A white nationalist who killed his stepsister after which stormed an Oslo mosque has been sentenced to 21 years in jail – the longest attainable jail time period underneath Norwegian legislation.
Philip Manshaus, who pleaded not responsible in court docket, “has confirmed to be a particularly harmful individual”, prosecutor Johan Oeverberg mentioned as he demanded the sentence.
Final yr, Manshaus killed his 17-year-old stepsister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen by taking pictures her 4 instances with a searching rifle at their dwelling within the Oslo suburb of Baerum.
Johanne had been adopted from China as a two-year-old, and her mom later married Manshaus’ father.
The 22-year-old then drove to a close-by mosque the place three males had been making ready for Eid al Adha celebrations.
Manshaus fired 4 pictures from a rifle on the mosque’s glass door earlier than he was overpowered by one of many males inside.
In court docket, Manshaus confessed to the acts however known as them “emergency justice”. He added that he regretted not inflicting extra harm.
Choose Annika Lindstroem, of the Oslo District Court docket, mentioned Manshaus had plans to kill as many individuals as attainable and set the mosque on hearth.
She mentioned he believed that “Europe is underneath assault from folks of ethnic origin apart from his personal” and that “the white race is getting ready to extinction”.
The presiding choose mentioned Manshaus was impressed by shootings in March 2019 in New Zealand, the place a gunman focused two mosques, killing 51 folks, and in August 2019 in El Paso, Texas, the place an assailant focused Hispanics and left a minimum of 22 useless.