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Police catch 'ruthless' subway robber

The Local · 15 Sep 2012, 15:00

Published: 15 Sep 2012 15:00 GMT+02:00

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"We were able to make an arrest after doing a stakeout at an Akalla apartment over the course of the day," said Klas Jensgård of the police to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

On Saturday, investigator Dan Östman told the TT news agency the police are completely sure that they have caught the right person.

The robber, who is in his thirties, was taken by police from the suburb of Akalla just north of Stockholm. He is suspected on probable grounds of aggravated theft and concealment of stolen property.

Two other men are being held on suspicion of protecting a criminal.

The inebriated victim - referred to in the Swedish media as Johnny, 38 - was returning home after a night out with his friends when he fell down on the tracks at the Sandsborg metro station south of Stockholm.

The robber jumped down on the tracks and emptied Johnny's pockets before coldly walking away from the scene.

Johnny was severely wounded when a train hit him soon after the robbery.

The incident, which occurred on Sunday morning, was caught on surveillance cameras and was featured on the TV show Efterlyst (Wanted), which aired on TV3 on Wednesday evening.

Tips from the public have since helped the police catch the suspected robber.

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"A number of tips have concurred and we identified a location and a residence where this person was. He matches the images," said Dan Östman of the Stockholm police to DN.

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10:07 September 15, 2012 by johan rebel
Bet he will get three months, and serve two at most.
10:10 September 15, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Good to hear that they have apparently caught this heinous bas----d.

I pray that his crown prosecutor that will have enough imagination to draw up some very serious charges against this dung heap, and/or that he will get input from other prosecutors through conversations around the water cooler at the court house.
10:17 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
that guy should be sent back to wherever he came from, hoping they still have death penalty there...
10:48 September 15, 2012 by truthworthy
Now give him a lot of alcohol and throw him into the train platform.
10:49 September 15, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
After the international attention that this criminal act has garnered, Sweden will draw some serious criticism if it does not introduce a good samaritan law,

which obliges a person to assist someone who is in serious or mortal danger.

The legal obligation whould not apply in cases where helping the person places the helper in personal danger of injury or death, but in that case the person should

attempt to alert authorities or others.

Sweden is criticized by some as a nation where people mind their own business a bit too much, an attitude that some view as politeness, but which others view as

cold and uncaring. A good samaritan law would be one small step in reversing that impression, and could have saved at least one man from serious injury and

a lifelong disability in this particular case, if the law was widely known and respected.

To those who think this crime was an extremely isolated incident, they should be aware that good samaritan law could also complicate the lives of gang members,

who probably stand around and do nothing when others within the gang stab or beat some victim to death.
11:00 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
@ nb 4, i agree! nice one!
11:06 September 15, 2012 by Daho
It was just a matter of time until he would get caught. His picture is all over the place, in all media channels. Of course someone would recognize him. Good job!
11:19 September 15, 2012 by HorstRadisch
Best case I've seen in a while for the bringing back of the stocks. I'd stand in line to pelt this bastard with eggs and/or rotten tomatoes.

When I and the hopefully long queue have finished, hopefully he'll be nailed to a tree by his testicles. That way, he will be as much use to society as he is today.
11:31 September 15, 2012 by gumbojinx
I just hope he has a fair trial. i would hate the media to give any bias to the reporting, so it doesn't cloud our judgment, so that when the jury find him guilty no one can suggest there was ANY doubt he is guilty.

hopefully he will get a heavy sentence for such cowardly act's.
11:53 September 15, 2012 by winkel
Those calling this cowardly should reconsider whether that is a culturally elitist attitude, if not in fact a racist one.
12:08 September 15, 2012 by Swedish Cat
He must really be thinking. Thank you Sweden for letting me in to your country and paying for everything. I just shout racist and your head will drop. Now kick him out and this ordeal already costed the taxpayers a lot of money and don't waste more with trial and jail. This is the level of respect we get from guys like this and very common in the south of Europe were Muslims that does not drink targets the drunk ones waiting for them outside clubs. This is not one guys crazy behaviour it is the behaviour that we are importing. We need to look over our system as bringing in all the wrong people. Lived in Ireland and UK and offcourse there are a lot of immigrants there however there they had to make a living to survive. Not the same kind that are queuing to get in here.
12:29 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
indeed, in southern french cities, a lot of criminals do target drunk people on their way home... easy targets...
12:30 September 15, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Swedes are so quick on judging THEMSELVES!. Dont you think this is a racist act from his part? Our non Muslim lives are not worth the ground we are walking on and if you are drunk your worthless life can be left on the tracks to die. Well he rescued what he thought was worth something dvs the wallet, gold chain and phone.
13:39 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
actually, looking at the video, it is pretty clear to me that the guy stood up and went near the tracks because he was harassed by this ass hole... would he have fallen if not harassed? I am curious... hope the prosecutor raises that one...
13:52 September 15, 2012 by SeattleLove
No, this guy stood up because he felt sick...if he thought he was being harassed, why would he go to the EDGE of the train tracks and lean over them?? All of it is a horrible situation. Just glad the guy was caught.
13:56 September 15, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Agree with you Frenchviking. The full video shows how he drunk guy realized he is being robbed sitting down and gets up. As he gets up he gets sick and tries to vomit onto the tracks when he falls.
14:20 September 15, 2012 by Migga
@ frenchviking

