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Two men charged for Breivik 'tribute' attack

Two men charged for Breivik 'tribute' attack

Published: 27 Sep 2011 14:41 GMT+02:00
Updated: 27 Sep 2011 14:41 GMT+02:00

Two men, aged 25 and 26, were charged in Västerås on Friday for attempted murder in connection with attacks on two men of south Asian origin at the end of July.

According to the prosecutor the case concerns a hate crime with the men targeting their victims due to their foreign origin.

Four days after the attacks in Oslo and Utøya which left 77 dead, a man sleeping on a bench in the town of Västerås was attacked. He was seriously injured and was relieved of his mobile phone.

Two days later another man, this time of Sri Lankan origin, was stabbed and seriously injured while completing his paper round.

According to the police report on the case, the accused, who deny the charges, expressed hatred of immigrants in the attack with one screaming "Go home" to the bleeding victim and then pausing to draw a swastika on the man's bag.

According to the Dagens Nyheter daily the police report details that one of the defendants sent the follow text message to the other shortly after Behring Brevik's terror attack on July 22nd:

"A Norwegian 'Nazi' has killed like, around 84! From the left who, like, cheered on Islam. HAHAHA!! WHITE POWER!"

The men were arrested shortly after the second attack.

A police inspection of computers seized in the defendants homes has revealed pictures of the men raising their arms in a Nazi-style salute in front of the Swedish flag.

Furthermore the men's internet history showed that they spent time immediately prior to the attack in the early hours of July 28th visiting a racist YouTube channel.

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16:14 September 27, 2011 by gh2008
one here and one there!!! amazing how you guys keep us busy :)

good work
16:41 September 27, 2011 by Tysknaden
This is the result of making this creep a star in media. Again and again this empty fat face on frontpages - using his selfmade propaganda photo, posing as an action star. Now other pieces of s... want to become famous.

They should become send to Abu Ghraib. For daily waterboarding.
16:43 September 27, 2011 by jacquelinee
It is so typical though. One broken, defective, warped brain blows up and the small, mindless, pathetic lemmings scurry out like rats to ride the disgusting coat tails of a murderous deviant. Any thoughts from the Sweden DemoRats (oops! type O) on this?
16:54 September 27, 2011 by calebian22
The Sweden Democrats haven't killed anyone. Their platform has nothing to do with violence. Sending immigrants packing is not the same as kiling them or even beating them up. Nice try, jacko.
16:58 September 27, 2011 by ?????
Poor stupid youngsters! They didn't even know how to salute properly! On one of the pictures the guy raised his left hand!!! I would laugh if the case wasn't serious. Stay home kids and do your homework first before going out imposing to innocent people extreme ideologies of which you don't even know the basics
17:03 September 27, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ calebian22

I never said they did....just asked what their thoughts were on the subject. It must have touched some nerve with you I guess. Sorry.
17:17 September 27, 2011 by canuk
nice to see some swedes finally have some balls to express themselves.
17:40 September 27, 2011 by occassional
This South Asia bit is a bit intriguing though as it stretches from...well...from southern Turkey really, to southern Japan and Russia. Is south Asian origin code for something or just some lame attempt at obfuscating the origin of the victims. If so, why ?
17:41 September 27, 2011 by LivingInSverige
@calebian22 Just curious, is this all immigrants that should be "sent packing" including those from Western Europe? I'm curious whether or not I should start packing or if I'm the right colour to get a stay of execution?

@canuk luckily for us we're having this discussion online if that's acceptable expression to you...or are you typing with a knife?
18:01 September 27, 2011 by Iraniboy
This can't be true! Breivik was a stupid loner! There is nobody like him on this planet There is no such a thing as racist voilence!
18:04 September 27, 2011 by Tysknaden
@LivingInSverige: Canuk is typing with his forehead, most likely.
19:07 September 27, 2011 by Svensksmith
I pay tribute to Breivik every morning just after my shower. Then I flush it down.
19:19 September 27, 2011 by t64
Why is it big news when person bites dog but when dog bites person, barely a peep?
19:25 September 27, 2011 by gh2008
@Svensksmith,

from my side, i pay the same tribute to that Imam from the Radio just about every morning.

does mine count? i hope.
20:41 September 27, 2011 by Svensksmith
Yeah, I pay the Iman the same tribute while I'm doing the paperwork.
22:04 September 27, 2011 by mapletreeabc
In Västerås where I am working at !!! I can't believe it. I thought Västerås is a quite friendly city. Just came to Sweden for one year. Not sure if I should move back to Canada.
22:12 September 27, 2011 by Addendum
Västerås honor killing: A 16-year-old young man violently murdered his girlfriend because they believed she was pregnant. As "punishment", he was sentenced to 3 years in a juvenile facility, and he and his family were awarded permanent residence permits. This story and the adult(s) and philosophies which inspired this murder (and similar murders) were not covered by The Local.
23:57 September 27, 2011 by ?????
Only 3 years for killing someone?????
02:34 September 28, 2011 by philster61
"nice to see some swedes finally have some balls to express themselves. "

The day Swedes actually grow a pair will be the day hell freezes over...
02:38 September 28, 2011 by Harry®
Doubt if they are Anders Behring Breivik (ABB) supporters!

