Was out walking this morning. It is a new habit I'm trying: to leave the house and walk for a few minutes to wake myself up.
Took this picture of a memorial over local people who died fighting nazism. And in light of recent events where hateful people think they can become heros by shooting innocent people: I think we need to fix how we teach history. At least we should make sure they learn to hate nazism.
So, this weekend there was a shooting in a mosque in Oslo, close to where I work. The bastard was taken down by to elderly men shortly after shooting his way into the building and before he managed to kill anyone there. Sadly he had killed his sister before leaving his home.
I'm happy to see this madman caught alive and happy to be certain he will be stashed away for a looong time. Norway technically doesn't have lifetime, but certain sentences (“forvaring”) means a person will have to be both serve their time in in jail first and then – after serving their time – their sentence can still be extended again and again until we have reason to believe they have learned their lesson.
To all minorities in Norway, and Muslims in particular this time: I'm sorry we aren't better at protecting you and I hope we will get better. Also for what it is worth: every person I know – including those who are most openly critical to immigration – says they are disgusted by this.