Talking to the Elephants

Many thanks to LN for translating this essay from Invandring och mörkläggning:

Sunday Chronicle: If you want to change people’s minds, you have to talk to their elephants

by Karl-Olov Arnstberg
August 7, 2022

The American psychologist Jonathan Haidt is one of the most interesting thinkers of our time. This year, the publisher Fri Tanke has published in Swedish his 400-page popular science study of morality: The Righteous Mind.

One question that Haidt twists and turns is how we make decisions and act. He notes that most people distinguish between reason and emotion. This goes back to the Greek philosophers. They put reason first and despised emotionally driven people. A man who controls his emotions will live a life of reason and justice and can expect to be reborn in an otherworldly heaven of eternal bliss, while the man who fails to control his emotions will be reincarnated as a woman — at least if Plato is to be believed.

Haidt likes metaphors and describes the divided mind as a rider on an elephant. He chose an elephant instead of a horse because elephants are so much bigger and smarter than horses. The rider is your reason and for most of us it seems that reason rules. Or, at least that’s the desirable thing. When we can’t think, emotions rule. Some people are good at keeping their emotions in check and making rational decisions. Others give in to their emotions and things can go either way.

In Haidt’s metaphor of thinking, the elephant is in charge, although he or she may be open to the rider’s persuasion. The rider is very small and the elephant is very big. The task of the rider is to serve the elephant. Haidt writes:

The rider is our conscious reasoning — the streams of words and images of which we are fully aware. The elephant is the other 99 percent of our mental processes — the ones that happen without our being aware of them but that actually control most of our behavior. The rider and the elephant work together, sometimes less effectively, as we stumble through life in search of meaning and coherence.

Automatic processes govern the human brain, just as they have governed animal brains for 500 million years. When humans developed the capacity for language and reasoning sometime in the last one million years, the brain did not reprogram itself to hand over the reins to a new, inexperienced driver. Rather, the rider was brought in because it added something that the elephant could use. Haidt writes:

The thinking system is not equipped to govern — it simply doesn’t have the power to make things happen — but it can be useful as an advisor. The rider is an attentive servant, always trying to predict the elephant’s next move. If the elephant leans the slightest bit to the left, as if preparing to take a step, the rider looks to the left and begins preparing to assist the elephant in its next leftward movement. The rider then loses interest in everything that is happening on the right side.

The elephant needs the rider, among other reasons, to be able to see further into the future, to see the consequences of the elephant’s actions. In this way it can help the elephant make better decisions in the present. It can learn new skills and master new techniques, which can be used to help the elephant achieve its goals and avoid disasters. And, most importantly, the rider acts as a mouthpiece for the elephant, even if that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she knows what the elephant is really thinking. The rider constructs after-the-fact explanations for everything the elephant has come up with.

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Swedes Prepare to Shiver

The Swedish government is advising its citizens to prepare to wear outdoor clothing indoors and take fewer showers next winter, because the evil Vladimir Putin has driven up the price of electricity.

Many thanks to LN for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

Expensive winter for householders — may face an additional SEK 50,000 in electricity bills

The popularly dubbed “sosse [socialist] prices” on electricity — or “Putin prices”, according to the Socialist government — may hit homeowners’ finances brutally this winter. You should prepare for a full 50,000 kronor [$5,000] increase in your electric bill for the cold months, experts warn.

It is already clear that the month of July, despite the heat, was the most expensive ever for electricity consumers. But that’s nothing compared to what lies in store for this winter when the cold hits. Homeowners who can’t put aside an extra SEK 50,000 to pay electric companies can expect to freeze this winter, have their electricity switched off and end up in court for unpaid electricity bills.

Red-Green energy policy decisions hit hard

The premature closure of nuclear power plants, the large-scale investment in unreliable and inadequate wind power, the interconnection of the Swedish electricity grid with other countries and the introduction of enormously power-hungry IT giants that receive electricity almost free of charge have put Sweden in a serious state of crisis when it comes to the electricity supply.

Warnings have been issued that households and businesses in Sweden may have their electricity cut off at times, something previously associated only with developing countries. Electric prices have also periodically soared to levels that have wrecked the economies of many households and driven companies out of business. However, experts are now warning that prices could be even higher this winter.