ABB supporters are after what he terms the brainwashing Multicultural political appeasers, both families and Polititians, not the Islamic immigrants that they bring here.

ABB is probably the last Viking left in the world who has thought out a plan of attack, with the balls to carry it out. Although he says he has an army of "Templar's" that will carry out further attacks against polititians and their families (kill the brain the body dies philosiphy)
05:43 September 28, 2011 by calebian22
Living in Sweden,

Well, lets be honest there is a difference between immigrants and refugees. The word immigrant is bandied about because it is less politically charged to say it if you are from the right, and it is misleading if you are from the left. The problem in Sweden and Europe at large is the influx of refugees. How many "immigrants" are in Sweden because of work/love (Your typical Western immigrant) or because of voluntary refugee programs that every nation can opt out of whenever they want? I support SD because of their opposition to refugee acceptance. Look at the Arabic classes for police in Rosengård in order to speak to "immigrants" that are unwilling to learn Swedish. Anyone who says that implementing a moratorium on all refugee acceptance is not needed, hasn't been paying attention to the problems with the refugee population we currently have in this country.

jacquelinee,

The nerve that is touched is that trolls like Iraniboy are always trying to link SD to Breivik in order to deflect sheeple from the issue I mentioned just now. I don't know if that is what you were doing. Sorry if I made a mistake.
07:45 September 28, 2011 by muntazir
@occassional South Asia comprises the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan, Iran, Burma and Tibet are also sometimes included in the region of South Asia.

I heard this from a fellow student in Västerås and according to him both victims were international masters students, one from Pakistan and other from Sri Lanka.
08:30 September 28, 2011 by RobinHood
Highly intelligent, highly organised, sophisticated, well-read, meticulously prepared, they left no clue behind. It was only a matter of luck the police caught these master criminals and future leaders of Sweden so quickly.
08:32 September 28, 2011 by rise
@ philster61

""nice to see some swedes finally have some balls to express themselves. "

The day Swedes actually grow a pair will be the day hell freezes over..."

I assume you're both having balls that needs a wheelbarrow.
11:02 September 28, 2011 by jostein
Sweden is a multicultural society. Using violence is only to give testimony to your own smallness of mind and spirit. And give one more weapon to the forces that does not wish for us to exist.

The role that "nationella" can play is to stay swedish in a multicultural society. To turn our back against a state that has destroyed us. Us swedes are but one group among many that by happenstance share our name with an administrative region north of Denmark, east of Norway and west of the Baltic. Frankly, id prefer us to change our name to something else. Let the colonists keep that sorry name and use it for what they will.
11:25 September 28, 2011 by muscle
sweden democrats started to emerge because of the mistake and stupidities that we, the non-swedish or the emigrants made. If it hadn't because of our mistakes, manners, some wrong activities, the swedish people wouldn't have elected Sweden Democrats, thats my belief. I don't care if the swedish does something wrong in their country or not. But at least , we the outsiders should refrain from doing any stupid moves or mistakes.

As for these killings, be it the immigrants or the swedish, they should be dealt with an iron fist. If the swedish democrats, if they are a bit intelligent, they should stand up against such attacks and start campaigns regarding harmony.

Every country has a right to control immigration, however, policies should be introduced slowly not abruptly to avoid public disorder. They can slowly introduce policies which may tighten the rules, but doing it everything abruptly, will led to such problems.
11:35 September 28, 2011 by arrow
I fail to see what it has to do with Breivik. Breivik is very critical of nazism and specifically warned against killing immigrants. From what I've got form his manifesto he wants only "traitors" to be attacked - that is European proponents of multiculturalism and politcorrectness.
15:41 September 28, 2011 by jostein
@muscle

I dont think you are right. Immigrants are merely the cannonfodder of those that hate nationalism. Unfortunately these people control all the instruments of power in sweden. You are just as shafted as the rest of us.
16:51 September 28, 2011 by gh2008
@ jostein,

"Immigrants are merely hte cannon fodder of those that hate nationalism"

mate! that is more sophisticated than i thought it was!!!

somehow, it is related to my job... so:

any explanation would be appreciated.
13:45 September 30, 2011 by Streja
So I suppose that is why he killed all those immigrant children on Utöya then? Is that why he shot at and nearly killed the guy from Africa who was visiting to learn about democracy?
11:02 October 1, 2011 by arrow
The vast majority of those who died on Utöya were white Norwegians. If he had been for immigrants he would have probably attacked a mosque. But the shooting on the island was indiscriminate, that's true.
08:54 October 3, 2011 by sjuttiosjusköterskorpåsjukhuset
Having been a paperboy once upon a time, I find the attack on the Sri Lankan guy most disturbing. Here he is, before the crack of dawn, delivering newspapers and working hard for a living, only to be stabbed and seriously injured by a racist lunatic. How anyone can be so passionately filled with hate, and to insidiously attack someone who is working hard to provide a service to all sorts of people, not just his own, is downright despicable. And what's even more despicable is somene like "canuk" out here who made the comment that they did in #7. Go get help.
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