Mass murderer Breivik being pandered to by Oslo University

There is something wrong with the state of justice in Norway when “rules” are used as an excuse to overrule common sense and pander to the desires of Anders Behring Breivik.

Anders Behring Breivik strax efter rättegången i Oslo 2012.

Anders Behring Breivik soon after his trial in Oslo 2012 – image SvD

Svenska Dagbladet:

Anders Behring Breivik, sentenced for mass murder, has been admitted into the graduate program in political science at the University of Oslo.
The mass murderer will be studying at a distance from his cell, never staying on campus, nor having any contact with other students or staff. All contact between Breivik and the university will be through a contact in the prison. Breivik will not participate in the seminars.

“We as an institution must follow the rules. We can not allow a single person to change this”, says Rector Ole Petter Ottersen.

Rules cannot be an end in themselves. They are tools devised for some purpose. It has been my experience that “rules” are always used as an excuse when actions are known to be wrong but where the actor has not the imagination or skill or competence to find the route to correct behaviour.

That the Rector uses “rules” to justify his actions in pandering to the wishes of someone who killed 77 innocent people and injured 24 is unconscionable. It is the lazy way to justify doing wrong. It is the excuse used at the Nuremberg trials. An insufficient exercise of mind. Was it the purpose of the “rules” to provide aid and comfort to a mass murderer?

 

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