Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/27/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/27/2012Dymphna and I got home from the Great Outback late this afternoon. I was hoping to put up some regular posts this evening, but it took me until almost midnight to catch up with the email and the skype messages. So more or less normal service will resume in the morning.

Meanwhile, you can read about Neil Armstrong and rockets from Gaza. Also, a man in Uganda broke into an Ebola ward and stole a cell phone from a dying Ebola patient. Cosmic justice has since intervened, and the thief is a now patient in the same ward, dying of Ebola himself.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, CSP, Diana West, Fjordman, JD, McR, Nilk, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Keeping an Eye on Isaac

A brief update, y’all…

We might have tried to post whilst away, but our retro 1930’s motel “cabin” (remember those?) had no internet connection. A humongous TV which turned out of be of some interest since the hurricane in the Gulf is looming toward New Orleans. I would say “shades of Katrina” but with Bobby Jindal in the governor’s chair the state is in good hands. Not only that, but the corrupt Nagin is gone from New Orleans, which must give citizen morale a huge boost! Besides, (I think) the Army Corps of Engineers has been busy repairing and replacing in the years since Katrina showed the government’s ineptitude with the levees.

New Orleans is a bowl – a sinking bowl at that. It’s an open question how long before it sinks so low before it becomes uninhabitable. Visit while you can – after Isaac of course… by the way, folks who live in Hurricane Territory don’t say, in this case, “Hurricane Isaac”. It’s just “Isaac” to them, or “Andrew”, Katrina, or “Camille”…

So why would anyone in their right mind ever have founded this city? The answer is complicated by culture and commerce, but the simple answer is: the confluence of the mouth of the mighty Mississip and the Gulf of Mexico.

Many of us were raised on the stories of the river, the same one from which Samuel Clemens drew his pseudonym: “Mark Twain”. Among his many jobs, he’d been a navigator on the Mississipi. Being able to discern the depth at any given spot on the river required dropping a piece of weighted twine inscribed with markings that allowed the person using it to see where the twine hit the mud – in other words, sounding the depth of the water. This permitted the captain to know if he was in any danger of getting caught on the ever-shifting mud bottom.

Once again, the country watches and waits to see what Isaac does. At least the bottom half of the country does. Over in California they’re dealing with earthquakes. Hard to say which disaster I’d rather face.

Like we get a choice right?

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2012The news feed is light tonight because Dymphna and I are going away early in the morning, and I had to cut off the inputs early.

We’ll be back soon, and Dymphna is taking her postage stamp-sized computer with her, so there may be some light posting in the interim. But not by me — with my severe presbyopia, my eyes go crossed just trying to look at that ittty-bitty screen.

In the meantime, y’all behave yourselves.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

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The Ugly Face of Swedish Media

Our Swedish correspondent PMP has sent a report about two different aspects of the Somali community in Sweden. The first aspect involves the intimidation of Somalis by gangs of unspecified ethnicity. The second aspect features a story about a young “person of Swedish background” who was brutally beaten and burned by Somali “youths”.

First, a subtitled news video about the harassment of Somalis in the town of Forserum. Many thanks to Michael Laudahn for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:



Below is PMP’s report, based on two articles in Avpixlat. The first concerns the Somalis in Forserum, and the second the attack on the white teenage boy.



The ugly face of Swedish Media
by PMP

Let’s examine two recent news items in Sweden.

Recently there has been a huge media focus on the persecution of Somalis in the small town of Forserum. Just today the headlines hit the front page on a major newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet. Yesterday, it was represented in a news highlight in the mainstream media.

Stones had been thrown at the windows of the local Somali organisation. People had shouted ‘n*****r’ and other defamatory words.


Harassment of Somalis in Forserum
Somalis are upset after harassment and violence towards their group.


Now, most recently, we learned about another event in Sweden. 18-year-old Rudolf Moilanen, was on his way home late at night. He was sitting alone in a bus station in Swedish Jordbro. several men arrived at the bus station who spoke English with each other. First they beat Rudolf unconscious. Then they poured fuel on his body, and lit it on fire. Then, they kicked his body down a hill.

Miraculously, Rudolf has woken up, and is alive, but will be injured for life. In the hospital he could give details about the event. Just the other day, a Somali youth was arrested as a prime suspect in the crime. Rudolf believes the others were Arabs.


Rudolf, beaten by Somalis in Jordbro
18-year old Rudolf was beaten unconscious and set on fire.


