The members of the Al-Noor mosque in Bærum where Philip Manshaus opened fire in August 2019 are relieved of the verdict passed in the Asker and Bærum district court on Thursday.
“We hope we can now make a point and put it behind us and look ahead. The case has affected the members. There have been fears that we have had to deal with a lot,” said the mosque’s spokesman Waheed Ahmed to NRK.
Manshaus was jailed 21 years in prison with a minimum term of 14 years for killing his step-sister and for the attack on the mosque.
“As a person, I’m not angry at this terrorist. I am happy that we have a legal system we can rely on and justice will prevail,” said board member Irfan Mushtaq, who was at the mosque during the attack.
He also urged the authorities to do more to fight racism and extreme ideologies.
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