You are correct. He was harassed to the point that he wanted to get away from the criminal. That`s when he stumbled onto the tracks.
19:16 September 15, 2012 by IranianBoy
this guy according to swedish law is not a killer. this guy while being a cruel monster was is really not dangerous as a killer. he was only a robber. if he wanted to kill the guy or harm him in any way, he would had done that very easily in the time he had in that empty station. from the attitude of the guy, we can conclude that in any other situation, he would not harm any other person even though there would be financial benefit in that. he is just a person who has adopted a swedish attitude to not care about other people. while his passive inaction is cruel and monsterous, he is only a thief. so we should question the police why they have made the cause for yet another racist contest in sweden which is already known for its unequality toward brown people and middle easterns? a very obvious example of how this "wanted act" has resulted in racism toward immigrants and particularly brown people can be seen in the above comments. so what was the point in publishing the clip showing that guy? to catch a thief? what exactly are going to be the implications other than racism toward brown people? what exactly is going to be achieved? a thief is caught and then a lot of racism toward brown people... i repeat again, the guy is not actively dangerous. only you can be sure he would not help you if you are dying. which is not very rare in sweden as i remember i read some news in this very website that the corpse of an old guy was discovered in his own house after "3 years" while the poor man had 3 children :)
19:52 September 15, 2012 by Migga
@ IranianBoy

"he is just a person who has adopted a swedish attitude to not care about other people"

Your comments are stereotypical and laughable.
19:59 September 15, 2012 by DAVID T
Maybe he was going to call someone and needed change - What was the "victim" doing on the tracks in the first place - He wasn't pushed - he couldn't handle hi booze - I feel sorry for the train driver - he'll be affected for years because some a**hole couldn't handle his drink
20:13 September 15, 2012 by Cephalectomy
the guy should be treated as a normal thief, that's all. the other guy should seriously think about not drinking himself to death
20:16 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
whatever the guy's background, he did harass the guy to the point that he had to try to get away. If not for that, he may never have fallen on the tracks.

And then that guy takes advantage that he is knocked out to rob him and live him to die...

not a dangerous guy?!?!?

he deserves to be put on these tracks himself...
20:17 September 15, 2012 by Cephalectomy
actually, the drunk guy should be also punished for scaring the train driver and maybe stopping the trains for minutes.
20:20 September 15, 2012 by Swedish Cat
I really do not see how people can defend this guys behaviour, It is sickening and worrying. Brown, blue, green or white...I don't care as long as acts like this is banished of our streets.
20:51 September 15, 2012 by Boar
frenchviking is correct.

The thief is a robber actually in some way. Because, he irritated the drunk man. And, unable to bear the irritation he walked away and later walked a short distance and tried to vomit (puke) and fell on the tracks.

When a person is drunk his reaction time decreases and he just forgets the situations fast. The scariness can also cause changes in the body. Of course he could have vomited. But, maybe he could have vomited just nearby or in the train too. He went from the bench and in some seconds, forgot about the thief and while walking he thought to vomit. So, he vomited on the tracks as to keep the platform clean. But, fell down as he was too drunk.