Now, in the media, there has been an almost complete silence about Rudolf’s religion. There appeared a brief article here and there, but every effort seemed to be made to forget this case as soon as possible.

Luckily, alternative media has kept the case alive and reported on its developments.

I just recently learned that there now will be a demonstration for the Somalis, largely by Swedes. A manifestation against racism.

But, say — who will demonstrate for Rudolf?

We sympathise with Somalis who have been harassed. But why do we not sympathise with an 18-year-old Swede, whose life has been ruined, partly by a Somali?

This is where Sweden is today.

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Video transcript:

0:00   These last three weekends, guys over 10 years
0:04   have thrown stones through the windows. One member
0:08   was prevented from parking his car outside and abused in the street.
0:12   A year ago, there were 160 Somalis
0:16   in Forserum. Now, only some 60 remain. 95 have moved away,
0:20   due to the harassment. And the Somali association has recommended
0:24   that all Somali families move away from this town.
0:28   ‘I really like this town, but presently we just can’t live here.
0:32   Not only me, all Somalis have a hard time here.
0:36   Not only me, all Somalis have a hard time here.’
0:40   Adult Somalis go in groups of 2 when shopping.
0:44   In the town centre, only blond Swedish children play.
0:48   All Somali children need to stay inside. Today, they didn’t even dare to go
0:52   to school and kindergarten. Fx Muhammad’s 11-year old son
0:56   was abused in the playground and at home
1:00   … [?]. ‘Today, no children could go to school because we all are afraid.
1:04   People are afraid to go outside, even we parents are afraid.’
1:12   The pastor at Centrumkyrkan has taken an initiative for
1:16   homework for both grown-up Somalis and their children. Therefore, he knows several members
1:20   of the group well and reacts strongly against what is happening.
1:24   ‘I think this is really distressing, but at the same time I can understand
1:28   that they feel this way, when I think of what they have been exposed to here, but I think this is really
1:32   distressing to hear.’ ‘Do you think this is a large group which
1:36   keeps on terrorising?’ ‘I should say that I know it is a small
1:40   group, so this is not a kind of majority
1:44   here in Forserum that doesn’t want Somalis here, but they are a small, small group.’
1:48   It appears this is a core group of not more than 4 or 5 members. Eksjö
1:52   police will look closer into it, and we will be back tomorrow.

Michael Coren on the Breivik Verdict

On his program earlier tonight, Michael Coren talked to Hans Rustad of Document.no about today’s verdict in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik.

Mr. Rustad discussed the judge’s remarks, and the part the trial played in the campaign of surveillance and intimidation that is currently being waged against conservatives who oppose mass immigration. The vilification of Islam-critics is occurring not just in Norway, but across Scandinavia and in the rest of Western Europe.

Pay close attention — you’ll hear Fjordman mentioned.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/24/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/24/2012A former designer of fashion accesories for a New York firm confronted his former boss outside the Empire State Building this morning and shot him dead. He himself was shot and killed by police a few minutes later. Nine bystanders were wounded, but whether by the perp or by stray police bullets is not yet clear. None of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening.

In other news, a retailer in Dubai is offering the world’s most expensive cupcake for sale. It is covered in real gold flakes, and sells for €800 (about $1000).

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Mysterious Vandalism in Sweden

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A small town in southern Sweden has experienced a wave of particularly destructive vandalism by “youths”. No one has any idea about who might be doing these things, or why.

Our Swedish correspondent PMP has written a report based on a news article in Jnytt.se.


Vandalism in Huskvarna
This is a mystery, according to Swedish media. Someone has destroyed a youth center, but no one has the slightest clue about who could be behind it.


Mysterious vandalism in Sweden
by PMP

The mess shown above happened just recently to a youth center in a small town in the south of Sweden named Huskvarna. What we do not learn from the official article is that there is a heavy presence of immigrants in the specific area where this took place (Öxnehaga), with around 34% of inhabitants who live in the area being immigrants.

From the official local newspaper Jnytt.se we learn that the staff arrived at the youth center after the weekend. On Monday it was more or less completely destroyed.

Christer Zachrisson, who works at the center, says: ‘I have worked in youth centers since the 1980s, and never seen anything like this. What kind of people do something like this?’

Apparently some people had broken into the premises between Friday night and Saturday morning and destroyed most of the center. They had also stolen the balls from billiards game, which they used to have fun and break all the windows.

The vague speculation continues, with a local woman who says, ‘Someone sought to destroy our things. And they have been successful.’ The main article, however, quickly reinforces the party line: ‘We suspect everyone to be guilty of this. We cannot say exactly who did this,’ as Zachrisson expresses.

