, Hasan and Abdo left no doubt as to their allegiance. Hasan screamed 9/11 terrorist Muhammad Atta’s war cry, ”Allahu akbar!” as he mercilessly gunned down his victims.
Paying homage to his hero and fellow terrorist, the AWOL child porn aficionado Pfc. Abdo shouted, ”Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!” as he left a Waco, Texas courtroom following his arraignment on a bomb plot.
Major Hasan and Pfc. Abdo hold American citizenship, a fact that identifies their nationality but doesn’t make them “Americans” or demonstrate their loyalty to this country. At best, they are Americans in name only, a designation which hardly affords them recognition as true and faithful countrymen.
Hasan and Abdo share that fine distinction of ambiguous loyalties with other contemptible traitors such as the executed Soviet spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, although their motivations–and religious affiliations–were markedly different. Hasan and Abdo are devout Muslims, or so they claim, and the Rosenbergs were Jewish.
All four also shared another intangible evil: They hated the country in which they lived.
If I had my druthers, I would drag Anders Behring Breivik’s sick, sorry ass over to the States and try him in Texas before a jury of his peers consisting of relatives of his victims who would fry him. As for Hasan, frying is too good; I’d send him to spend the rest of his days in a Mexican prison. Abdo I wouldn’t send anywhere; I’d consign him to a military unit in Fort Hood where he would serve his time as a dummy on the rifle range.