Two psychiatrists in Norway have concluded that the terrorist Anders Behring Breivik who murdered 77 people is criminally insane which means he may be sent to lunatic asylum than to jail. This is strange. The terrorist knew what he was doing. He had planned in advance. The bomb blast he caused in Norway could have killed more people including Norway’s prime minister. He wore police uniform to deceive people. That is criminal planning. What is criminally insane? Either one is insane or not insane. The place of the terrorist is jail and punishment should be death. The psychiatrists who said he is criminally insane should be sent to a lunatic asylum.
Many criminals have got away from punishment on the ground that they were insane. Some have committed crimes and got away on the ground of temporary insanity. One of them was John Wayne Bobbitt’s wife who castrated her husband. When people are angry they say or do things which they normally do not. Murder and mutilation are crimes and letting off people on the ground of temporary insanity is not right.
If a person is insane and he kills people he should be shot dead. Lives of other people should not be risked to keep killers alive.