A local official explains how area residents have helplessly watched as a continuing wave of destruction has taken place throughout the whole summer. Broken windows, uprooted flowers, broken lights, etc. ‘It just feels hopeless at this moment,’ he says. He is not able to venture a guess, however, at the forces behind these developments.

Now, even if there were evidence of immigrant youth being the perpetrators (I could bet money that they where, too), what would happen? Through the rhetoric of Swedish politicians and Swedish Media, we have for years learned that there are many oppressed youths in Sweden. They have an immigrant background, and therefore face structural racism from Swedes and from Swedish society at large.

If they face this discrimination, this racism, they simply make human ‘outcries’ such as shown in the picture above.



For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

Graphic Details

Over the past few days, when I really should have been working, I spent a few hours making graphics, which is what I love to do more than anything else. I’m not sure if these images will ever be relevant to any particular post, so I’ll just put them here, where readers can see them — and steal them, if they seem useful to you.

The first one is a modified version of the notorious photo of Barack Hussein Obama with his head obscured by a teleprompter. For anyone who hasn’t already seen this moving and iconic image, it may be found here.

Just for fun, I altered the photo to reveal its underlying truth:

O-Lenin


The second image is less jocular. It depicts a revenant figure of evil, a shade returned from the pit to glower at us all as the Twelfth Imam climbs out of his well:

The Khomeini bomb


He may be part of Comrade Obama’s October surprise. Or — if you’re a devotee of the Mayan Long Count calendar — he may appear at the end of the thirteenth b’ak’tun, on December 21, 2012. Or some combination of the above.

Or he may just be a figment of my fevered and over-active imagination…

The Neighborhood of God Returns

It’s been a long time since I was able to keep up my other blog. I’ve made yet another start on doing so — the Neighborhood of God was once a source of pleasure for me, but as my fibromyalgia continued to complicate things, I’d tell myself… oh I’d tell myself any number of things.

I’ll go back when —

  • I’ve reduced the clutter around me.
  • I’ve finished my thank-you notes.
  • I have more energy.
  • I’ve caught up on the backlog of posts that I owe to people.
  • My gardening chores are more nearly done.

Or, as Momma used to say, when the cows come home.

Well, they came home all right. They’re mooing out by the gates in my old neighborhood and I need to tend them.

Besides, all four of my followers are waiting there, too. They’ve given up asking, and I’ve given up hiding.

Besides, it could be that the homeopathy remedy one of our readers sent to me, plus the tinctures given by another reader… hey, come to think of it, they’re both in California!… it could be that their magic has done something or other. But it not those, then the beneficence of prayers — that I “may stand in the sunshine of God’s love” — have tipped the balance.

That particular prayer was sent in my direction by the same fellow who gave me the funds for this netbook on which I write this announcement to Gates of Vienna readers. And by chance, the Baron thinks it is the netbook which has made the difference.

It is probably all those things and more. If homeopathy isn’t your thing, or if you believe herbs can’t help, or the efficacy of prayer sends you striding away, that’s okay with me. I’ll trust in my own experience here. I have a bit more energy and I’m in less pain.

Oh, and another piece of input from a reader: a news report — in The Daily Mail perhaps — written by a doctor who has fibromyalgia herself. She said that cutting out oxalates from her diet had reduced the pain. It wasn’t welcome news! I already follow a carb-restrictive fibroglycemic diet. But it seems to help, darn it.

The thing is, if I am able to continue to write in both places, then I am at last home free. And in the final analysis, that’s all that matters.

Holder Targets the Disabled for Political Gain

TNPWTA — Things Nice People Won’t Talk About — continue to increase as the politically correct strictures tighten around the neck of the body politic in this country. Here for your edification are several examples of the insanities — I use that word advisedly — that hollow out our government.

First, that now-classic example of verbal paralysis at the top:



That video is just one version of an infamoous exchange between this Obama appointee and Congress. There are lots more, especially as you dig down into the citation for contempt of Congress that Holder has finally been awarded for his continued evasion of responsibility in the “Fast and Furious” debacle. Holder lied and people really died. But what does he care? Just a white guy and a buncha Mexicans. None of what he has publicly termed “my people” were hurt.

But if they really are his people, why isn’t anyone investigating the murderous conditions in Chicago?

19 people shot in Chicago, 13 of them within a half-hour period.

So what does Da Boss say? Well, yesterday he said this:

“Chicago is an example of what makes this country great”.

