Monday, September 17, 2012

Stockholm Train Track Robber Caught

Hat tip to Gates of Vienna.

By now, some may have heard or read about the man who, while lying drunk on the train tracks in the Stockholm Metro, was robbed of his wallet, jewelry and cellphone. The robber, being unwilling to bring himself to at least move his victim from the tracks, then left the scene. Shortly after, the victim received severe injuries when the train arrived and ran him over.

Well, the cops have their suspect. He is from Tunisia and entered Sweden illegally. Following the maxim of Archie Bunker from All in the Family (I got news for you Edith, almost everything a mugger does is illegal), the enricher of culture apparently figured that since he was illegally in Sweden in the first place, he might as well go ahead and help himself to some free stuff.

What frame of mind allows someone to walk away from anyone who is in danger of being killed when all that is necessary is to move him a couple of feet? The fact that the one who left him there to possibly die also robbed him first only serves to illustrate how badly things have gone in Western Europe.

In other news, the US has begun talks aimed at the possible transfer of the Blind Sheikh Abdel Rahman of the 1993 World Trade Center infamy, to Egypt. I guess that will help, albeit temporarily, appease our Muslim friends until we find a way to prohibit any speech, writings, or other works that aggravate the followers of Islam.

While we are on the topic of suppression of speech, take a gander at this ultimatum from Egypt's Prime Minister:

Below are excerpts from the flowing link.

"In an interview with BBC Arabic, Mr Qandil said it was “unacceptable to insult our Prophet” but also not right for peaceful protests to turn violent.

Mr Qandil said the film had been made by “wicked” amateurs, but that while it was “unacceptable to insult our Prophet” it was also “unjustifiable to have a peaceful demo turned violent”.

“Egyptians, Arabs, Muslims - we need to reflect the true identity of Muslims, how peaceful they are, and talk to the Western media about the true heart of the Muslims, that they condemn violence,” said Mr Qandil.

-That's why they murder people; they are so peaceful that any statements to the contrary enrage them.
Here comes the call for suppressing free speech.

“At the same time we need to reach a balance between freedom of expression and to maintain respect for other peoples’ beliefs.”

When asked whether he thought the US should change its laws governing freedom of speech laws, he replied: “I think we need to work out something around this because we cannot wait and see this happen again.”

“This is a small number of people doing irresponsible work and everybody’s paying the price.”

He also called on the US, and other governments, to “take the necessary measures to ensure insulting billions of people, one-and-a-half billion people and their beliefs, does not happen and people pay for what they do, and at the same time make sure that the reflections of the true Egyptian and Muslims is well in the Western media.”

Left unsaid, Only remarks that we like are accurate - anything else is inaccurate

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