If the thief would have not irritated the man. He would have just stayed there and later he could have vomited in the same spot instead of vomiting away. The drunk man did not shout at the robber because either he was a soft person or he was not in a position to argue or fight back. The vomit occurred while he was walking. Not while he was sitting. And, the drunk man was sure that there is a man sitting beside him who was irritating him. The drunk man is not a blind man. He can see the things clearly. When he fell on the tracks he got hurted. Again reaction time decreases. Tiredness, sleepy. Then his brain doesn't work properly to realize the situations. He is not in a position to think that it was a railway track.

p.s remember again. The reaction time of the drunk man has reduced due to his drunkenness.
21:23 September 15, 2012 by Sadiqmalik
I agree with iranian and swedish cat at the same time i read many racist comments against muslims, middle eastern, and immigrants without even knowing about this guy it is just a ruthless act and there should not be tags for who did thus .. There are so many immigrants living here and they all including me got hurt after reading those comments.. How people react very fast to hit the specific people.. Good people and bad people are everywhere.. We should take action against the bad behaviour other than judging people with status.. I didnt see even a single person who said that this act was good everybody was shocked after watching that video.. Its not about the nationality, culture, religion, immigrants, etc this is simply cruel act against humanity..
21:33 September 15, 2012 by Children Of Adam
Very Good job, the got him in Akalla Lidl and the workers in Akalla are immigrants who reported him, very good job.

This person seems to be addicted thief every weekend nights going after drunk people to steal, one of the reason that why he did not help the man could be his profession (stealing from drunken) and he might have seen many falling or dying.

However, Immigrant like this person is shame for entire immigrants, as an immigrant myself in Sweden, I would request that this person should be deported after spending 30 yeas in jail. If i were to judge this person I wouldn't let him go easily.
22:02 September 15, 2012 by Rima1985
The thing is that he looks very Swedish that thief.
22:39 September 15, 2012 by TheWatchman

Of course he's Swedish, he has the basic Swedish features of light skin and blonde hair! If you say otherwise you are a racist and a bad person.
22:39 September 15, 2012 by frenchviking
wherever that bastard is from, hope all of us make his life hell when he comes out of jail...
22:45 September 15, 2012 by jostein
Hurray for multiculturalism.
22:49 September 15, 2012 by born2die
Whoever he is. Hope that the Judge should give him a lesson, and he learns his sympathy for robbered drunker even that the drunker felt onto the rail tracks with oncoming train.

Recommed 1-2 yrs in jail.
05:06 September 16, 2012 by Tiny Red Ant
It does not take long when your picture is made public. There is a wonder if there are more charges that can be laid against the robber.
07:05 September 16, 2012 by jonathanjames61
haba,let us call a. spade a spade.the thief of a man never have a concience in him as a human.we call this type of men hyna where I come from,and for Jonny he has leant his lesson in a very hard way ,For he that drink to much with his mouth must listern to his brian, when you drink to much,there is one climax point your brain will say stop,if you refuse to listern,be ready to pay the price.The police should play the video to the thief and ask him if he was Johnny how would he want him the thief to be jurge in court?
07:17 September 16, 2012 by ctinej
Isn' it about time that the LOCAL just reports the news and does not try to make everything a guessing game?? LIke the creep's name and country of origin??

IM surprised that you dont have to post a retouched photo that makes him look like something other than what he is: AN IMMIGRANT FROM EASTERN EUROPE OR THE PLACE WITH A LOT OF SAND.

We as humans have a fiduciary duty to others to help them out of harms way. This is basic goodness. There should be a law against what he did, and he should be sent to prison in Siberia, not Sweden.
09:17 September 16, 2012 by Köz
Every man for himself.

Forget about the robbery for a second and imagine if he was the one fell down to the tracks I really wonder if these commentators would go and help ?I doubt it since he is not blonde.
09:58 September 16, 2012 by refugee
What the worest experience i am now have in Stockholm while i travel with the train these days in Sweden ...it is really not good to generalize all balcks are thives when a black guie board on the train .... Do not forget there are even clever blacks but the differnce lies on opportunities ... I hate really this county discrimination ...
10:29 September 16, 2012 by Iraniboy
@Watchman " Of course he's Swedish, he has the basic Swedish features of light skin and blonde hair! If you say otherwise you are a racist and a bad person."

No this is not racism this is sheer ignorance and stupidity to believe light skin and blonde hair is the basic Swedish feature otherwise all Polish, Lithuanian, Latvians, Finnish, Ukrainian,... become Swedish! Grow up!