Maybe all those gang murders were a response later in the day to our President’s increasing frankly delusional utterances made on their turf. Those who cannot speak — e.g., children — act out their distress. Or maybe these bottom feeders just felt like killing people. Why, I’ll bet Obama might say, “they could be my sons”. Hey, he was in Chicago as a “community organizer” long enough to increase the population a bit, no?

An obscure factor is in play here: all the gang leaders are in jail. It was they who kept a rein on the lower ranks, those who are by nature less intelligent and more impulsive than the incarcerated. The law wisely cut the heads offs those chickens and now they run around headless… and heavily armed. Whatever you may think of those “leaders” — such as they were — removing the brains didn’t make the corpus any smarter. The streets are deadlier than ever. Tough guy and potty mouth Mayor Emmanuel doesn’t seem to have a plan.



Moving on to more recent outrages news here ya go — The Washington Times reported this one the other day:

You don’t have to have a severe intellectual disability to work at the Justice Department. But it helps.

No, that’s not editorial hyperbole. For real, “Hiring of persons with targeted disabilities,” is the memo in question, issued on July 31st under Eric the Bolder’s signature. It’s hard to say which is worse — the unfortunate targets of that disturbing memo or the ways in which such candidates are interviewed and hired.

This memo is a refinement and response to Presidential Executive Order 13548, which dates back to 2010. You’ll notice that #13548 is simply restating, with more emphasis, something Clinton signed when he had ahold to the Executive Pen:

Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

This Executive Order requires compliance with Executive Order 13163 [note: that was one of Clinton’s Eos back in 2002 -D] and achievement of the goals set forth therein over 5 years, including an additional 100,000 individuals with disabilities to be employed by the Federal Government with targeted disabilities.

Thus the original EO #13163 is merely regurgitated ten years later, but with numbers added. And then Holder waits another two years to issue his “targeted disabilities” memo from hell?

Another “Why”: I’ve not the foggiest idea.

Machiavelli might have been able to tell us, or to plumb the depths of this administration’s “decisions” but what grade would he have given them? These boys seem to operate on the Whim Theory of Governance. Whim governance in this case appears to be driven by the crisis du jour. Whatever they think might help in the moment to increase the chances of retaining power. Perhaps this is just another part of the campaign-driven frenzy to drill down to still another “niche voter”, i.e., the severely disabled and the people who love and care for them. With this attempt to re-elect Holder’s boss looking wobblier than ever, each and every vote counts. And you can bet ACORN is ready to drive these targets disabled citizens to the voting booth.

The Times skims the dirty details [my emphasis]:

According to a July 31 policy memo titled “Hiring of persons with targeted disabilities,” otherwise problematic mental deficiencies are no barrier to jump-starting a career at Justice. The memo lists a number of “targeted disabilities” that trigger special hiring privileges in compliance with President Obama’s Executive Order 13548. Among them are people with “severe intellectual disability,” “psychiatric disability” or other undefined “current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions.” Most employers would balk at even minor mental disabilities in hiring a lawyer, let alone severe ones. But the policy states that the Cabinet department run by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must “achieve a work force from all segments of society,” which includes those who are teetering on the edge of sanity.

But here’s an even dirtier devil in the details:

The disabled are eligible for direct hiring in a “streamlined, non-competitive appointment” process that the policy lauds as a “win-win” for the department and the applicant.

Translated, that means these “targets” will be hired in secret, and probably without evidence of anyone being ultimately responsible for the selections…

Of course, this preferential treatment is a lose-lose for the other, perhaps vastly more qualified applicants who were never let in the door, as well as for American taxpayers who cannot benefit from a superior level of public service.

The old ways — merit and competition — are replaced by… targets. Those mean civil service exams and pesky background checks they used to require? Poof! Such benchmarks discriminate against the intellectually challenged (that’s pc speak for “incredibly stupid”). Those mean-spirited draconian measures will be discarded as we move away from “freedom and justice for all” as our national motto and hustle toward the more inclusive “it’s not fair” whinge of those currently in charge.

To repeat: this “streamlined, non-competitive” folderol translates into jobs assigned behind closed doors, sans transparency, sans merit, sans… well, to be blunt, sans sanity.

There will be no barriers now on the severity of psychiatric disorders in our brave new Obamian Utopia. Or rather, by now, our stale and increasingly dystopian governance by ideological dikta. So what if you don’t feel safe with the disturbed running the Department; that’s your problem. And the current employees who might be disturbed having a “psychiatrically challenged” supervisor? Well, they know where the door is.