No contingency if Putin cuts gas supply

Christian Holtz, an analyst at the energy consultancy Merlin & Metis, tells Dagens Industri that Swedish homeowners should expect a surcharge of SEK 50,000 on top of what they normally pay for electricity this winter, citing Putin’s announcement of a cutoff in gas supplies to the EU as a direct cause.

For Sweden, however, it is about the lack of redundancy in the electricity supply that the red-green and red governments in particular have created through an aggressive premature closure of fully functioning nuclear power plants and a totally inadequate attempt to cover the loss of electricity production with wind turbines. If the now-vanished spare capacity had been left in the system, Sweden would have been prepared for Russian sanctions today.

The situation is further aggravated by the fact that Sweden is affected by other countries’ ill-considered energy policy decisions. This is particularly true for Germany, where the [Swedish] Green Party’s counterpart, the Greens, has been even more successful than Sweden in shutting down nuclear power. The fact that the Swedish electricity market is now linked to Europe’s means that we in Sweden cannot protect our domestic electricity needs and are being dragged into the German electricity crisis, for example.

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More on Basem Mahmoud, the Malmö Imam

A “Swedish” imam named Basem Mahmoud has gotten himself into a spot of bother by quoting the Koran on the ancestry of Jews. Evidently Mr. Mahmoud has not yet internalized the directive that advises the faithful to remain stumm about such matters until the Ummah has attained full control of the Swedish polity.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Expressen:

Now the Malmö imam has been charged with incitement

August 2, 2022

Malmö imam Basem Mahmoud has been charged for incitement against an ethnic group of people [hets mot folkgrupp]. This after he had expressed anti-Semitic views on several occasions. At the same time, he loses his MKB lease [Malmö Housing Company].

“I was extremely upset that he used the site for the purpose of spreading extremist messages,” says Lars-Erik Lovden (Social Democrats), chairman of MKB.

Over two years, Imam Basem Mahmoud spread a hateful message and preached anti-Semitic views about Jews in a basement mosque in Rosengård. He maintained, among other things, that “the Western world is run by Jews,” and that Muslims who cooperate with Jews are “traitors”.

Now, two years later, he stands accused of incitement against an ethnic group. According to the indictment, Basem Mahmoud reportedly preached in Arabic that, “Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs”.

Prosecutor Magdalena Tesfai has enlisted a researcher in religious science, Simon Sorgenfrei. He believes that Basem Mahmoud refers to a line in the Koran, but that there is no direct citation he uses in his sermon.

“At the same time, we can see how the preacher ties together a wider anti-Semitic conspiracy narrative that believes that there is a conspiracy, in this case, against Muslims, between “Jews” and “the West”, Sorgenfrei writes in a text message.

The trial of Basem Mahmoud will be held in September.

Lease contract terminated — forced to leave premises

At the same time, it is clear that Basem Mahmoud has not had his lease extended by the MKB for the basement mosque in Rosengård. He is forced to leave the premises.

Malmö’s municipal counsel for the labor market and the social board, Sedat Arif (Social Democrat), praised MKB’s decision in a Facebook post.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable, and in Malmö, there is no place at all for this type of incitement against an individual group, no matter which group it concerns or where it comes from. The premises used to spread hate messages on several occasions against various groups in Malmö is terminated, and they must now leave the premises,” he writes.

The chairman of the MKB, Lars-Erik Lovden, confirms that the lease agreement was terminated on June 13, the day before Basem Mahmoud was charged.

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Pride in Islam

The following opinion piece was written by an alleged Muslim “reformer” in Sweden.

In my experience, Muslim reformers and “moderate” Muslims usually play a carefully crafted role in the Civilization Jihad. Their job is to (1) make it more difficult for the kuffar to resist Islamization by showcasing a “moderate” form of Islam, which of course has close to 0% support from their fellow believers; and (2) divert the attention of the kuffar away from Islam’s “sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

If Akbar Abdul Rasul were really what he claims to be — a reformer who wants to reinterpret Islamic scripture and convince Muslims to welcome homosexuals publicly — he would be subject to mass condemnation as a blasphemer. He would have received a death fatwa. His house would be bombed. He would be unable to walk the streets for fear of assassination.

