According to the New York Daily News, Anders Behring Breivik, a right wing extremist who murdered 77 people to protest those who embrace immigration “to promote an Islamic colonization of Norway” told the court he deserved a medal of honor for the massacre and demanded to be released.
Breivik has admitted to “setting off the bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo and opening fire at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya island, outside the capital,” that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011. But he denied criminal responsibility.
Breivik claims he is part of a militant organization aiming to “overthrown European governments and replace them with ‘patriotic’ regimes that would deport Muslim immigrants.” However, police have not found a trace of this network, making them believe he did this attack on his own.
This makes me sick. The fact that this man can sit in a court and claim that he should get a medal of honor for committing such a heinous crime is ridiculous. He ended the lives of 77 people prematurely at a youth camp all in the name of a stopping Muslim immigration. Immigration, which is a natural and necessary part of life and is inevitable. Immigration, which enables thousands to seek refuge and permanent homes in countries that are not torn by war, poverty or death. Immigrants are merely trying to find a better life for themselves and their families. How can someone be so against it to the point they are willing to murder so many innocent people, then believe he deserves a medal of honor for doing it? He must be a very sick and mentally unstable man. And it saddens me to think that such insane people exist in this world.