@Jostein, Migga and their ilk

You guys who blame multiculturalism and immigrants for misbehavior if this guy should realize that this guy is sharing your views! Perhaps he was upset about the fact that Sweden sells arms to the oppressing government in his homeland and he finds his poor and bad life because of Sweden and now he blames this misfortune to all Swedes so in his sick mind it is OK to give this money back from any ordinary Swede since all Swedes are to blame. So in fact this guy and you have a lot in common :)
10:58 September 16, 2012 by frenchviking
@ Iraniboy

what would a guy that hates sweden so much do in sweden?

It does not matter if the guy is black or white or green, his actions are the problem.

When you bring in people from war zones, where in order to survive people have to steal and scavange from others, you cannot expect that they can adapt to our ways of life within a few days. These people need help and support to adapt to our way of life and to what we think is normal. For them it is normal to watch people die, or even to kill, because this is what is needed where they are from and have lived for many years.

Bringing in many of these people at once and without psychological support and follow up does create issues.

This is not racism, nor discrimination. It is just a fact of life.

It is good that Sweden wants to help and welcomes people who need it. But it should be done the proper way, with support once these people are in Sweden to ensure they integrate fully. And if we have no resources to do so, then we should limit the amount of refuges we take in.
12:09 September 16, 2012 by jostein
Iraniboy is not a swedish nationalist acting provocateur and trying to make immigrants look bad. Promise.
12:25 September 16, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Well said Frenchviking.

@ Köz

No would not leave anyone on the tracks and even if upset about this guys behaviour I am sure this guy even would be saved.
12:41 September 16, 2012 by frenchviking
I think I would even try to save that bastard too... he is not worth the pain my conscience would give me if I let him die... but I would kick his ass...
13:05 September 16, 2012 by Children Of Adam
The immigrants should have kicked his balls before calling the police.

if it was me seeing the guy on the street, before I made a call to police I would have kicked this man so hard.

Such a losers are big shame for immigrants, as in this age of media where the other losers are trying to find an excuse to blame immigrants and gain votes.

I encourage Immigrants to always do good for Sweden and be supportive. And Before handing criminal to the police, teach him a lesson so the media would report that not all immigrants are like this ass hole.

Drinkers also must watch their limits, you are not any angel or innocents, you are actually like a cancer for society who create many problem in the societies. (especially on weekends keeping busy our police officers with their stupid fights or attitudes)
13:08 September 16, 2012 by Migga

Ah yes the old "guilty by association" trick. Sweden and Swedes aren`t responsible for the killings in other countries. Not directly, nor indirectly. It sounds more like you are projecting your own thoughts and hate towards Sweden through this man then what he himself thinks or feels.
13:33 September 16, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Well said Children of Adam. Sweden need immigrants for many reasons and people behaving like this should be singled out instead of being collectively punished.
14:05 September 16, 2012 by ouchouch
Would have Been another story if the act was black skin thing
14:08 September 16, 2012 by IranianBoy
In my point of view, the police chief who decided to go public with the clips should first be expelled. Then the thief be prosecuted.

Since last night I have been wondering what was the police thinking... I can't find no justifying reason whatsoever for publishing the clips rather than making grounds for a political move towards passing a good samaritan law which itself is a violation of a very main principle for police and that is to not enter political agendas. police can only provide with recommendations to the lawmakers. the moment police enters politics unilaterally, a country should start saying farewell to liberty.

1- what good the swedish society gains out of publishing those clips? A: a non-dangerous thief is caught.

2- what bad the swedish society bears out of those clips? A: racist contests are accentuated in the society.

This is the primary risk/benefit analysis any sound-minded police chief should do as it is done in any organization before taking anything into action.
14:27 September 16, 2012 by frenchviking
sorry Ianianboy, but that guy is dangerous. He was looking for easy targets, found a drunk guy in an empty subway station, tried to rob him, the drunk guy tried to move away from the thief and fell on the tracks.

Instead of feeling guilty and helping the guy back up, the thief simply went on to rob him and left him to DIE.

That man has no place in our society. It does not matter what colour his skin is.