The fact that he is still alive and proselytizing for his “reforms” shows that the Ummah understands his true mission and accepts its utility.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this op-ed from Expressen:

As an LGBTQ Muslim, I have reinterpreted the Scriptures

July 28, 2022

After Jonas Gardell raised the issue in a debate article, Islam’s relationship with LGBTQ people has been discussed.

Akbar Abdul Rasul wants to forsake the intolerance found in religious writings.

Reply

I agree with Jonas Gardell* that religious communities must reconsider how they treat LGBTQ people (7-16-22). If religion is about God, love, and rights to a dignified life, religion must also fill that function in society.

Since it can be considered that the LGBTQ movement and orthodox Islam community are completely different entities, since 2016 I have written in Swedish newspapers about the need to reform Islam and have conversations about progressive interpretations of the Holy Scriptures.

The terror attack on a gay club in Orlando in 2016 — just like that in Oslo in June — was an attack against LGBTQ people, and its purpose was to spread fear among them all over the world. For me as a homosexual Muslim, who fled to the West because of my sexual orientation, the attack caused me to reinterpret Islam’s holy texts. I concluded that we must talk about reform and forsake the intolerance that can be found in the holy Scriptures, which do not fit in our time, and use common sense as we read them from now on.

Homophobia is the norm in most Muslim circles based on my experience

After the attack in Orlando, the outside world began to speculate more and more about what Islam thinks about homosexuality. It is somewhat hard to know since Islam is made up of 1.7 billion people around the world who all practice their religion in different ways. One cannot generalize and say that all Muslims are homophobic since we are not a homogenous group. In most Muslim countries, homosexuality is illegal; in some, one risks death; and in some it is not illegal.

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“Nobody is Listening to What I’m Saying”

The following video presentation was recorded by a Swedish doctor and researcher who has encountered significant resistance to her reporting of fatal adverse reactions to the experimental mRNA treatment intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus. She has been stonewalled, vilified, and had her competency questioned.

Many thanks to Ingrid Carlqvist for translating these excerpts, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling. The translator includes this summary:

Dr. Ute Kruger is a researcher and senior physician at the regional hospital in Kalmar, Sweden. She has worked in pathology for 25 years and for 18 years with breast cancer diagnostics. Dr. Ute Kruger has studied 8,000 autopsies and is now sounding the alarm in an interview with the Norwegian Association of Doctors and Health Workers. Dr. Kruger has witnessed an explosive increase in cancer and previously never-occurring inflammations in blood vessels in patients — who died after being injected with the mRNA vaccines. She also watched carelessness with autopsies, saw deceased patients who were incorrectly registered as “unvaccinated”; her notifications to the Swedish Medicines Agency were ignored; there was denial by research colleagues, and much more.

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Three Culture-Enrichers Sentenced for Their Roles in the Easter Riots

Three young “Swedes” have been sentenced for taking part in the Koran riots that erupted in Sweden during the Easter holiday in April (for more background on last spring’s riots in Sweden, see the Rasmus Paludan archives).

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this news report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi: “Bring These Criminals to Justice”

Professor Doctor Sucharit Bhakdi is a German virologist and professor of microbiology. He is an ethnic Thai who was born in the USA and educated at schools in Switzerland, Egypt, and Thailand. He studied medicine at the University of Bonn. Prior to his retirement, he was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and, from 1991 to 2012, director of the Medical Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene in Germany.

Dr. Bhakdi was interviewed recently in Sweden by Swebbtv. His remarks concerned the Wuhan Coronavirus, and especially the experimental mRNA treatment that is intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the disease. He was vehement about the evils of the “vaccine”, and criticized the Swedes and the Danes for failing to stand up against the pressure to have themselves and their children “vaccinated”.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Previous posts about Sucharit Bhakdi:

2020   Sep   17   Dr. Bhakdi on the Dangers of Masks and the Risks of the COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dec   15   Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi: The Side Effects of the Genetic Vaccine
2021   Feb   11   Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi: “Stand Up Against This Insanity and End It”
 

Hat tip: LN.

