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Neo-Nazis guilty of Oslo race murder

Grieving friends of Benjamin Hermansen
The murder caused a national outcry

Two Norwegian neo-Nazis have been jailed for murdering a 15-year-old mixed race teenager in what has been seen as Norway's first race-related murder case. Benjamin Hermansen, son of a black Ghanaian father and white Norwegian mother, was knifed to death on the night of 26 January last year.


Benjamin Hermansen would not have been attacked if his skin had been the same colour as the defendants
Oslo City Court
Joe Erling Jahr, 20, had told Oslo City Court he alone had stabbed the boy, but a Norwegian court also found Ole Nicolai Kvisler, 22, guilty of knifing him to death. Although they faced a maximum jail sentence of 21 years, Jahr received a 16-year sentence and Kvisler was jailed for 15 years.
Some anti-racism groups said the sentences were too lenient.
Both men had admitted having links to Norwegian neo-Nazi groups and openly described themselves as racist.
Anti-racist protests
A third defendant, 18-year-old Veronica Andreassen, was found guilty of abetting actual bodily harm causing death.
She received a three-year sentence.
The brutal murder triggered anti-racist protests on a scale that had never been seen before in Norway.
Nearly 40,000 people, including politicians and royals, took to the streets to show their disgust for what had happened.

Benjamin Hermansen
Benjamin Hermansen had been attacked previously
Until then most Norwegians never considered racism to be a serious problem in their largely white nation.
Norwegian neo-Nazi groups, like those that bred Hermansen's killers, are relatively few. They attract no more than a few hundred individuals.
But campaigners against racism in Norway say anti-immigrant attitudes are far from restricted to these groups.
Benjamin Hermansen was stabbed to death in a car park near his home in Oslo's multicultural Holmlia district.
Intention to kill
Nadeem Butt, director of Norway's Centre Against Racism, said he was pleased the three had been convicted but said the sentences were insufficient.
"When the case was so clear-cut and had a clear racial motive, my initial reaction is that the sentences may be low," he said.
The court said that Jahr and Kvisler had gone out that night with the intention of "getting a foreigner" and had taken knives.

Rally in Oslo
Huge crowds protested against the killing
"Benjamin Hermansen would not have been attacked if his skin had been the same colour as the defendants," the ruling said. Jahr admitted killing Benjamin but said it was "an accident".
He also said he believed he deserved the death penalty for what he had done.
The court ruled that although Andreassen did not Take part in the attack she went with them knowing they planned violence.
Hermansen, described as active in his school and keen on sport, was born and raised in Norway.
Key witness
A few months before his death he had spoken out against racism on national television after being attacked by neo-Nazi youths at a soccer tournament in Denmark.
Against his mother's advice, he had gone out on the night of his murder to trade mobile phone covers with his best friend.
The friend was a key witness in the 12-day trial.
In the outcry that followed the murder, the Norwegian Government set up a panel to recommend ways to strengthen anti-racism laws.
Its recommendations, which included a ban on the public display of racist and Nazi symbols, are still under consideration, according to the justice ministry. 

Norwegians march against racism

Oslo rally

Oslo's largest crowd since World War II
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, in protest at the killing of a black teenager which is being blamed on neo-Nazis. The attack on 15-year-old Benjamin Hermansen in an Oslo suburb last Friday has shocked Norway and is being described as the country's first racially-motivated killing.


Tonight we join together to create a Norway for everyone regardless of race or colour
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
"The killer's knife took a life, but it also did something else: It cut into our basic values," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told the crowd. Two neo-Nazis are being held in connection with the murder.
One, a 21-year-old man, has been charged with premeditated murder. The other, a girl of 17, is accused of complicity to murder.
Police released three other neo-Nazis detained after the attack, although they may still face charges. A sixth is being sought.
All are linked to a group known as the Boot Boys and were arrested in an Oslo flat filled with Nazi memorabilia.
'Watershed'
The torch-lit demonstration, some 30,000-strong, was among the largest ever seen in Oslo.

