Skip to comments.Gunman Killed in Rare Iceland Police Shooting
Posted on 12/02/2013 2:18:20 PM PST by smokingfrog
Police in Iceland said Monday they shot dead a gunman the first time armed police have killed someone in the nation.
Iceland, which has a tiny population of around 320,000, has a low crime rate and gun violence is extremely rare. Its regular police force does not carry firearms.
Haraldur Johannessen, National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, said Monday's incident was unprecedented.
Police said officers were called to an apartment in the Reykjavik suburb of Arbaer early Monday when a man fired a shotgun from inside the flat. Two policemen, who were not armed, were shot at when trying to enter the gunman's apartment.
Witnesses told local media that a smoke bomb was thrown into the apartment through a broken window in efforts to subdue the man. A special armed unit then entered and fired at the man, who was rushed to the hospital, where he died. No one else has been injured.
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The perp must have emigrated there from Detroit or Cicago.
...and voted for Obama. Twice.
No name given. My spidey sense is tingling with this one.
Even money the surname doesn’t contain ‘son’.
The Nordic country of Iceland has one of the smallest Muslim communities in the world, of only 770 people (as of 2013). This corresponds to 0.2% of the population of Iceland.
Iceland has had quite a few nazists, and in later years been extensively infested by Iran connections. Some of the parliament ppl are more or less directly tied to Iran.
And Fridrik Skulasson, the author of F-Prot, has had tame antisemites on staff for many years. that may/should present a problem for him, as he’s presenting tail to make himself interesting to Israeli capital. He probably hopes no one is aware.
770 muslims in Iceland is huge, and qualifies as an invasion.
But then, every community in the US, if they have a post office, tend to have at least two mosques.
The world is overrun like it was with nazists in the 1940’s.
“Iceland, which has a tiny population of around 320,000, has a low crime rate and gun violence is extremely rare.......officers were called to an apartment in the Reykjavik suburb of Arbaer early Monday when a man fired a shotgun from inside the flat.”
Still fairly rare, I guess. I’m confused. Are they pointing out how misguided they are in their belief about guns and criminals, or do they not know which end is the dangerous end, or what?
...Because civilian ownership of most classes of guns is prohibited.
Iceland requires immigrants to change their surname (ends in “son” or “dottir”).
They used to but that was changed a couple years ago.
They still put immigrants out in the boonies though.
If I was unmarried and 25 years old, I’d move there in a heartbeat.
Article is deceptive:
“The British broadcaster referred to its May report on Iceland’s crime rate, one of the lowest in the world despite widespread gun ownership. There are about 90,000 guns registered among Iceland’s 315,000 people, making it 15th in the world in per capita gun ownership, GunPolicy.org reports.”
see post #16
What are you talking about? We have never had much nazism here, nazis were a laughing stock in a country which barely knew what a uniform was. And what are you talking about ties to Iran or the computer company? Please refer to any kind of proof for your allegations, I at least have never heard anything like this and would like to know more if true.
The man that died had a history of mental illness, and could not be harbored at an institution I understand. He started making threats long ago, but sadly no one interveened and this is the result. Hithero the Icelandic SWAT team, called the viking team has been proud of the fact that they have never had to shoot anybody.
Oh, you may not have seen uniformed nazists marching, but that doesn’t mean no nazists. They’re there.
For the Iran links, check the farthest left and crowd-source legislators and pols for overt links to PressTV.
For the software company, check Fridrik and his old ties to East EU like Bulgaria. Not necessarily nazist, but as antisemitic as you get it, some of these folks. Same goes for the companys ties to Finland.
As I’ve said so many, many times: NO difference between socialist and national-socialist.
They have guns in Iceland? Who knew? I thought Iceland was all sweetness and light?
Glad you are on here.
Thanks for that. I check periodically here, but I must concede I have gotten more and more disillisiouned by the US and the discourse in your country. I follow it still, but I am gradually loosing my optimism for you guys and following that, the rest of the world.