Those Well-Armed Swedish Youths

Criminal gangs in Sweden are managing to acquire some of the armor-piercing rounds just like those the Swedish government has been donating to Ukraine. The following story doesn’t mention the ethnicity of the “youths” who have obtained such advanced weaponry, but I seriously doubt there are any blond blue-eyed young men named Sven or Olaf among the members of these gangs.

The following article is from Fria Tider:

Swedish criminal gangs already have armour-piercing shots from those donated to Ukraine: “Very worrying”!

July 17, 2022

The police have in several cases recently seized armour-piercing shots from gang members, reports Aftonbladet.

It concerns at least three different cases so far this year, according to information to Aftonbladet.

In one of the cases, a criminal gang is involved in a bloody conflict with another criminal group, and at least one fatal shooting this year is linked to the conflict.

“It is very worrying that armour-piercing shots are appearing in criminal groups, not least when they are involved in conflicts. The likelihood of this type of weapon being used is very high,” Gunnar Appelgren, a criminal investigator and gang expert, tells the newspaper.

One of the armour-piercing shots, found in the home of a 28-year-old “network criminal” at the end of February, turned out to have been made in the former Yugoslavia. However, the type of shots found in the other cases is not mentioned in the article.

Sweden has so far sent at least 10,000 armour-piercing anti-tank shots to the war in Ukraine. In June, one such weapon was found in a second hand shop in Gothenburg.

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Sharp armour-piercing shot found in second hand shop in Gothenburg

Published June 12, 2022

‘Hällörade’ second hand chain Björkåfrihet made an unusual find in Gothenburg last week. A sharp armour-piercing shot, a weapon of the same type that the government and Magdalena Andersson (S) sent to Ukraine, was found among the returned gadgets.

The staff contacted the authorities, who called in a bomb technician. “We suspected that it was some kind of ammunition and called the police,” says Mattias Faltsetas, head of the sorting unit.

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The Boy Rapist of Skellefteå

The “13-year-old” Ethiopian boy who raped and severely injured a 9-year-old Swedish girl is — surprise! — most likely older. It has also been definitively established that he is a Muslim, and the family appears to be “radicalized”.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

“13-year-old” monster grew up in a Muslim family — sharing murder and Islamism

Samnytt can report that the “13-year-old” boy from Ethiopia who is suspected of aggravated rape and attempted murder of a 9-year-old Swedish girl in Skellefteå comes from a Muslim family. A Facebook account belonging to the family shows the parents and children in Muslim clothing. Activities on the account are exclusively about Islamism, armed conflict, and murder in their homeland.

On Thursday of last week, a 9-year-old girl was found unconscious after being subjected to rape and attempted murder at a school party at a school in Skellefteå.

“I can say that she was seriously — seriously injured,” the witness Agnes Westermark told Samnytt.

Samnytt had previously reported that the boy came with his family to Sweden in the summer of 2017 and received permanent residence only a week before the brutal attempted murder in the woods.

District prosecutor Andreas Nyberg has stated that he suspects the Ethiopian migrant might be older than the 13 years he claims to be, and therefore has decided to perform a medical age evaluation.

Islamist message

On Facebook there is an account that has the boy’s population register name as link address, place of residence as Skellefteå, home country Ethiopia, and several pictures of him. But the account has another name, and there are also pictures of what are said to be the father and other siblings. The last post was published on July 10 — three days after the attack — indicating that it may be the father’s FB account.

Below the picture it reads “13 years old”. The account also shows a girl in the home who is wearing full-cover clothing.

Additionally, account activity shows a big interest in Muslim preachers, and especially those from the homeland of Ethiopia. The preachers’ message is frequently shared in the FB profile.

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The Grassy Knoll of the Lars Vilks Case

Lars Vilks was a Swedish artist who became well-known internationally after he pissed off the Muslim world by a drawing pictures of the Prophet as a Roundabout Dog. Mr. Vilks was killed in a fiery high-speed car crash last October under circumstances that have never been completely clarified.

I reported last month on the latest twist in the investigation into Mr. Vilks’ death, which was the appearance of mysterious bangs (gunshots?) on the audio track of a surveillance video recorded near the site of the fatal crash. Despite the unexplained noises, the investigation has now been officially closed.