I am glad the video came out as otherwise that guy would be getting away with impunity. He deserves punishment.
14:48 September 16, 2012 by IranianBoy
The video is edited in a way that the viewer thinks it was the thief who caused the guy to stand up and go towards the railways. If you notice, the clip first shows the thief delicately trying to take out things out of the victim's pocket with no force and no success. the the video fit then stops and starts from the moment showing the guy is standing up and going towards the railway while the thief was sitting stasis. we dont know how many minutes passed since the guy was trying to take out things from the victim's pocket. so it is edited to induce the viewer that thief caused the victim go towards railways. and this is another evidence to show that this publication was ill-intended from the beginning.

and yes the thief is a monster for not saving the victim from death. but he is not dangerous in a murderous way to the society. one can say he is a sociopath thief. and what thief is not sociopath?
14:49 September 16, 2012 by Iraniboy
@Migga and @jostein, you just made my point, thanks :) Like I said before this guy has exactly the same opinion as you. You think any immigrants is responsible if an immigrant acts immorally, he thinks any Swede is responsible if someone in Sweden sells lethal weapons to kill people elsewhere.
15:03 September 16, 2012 by frenchviking
Iraniboy, I don't think all immigrants are to blame. I am an immigrant myself.

And I see many nice immigrants from the middle east where I live. So nothing against immigrants in general.

But this guy, he has no place here. And if you are right and he does not like sweden and swedes, then why is he here?
15:43 September 16, 2012 by batista
Every time I come to read an article, you see the same bunch of people such as:

- Migga, frenchviking etc...

None of you even know the person and you start by saying that he should be sent back to his home country and you assume he is a muslim?

Seriously, how ILLITERATE can you be? Get some education please and a life as well. It seems that all you do is writing comments all day long on articles.

Please get some education too, okay?

What if he is Romanian? Spanish? Italian? South American?

What if he was mentally sick? Just like your Norwegian neighbor who killed 70?

And then you have this "french" viking saying that he should be sent home? WHO THE F**K ARE YOU to make such a decision? DO NOT interfere with law and let the police handle the case, okay? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE to make such a statement ha?

Oh if it is one of our people, he/she is HOLY, our people NEVER do that...oh he/she must be crazy or on drugs...

You are a bunch of NO LIFERS with NO EDUCATION and NO LIFE!

Wake up for goodness sake!
23:09 September 16, 2012 by frenchviking
man you are angry!

can I ask why? where are you from ;0

As I wrote earlier, it does not matter where that scumbag is from... he belongs in jail. If he is from Sweden, then he should be in jail here. If he is not, then he should be in jail wherever he is from, I do not want to pay to feed this type of scum...

No racism, no discrimination, just enough of having to put up with scum...

How can you defend this idiot? Do you approve of what he did?
01:08 September 17, 2012 by Migga
@ Iraniboy

You sure use this case and criminal to project your own thinking. It`s you, not him, that think that Swedes are to blamed for whatever.

@ batista

Where have I written that he should be sent back to his home country or assumed he is a muslim? If you are to meantion me by name then you should probably have your facts in order.

But the best part is you attacking frenchviking and saying that he doesn`t know the man. But you do the exact same thing you accuse frenchviking of. What do you know about frenchvikings education or life? To call him an illiterate and a no-lifer shows what a hypocrit you are.
07:28 September 17, 2012 by jostein

Well, he could be from anywhere. But he claims to be algerian.

Personally, i find it hard to believe that this perp would have behaved the same vs a member of his own ethnic group. Which is ethnocentric(which is called racist in swedish debate). Thats just the way us people emerged from evolution. I could link you to scores of studies that concludes that man is an ethnocentric animal. Just like any other herd animal.
17:07 September 17, 2012 by bcterry
Iraniboy never misses an opportunity to blame the West for every crime committed by muslims, right on up to violence, rape and murder.

The kafir made them do it.
20:23 September 17, 2012 by Iraniboy
@bcterry and Migga

That's what you want to believe I think! In your conservative world of black and white people are either with you or without you. Same goes for all extremists like you, Bin Laden, Breivik and everyone who is too clone to understand that he should set his own values rather than following what has been written for him!

I made an assumption for his possible motivation and called it sick! So my position is clear. But since this way of thinking was very similar to that of yours(collective punishment) then you resisted to challenge it and focused on putting words in my mouth.
22:02 September 17, 2012 by Migga
@ Iraniboy

What are you on about? When have I put words in your mouth? You started of by writing that his actions and behavior were because of some "swedish attitude". I said it was laughable. You then answered back and made stuff up about me, my opinions and thoughts. You are free to to make assumptions but I`m free to call those assumptions false. It doesn`t make me a multiculturalist or immigrant hater. It doesn`t make me a conservative or extremist. You sure are fast to label anyone who don`t agree with your assumptions.

"I made an assumption for his possible motivation and called it sick!"

You made an assumption as to why he did it and called it swedish.
22:40 September 17, 2012 by Swedish Cat

I think you are spot on!
23:09 September 17, 2012 by Iraniboy

I said nothing about 'Swedish attitude'. Iranianboy is not me!

