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Swedish comedian attacked by ‘Satanists’

The Local · 27 Apr 2012, 16:07

Published: 27 Apr 2012 16:07 GMT+02:00

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Per-Robin Gustafsson, 25, headed to an after-party in Stockholm on Tuesday after meeting a “gothic” couple at a bar in the city.

“I thought it was going to be a normal party, but suddenly it became clear that the pair were some kind of Satanists,” Gustafsson told The Local.

Despite having only met the man and his girlfriend a few hours earlier, the comedian reported that he was shocked when the man turned violent.

"The man said 'Do you want to see how we turn people into goths?' and I said OK," he said.

The attacker, who Gustafsson described as a “gothic rocker”, then knocked the stand-up down.

“Then, he started chewing on my cheek, like a dog, before beating me."

The attack left Gustafsson in hospital for 12 hours, suffering a fractured neck and collarbone, as well as an injured thumb. Safely home again, though unable to move, he recounted the finer details of the ordeal.

“I couldn't believe what was happening. I told him that he had mental problems, and asked if it was some kind of a satanic love ritual. He wanted to kill me and offer me to the gods,” he told The Local.

“He was really calm too, which made the whole thing scarier. It was like a horror film,” he said.

After being knocked unconscious, the comedian woke to hear the man's girlfriend pleading for an end to the violence. However, the beatings continued, then the man threw the 25-year-old out of the apartment and into the stairwell.

Police and an ambulance arrived shortly after, and the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, the comedian is considering how the bizarre Satanic rituals may feature in his subsequent stand-up routines.

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"I can probably turn this on its head and use it in a show," he said.

"But I don't think I'll be partying with those guys again," he told The Local.

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Your comments about this article

16:27 April 27, 2012 by johan rebel
What an amateur satanist! He urgently needs to brush up on his Dante etc.
16:32 April 27, 2012 by gh2008
well, *F*$k*
17:01 April 27, 2012 by foxpur
Ummm... Having been a Goth for MANY years I can clearly state that being a Goth has nothing to do with Satanists.

There may BE Goths into Satanism, but they are not directly related. And being into Satanism doesn't make you a Goth, it makes you a Satanist.

Get your sub-cultures correct here.
17:32 April 27, 2012 by AHA
Like we don´t have enough worries. Anti-semites, radical Islamists, anti- muslims, fascists and what have you. Now we have the Satanist to worry about.
17:49 April 27, 2012 by foxpur
Well... to be fair, Satanic worship has always been a counter to Christianism. They are the same religious philosophy after all.. to believe in Satan you acknowledge the Christian God. If you here Hindu based thinking Satan just isn't in that theology.
17:58 April 27, 2012 by strixy
They weren't satanists. Just pathetic wannabes.
18:02 April 27, 2012 by foxpur
Strixy: That's usually true of both Satanists AND Goths
19:06 April 27, 2012 by Svensksmith
Ha ha ha, now that's funny!
20:53 April 27, 2012 by tadchem
I would party with him again, even if just to show him how we cowboys from Texas can turn bulls into steers.
21:13 April 27, 2012 by BritVik
I don't know this personality, but from what I have seen of Swedish so-called comedians, I am not surprised he got attacked, by 'Satanaists' or otherwise.
21:13 April 27, 2012 by redfish

Occultic beliefs like Satanism tend to have a gnostic, pantheistic view of things so aren't really particularly about Christianity except for that being where they get the Satan figure from. People into Wicca will talk about Satanism being a form of Christianity just to separate themselves from it, but it really doesn't hold much water.
23:22 April 27, 2012 by Zombie
Lots of crazy people out there.
01:10 April 28, 2012 by foxpur

Not sure how Wiccan see themselves actually. I know quite a few but haven't really discussed it much... I've heard a few liken it to Druidic, but I know they are not the same. I was thinking of things like the Temple of Set which has been called Satanic as a offshoot of Anton Levay's Church of Satan (writer "The Satanic Bible"), I believe the Setians dis-associated the connect to the pantheon of Christians for that reason.
02:48 April 28, 2012 by PfalzFreund
REAL Goths don't attack comedians. REAL Goths sack Rome!!
08:24 April 28, 2012 by libertarianism
Are Satanists still subject to burn-in-hell wrath? If so, is this punishment or reward??
12:34 April 28, 2012 by strixy
@Redfish, you are mistaken.

There are two types of satanism: theistic and atheistic. Theistic (Infernus from Gorgoroth) is tied closely together with the monotheistic religious systems that consider Satan to be a deity.

Atheistic satanists believe that human is their own god.

What you are referring to is Wicca. Contrary to the popular belief, it has little to do with satanism.
13:35 April 28, 2012 by bcterry
This has nothing to do with satanism, ..... it's cultural. :)
20:33 April 28, 2012 by zooeden
I smell chicken...
20:42 April 29, 2012 by redfish

I didn't connect Wicca to Satanism. Theistic Satanists tend to have occultic and gnostic belief systems, which really have nothing directly to do with Christianity except they borrow some things from them.
08:11 April 30, 2012 by Marc the Texan
I'm sorry but I can't take this article seriously.

Second terrible hyperbolic article on the Local today. No wonder I don't visit as often any more.
06:59 May 2, 2012 by spongepaddy
Haha ... "knocked the stand-up down"...
13:49 May 6, 2012 by italy81
Knocked the stand-up down?
10:10 May 30, 2012 by insect
So is he now officially a knock down until he stands up again?
23:20 June 6, 2012 by blue2012
There must be a cannibal virus circling the globe.

Last couple of weeks, the incident in Miami, Fl which became international news, the Canadian psycho, the incident in the state of Maryland, USA, a Kenyan who became US citizen killed someone in the building where he resided and ate the man's flesh. Last week I read in the Local about a university researcher cutting and removing his wife's lips. Now, a man in the city of Scott, Louisiana, USA, bit a piece of flesh from the victims face around the left cheekbone area.

The world is becoming perverse.
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