“I stand by what I have done and I would still do it again.” – Anders Behring Breivik in court testimony. [Reuters]
NOTHING INSANE about Breivik. He was just filled with hate, acted upon it and slaughtered 77 teenagers at a summer camp out of bigotry. He will not appeal, because the only verdict Breivik said he’d appeal was one rooted in insanity.
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was jailed for a maximum term on Friday when judges declared him sane enough to answer for the murder of 77 people last year, drawing a smirk of triumph from the self-styled warrior against Islam.
An unrepentant Breivik, 33, gave the Oslo court a stiff-armed, clench-fisted salute before being handed the steepest possible penalty, 21 years. His release, however, can be put off indefinitely should he still pose a threat to a liberal society left traumatized by his bomb and shooting rampage last July.