I still have no idea what you are talking about. If you are talking about the Pirate party, they could have some connections but mostly to the anonymous and other free-internet groups. Hardly to the mullas of Iran. What is PressTV?
There are no anti-semitic groups in Iceland, but there is a huge following of pro-palestine groups, which have not been effectively countered in the last few decades. I just don´t understand your reservation about this computer company.
What is PressTV??
You really have no idea about much of anything, do you? Sorry to be so blunt. Living on a flyspeck and dreaming of vikings isn’t good for you. Get out more :).
I just googled it, and now I know, whatofit, Iran´s english language channel, wow big deal, I mean it is not broadcasted here, so why should I know of it? The US is not the center of the world...or at least increasingly it is not...
But anyway, what are you saying about links with the theocratic regime and with anti-semitism within a political party here in Iceland (or more than one?) and within an icelandic company? Please substantiate your claims!
PressTV is the Iranian State and a large part of its spy network.
You say you’re a student?
Maybe you should google a bit more? You might even find some antisemitic mullahs!
I just don´t understand where your attitude is coming from or your claims. I am only asking for some proof of your claims or anything that I could read about them so I understand. They are so completely alien and new to me.
In other things, we probably share similar views when it comes to Israel, Iran and anti-semitism, although I am not keen on your language. Sadly Israel is not winning any propaganda wars here in Iceland, Iran is not considered enough of a threat and sometimes criticism of Israel can sound dangerously close to anti-semitism.
But that being said, political correctness is rampant so it doesn´t go all the way to that and jews, albeit few here, are not in any way targeted or under any kind of threat or discrimination, overt or covert. That is why I am so surprised by your words and attitude.
Also, your name, it sounds nordic, Harðráði would be the icelandic equevelent i believe, could be translated as the hardminded. Where does it come from and why did you choose it?
So, in Iceland Iran is positively viewed, Israel is not winning any friends and broadly criticism of Israel is moving “close to antisemitism”, by your own admission.
You know political correctness, but you don’t know nordic history, having problems with placing Hardraade or even understanding the word.
Maybe you should research Somnambulism?
Wow, your attitude surprises me so much that I am going to give this one more change, to try to establish positive discussion, you don´t have to be so compatitive to everyone, there isn´t everybody against your or trying to one up on you, so you don´t always have to “win” every conversation.
I would not say that Iran is positively viewed, but way to many say, weather they truly or fully mean it, that the US is more of a threat than Iran, and cite the number of wars and interventions all over the world. But most of the time, when you talk to them further and reasonably, people accept the fact that the US is a force of good in the world, at least compared to Iran.
And american culture is ubiquitous here, by people from the whole spectrum of political thought, being for a long time very influenced by american culture through the military base here, its tv and radio and products. But of course the left tryed to limit that influence and we have for long time be divided between those that want to look more to europe and those that want to look more to the US. As english is generally understood its influence here is big of course.
But yes, sadly Israel is not winning the discussion here, there is no one publicly standing up for their cause, or at least not from any respectable sources and in any reasonable manner. And the criticism can go way too far against israel, but it is dampened by political correctnes as I say, sometimes it is not totally a force of bad things, even though it is most often quite hipocritic.
But about my nordic culture and history, it is not spoken in english you know, I have pointed out to you before that the english american world you live in isn´t the center of the world, even though its culture is influental. I said that i did recocnise it and I wondered if you were trying in some bad spelling english way to reference Haraldur Harðráði, the norweegian king whose story was mostly written and preserved by Icelandic manuscripts and sagas. The norweegians of course having lost our old common language preserved here mostly intact in my little isolated country write his name differently today, and in english of course different still, but none of that exactly matches your spelling.
That is why I asked, no need to act like an idiot when someone is showing an interest and trying to establish a common link. Please try this time to answer in a civil manner, I would like to know more about what you are saying, where you get your ideas and views and why for example you chose that name.
Best wishes/bestu kveðjur, from Iceland/frá Íslandi,