Erik I


Filed under #news and #lifeInNorway

He has been sentenced to 21 years which is the longest sentence you can get in Norway. (although you can get a harsher 21 year sentence, “forvaring”.)

I didn't want to say much about this case until now but as he is now considered guilty I guess I can say that I always felt it was either 20-21 years or him walking out as a free man. In my opinion there wasn't room for anything in between.

There's one thing I still wonder about: now that it seems he has nothing to lose, will he somehow try to get back at his former employer?

I might get back to this later but lunch break is over now.

Filed under #Oslo #news and #iHateNazism

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.