Below is a video with more on the surveillance audio. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this report from Expressen, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Vehicular Jihad in Norway

Yesterday a couple of female culture-enrichers in Norway took exception to the burning of a Koran by a Counterjihad organization, and attacked a vehicle carrying members of the group, causing it to overturn.

Fjordman sends this summary of what happened:

Some activists from the organization Stop the Islamization of Norway (SIAN) had just burned a copy of the Koran in Oslo. A car with several of their members was then followed by two women in another car, who used their vehicle as a weapon to attack the SIAN activists on a public highway and flip over their car. The five SIAN activists sustained injuries during the attack, but not life-threatening ones.

The female driver and her female passenger, both of whom appear to be Muslim immigrants, have admitted to the police that they wanted to hit the anti-Islamic activists. So far they have only been charged with doing bodily harm. However, they intentionally hit another car on a public highway with a lot of traffic. Many people would view that as attempted murder.

A video of the incident may be viewed at Snaphanen.

Below is an account from Swedish state media about the events outside of Oslo. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from SVT:

Two persons arrested after running anti-Islamist leader in Norway off the road

The Norwegian anti-Islamist Lars Thorsen was forced off the road Saturday when he was riding in a car on the highway. The incident — which was videotaped by other drivers — occurred after he took part in a Koran-burning outside a mosque on the outskirts of Oslo. Now two women, driver and passenger in the colliding car, have been arrested by Norwegian police.

The Norwegian police believe that they drove into the car with Lars Thorsen, leader of the anti-Islam group, Stop the Islamization of Norway (SIAN), on purpose.

In the SIAN car, which ended up upside down when it was run off the road, there were five people in all. Nobody was seriously injured.

The woman who was driving the other car was arrested on Saturday, suspected of causing serious bodily injury and for deliberately causing the collision. On Sunday, police reported that the passenger was also arrested.

“My client has been affected by what happened,” says her defense attorney to NRK.

More articles about the incident (in Norwegian):

Can Swedish Culture-Enrichers Be Racists?

No, of course they can’t. Only white people can be racists. Everybody knows this simple fact.

Many thanks to LN for translating this article from Fria Tider:

SD: “Xenophobia is the worst kind of racism we have”

Xenophobia is the worst kind of racism we have — “because it is practised by people who have been given hospitality in our country, but who respond to that hospitality by behaving badly towards Swedes.” This is what MP Pontus Andersson (SD [Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden Democrats]) said to Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S [Social Democrats]) in the Riksdag.

During question time, Pontus Andersson pointed out that not a single person has so far been convicted of hate crimes with anti-Swedish motives — despite the fact that anti-Swedish sentiment is widespread today.

He therefore asked Morgan Johansson whether the minister intends to initiate a change in hate crime legislation to clarify the possibility of convicting people with anti-Swedish motives for hate crimes.

However, the Minister of Justice replied that the legislation is clear enough as it is. According to Johansson, an offence that has as its motive to offend a victim because of his or her Swedish background can already be considered a hate crime.

“The legislation is not unclear on this point, and therefore does not need to be revised,” he said.

Mr. Johansson referred to statistics from Brå [National Council for Crime Prevention] showing that only one percent of reported crimes with xenophobic or racist hate crime motives in 2020 concerned Swedish nationality. However, he admitted that there is probably a “large underreporting”.

Pontus Andersson was clearly disappointed with the minister’s response.

“Xenophobia is the worst kind of racism we have, because it is practised by people who have been given hospitality in our country, but who respond to that hospitality by behaving badly towards Swedes,” he said.

The SD member mentioned youth robberies, which, according to Brå’s statistics, show that 66% of thieves are born in another country or have two parents born abroad. At the same time, 77% of the victims have a Swedish background.

“This suggests that robbers with immigrant backgrounds systematically seek out young people who look Swedish as possible victims. In the increasingly common form of humiliation robbery, the figures look even more serious.”

He cited an example of an 18-year-old who was robbed by two Africans.

“Not only was he robbed, but they forced him to take off his clothes, beat him, peed on him and called him “you f***ing disgusting bitch, you whore.” The boys were convicted, but not of hate crimes. Now let’s imagine that the roles were reversed, that it was two blond Swedish guys who robbed a dark-skinned guy, who beat him up, forced him out of his clothes, peed on him and called him “f***ing disgusting” and an ugly word about darkies. In such a scenario, there is not a shred of possibility that they would not be convicted of hate crimes.