This would be funny if it weren’t so… so utterly insane. Here is what Holder is “targeting” — and please bear in mind that some of these disabilities could be worked around. For example, I knew a blind lawyer with a flourishing private practice. I doubt seriously if he’d ever have considered his impairment an across-the-board “right” for special government preference. But then he had integrity because, having read Weber’s The Theory of Social and Economic Organization (or had it read to him) he would never have applied for a bureaucratic job in the first place.

At any rate, observe your own reaction. At which point in reading these “targets” does your own jaw drop?

  • total deafness in both ears (with or without understandable speech);
  • blindness (the inability to read ordinary size print, not correctable by glasses, or no usable vision, beyond light perception);
  • missing extremities (missing one arm or leg, both hand or fins [that may be a typo at the site -D], both feet or legs, one hand or arm and one foot or leg, one hand or arm and both feet or legs, both hands or arms and one foot or leg, or both hands or arms and both feet or legs);
  • partial paralysis (because of a brain, nerve or muscle impairment, including palsy and cerebral palsy, there is some loss of ability to move or use a part of the body, including both hands any part of both arms or legs; one side of the body, including one arm and one leg; and/or three or more major body parts);
  • complete paralysis (because of a brain, nerve or muscle impairment, including palsy and cerebral palsy, there is a complete loss of ability to move or use a part of the body, including both hands; one or both arms or legs; the lower half of the body; one side of the body, including one arm and one leg; and/or three or more major body parts);
  • epilepsy;
  • severe intellectual disability;
  • psychiatric disability;
  • dwarfism; or
  • other current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions.

A qualified individual with a targeted disability is a candidate who, based on his or her background, skills, and experience would have otherwise been appropriate for selection for interview, with or without a disability.

Notice the last one — “ other current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions”… as if the list weren’t alarming enough, the “other” category is Pandora’s Box for sure. By these standards, Breivik qualifies for a Holder job.

Some of these disabilities can be got around. If epilepsy is mild and controlled, that should be no bar to employment in many circumstances. And dwarfism? Yes, accommodations have been made in the private sector but the person in question had rare abilities that his employer found valuable. However, notice the escape hatch in this memo:

A qualified individual with a targeted disability is a candidate who, based on his or her background, skills, and experience would have otherwise been appropriate for selection for interview, with or without a disability.

I’m not sure, but perhaps this means that if you had the experience and qualifications for a job before your disability hit, then you qualify. So if you were, say, formerly of normal or high intelligence and woke up one day to find your I.Q. had dropped fifty points… no problem. Or you find that due to your refusal to take your meds, you’re in the middle of a psychotic break? Not an issue — the government can replace whatever furniture you destroy.

Notice which disabilities are NOT on the list, yet appear in great numbers in government:

  • questionable financial dealings;
  • pedophilia;
  • cozy arrangements with outside businesses;
  • nepotism;
  • drug and/or alcohol dependence;
  • debilitating bloviation…

This is absurd. Whatever committee has oversight on this decision needs to call the Attorney General to appear. Not that he’ll say anything intelligible. At least he hasn’t so far. That’s not to say his evasions and running-out-the-clock tactics aren’t entertaining. They’d be hilarious if this deeply malfeasant lawyer were not in charge of what used to be the Justice Department.

How does anyone in his right mind continue to work there? J. Christian Adams quit a job in a place he had loved because they ordered him to ignore a subpoena from Congress. And also because he witnessed first-hand the “targeted” injustices against white people:

Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department

Read it and weep — or not. Mr. Adams had the courage to tell them to take their job and shove it.

So what has DoJ become under Obama and Co? Maybe The Mean Squad. Or, The Let’s Get Whitey League. Or it’s both of those with an added element now: Lawyers with Greater of Lesser Degrees of Lunacy and Lucidity.

For sure, this is not your father’s Department of Justice. More like Obama’s father’s kind of place.

Fjordman on the Verdict in the Breivik Trial

Fjordman


The Oslo court has declared that Anders Behring Breivik is sane and inspired by an evil, right-wing extremist Islamophobic ideology, which also happens to be exactly what the entire political establishment from the state broadcaster NRK and national newspaper VG to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg wanted the judges to say. So far, none of the involved parties have indicated that they will appeal this decision to a higher court.

In the end, Breivik received three months in jail for each of the human beings he killed in cold blood, which believe it or not is the maximum punishment possible in Norway. This is being hailed as a great victory for Norway’s glorious and humane justice system.

