A former neo-Nazi, who admitted to committing two bombings 10 years ago, said he was inspired to confess after watching "The Passion of The Christ", reported the Associated Press. This is the third reported case of criminal conversion credited to Mel Gibson’s film in a week.
Johnny Olsen turned himself in to police over the weekend and said he was behind two bombings of the Blitz House, a left-wing youth group's headquarters in downtown Oslo, in 1994 and 1995.
"Jesus lives," Olsen reportedly said in a choked voice, as he entered the courtroom for his detention hearing March 29. Olsen had served 12 years in prison for murder when he was a teenager in a separate crime. "I distance myself from my past and neo-Nazism," he was quoted as saying.
The Oslo district court ordered the 41-year-old held for two weeks, pending an investigation.
If convicted, Olsen would likely get a mild sentence because he confessed and because he led police to an illegal weapons stash.