Icelandic Government Collapses After Plot To Pardon Pedophile Rapist Exposed

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Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,

Iceland’s justice system has received praise in recent years for its successful prosecution of multiple bankers who helped bring on the 2008 financial crisis. Though some of those bankers have been released early from prison, the latest controversy in the country stems from an entirely different miscarriage of justice.

Last week, it emerged that Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson knew of attempts by his father, Benedikt Sveinsson, to have the Ministry of Justice grant “restored honor” to a convicted child rapist.

Benediktsson kept this secret as the rapist, a friend of his father’s was essentially exonerated.

Restored honor is the controversial process by which convicted criminals can have their crimes expunged and return to society with all rights and privileges restored. It requires that the convicted person serve between two to five years of their sentence on their best behavior and that they have multiple letters of recommendation. Sveinsson provided one such letter.

The Reykjavik Grapevine, an English-language Icelandic outlet, reported on the recent case of “restored honor” on Thursday:

This information was kept hidden from the general public, despite repeated requests from the media, until a parliamentary committee ruled that the Ministry of Justice was legally obliged to disclose this information. The Prime Minister was aware of his father’s actions since at least last July, but said nothing.

In 2004, Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson was convicted of raping his step-daughter almost daily for twelve years from the time she was five years old. Citing Stundin, another Icelandic outlet, the Grapevine summarized that Hauksson was granted restored honor last August.

The Ministry of Justice initially refused to disclose who had provided the letter of recommendation for the convicted rapist, but after a parliamentary committee pushed for full disclosure, the ministry revealed Sveinsson was responsible. However, after news of the secretive arrangement emerged last week, the prime minister’s father claimed Hauksson had penned the letter and asked him to sign it, also asserting he believes Hauksson is sorry for his crimes.

Hauksson’s victim called the decision to restore his honor “surreal.”

 

Exacerbating the controversy is the fact that Prime Minister Benediktsson reportedly knew about the letter to restore the rapist’s honor as far back as July of last year and said nothing. Further, the prime minister and the minister of justice, Sigríður Andersen, are members of the same political party — the Independence Party.

This scandal has reportedly brought down the government.

The Guardian noted that

The Bright Future party said on its Facebook page that it had ‘decided to terminate cooperation with the government,’ effectively bringing down Bjarni Benediktsson’s administration barely nine months after it was formed.”

The Bright Future Party is one of three main parties, and their decision to break with the government will usher in the second “snap election” in a year. The Reform Party, the third major party, has also withdrawn support for the government, advocating a new vote.

According to the Grapevine, the incident has outraged not just the major political parties, but smaller ones, as well as the Icelandic public:

The Icelandic public has been in an uproar over the matter, and the opposition parties are gearing up to push back. Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson spoke with Grapevine on the matter, saying, ‘The opposition, and certainly the Pirate Party, will take this matter forward with great urgency. The nation is outraged and demands it.’

This is not the first time a rapist has been granted restored honor in Iceland, and it aligns with similar instances in other countries where pedophiles have evaded accountability for their abuses with the help of people in power.

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WernerHeisenberg's picture

I am sure the Clinton Foundation was involved in some fashion

JRobby's picture

A big pastime in the cold, dark a long time, only recently not pagan areas of the world. Oh yea, and the Vatican.

amadeus39's picture

And just think, some believe a god created such deviates.

 

peddling-fiction's picture

You do not know how the spirit realm works.

Something helped deviate the dirty boy, plus a secret handshake too much.

RAT005's picture

Finnish women have more babies. ...that's sexist!

Just guessing but between Feminism, Liberalism, MGTOW, economy, etc., I bet it's mostly the men avoiding child birth.

rrrr's picture

To amadeus39 : ...or that some god allowed them to be created. As anyone who has attended business school knows, whatever you allow, that is your actual policy.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

We live in very dark times.

For those of you who are religious, pray to whatever god you believe in to end this financial system.  It is perhaps, the only thing that will give us a chance at redefining the West, and thus save it.  

Another decade of this shit and I am not sure how/if it could be saved. 

HenryKissingerZuckerberg's picture

elites have ALWAYS been abusing children, for thousands of years it is so, thousands of pedo scandals in the EU elites, UK elites, US elites, HollyWOOD, etc

even (((SOME))) religions books (((Talmud)))  talk about this...

but mentioning such deeds would be anti -semite! and not very PC

http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/07/how-11-new-york-city-babies-contra...
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/baby-dies-herpes-virus-ritual-circumcision-...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2963564/Orthodox-Jews-talks-heal...

fx's picture

Iran has hanged a child rapist who murdered his victim just a few days ago. While they hang a lot of people over there that shouldn't be hanged, methinks that this is by far a superior treatment than pardoning child rapists.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1511496/iran-publicly-hangs-man-rape-murder...

Jimbeau's picture

but, what if the charge is bogus?

One hell of a quick way to take any man out of the picture...

meterman's picture

Read the article Jimbeau:

convicted of raping his step-daughter almost daily for twelve years from the time she was five years old. 

Bogus? Who the hell are you?

merizobeach's picture

Try reading the thread you're replying to, dumbass.

Jimbeau was referring to the comment about Iran.  You know--the one directly above his to which he was directly replying.

Alohakid's picture

This one confessed to the crimes.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

The advantages of executing a child rapist is that there is exactly zero chance of recidivism. If you consider that this is one of the most heinous crimes one can commit against an innocent and it is within the power of the state to prevent its recurrence, I can find little in arguments against capital punishment for the rapist.

Obadiah's picture

Its those that SAY they are jews but ARE NOT BUT DO LIE

 

Yeah those people are seriously f'd up

 

Revalations 2:9

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 

and more here....

Revalations 3:9

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Yog Soggoth's picture

If the word jew was invented in 1765, then how did it end up in a book supposedly written 2000 years ago? Sounds like a Pharisee got ahold of your good book.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

You translate it then, genius. What is the Greek word in question? You must think yourself quite clever with this gotcha that has escaped scholars over the centuries.

MasterControl's picture

The Tanakh was written 4,000 years ago.  Not 2,000.
It's the 3 books of Islam that are 1,400 years old.

doctor10's picture

this is the "glue" that ties it all together.

Iceland has told the bankers to get TFO...now the pedo-politicians that make life warm and cozy for the bankers are being to told to GTFO..

Hope no one decides they need a dose of "freedom" any time soon

The Sculptor's picture

This story broke over the weekend. 

I know the headlines are a-poppin' these days but come on.

 

amadeus39's picture

Praying is the most ineffectual and time-wasting activity that a human can indulge in. It only enhances the smugness of the one who prays. Please do something more useful.

 

 

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Like hose down comment sections out of your personal septic truck? No thanks - you keep it.

stiler's picture

Systems can't be saved in any religious sense, only people can. Prayer for people to be delivered OUT OF this system is more like it. The cosmos has been corrupt since Satan's pride. Johannan called it "this present evil world system" or greek: cosmos. Adulterated from the beginning by Satan. Not just the financial system, but all modes of life. "The boastful pride of life." It's fallen-ness is being amplified in these last days, because God is bringing sin to full fruition, until in the Tribulation it says,

11Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy.” 

Essentially, God is fattening up sinners for the slaughter of the Tribulation. But there is a way out through personal faith in Christ.

holgerdanske's picture

I used to laugh off stories of child abuse, satanism and other weird accusations against people in power.

I could not get myelf to believe anyone could be that evil.

Now I am no longer that sure,  - and that is truly scary!

tion's picture

Seattle Mayor pedophile Ed Murray finally stepping down. 

Sickos everywhere.

tion's picture

And I just can't help but point out that this piece of shit they wanted to restore honor to started raping this little girl every single day for twelve years, from the time she was 5 to the time she was 17, well over four thousand rapes even without considering it could have involved multiple times a day, and he only spent five and a half years in jail.  There is no way the mother didn't know this was happening that entire time.  This whole thing is so disgusting.  How are people like this permitted to continue living? Maybe we should consider making firing squads great again.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

For a long time I had a hard time understanding how one justified the mass extermination of human life over and over throughout the course of human history.  

I always thought human life was something special, sacred and these mass exterminations were all (<-- focus on these words -->) exclusively based on one group's quest for power and domination over another group.  In the past 36 months or so, my opinion of this has changed.  The human mind has the ability to become so warped and divorced from reality it has similar effects to rabies.  "Recivilizing" these people becomes an impossibility. 

To this day, we do only one thing with rabid animals, and for many people on this planet, in a sane world -- would meet the same fate as their rabid four-legged friends. 

Killtruck's picture

If you don't think that you are completely capable of being Hitler, you're wrong. Every human is. The "exterminate" hardware is in all of us. Ever have ants in your kitchen? Wasps in your attic? 

We're all capable of it, because it's a very useful prgoram. This is not to say that I am endorsingt Hitler or any atrocity for that matter. I'm just saying that people generally consider themselves "good", and that is blatantly false. 

chestergimli's picture

There I see nothing wrong with self protection. It's either us or (((them))).

scaffold's picture

I think that there must be something more sinister besides it. What about the family of the girl? It is impossible that they didn't know nothing. There had to be more people who knew what he was doing. 12 years everyday...

I think that Iceland isn't so bright as we think. It was easy to bankers to set up their scam. It was easy to escape serious prosecution. And now we see that life of Iceland's pedophiles is easy too. And there is even a law there which allow you to "restore honor".

DoctorFix's picture

I don't know of many places that ever jailed bankers.  When will the hangings begin here?  I'll even petition for a national holiday

dunce's picture

She was a step child. The mother recognized him as a pedophile and gave him her daughter for the perks she got as his wife.

SoDamnMad's picture

Maybe lower him down the side of one of those active volcanos or stake him down in the path of advancing lava.  The Icelandic Way.

Bigly's picture

At least Iceland still has enough integrity that this would bring down the govt?

No such luck here. We have a scummy society of braindead self absorbed morons.

WTFUD's picture

In the world of the Elite sodomizing a child is a perk of your position.

TeraByte's picture

It has been their well organized and institutionalized privilege from time immemorial.

peddling-fiction's picture

Plus it is a requirement for most.

It is blackmail material, so you can be welcomed to politics.

Bobportlandor's picture

Greg Hunter interview sheds some light on this subject.

Dr. Dave Janda – Financial Tsunami About to Hit Our Shores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2T8OHnxmE&t=1s

Manipuflation's picture

Those rotten shark eating bastards... I don't really care what Iceland does nor do I care to hear another bromide about how they cleaned up their central banking.  Not on my bucket list of places to visit. 

peddling-fiction's picture

You seem to be projecting something strange.

DoctorFix's picture

Now if only the same were done here in the US.  One can dream.

Rebelrebel7's picture

The people from Iceland  don't put up with any shit! They imprisoned the guilty bankers and politicians  after the 2008 crash, and it is probably why they have the world's oldest democracy, of 1200 years!

They have been acting pretty flaky though with strange Merkel like social policies since they are part of the EU. I hope that they can survive it!

We actually occupied Iceland with Great Britain from 1940-1945 in order to prevent a German invasion.

I wish that American politicians and the establishment were held to such standards!

We have a banana republic! The corruption and blatant crime is so treacherous that our nation has truly ceased functioning!

DeeZ_nutZ's picture

Big Fucking Deal!  In canada a pedophile was in charge of the sex education reform under the governance of an open and avid ugly lesbian.

https://torontolife.com/city/ben-levin-child-pornography-sting/  

Needless to say, his sex reform is well and alive - it opened the door to ontario schools to all sorts of perverts and filthy human scum.

land_of_the_few's picture

That's nothing, Canada also have a dyed-in-the-wool 3rd generation professional Russia-hater of foreign extraction as foreign minister. She *loves* the current regime installed in Kiev by the West and doesn't see any problem with OUN-b neoNazis there. Seems Trudeau put her in place (instead of the previous sane incumbent) because he thought Hillary would win, so some rabid NWO sucking-up would be required :D

DeeZ_nutZ's picture

thanks for bringing the good ole nazis up, buddy.... since you are so excited about it, here is the monument of a nazi collaborator in russia:

http://politicalhotwire.com/current-events/119857-monument-nazi-collabor...

perhaps you should write a letter to putin and ask him to tear down the monument? 

land_of_the_few's picture

You present yourself as being strangely riled-up about this disloyal "Cossack"s statue on private land?

The same "normal" guys behind this group from St Pete proposing this statue also wanted to ban Pokemon Go because it "smacks of Satanism" :D

http://en.news-4-u.ru/the-orthodox-union-of-cossacks-are-convinced-that-...

Not quite sure why you are so "concerned", he was handed over by the Brits after Yalta -they captured him running a puppet "Cossack" state in Italy for Hitler!- and then executed along with his group by the Soviets.

Oh by the way, his grandson was convicted of crimes against humanity, after working with General Pinochet in Chile for the West, strangely enough. Apple didn't fall far from the tree, huh?

deimos178's picture

Wow, I got lost in that story for a while, pretty gruesome but at least he is still in prison hopefully getting fitted with a size 14 asshole.

Automatic Choke's picture

Sorry, I really don't get it.

It isn't hard, as a normal, working, family centered, citizen, to follow reasonable moral practice.  You don't need much intelligence, nor religion, nor any other sort of "oversight" to know that raping a 5 year old kid is really, really bad karma.  Some things just aren't really human behavior.  We may have philosophical differences, political opinions, and wave different flags, but we ought to all recognize that protecting kids is a central dogma that we can all get around.

So, why is it that so MANY high level politicians and religious leaders expose themselves as sub-human scum in this regard?

I think there really is a strong correlation between those that seek power over others, and those who are truly dangerous to society.  Perhaps it is time to really contemplate ALL public service management (up to and including president) to be randomly selected, like jury duty, from us unwashed masses who really don't want the hassle and have no intention of seeking power.

Let the scum retire from politics, and become dog thieves, insurance salesman, and marketing executives as nature intended.

small towel's picture

WTFUD (above)

In the world of the Elite sodomizing a child is a perk of your position.