Grieving friends
Flowers mark the scene of the killing
Benjamin's class mates led the march, carrying candles and banners denouncing racism. Thousands more people attended anti-Nazi rallies in other cities.
"Tonight we join together to create a Norway for everyone regardless of race or colour," Mr Stoltenberg said. "We will fight this in every way we can."
The prime minister has described the murder as a watershed in the country's history.
Crown Prince Haakon, also present at the rally, has joined calls for a public campaign against racism, saying he was shaken by the murder.
Benjamin Hermansen - the son of a Norwegian woman and a Ghanaian man - was well known as a campaigner against racism.
Police say he was selected at random by his killers, who had simply gone out on the town in search of an appropriate victim.
He was repeatedly stabbed in the stomach and chest.
The authorities believe there are probably about 150 active hardcore neo-Nazis in Norway's population of 4.4 million. 

Neo-Nazis held for Oslo 'racist' murder

Grieving friends

Benjamin's friends left flowers where he was stabbed
Five neo-Nazis have been arrested after a black teenager was stabbed to death in Norway. The attack is being described as Norway's first racially-motivated murder.
The prime minister has issued a statement condemning the attack and delivering a warning that racism and intolerance pose a threat to Norwegian society.

Norwegian Police at scene of murder
Police have scoured the scene for forensic evidence
The dead teenager, 15-year-old Benjamin Hermansen, was killed on Friday in a suburb of Oslo, where he was well-known as a campaigner against racism. Last summer he appeared on a television programme to discuss an earlier attack against him by neo-Nazis.
Police say the five neo-Nazis detained after the attack were all members of a group known as the Boot Boys.
The five - three men in their 20s and two teenaged women - were detained in an Oslo flat filled with Nazi memorabilia, said a spokesman.


I never thought this could happen in Norway
Police Inspector
Finn Abrahamsen
Officers who went to the flat found books by leading Nazi Rudolf Hess, and posters for "white power" music. Police have described their shock at dealing with a racially-motived murder in Norway.
"I have served in Lebanon and Yugoslavia. There people were killed because of their race. I never thought this could happen in Norway," Inspector Finn Abrahamsen was quoted as saying by the daily Dagbladet.
Benjamin had been swapping mobile phone covers with a friend in the multi-racial suburb of Holmlia when the attack happened.
His friend, who was white, was not injured.
Hundreds of people attended a rally on Sunday at the scene of the attack, some of them teenagers who wept openly.
Boot Boys march
"Benjamin cared about fairness. I think he's in paradise now," said one of his friends, Victor Lopez, in an address shown on national news.
The statement from Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg condemned the murder, and delivered a warning against the threat that racism and intolerance represent to Norwegian society.
The Boot Boys, believed to have around 200 members, wanted last August to stage a march through Oslo to mark the anniversary of Hess's death.
Permission was repeatedly denied, but the neo-Nazi group's plans sparked a rival anti-racist march through the city, attended by 15,000 people, and the Boot Boys were forced to take their own demonstration outside the city. 

Charges over Oslo 'racist' murder

Grieving friends

Hundreds rallied in memory of the dead teenager
Two neo-Nazis have been charged in Norway after a black teenager was stabbed to death last Friday. The attack on 15-year-old Benjamin Hermansen in an Oslo suburb has shocked Norwegians and is being described as the country's first racially-motivated killing.
One of those being held, a 21-year-old man, has been charged with premeditated murder. The other, a girl of 17, is accused of complicity to murder.


Killed because he had a different skin colour... a watershed in Norway
Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg
Police say three other neo-Nazis arrested after the attack have been released, although they may still face charges. A sixth is being sought. All are linked to a group known as the Boot Boys and were arrested in an Oslo flat filed with Nazi memorabilia.
"Everything implies... Benjamin Hermansen was killed because he had a different skin colour," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference on Monday night.
"If this is the case, it marks a watershed in Norway.
"We have not experienced something like this before and we must do all we can to avoid it happening again."
Voice against racism
Benjamin Hermansen - the son of a Norwegian woman and a Ghanaian man - was well known as a campaigner against racism.

