Norway’s one-man Rassenreinheitseinsatzgruppe (Google translate it), Anders Behring Breivik, was just given the maximum for his crime in Norway: 21 years.
That’s right: 77 murders (mainly at a summer camp for immigrant children), 21 years.
Of course, civilized Europeans would never extradite a Julian Assange to a place like America, where the death penalty is a possibility for certain offenses. Because the death penalty is savage and inhuman.
But what does it say about an “enlightened” European country that it should evaluate its own immigrant children’s lost lives as being worth so very, very little?
According to the Human Mortality Database, an average 54-year-old Norwegian man today could expect another 27 years of life.
Fortunately, and oh-so-humanely, Mr. Breivik’s Europeanly-severe sentence will thus deprive him of freedom for less than half of his likely remaining days.
— Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute.