Do you remember last year when the culturally enriched refugees on the island of Lampedusa kept burning down the facilities provided for them by the Italian government?
The same sort of thing happens fairly frequently in Norwegian asylum centers. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of a brief article about the latest incident of culturally enriched arson. He includes this note:
This article from Document.no is about a fire at an asylum centre in Haslemoen, which is situated in the eastern part of the country approximately 2 hours north east of Oslo.
Maybe these asylum seekers were Afghans nationals seeking to avenge the burning of the Koran in their native country?
And the translated article:
Asylum seekers apprehended after a fire broke out at an asylum centre
[summarized from Østlendingen.no]
There was a major fire at Haslemoen asylum center on Saturday evening. No lives were lost, but the building suffered extensive damage. Three asylum seekers have been arrested in connection with the fire.
Police prosecutor Ann Elisabeth Billa from Hedmark Police precinct confirms that three asylum seekers were apprehended in Haslemoen on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.
The suspects have been charged with aggravated criminal damage, which in this case means arson. The fire will have an effect on the daily operation of the asylum centre. Fortunately, no lives were lost in the fire.
The three men who are currently in police custody in Hamar will be questioned by the police either today or tomorrow.
“Police have on the basis of the current investigation found it necessary to arrest three individuals. They are now officially suspects in the case and we have reasonable grounds to suspect that they caused the fire,” police prosecutor Billa tells local newspaper Østlendingen.
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