The trial of Anders Behring Breivik came to an end today in Oslo. The Butcher of Utøya was given a substantial block of time for final pronouncements on topics of his choice. Some of the spectators in the courtroom, including representatives of the survivors’ families, walked out early in protest.
In other news, Islamic terrorists shot their way into a resort in Afghanistan, and at least 26 people were killed, including 15 civilians, several police officers, and the seven killers themselves. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the women at the resort were behaving shamelessly by dancing and so on, in violation of Islamic law.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Afghanistan, at a conference about women’s issues the Afghan justice minister said that women who ran away to shelters for abused women were “prostitutes”. EU foreign minister Baroness Catherine Ashton said she was “deeply troubled” by her fellow minister’s comments.
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