I admit that I have mixed feelings about this sentence. First of all, if Breivik actually is sane enough to be held accountable for his actions, sentencing him to a mere three months in jail for each of his murder victims is a sick joke that makes a mockery of the entire Norwegian justice system. It’s the symptom of a society that values the right of brutal criminals over the rights and well-being of their victims.

I have never met Breivik, but to the best of my abilities I would say that he represents a difficult case somewhere between insanity — as his very twisted worldview sometimes indicates — and the calculated cynicism he displayed during his terror attacks. He might have been declared sane in the USA, for instance.

However, it is not and should not be up to random journalists to decide this legal matter, which it sadly looks like it partially was in the Breivik case. We have to question whether we live in a democracy, a society ruled by the people, or a pressocracy, a society ruled by the press and those who control it.

The simple truth is that the outcome of this trial has been largely dictated by the mass media, who conducted an extremely aggressive campaign to overturn the first report of the court-appointed psychiatrists stating that Breivik is criminally insane. We were eventually presented two different reports with diametrically opposite conclusions, and the judges chose to simply overlook the first one of these entirely.

The official statements of the female head judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen and her co-judges closely mirrored what many pro-Multicultural newspaper columnists have written over the past year, parroting the line that Breivik was part of a dangerous and delusional Internet-based “right-wing extremist” subgroup and that his massacre on July 22, 2011 was basically the logical conclusion of reading Islamophobic blogs.

Today, I published at Frontpage Magazine an essay about increased surveillance of Islam-critics in Norway, which is now also seen in several other Western countries. Unfortunately, it is likely that this trend will get worse after the latest court ruling in Oslo. Siv Alsén, a senior advisor in the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), openly admits that the security services are now closely monitoring anti-Islamic websites and groups, since they are seen as a security threat.



Til norsk presse:

Jeg gav følgende kommentar per epost til Aftenposten, men de publiserte ikke alt:

Jeg kan ikke si med sikkerhet om Breivik er utilregnelig da jeg aldri har møtt ham. Det virker sannsynlig at han utgjør et komplisert grensetilfelle. Derimot er det helt tydelig at denne konklusjonen er fremtvunget av mediepress som dommerne ikke har klart å motstå, slik advokat Morten Furuholmen korrekt har påpekt. Dette er pressens dom som de har påtvunget oss, ikke rettens dom. Etter denne dommen må vi spørre oss om vi bor i et demokrati der folket styrer eller et pressokrati, der pressen hersker og synes at den bør det.

Denne saken har rettet et kritisk søkelys mot rettspsykiatere, bloggere, politi, politikere og andre. Det er greit, men kanskje er det på tide også å rette søkelyset mot massemediene selv. Vi trenger en strukturell opprydning i pressen like mye som vi gjør det i politiet.

Hva enkeltpersoner som ikke har undersøkt Breivik måtte mene om tilregnelighet er uinteressant, poenget er som advokat Morten Furuholmen påpeker at det foreligger tvil, og da tilsier etablert rettspraksis at man skal ansees som utilregnelig. Dommerne har i dette tilfellet satt til side all vanlig rettspraksis i kjølvannet av massivt mediepress og har i stedet fulgt rådet til tungt politiserte vitner som Øyvind Strømmen, Lars Gule og Mattias Gardell. Dette svekker tilliten til rettens konklusjoner ganske kraftig.

Til Ole Asbjørn Ness fra Finansavisen har jeg skrevet følgende:

Det er godt kjent at massemediene omtaler seg selv som “den fjerde statsmakt” og ikke rent sjelden oppfører seg som om de er eller burde være den første, som dirigerer ikke bare regjeringen og Stortinget men i dette tilfellet også domstolene. Det er udiskutabelt at voldsomt mediepress etter den første rettspsykiatriske erklæringen delvis medførte at Breivik til slutt ble erklært tilregnelig, som var det resultatet pressen ønsket. Hva som er korrekt er ett spørsmål her, men et annet er om dette er noe journalister skal bestemme.

Rett før denne dommen gikk dusinvis av muslimske innvandrere fra bydelen Vollsmose i Odense, Danmark, til regelrett angrep på den lokale legevakten. I Malmø i Sverige, som snart vil bli Nordens første by med muslimsk flertall, er det jevnlig bomber. Dette skjer rett ved vår dørstokk, i tillegg til alle problemene Norge selv har på grunn av innvandring. Det er ikke “dystopisk” å si sannheten.