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The Mysterious Death of Lars Vilks

Lars Vilks was a Swedish artist who became world-famous (and earned a death fatwa from Al Qaeda) by a drawing a series of pictures of the Prophet as a Roundabout Dog.

As I reported at the time, in October of last year Mr. Vilks was killed in an explosive car crash in which his vehicle, driven by the police (the two officers also died), was traveling at an excessive speed. The circumstances of his death seem peculiar, but I doubt we’ll ever learn for certain whether anything untoward occurred that day.

The latest wrinkle in the story of Lars Vilks’ death is a new report that a sound like that of gunshots can be heard in the audio of a nearby security camera that was recording at the time of the accident.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Dagens Juridik:

Mysterious bangs seconds before Vilks’ fatal crash — Listen to the clip

June 27, 2022

In the vicinity of the location where Lars Vilks and two policemen fatally crashed, there is a villa with a security camera. In the audio of the security camera, which Dagens Juridik has gained access to, just before the crash two bangs in rapid succession are heard.

Then there is silence for five seconds before a third bang is heard. It sounds like shots.

“We don’t know what the sound is, but (we) have discounted shots because we found no trace of that in the vehicle,” says chief prosecutor Per Nichols.

It was in the afternoon of October 3 of last year. Artist Lars Vilks was with his police bodyguards en route from Stockholm to Skåne. They were riding in two Range Rover Sentinels, specially-built cars weighing over four tons.

In the first car was riding Lars Vilks, who was in the back seat and two policemen were in front. At 15:22 the first alarm about the crash came to 112.

The car in which Vilks was riding had crossed to the wrong side of E4 just north of the South Markryd junction and collided with a truck. The car “was wedged” under the truck, and a large fire broke out.

Vilks and policemen died

All three in the car died and were dead when the first rescue vehicle arrived. The driver of the truck was seriously injured but survived.

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The Islamic Terror Attack in Oslo: Swedish and Flemish Perspectives

As I reported on Saturday, an Iranian-Norwegian named Zaniar Matapour went on a shooting rampage at a gay bar in Oslo during the Pride Festival, killing two people and wounding dozens more.

The two pieces below, both translated by Gary Fouse, discuss the incident from Flemish and Swedish perspectives, respectively.

The first is an editorial from Vlaams Belang website:

Attack in Oslo was Islamist terror

June 26, 2022

Two were killed and 21 injured in a terrorist attack at a gay club in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The perpetrator was a Norwegian of Iranian origin, and the police have classified the attack as Islamic terror. “How many attacks are still necessary before the Left sees the danger of Islamic fundamentalism?” asks Member of Parliament and BiZa [Interior Ministry] committee chairman Ortwin Depoortere. “If we do not stop mass migration and Islamization, Europe will just become more dangerous. In the meantime, our security services have to track down and smoke out as many Islamists as possible.”

In a shooting Friday evening in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, two people died and 21 others were wounded. Eight of them were taken to a hospital, three of whom are reportedly in serious condition. The attack is considered “an act of Islamist terror” by the Norwegian intelligence service PST. The suspect is a 42-year-old Norwegian of Iranian origin with ISIS sympathies. Since 2015 he has been on the radar of the intelligence service for radicalization, and he had a past record of violence and threats. As a result of the attack, the terror threat level in Norway has been raised to the highest level. Originally planned for this week was a Pride parade in Oslo, but it has been canceled due to the attack and the heightened terror threat.

“This shooting is the umpteenth terror attack in Europe in the space of a few years,” says Depoortere. “And each time it is Islamist perpetrators with a heartfelt hatred for the West, which was detected by our intelligence services.”

“The self-proclaimed progressives who pretend that they stand for gay rights and more migration from Islamic countries would do better to reflect and realize that each is opposed to the other,” concludes Depoortere. “It is thus important that we implement a halt to migration. In the meantime, our security services have to track down and smoke out the Islamist terror cells. These are deadly elements in our society that are living under our noses, but they have to be removed as a priority. With radical Islam present, we will always have to look over our shoulders. And whoever sows more Islamization will reap terror.”

The second article is from Swedish state TV:

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