He was discovered responsible of attempting to “kill as many Muslims as possible”, although nobody was critically injured within the mosque assault.
“Philip Manshaus… is sentenced to 21 years of ´forvaring´,” a court docket west of Oslo dominated, utilizing the Norwegian time period for a custodial sentence that may be prolonged indefinitely.
A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, 22-year-old Manshaus was arrested on August 10, 2019 after opening hearth within the Al-Noor mosque within the prosperous Oslo suburb of Baerum whereas carrying a bullet-proof vest and a helmet with a digicam strapped to it.
Simply three worshippers have been within the mosque on the time. One in every of them, a 65-year-old man, overpowered Manshaus.
“Manshaus has said that his plan was not only to kill as many Muslims as possible but that wanted to destabilise society and accelerate the race war,” the court docket stated in its verdict.
The physique of his 17-year-old step-sister, Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, was later discovered of their house.
Adopted from China by his father´s girlfriend, Ihle-Hansen was killed by 4 bullets in what prosecutors termed a “racist act”.
Norway doesn’t have a life sentence, however a custodial sentence might be prolonged with out restrict so long as the particular person is taken into account a risk to society. Manshaus can apply for an early launch after 14 years.
The prosecution had known as for the custodial sentence on the grounds that Manshaus could be “dangerous for a long time”.
His defence lawyer Unni Fries had raised doubts about his psychological well being and advisable psychiatric care, in opposition to Manshaus´ needs.
Fries famous his “rather paranoid world view” and his perception that Europe was below risk from “Muslims, Jews, gender equality, homosexuals, the media and the authorities”.
Throughout the trial, three consultants declared him legally sane and criminally accountable.
Manshaus had admitted to the information of the case however pleaded not responsible, claiming his actions got here out of “necessity”, specifically to make sure the “survival of the white race”.
Manshaus has stated he was impressed by the assaults in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, when self-avowed white supremacist Brenton Tarrant killed 51 folks in shootings at two mosques.
Tarrant in flip has stated he was impressed by Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, who in July 2011 killed 77 folks in a truck bomb blast close to authorities workplaces in Oslo and a capturing spree at a Labour Get together youth camp.