Det jeg har skrevet om islam, masseinnvandring og EU er korrekt, så jeg ser ingen grunn til å slutte med å si sannheten. Mange av dem som støtter dagens feilslåtte politikk er kanskje naive mer enn noe annet og skal ikke ensidig demoniseres, men det hadde vært veldig hyggelig om de samme gruppene til gjengjeld kunne la være med å demonisere kritikerne av det multikulturelle eksperimentet.



For a complete archive of Fjordman’s writings, see the multi-index listing in the Fjordman Files.

Previous posts about the trial of Anders Behring Breivik:

2012   Apr   11   Circus Breivik
        14   The Show Begins
        16   Fjordman: The Breivik Trial Begins
        17   Trial Without Limits
        17   Cracking Down on Christian Terrorism
        18   Breivik in Brief
        19   Norwegian News Roundup
        20   The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Multiculturalists
        21   The Norwegian Straitjacket
        25   The Trial of Anders Behring Breivik: Week One
        27   Is Breivik’s Trial Unconstitutional?
    May   21   Opting Out of Circus Breivik
        22   Islamophobia ‘Experts’ to be Called in Breivik Case
        23   Narcissism Trumps Ideology
        29   The Left-Wing Media Filter
        31   A Witness Stands Down
    Jun   3   Tampering With the Witness List
        12   Fjordman’s Suggested Testimony for the Trial of Anders Behring Breivik
        21   Norway Expresses its Love
    Aug   24   Anders Behring Breivik is Officially Sane

Anders Behring Breivik is Officially Sane

Breivik in black #2


The Norwegian court has handed down its verdict: Anders Behring Breivik has been ruled officially sane, and will be sent to jail rather than committed to a psychiatric establishment.

Before and during the trial it was widely reported that Mr. Breivik would serve a maximum of twenty-one years in prison. That is not the case, however — his sentence is indefinite. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer explains the confusion surrounding the sentence:

Breivik was handed a forvaringsdom (literally meaning ‘custody sentence’) which gives the authorities the opportunity to keep him locked up indefinitely. There are inmates in Norway who have been locked up for almost 40 years, due to the fact that they were handed (forvaringsdom). If a person receives a 21- year forvaringsdom, he could in theory be locked up for life.

Here are some translated excerpts from the wiki on forvaringsdom:

“In a forvaringsdom the court shall affix a time frame that generally shall not exceed 15 years and cannot exceed 21 years. Following a request from the prosecution, the court nonetheless can extend the sentence by up to 5 years at a time. The application for an extension instituted by the court shall occur no later than three months before the expiration of the sentence. There should also be determined a minimum period of detention which must not exceed 10 years. Containment is currently the only remedy the Norwegian courts have at their disposal to impose a real life sentence as there is no upper limit for the duration of such a judgment…

“Containment is one of the so-called ‘criminal sanctions’ introduced to the Norwegian courts in 2001. Offenders that the courts considered accountable (criminally sane) can be sentenced to forvaring (custody) if there is a real risk that the offender might repeat the crime or is considered to be a danger to society.”

Most criminals in Norway are not handed forvaringsdom, however — only a small percentage. If you receive a non-forvaringsdom sentence, you are normally let out of prison after having served only two thirds of the sentence, and in some cases even sooner.

People who receive forvaringsdom are generally psychopaths, etc.

Mr. Breivik’s primary goal was to be declared sane, so he will begin his stretch behind bars without appealing the verdict. Except that he won’t be behind bars — his incarceration will take place in a well-appointed suite of rooms resembling the accommodations at a modest Nordic hotel.

The Observer offers these additional comments on today’s news:

Anders Behring Breivik has been found to be criminally sane by the court in Oslo, which means that he is going to serve his sentence in a prison as opposed to a closed ward in a psychiatric hospital. Not that it really matters that much in the big scheme of things; he would have been transported back to his isolated custom-designed hypermodern state-of-the-art wing at Ila prison regardless of whether he was found insane or not.

The fact that Breivik will spend the rest of his life in relative cushy surroundings paid for by the Norwegian taxpayers bothers me, but there are other aspects about this depressing case that bother me even more, such as the signals the Norwegian authorities are sending out to the rest of the world. They are basically telling the terrorists of the world to head for Norway and engage in bloody carnage. And if the terrorists take them up on their offer, the effeminate Norwegian authorities will not mistreat them, and under no circumstances will they dream about violating their ‘sacred’ human rights.

