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From Norway Today:

PHOTO: Deadly attack in Kongsberg: Multiple people dead, injured

Two people have been injured, and five people have been killed in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg. One man has been arrested. The police believe the perpetrator acted alone.

“We can, unfortunately, confirm that there are several injured and dead people. The injured have been taken to the hospital,” Øyvind Aas, police chief in Drammen, stated.

The police got a report at 6:28 PM that a person had shot at people with a bow and arrow in Kongsberg. A large area in the center was cordoned off and evacuated.

 
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  1. Rob McX says:

    Strangest case I’ve ever heard of, five people killed with a bow and arrow. Attacks with automatic weapons often have a lower body count than that.

  2. ‘Two people have been injured, and five people have been killed in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg.’

    That’s pretty impressive for a bow and arrow. The perpetrator is definitely not black.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute, Catdog
    • Replies: @Ed Case
  3. Trelane says:

    Five out of seven is pretty good archery. So yeah Sailer’s law of mass shootings still seems valid presuming the actor is white.

    • Replies: @Mark Brophy
    , @mc23
  4. Mike Tre says:

    “Does Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings Apply to Bow-and-Arrow Massacres in Norway?”

    Yes, and just about anywhere else. I’m not sure even Hollywood has attempted to gaslight people into thinking negroes were ever able bowmen (swimmers, either.)

  5. J.Ross says:

    Stupid Indian.
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    I: No, it’s not Zeke, it’s the IRS. You have sent us a check for \$599.99 —
    P: Oh yeahhh …
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    P: Oh … okay, I’ll send you another check for \$599.99.
    I: Uh …
    P: If you need more I can always cut one more check for \$599.99.
    I: Sir —
    P: Great talking to you, enjoy Stovokorr.
    I: Sir —
    P: Wait, wait, let me put my friend Nancy on the line.
    Nancy: I think you are the ones who are not paying enough taxes! We have to continue to make sure the public continues. But by the way, whether they know it or not, the public does support it. Unconsciously I mean. Without their knowledge. Like when that Paki spy was handling all Congressional Democrat IT services. You are the real bad guys though, what a twist.
    I: Sir!
    P: Be excellent to each other, dude.

  6. Chester says:

    Comanche raid? With an assault bow? and high capacity quiver?

    • LOL: usNthem, flyingtiger
  7. Daniel H says:

    Does Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings Apply to Bow-and-Arrow Massacres in Norway?

    Oh, definitely. It’s gotta’ be a berserker.

  8. S Johnson says:
    @Rob McX

    Horrible but effective demonstration of how deadly the bow and arrow could be. English archers won several lasting victories over the French that way, the most famous being Agincourt. The trick was to get the enemy’s soldiers stuck in the muddy low ground, then open fire.

  9. Altai says:

    It was a small town and it was a bow and arrow, so I suspect a native Norwegian. Though given this in many European countries asylum centres are often tucked away in small towns like this, partly to spread the burden and partly to disincentivize more asylum seekers by ‘stranding’ them in boring small foreign towns away from the ‘vibrant’ diaspora communities in large cities.

    Given the high number of fatalities it implies somebody who had honed their skill with a sports bow, hardly the MO of a listless asylum seeker. More likely a young man who grew up with rural sports. If that is the case, it’s also possible we have another Brevik and he was shooting people who looked foreign.

    Though maybe an asylum seeker was taught the craft as part of an ‘integration’ programme, often the days of these men are quite dull (Again somewhat deliberately so as direct provision is a direct reaction to the inability of the legal systems to fully deter them or deport them) and programmes to give them something to do are common. (There are campaigns against ‘direct provision’ in many European countries which practice it, which ultimately amount to campaigns for more asylum fraud.) And we have seen, particularly in Sweden several cases of asylum seekers going berserk and attacking natives, often after getting bad news as regards their applications.

    Either way I blame The Walking Dead for giving the guy the idea.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @Altai
    , @Harry Baldwin
  10. A mentally ill bow hunter or competitive archer who dabbled in hunting? Let’s go with the latter. They’ve now got crazily efficient, modern bows, and arrows tipped with wickedly effective heads. Huntin’ arrowheads today ain’t like the stone points from the pre-Columbian era points that the American Injun sentimentalists celebrated on Monday.

  11. Rob McX says:
    @Altai

    Though given this in many European countries asylum centres are often tucked away in small towns like this, partly to spread the burden and partly to disincentivize more asylum seekers by ‘stranding’ them in boring small foreign towns away from the ‘vibrant’ diaspora communities in large cities.

    It’s also a method of demographic carpet-bombing, ensuring that not even the remotest village escapes the population replacement project. Until the turn of the century, even though there was already a lot of immigration, it was usually to the big cities. Small towns and rural areas were mostly untouched until the “asylum” racket took off, with invaders being dispersed until every town and village had its “share”.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  12. Charlotte says:

    The news reports indicate the shooter was walking through town targeting people. One singular advantage of using a bow would be the lack of noise, whereas gunshots would send potential victims running for cover. Even shouting and screaming might not be immediately associated with the guy carrying the bow . . .

  13. Altai says:
    @Altai

    Okay, not only is there direct provision housing for asylum seekers, they’ve already made themselves known to the local police.

    Gang rape in 2016.
    https://norwaytoday.info/news/three-men-convicted-gang-rape-kongsberg/

    Three young asylum seekers are sentenced to imprisonment up to six years for raping a woman who was walking home from the jazz festival in Kongsberg last summer.

    Somali man murdered a fellow Somali asylum seeker in 2016.
    https://norwaytoday.info/news/a-somali-man-is-charged-with-knife-murder-kongsberg/

    A Somali man in his 30s is charged with the knife murder of a a man of the same age in Kongsberg. The two persons were described as former aquintances.

    Both the victim and the person charged with the knife murder have lived in Norway for at least ten years, police said.

    So still possible there is an ethnic angle to this, either anti-Norwegian or anti-asylum seeker.

  14. tyrone says:

    Every thing from brown bear to white-tail deer are killed by bow every year …..animals that are more robust than humans ……..it’s a good thing that bow-hunters are so law abiding .

  15. One of the articles on this story stated “Terrorism could not be ruled out.” Whatever that means…

  16. Dr. X says:

    This event demonstrates the falsity of the leftist argument that we need to ban guns to prevent mass shootings. You can kill dozens in a vehicular attack. You can kill thousands by hijacking airplanes and crashing them into office buildings. You can kill multiple victims with a bow.

    But you can’t challenge or overthrow the government with bows, trucks, or airplanes. You can’t defeat a government SWAT team kicking in your door with a bow. But you can with a rifle. That’s why the government fears guns, plain and simple.

    The government overlords couldn’t care less how many people die in random mass shootings — all they care about is not being in the crosshairs themselves.

  17. Anon[676] • Disclaimer says:

    I think Sailor’s Second Law of Mass Shootings may apply: “If the authorities have not released a name and mugshot of the perpetrator within 12 hours of an arrest, he is not white.”

    Sailor’s Third Law says, “Keep a close eye on the Daily Mail Online.”

    Edit:

    “Police identified the suspect as a 38-year-old Danish man who lives in Kongsberg…,” says the DM.

    Of course “Danish Man” could be a black African “immigrant” to Denmark, and conceivably even a female who identifies as a man. So who knows.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  18. White boys up in Norway git’ n’ er done under less than ideal conditions.

    No fancy shmancy assault weapons here, no sir.

    The only sane solution is to ban bows and arrows.

  19. Barnard says:
    @Altai

    It has been several hours and they haven’t released a name yet. Seems highly likely it is a non white attacker. Did they take in an Afghanis?

  20. England required her menfolk to keep, maintain, and practise [sic] with archery equipment, at least on paper, until 1960. Some claim it’s still on the books.

    Wiltshire vicar revives ancient archery law

    Archery – its the law: THE LONGBOW STATUTE OF KING HENRY VIII – 1515

    Britain’s Archery Mandate

    The Butts

    Do Englishmen Still Have to Show Up for Longbow Practice?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @S Johnson
    , @Catdog
  21. @Rob McX

    You never saw any of the Rambo movies? He shot down a Russian helicopter with one in Rambo 3.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  22. @Altai

    UK Media: “Police said a suspect – a 38-year-old Danish citizen who lives in Kongsberg – was arrested following the incident and is believed to have acted alone.”

    Is there a Minnesota angle?

  23. Anon[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    Really? I believe the guy was hunting. Stealthily. We’ll see.

  24. Criminal background checks, and waiting periods, mandatory for purchasers of string and feathers.

    • Replies: @mc23
  25. Anon[676] • Disclaimer says:

    A name (or three different spellings of a name) that sounds Danish has been posted on this Norwegian BBS:

    https://forum.fok.nl/topic/2624052/1/999

    Supposedly a YouTuber, who preannounced this four days ago and demonstrated his bow and arrow skills.

  26. Rob McX says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty soon every yew tree will have to be registered with the local police, so they can count the branches to make sure you’re not building up a clandestine arsenal of deadly bows and arrows.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  27. @Rob McX

    Big Brother is watching yew!

  28. usNthem says:

    It’ll be interesting to see who the archer was relative to the victims – native vs. aliens, native vs. native, alien vs. native.

  29. Hodag says:

    Steve

    You are name checked in the forward to this book

    https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300243116/world-after-liberalism

    This is from the forward/or first chapter. You get name dropped, Bronze Age Pervert is even more verboten that the Sailer. Referred to but not mentioned like there is no word in old German for bear, for fear of summoning the bear.

    All told, the author is honest but opposed. He is also a very readable author. Good on him.

    And I suspect he is going to read this. So let us be clear. I am a simple but perhaps mythical creature from Wisconsin’s Northwoods, who lost his mind when the tree cutters showed up, but now is just a simple high school football booster.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @ATBOTL
  30. @S Johnson

    I am an archer; strictly amateur, but if you can take down a deer with 35# recurve bow and arrow you can certainly take down a human. I don’t hunt either but you can visualize it. I have a couple of targets in my backyard and go out and drill them when I am in a bad mood. It is strangely addictive.

    Ironically, it reminds me of playing golf. It is all concentration and etiquette. It is also extremely cheap. I decent bow costs \$150 and you are in business.

    • Agree: S Johnson, Catdog
  31. Wilkey says:
    @Rob McX

    It’s also a method of demographic carpet-bombing

    Send them to the middle of Maine or Montana, but not to Martha’s Vineyard or Malibu. Funny how that works.

    But yes, I’m going with a native Swede with a local grudge. Too small a town and too weird a weapon to be some Syrian refugee. If it were a so-called “hate crime” they would have already been hinting at that by now.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack Armstrong
  32. lavoisier says:
    @Altai

    Given the number of dead I would bet on Norwegian killing asylum seekers. Had to be some skill involved with the death count.

    But only if Sailer’s Law applies to bow and arrow attacks.

  33. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    It was in Norway. Suspect is a Dane who lives there.

    It confusing and confounds sailers law in that the dead wounded ratio is nearly 1 to 1, and of course he couldn’t kill himself ultimately with a long bow.

  34. People can die from bow and arrow inside of half a football field’s length and you would never know it.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  35. @Wilkey

    Dane. Of the not-so-great type.

  36. prosa123 says:
    @Anon

    I think Sailor’s Second Law of Mass Shootings may apply: “If the authorities have not released a name and mugshot of the perpetrator within 12 hours of an arrest, he is not white.”

    In some countries the police have to wait a set period of time after an arrest before they can publicly release the person’s name. IINM it’s 24 hours in Canada.

  37. Two people have been injured, and five people have been killed in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg.

    Euler solved the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem. Could he solve the Seven Arrows of Kongsberg? Steve is on it like lye on lutefisk.

  38. @Rob McX

    Rob, well the bow has been around for forever. I often wondered how so many different societies around the world managed to design and build bows and arrows, from the Arctic to the rainforests of South America to the natives in Polynesia. Five is a masacre but were any scalpted. Just watched some of “Dances with Wolves.”

  39. anon[417] • Disclaimer says:

    norway has had a good run. it’s time is up. it must be nuked.///

    The hate speech occurred after a fight broke out between the two men around 2:30 a.m. in the town of Halden, during which the defendant pushed the Somali man, who retaliated by throwing a baked potato that struck the defendant in the back of his head.

    https://www.loc.gov/item/global-legal-monitor/2018-08-07/norway-supreme-court-rules-on-boundaries-of-hate-speech/

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  40. anon[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    No sound to scare/notify others…

  41. S Johnson says:
    @(((They))) Live

    One of my most fun vacation experiences as a child was shooting bows and arrows in Scotland.

  42. Jack D says:

    We clearly need bow control. Ban automatic bows. No bow sales without a background check. Etc.

  43. S Johnson says:
    @(((They))) Live

    The composite bow (smaller, lighter weight ideal for firing from chariots) was introduced to ancient Egypt by the Hyksos (Semitic easterners, literally ‘foreign rulers’), who are likely the rulers mentioned in the book of Exodus.

  44. S Johnson says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    So they could call them up from their farms to shoot at the French again every so often.

  45. Kronos says:

    Very interesting video on how to shoot arrows both accurately and quickly. Looks like bans on “high capacity quivers” won’t work.

  46. Kronos says:
    @(((They))) Live

    You beat me to posting the video.

  47. @Doktor Jeep

    ‘People can die from bow and arrow inside of half a football field’s length and you would never know it.’

    Yeah — but five dead and two wounded? He was shooting from close range. Bear in mind these aren’t deer. The victims’ll be getting rudimentary first aid within five minutes and professional medical attention within half an hour. Those shots have to kill quickly.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  48. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongsberg

    Population 25,000. There should be zero non- Norwegians, except a few Danes and Swedes.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  49. @Trelane

    He’s not an actor, he’s a murderer.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  50. epebble says:

    Those shots have to kill quickly.

    Toxic arrows?

    • Replies: @Possumman
  51. Bill P says:

    I grew up with some Norwegians from Kongsberg. They are big into ski jumping. Shame about this berserker asshole.

    But certainly one can kill with a bow, or an axe or blade. Cooking is one of my hobbies, and I keep my knives very sharp. It wouldn’t be difficult to inflict a mortal wound with sharp steel (I can cut through joints like they were cheese), and the arrowheads these days are designed to slice through flesh like razors. Some even spring open after impact to increase wound diameter. These things are designed to kill moose, so humans could certainly be susceptible.

  52. mc23 says:
    @Trelane

    Cold, sustained rage. Deliberation and skill with a weapon. Sounds like a crackpot European. I think Sailers Law applies here.

  53. Cortes says:

    The BBC says the person arrested has a Danish mother and Norwegian father.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58906165

    A bit of distancing going on, it seems.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Stan d Mute
  54. @Cortes

    The Daily Mail says he’s a convert to Islam.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    , @JMcG
  55. @Mark Brophy

    If it’s true, then he’s a murderer. But Norway hasn’t had a massacre for a number of years – not since Breivik: time for a staged event – whether fake or real. If it’s fake, the man is obviously a crisis actor.

    It must be admitted that “massacres” have been getting more creative recently.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting
    64 year old Stephen Paddock kills 60 people after firing 24 different rifles from the window of his hotel room. Apparently, he smuggled them in his lunch box or something.

    Now we have the Norwegian bowman. Two out of three ain’t bad, but five from seven is very respectable. Fast forward a few years and we’ll maybe have the Reykjavik Massacre – eco-terrorist runs amok in Iceland with whale harpoon !

    • LOL: InnerCynic
  56. You haven’t seen nothing yet. I am aged out of this fight (unless you bring it to my doorstep). But all of you good honkies have absolutely no clue. Not a hint of a clue.

    You have lived your lily white lives in lily white suburbs. You might be upset about the occasional news item that escapes the censor. When you have personally seen some random weak white boy raped by a gang of negroes, I will know that you understand.

    It’s great living in white flight land. I’m happy as hell to be here today. But I’m guessing that 99% of you have always been here and have no fucking clue how poor crackers like myself have lived for decades.

    • Agree: Jack Armstrong
  57. @Steve Sailer

    The Daily Mail would have a lot to say about me if I ever went postal.

    The problem is, when you finally go postal, you have already lost the plot. You aren’t acting rationally and lash out indiscriminately. We will see MUCH more of this as the consequence of two years of home confinement and mandatory face diapering (atop a lifetime of hate for simply being white and male) I expect a tsunami of this kind of crap and I expect that most of it (99.9%+) will be entirely misdirected.

  58. @Cortes

    A bit of distancing going on, it seems.

    A white boy with a BOW AND ARROW is an order of magnitude more deadly than a negro with an AK47.

    Hmm.

    And yet here in America we are doing everything possible to push white boys over the edge.

    I’m sure that this will turn out well.

    Nobody ever pays any attention to the HBD Mitten. But I have to ask if the phrase “Bath School massacre” resonates. Crackers are this world’s Alpha Predator. And yet our communist government is determined to create a million new Kazinski’s. I’d like to be alive to witness your chickens coming home to roost. Maybe I should start accepting medical “treatment”.

    Nah. I’ll see .001% of you in Valhalla. The rest of you can enjoy your Detriotification.

  59. Ed Case says:
    @Colin Wright

    Bowhunting as a sport is big in Scandinavia.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    , @Ed Case
  60. S Johnson says:

    Ottoman archery declined after their defeat at the Battle of Lepanto according to Wikipedia.

    “If there are more wounded than dead, the archer is likely Mohammedan.

    “If there are more dead than wounded, the archer is likely non-Mohammedan.”

    • Replies: @Catdog
  61. Gordo says:

    Police said they had previously been in contact with him over fears of radicalisation after he converted to Islam.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58906165

    • Thanks: Jack Armstrong
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  62. @Sick 'n Tired

    You never saw any of the Rambo movies? He shot down a Russian helicopter with one in Rambo 3.

    Obligatory:

  63. JMcG says:
    @Colin Wright

    My son’s first buck was taken with a bow. The arrow was a three-bladed broadhead, nothing fancy. He made a perfect shot into the engine room from thirty yards. The deer made it maybe twenty yards before dying. The arrow had pierced both lungs and the heart. No amount of immediate medical attention could have done anything for someone injured so grievously.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  64. JMcG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The only paper still worth reading.

  65. @Altai

    Though maybe an asylum seeker was taught the craft as part of an ‘integration’ programme

    Some may have forgotten that Sweden offers marksmanship training to its immigrants.

    https://thenewamerican.com/sweden-providing-marksmanship-training-for-muslim-migrants/

  66. Catdog says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’ve said this before, but that law was superseded in 1621 by a new law requiring that the pike-and-musket armed militia (the “trayned bands”) practice on Sundays instead.

    • Replies: @S Johnson
  67. Catdog says:
    @(((They))) Live

    Impressive but not relevant to this case, or to archery for the purpose of killing things in general. Lars is purely a trick shooter. He uses specially-made light arrows and a very low draw-weight bow. If he shot you with that it might just bounce off your skin. It’s most obvious when he’s shooting the styrofoam skull. An arrow from my #70 recurve would fly straight through it, while his arrow just barely sticks in and doesn’t even poke out the other side.

  68. Brutusale says:
    @Ed Case

    Bowhunting is illegal in Norway.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  69. Catdog says:
    @S Johnson

    Ottoman archery declined after their defeat at the Battle of Lepanto according to Wikipedia.

    Ottoman archery “declined” only in the sense that they were phasing out the less effective bows in favor of more effective musketry, but that had been going on for decades by that point. At the siege of Malta, Ottoman musketeers were more feared than the archers.

    • Thanks: S Johnson
  70. Alfa158 says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I used to go there for business in the ‘70’s because it was a defense and industrial electronics industry town. That’s pretty much what it was like back then. Lovely place, lovely people. Pure versions of Minnesota Nice, what today we would call GoodWhites. The locals were very hospitable, the girls were beautiful, and very interested in me the, relatively, exotic looking Italian. I was young and single and it worked to my benefit, but even then I remember telling myself, these people have no natural social immunity. That could end poorly for them.
    Great skiing in the winter and hiking the hills in the summer foraging for cloudberries. There was a funny anecdote about one of my colleagues who spent more time there than back in the US and was teaching himself Norwegian. One morning he was late coming in to the office and tried to tell our hosts, in Norwegian, that he had had a flat tire. One of them looked at him quizzically and replied in English, “you were bitten by any automobile tire”?

  71. Possumman says:
    @epebble

    Wonder what broadheads he used—deer usually bleed out quickly–sometimes they just kind of walk away–not knowing they are dead yet.

  72. @Gordo

    Ahhhh…. so he “converted”, eh? How many guesses as to what? But he also used other undescribed weapons as told by witnesses in the grocery store.

    The BBC’s transparency in reporting is at its typically muddy best. But it sits amongst the usual bashing of anyone who doesn’t toe the covidian cults vaxx narrative so why am I not surprised..

  73. S Johnson says:
    @Catdog

    In the great novel “Wife to Mr Milton” by Robert Graves, John Milton is portrayed as a nerdy pike enthusiast.

  74. @anon

    The irony of a country that claims to have “free speech” but then goes on to define “hate speech” There can be no free if you’re policing what you call is hate.

  75. @JMcG

    ‘My son’s first buck was taken with a bow. The arrow was a three-bladed broadhead, nothing fancy. He made a perfect shot into the engine room from thirty yards. The deer made it maybe twenty yards before dying. The arrow had pierced both lungs and the heart. No amount of immediate medical attention could have done anything for someone injured so grievously.’

    Yeah — but wouldn’t these people have started wiggling and jumping around? I can see one or two careful shots at still targets — but wouldn’t the rest have been more a matter of snap shots at people running and stuff?

    • Replies: @JMcG
  76. Ed Case says:
    @Ed Case

    Bowhunting as a sport or huntin g with bows?
    Thems 2 different things.

  77. unwoke says:

    ‘Two people have been injured, and five people have been killed in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg’

    And already they’re spinning it as a right-wing problem again:

    From today’s The Telegraph:

    “How the Norway attack plays into the legacy of Anders Breivik” by Richard Orange

    “Before the Norwegian far-Right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik launched his gun rampage on the island of Utoya in the summer of 2011, he outlined two goals in his sprawling, incoherent manifesto. By attacking a Labour party youth camp, he hoped to kill the party’s future leaders and so slow the mass migration of Muslims into Norway he believed the party had engineered in a secret “Eurabia” conspiracy.

    And he hoped to provoke an overreaction against the anti-migration right which would force them to follow his path to militancy.

    Neither of these things happened.
    The country’s new Labour government – whose members were announced on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday’s bow-and-arrow terror attack – contains two ministers who survived Utoya.

    In the words of incoming prime minister Jonas Gahr Store, they are “carrying this past with them”.

    Moreover, rather than being repressed, populist, anti-migration parties have thrived.
    Two years after his attack, the populist Progress party, for which Breivik was a youth activist, entered government for the first time and remained as a junior coalition partner in Norway until last year.

    The Danish People’s Party saw its best election result ever in the years after his attack, becoming the second biggest party in parliament, and the populist Sweden Democrat party got nearly 18 per cent of the vote in 2018.

    Populist success was helped by the refugee wave of 2015, which strengthened public concern over migration, while the parties have
    been helped by the failure of integration policies.

    Sweden, in particular, has suffered a surge in the number of shootings and explosion attacks carried out by first and second-generation immigrants, with gun homicide rates rising to among the highest in Europe.

    There have been sporadic Islamic terror attacks: the Copenhagen shootings of 2015, which claimed two victims, and the Stockholm truck terror attack of 2017, which saw seven killed.

    Scandinavia has come nowhere close to the war of civilisations of Breivik’s diseased fantasy, public attitudes have hardened, with public policy moving in a direction of which Breivik would approve.

    Both Denmark and Norway brought in burqa bans in 2018, Denmark in all public places and Norway at schools and universities. Denmark’s fringe Stram Kurs party even wants Islam banned and all Muslims deported.

    In Sweden, both the populist Sweden Democrats and the Moderate Party have at a municipal level have brought in school burqa bans, bans on halal food in schools, and even a ban on praying at work.

    Rhetoric has also toughened, with even Denmark’s Social Democrats now ruing the problems caused by “non-Western immigration” and seeking to reduce the share of ‘non-Westerners’ in all disadvantaged neighbourhoods to just 30 percent
    In Sweden, both the populist Sweden Democrats and the Moderate Party have at a municipal level brought in school burqa bans, bans on halal food in schools, and even a ban on praying at work.

    Sweden has been the country where anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies has taken the least hold on politics, but there are signs of a shift even there.

    Magdalena Andersson, who is likely to become the country’s first female prime minister next month, is pushing to make it much tougher for unskilled workers to migrate to the country, and is increasingly criticising the problems caused by “large groups which have come from non-European countries with a weak tradition of education”.

    It is hard to foresee exactly how these hardening Scandinavian attitudes towards Islam and migration will be affected by a suspected terror attack carried out by a Muslim convert in Norway.

    But it is unlikely to make them any more positive.”

    • Thanks: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
  78. JMcG says:
    @Colin Wright

    The cops over there lost track of him after they took cover from his initial attack. If he walked around quietly with a bow under his coat, he’d have been very hard to spot. Poor folks probably never knew they were under attack until they had already been shot. I hope this doesn’t catch on.

  79. The name of the perpetrator is Espen Andersen Bråthen (37 years old). White as a sheet and a Danish citizen, with Norwegian father and Danish mother.

    Converted to Islam in 2017, and has a “history” of substance abuse and a yet to be confirmed psychiatric disorder. Killed 5 inside or near a shopping center with bow and arrows and possibly also a knife. No report of any firearm being used.

    So, if the motive was related to Islam; that will now be “buried”, and soon to be excused and replaced with a psychiatric explanation. Nothing to see here folks, just move on…

  80. @Hodag

    Referred to but not mentioned like there is no word in old German for bear, for fear of summoning the bear.

    You sure you don’t mean Russian? Medved is the one who knows where the honey is.

  81. @Brutusale

    Bowhunting is illegal in Norway.

    Probably Chile as well. These countries are so narrow that missing your target would constitute an international incident.

    • LOL: Colin Wright
  82. The bow and arrow are sometimes referred to as the third invention; the first two being fire and the wheel.

  83. In a comment thread about bow-wielding psychopaths its, kind of surprising no one has mentioned the HBD-themed indie movie “There’s Something about Kevin.” See if you spot why this 2011 movie might be problematic in 2021:

    • Replies: @Alt Right Moderate
  84. @Alt Right Moderate

    Sorry, “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” It’s also kind of surprising Tilda Swinton played a role in this movie. Isn’t biological determinism a little anti-communist?

  85. ATBOTL says:
    @Hodag

    Lol. BAP is heavily exposed in the media. I heard him mentioned on NPR. They did a whole segment.
    Steve is much more underground. BAP used to post in the comments here a long time ago.

  86. PaceLaw says:
    @Rob McX

    Well, this is Norway we’re talking about. Something tells me that bow hunting in Norway is not just passing fad. This dude was likely very skilled and seasoned at hunting.

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