The importance of the Anders Breivik verdict reaches beyond Norway: The guilty verdict, which declares Breivik sane, means the hard right cannot distance itself from his rhetoric of hate […] Friday’s verdict thus not only delivers justice, it also clarifies the connection between his crimes and how dangerous rightwing ideologies have infiltrated an apparently “sane” mainstream discourse. It is a problem that cannot be expunged simply by labelling it as mad, but must be tackled directly as the political threat to freedom and democracy it is.

Tad Tietze, The Guardian