Nor will the terrorists have to worry about failing their missions, as the Norwegian police and intelligence agencies are blatantly incompetent and will never be able to foil any terrorist attacks. An added bonus is that under no circumstances will these agencies execute their job properly — which would be to, under exceptional circumstances, risk their lives in order to save innocent people from being slaughtered in front of their very eyes. In such scenarios they will begin debating among themselves what the proper legal response is and then await confirmation from their superiors before they act.

The Norwegian authorities will even supply the terrorists with a platform from which they can disseminate their hateful rhetoric and propaganda while they smirk and revel in their own cleverness and the stupidity of the ‘Norgies’.

Because who’s to say that Al Qaeda or some other parasitic terrorist organization won’t take them up on their offer? Pretty much anywhere else, such parasites would get a bullet in the head upon capture.

One social commentator, Hanne Nabintu Herland, dared to challenge the enforced state sanctioned consensus and suggested what any person of a sound mind was already thinking, namely that the police upon learning about the massacre at Utøya should have quickly scrambled a helicopter and sent a sniper to Utøya to kill Breivik to prevent him fulfilling his mission. For this she was vilified by the political correct morons who decide what ‘proper political’ discourse in Norway is and what isn’t. Their response was to rebuke her for daring to suggest such a thing; didn’t she know that even an individual like Breivik has rights?

It’s hard to come up with an appropriate response to such absolute nonsense, but then again if people are that far gone ideologically, common sense and logic will never be able to permeate their indoctrinated leftists’ brains. They will never be able to see the irrationality of their arguments.

Earlier today I watch a story on the news about Mark Chapman, the guy who assassinated John Lennon in NYC in 1980. Evidently Mr. Chapman was denied parole yet again. I think this was his seventh parole request. The parole board’s refusal to grant him his wish was based on what they perceived to be the sanctity of human life and Mr. Chapman’s blatant disregard for it when he chose to aim his gun at John Lennon and squeeze the trigger. Chapman has spent almost 32 years behind bars for killing one person. Breivik killed 77 plus he blew up a governmental building in downtown Oslo and was only handed a 21-year sentence by the Norwegian courts.

These very two different ways of reacting speak volumes for how human life is valued in the US versus Norway. In Norway human life is cheap. The murderer gets the silk glove treatment and the family and friends of the victims gets the fist in the face treatment. In the US the killer gets the punch in the face and not the next of kin of the victims.

Breivik was handed the ‘strictest’ sentence available to the courts in Norway, which is 21 years. But even so it is highly unlikely that the psychopathic monster will ever be able to enjoy life as a free man again. The forvaringsdom gives the prison management the opportunity to keep him locked up indefinitely if they should arrive at the conclusion in 2033 that he still constitutes a threat to society, and I am 99.9 percent sure that this is the conclusion they will arrive at.

If my daughter had been on Utøya that horrible day and fallen victim to the madman, I would have made it my life’s task to extinguish every bit of life in Anders Behring Breivik, and I wouldn’t really care how long this endeavour might have taken me or what the consequences were.

I would also have publicly demanded that the authorities execute the monster upon sentencing. But in Norway you’re not allowed to express such views, and if you do you’re ostracized from the ‘sanctimonious flock’. My hope is that maybe one day in the future Norwegians will find the courage to break free from the shackles of the current totalitarian climate and speak their minds. I also hope that in the future things will change politically in Norway and that we can rid ourselves of the disease of politically correctness and multiculturalism, but I fear that it will never happen, at least not until it is too late.

The political situation in Norway really upsets me. The only good thing that this sorry case has done for my country is to produce the July 22 report, which has highlight the numerous flaws that exist in Norwegian society — not that I think we are going to see any changes as a result of it.



Previous posts about the trial of Anders Behring Breivik:

2012   Apr   11   Circus Breivik
        14   The Show Begins
        16   Fjordman: The Breivik Trial Begins
        17   Trial Without Limits
        17   Cracking Down on Christian Terrorism
        18   Breivik in Brief
        19   Norwegian News Roundup
        20   The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Multiculturalists
        21   The Norwegian Straitjacket
        25   The Trial of Anders Behring Breivik: Week One
        27   Is Breivik’s Trial Unconstitutional?
    May   21   Opting Out of Circus Breivik
        22   Islamophobia ‘Experts’ to be Called in Breivik Case
        23   Narcissism Trumps Ideology
        29   The Left-Wing Media Filter
        31   A Witness Stands Down
    Jun   3   Tampering With the Witness List
        12   Fjordman’s Suggested Testimony for the Trial of Anders Behring Breivik
        21   Norway Expresses its Love