Norwegian Police at scene of murder
Police scour the murder scene for evidence





Hundreds of people attended a rally on Sunday at the scene of his killing. The Norwegian Government says it will now step up its efforts to clamp down on racially-motivated crime, although it has played down suggestions of a ban on neo-Nazi groups.
Police believe there are probably about 150 active hardcore neo-Nazis in Norway's population of 4.4 million.

Michael Jackson Album

"Invincible"

Invincible was released with Epic Records in 2001.
Out of all the songs on this Album my personal favorites are both Butterflies and Whatever Happens.
Invincible has gone on to sell over 10 millions copies world wide sense it was launched
This is a fascinating cover as michael released it in 5 colors. Amongst all the people I personally know I do not know anyone who has all of the 5 colors in their personal possession.
The five different colors being - blue, red, orange, green, and silver.

Dedication to Benjamin Hermansen

Michael dedicated this album to Benjamin Hermansen who was stabbed to death by a group of neo nazis. In the album it state:

Michael Jackson gives "special thanks":
This album is dedicated to Benjamin "Benny" Hermansen. May we continue to remember not to judge man by the color of his skin, but the content of his Character. Benjamin ... we love you ... may you rest in peace.

 

Michael Jackson released “Invincible” in 2001 with this list of songs:
    • Unbreakable
    • Heartbreaker
    • Invincible
    • Break of Dawn
    • Heaven Can Wait
    • You Rock My World
    • Butterflies
    • Speechless
    • 2000 Watts
    • You Are My Life
    • Privacy
    • Don’t Walk Away
    • Cry
    • The Lost Children
    • Whatever Happens
    • Threatened

Michael Jackson's 'secret son' would be welcomed into the family, says brother Jermaine


Enlarge   Open arms: Jermaine Jackson out and about in Vienna yesterday says he would welcome Omer Bhatti if he is proven to be Michael's fourth child
Open arms: Jermaine Jackson out and about in Vienna yesterday says he would welcome Omer Bhatti if he is proven to be Michael's fourth child
Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine has vowed to welcome Omer Bhatti into the Jackson clan if he proves to be the singer's fourth child.
The 25-year-old Norwegian rapper sat in the front row with the Jackson family at the singer's memorial service in Los Angeles two weeks ago.
Jermaine Jackson said he wasn't yet sure whether Omer, said to have been the result of a one-night stand, was his brother's son. But if he was a Jackson, he would be treated exactly the same as Michael's three younger children, he said.
'If Omer's his son, he's his son,' Jermaine declared yesterday.
'We won't deny it. We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket. I can't clearly say if he is Michael's but I saw this kid around him.'
Jermaine said Omer, who as a child looked remarkably like Jackson's seven-year-old son Blanket, was moved to the family seats at the memorial service by Jackson's eldest sister Rebbie. She wanted him closer to their mother, Katherine.
'My sister went and got him during the service and got him to sit closer to my mother,' Jermaine said.
Enlarge   (L-R) Rebbie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Jermaine Jackson attend Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service
Family ties: Omer Bhatti (circled) sat among Jackson family members (L-R) Rebbie, Janet, Randy, Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine at the memorial service at LA's Staples Center on July 7
Rebbie Jackson, Janet Jackson Omer Bhatti Michael Jackson memorial
Omer was sat in between Rebbie and Prince Michael I on the front row
Omer is said to be seeking a DNA test to find out whether Jackson was his father.
In dark sunglasses and a black suit, he looked just like a member of the family as he bowed his head while listening to tributes to the King of Pop at the July 7 service.
His appearance at the memorial and his physical similarities to Blanket, has fuelled speculation that he is the son of the legendary star.
Omer has remained in LA since Michael's death and has been playing with the Jackson children at the family compound in Encino, California.
If he is a Jackson, Omer would be the oldest of Michael's four children, joining  Prince Michael, 12, Paris Michael, 11, and Blanket (Prince Michael II) seven.
The Thriller singer reportedly told close friends several years ago that he fathered Omer after a one-night stand with a Norwegian fan in 1984.
Omer's family, who live in the Norwegian capital Oslo, refused to rule out the possibility he is a Jackson