Since you're twisting the whole thing I need to summarize it here.

This guy or any other immigrant guy could have a sick view that: "Since some guys in Sweden sell weapons to the dictator government at my home country and send troops there, I have end with this poor and miserable situation. So any Swede is responsible for this and take anything for them to compensate for it" Now we have you, jostein and some others in other posts who use this incident to blame all migrants and multiculturalism for the action of this guy.

I see both aforementioned groups have similar views. The problem of believing in collective punishment and this attitude in today's world is part of extremism. If you still do not understand it, I rest my case. You are not a match for this logical discussion.
08:40 September 18, 2012 by jostein
People like Iraniboy will always find excuses why they have a right to use violence and opression. Swedish arms exports in this case. It does not matter what you do, how far you bend over backwards. They will keep pushing and pushing until you are naked and defenceless. And then they will laugh att you and call you stupid and abuse you all the more.
09:52 September 18, 2012 by Iraniboy
Despite the fact that I CLEARLY said that having any Swedes responsible for Swedish arm sale is sick as having all immigrants responsible for some criminal activities,@jostein and their ilk keep saying that this what I believe because in their little world of black and white they cannot digest that someone should not resort to collective punishment! They also have a predefined picture of those they hate/love and nothing can change their prejudice so even I keep calling something 'sick' their extreme prejudice is always in place!
13:17 September 18, 2012 by Migga
@ Iraniboy

So you are not Iranianboy but decided to jump in the comment section and accuse me of all sorts of things, comparing me to this criminal and so on? When have I blamed all immigrants for the action of this one criminal? I`d like a quote.
14:18 September 19, 2012 by Swedish Cat
As I stated in another discussion. I feel that our difference of culture is such that Muslims tend to collectively take it very personal when ONE guy who happens to be Muslim is named and shamed. At once Muslims go into defence mood and you get nowhere. Anyone with a brain understand that this guys actions is not a part of believing in Islam. That Sweden tend to accept the lower educated people in from many countries unlike Canada that makes crime like this sky rocket is a different topic. As Muslims react in a group whilst discussing for ex this moron and say -Us Muslims it naturally affects the response back missleadingly towards the group. Reject HIS behaviour insted of taking it personally and end of discussion. Stand behind him and you will feel the affect of the anger towards this guy. I do not agree that Sweden is a neutral country selling weapons taking side but am not going to defend it and make excuses for it just because I am Swedish,
18:53 September 19, 2012 by jostein
"... but am not going to defend it and make excuses for it just because I am Swedish..."

Why am i not surprised? People like you have innumerable ruined swedish lives on your conscience. You do not know the meaning of loyalty so why should anyone ever feel loyalty towards you?

We inherited the best country on earth and we are going to leave behind a ruined dump flooded with crime and ravaged by ethnic conflicts with civil war looming a decade or two down the road. Shame on you. And shame on me too for that matter. We are the most useless generation in 5000 years.
19:01 September 20, 2012 by Swedish Cat

Not really sure what me and you should feel ashamed about in this matter? What does that have to do with the fact that Sweden sells guns and me not agreeing to it? Not sure I understand..
14:10 September 22, 2012 by alecLoTh
@ jostein

I cant believe you will try lure a fellow countryman with cries of 'loyalty' for something he thinks is morally wrong. That is exactly why people reprimand Muslims for defending each other even when morality should dictate otherwise.
17:09 September 22, 2012 by Swedish Cat
@ AlecLoth

You explained it better than me, tnx.

@ Jostein

If I got you right there you would like me to defend the gonverment in thisngs that I feel is morally wrong. Should I also feel that our foreign politic is right and support it out of loyalty? As someone mentioned in a discussion. Our freedom of speach is as sacred to us as the profet is to the Muslims.
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Swedish national Osama Krayem, linked to the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13 and in Brussels on March 22, is now suspected of having plotted to attack also the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.

Dylan removes Nobel-mention from website
The American musician has more or less responded to the news with silence. Photo: Per Wahlberg

American singer-song writer Bob Dylan has removed any mention of him being named one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates on his official website.

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Asylum requests in Sweden down by 70 percent
Sweden's migration minister Morgan Johansson. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Sweden received 70 percent fewer requests for asylum in the period between January and September 2016 than it did during the same time last year, the country’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson has revealed.

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