Rightwing Norway Mass Killer Anders Breivik Thinks He Is Martin Luther King Jr., Apparently

Rightwing Norway Mass Killer Anders Breivik Thinks He Is Martin Luther King Jr., ApparentlyJust to prove that someone can be both a sociopath and a whiner, Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik is protesting the conditions he must endure in prison, so he has announced he will go on a hunger strike if his jailers don’t grant him certain fundamental human rights, like video games that don’t suck. In a letter sent to several press agencies, he outlined his demands, which he is willing to starve to get. He wants a sofa, a larger gym to work out in, and perhaps most crucially for his basic well-being, a better videogame console than the crappy old Playstation 2 he has to put up with now. It is not yet known whether Amnesty International will be including him in any updates on the plight of prisoners of conscience.

AFP has details of the correspondence; it may be a while before it replaces King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” in anthologies:

The demands include better conditions for his daily walk and the right to communicate more freely with the outside world, which he argues are in line with European rights legislation.

He also demanded the replacement of a PlayStation 2 games console for a more recent PS3 “with access to more adult games that I get to choose myself” as well as a sofa or armchair instead of a “painful” chair.

“Other inmates have access to adult games while I only have the right to play less interesting kids games. One example is “Rayman Revolution”, a game aimed at three year olds,” wrote the 35-year-old convicted killer.

We can’t for a single moment imagine why anyone would object to giving the killer of 77 people, most of them teenagers, a copy of Modern Warfare 3. Were it not for international conventions against torture, we would favor letting him only have a copy of Flappy Bird.

Breivik also demanded an end to physical searches, and access to a better computer than the one he currently can use, a “worthless typewriter with technology dating back to 1873.” Poor thing.

And just to add an extra dollop of ick, in a November letter to prison officials, Breivik threatened that if his demands are not met and he dies from his hunger strike, then

all of Europe’s right-wing extremists will know exactly who it was that tortured me to death … That could have consequences for certain individuals in the short term but also when Norway is once again ruled by a fascist regime in 13 to 40 years from now,” he warned, calling himself a “political prisoner”.

So it’s like they say — prisoners often develop a rich fantasy life. No word yet on whether Norwegian prison officials plan to grant any of Breivik’s requests, or if they will instead remind him that he is grounded, and if he thinks grounded means he gets privileges, then he has another think coming. And then, the lutefisk.

[AFP via Slate]

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  • Jason M

    This is one of those punch-in-the-gut stories, where you don’t have to read the comments or watch the video, and yet you still get immediately enraged and demoralized. I can’t even.

  • natoslug

    The bastards probably haven’t even upgraded him off of the iPhone 4 yet!

  • JParkerSD46

    Maybe Breivik and Assface Dickhead Coward Michael Dunn ought to began a hot bromance correspondence. Seems as if poor Coward Shithead Dunn feels he’s been the victim after he had to protect himself by unloading his pistol, resulting in dead children. Pobrecito. I’m sure children killers have much in common to talk about.

  • Enfant Terrible

    Bring on the lutefisk, but don’t cook it first.

  • docterry6973

    I hope he gets what he wants, assuming he wants horrible painful boils all over his body for twenty years.

  • andreamd

    I’d be glad to send him some nice cookies- as long as I can be sure no one else will taste them or test them first

  • Dragoon21b

    lutefisk is the very definition of cruel and unusual punishment

  • geobill

    We shall overcome…

  • eastcoastlib

    A hunger strike is a slow, agonizingly painful death but if that’s what you really want, who are we to stand in your way?

  • finnbar2

    NRA Man of the Year, just standing his ground.

  • Zhu Bajie

    Norwegian prisons — almost Siberia!

  • $73376667

    The PlayStation 2 has no My Little Pony titles (and is too old for Friendship is Magic regardless). Imagine life in prison where the best you can muster is Barbie Horse Adventures.

  • $160578

    In America, he’d spend 23 hours a day alone in a concrete box, and if he were really lucky, he’d have a 10 inch TV to watch. No computer. No video games. No long walks in the park.Any story that makes me appreciate American “justice” is a sad tale, indeed.