After hearing of the singer's death of a cardiac arrest on June 25, Omer's mother, Pia Bhatti, said: 'He was the King of Pop. But for us he was so much more.'
Omer's Pakistani father Riz confirmed his son was at the memorial, but declined to give further details.
He told The Sun: 'Yeah, yeah, I know because I was watching. I told my wife, "Just wait until the Press see this. It's not a small thing."'
When asked if Michael was the biological father of Omer, Riz replied: 'Make what you like. I don't want to discuss anything.'
Chip off the old block? Dancer Omer Bhatt at home in his native Norway
Chip off the old block? Dancer Omer Bhatt at home in his native Norway
The existence of Omer first became public in 2003 when US TV show Dateline broadcast a 1998 home video of him receiving gifts from Michael.
It is thought Omer and his parents lived with Michael on and off in the late Nineties and early Noughties after meeting the star in Tunisia in 1996.
Omer was thought to have been introduced to Michael in a Tunisia hotel and impressed the singer with his dance moves.
A Fox News report in 2004 claimed Michael had been telling his friends he was the father, but they were unsure whether or not to believe him.
OMER BHATTI, ALLEGEDLY MICHAEL JACKSON'S SECRET SON - 2001
Michael Jackson's children (2nd L-R) Paris, Prince Michael II 'Blanket' and Prince Michael, sing on stage during the memorial services for pop star Michael Jackson
Similarities: Omer, pictured as a 17-year-old in 2001, shares a likeness with Michael's youngest son Blanket
A Jackson insider told Fox: 'I'm not surprised Michael says he's the father. It's a fantasy. But these people did not exist in Michael's life before 1996.'
Omer  was photographed frequently with the singer and had styled himself as a mini Michael impersonator.
The following year, the Bhatti family moved from Oslo to California and became employees of Michael.
Omer's mother Pia worked as a nanny for Michael's 'official' son Prince Michael II, while his father Riz became a chauffeur.
In 2001, Michael dedicated his last studio album Invincible to Benjamin Hermansen, an African-Norwegian friend of Omer's who was killed by neo-Nazis.
MICHAEL JACKSON WITH YOUNG DOUBLE OMAR BHATTI. MICHAEL JACKSON ON TOUR IN TUNISIA, AFRICA - 1996
Friends or family? Michael Jackson pictured with 12-year-old Omer after meeting in a Tunisia hotel in 1996
In 2003, Omer was photographed visiting Michael when the star was having a 'detox' holiday in Colorado.
Omer was also in Michael's Neverland ranch in 2003 when it was raided by police during the child molestation investigation.
Speaking last year, Omer said: It was totally sick. It was the whole squad from Santa Barbara Police Department. We didn't know why they were there. Michael was not at home.'
The family returned to Norway, but Omer insisted last year he was in close contact with Michael.
He said: 'Loyalty is the most important thing for me.
'I have contact with Michael, and I think my loyalty to him is the reason we still have our contact.
'He is an unbelievably good human being.'

VICTOR LOPEZ DIED .....
THE FRIEND OF BENJAMIN HERMANSEN

Wednesday 19 September 2001, 15 year old Victor Lopez was found dead next to his home in Holmlia. He was found hanged at a gangvei.Han had gone out to walk the dog her, but never came home again. Victor sat on his knees with a dog collar around his neck when he was found. Police have since seen the incident on the matter as a suicide and has been very reluctant with information to familien.Victor Lopez was a close friend of Benjamin Hermansen. After the heinous murder of Victor stood up in the media and stated that racism had to be combated. During the memorial service held at Holmlia Victor memorial speech to hundreds attending. In retrospect, Victor was threatened several times by phone with people who said he would not escape and that he had faith he could walk freely. Family and friends have trouble believing that Victor took his life. Grief over the loss of their son and brother will forever mark their lives. The family wants the police to take the matter seriously and find the truth about Victor's death. 


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