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Another Shooting in Finland .. Youtube Videos Once Again on the Spotlight

September 23, 2008

The most popular search on my blog this morning was “is the finnish school shooter Muslim” which prompted me to do a google news search on finland school shooting.

It’s quite sad, actually, and eerily similar to this shooting which took place a year ago.  Yesterday, police had brought a suspect (who I believe is still the suspected shooter) in for questioning due to videos that he had posted on youtube.  They released him the same day AND had not withdrawn the temporary permit for his .22 calliber handgun.  BBC has one of the youtube videos here.

As for the question is the Finland School Shooter Muslim?  Me thinks not.  Not by the name.  Go ahead though, look for the needle in the haystack .. cuz I know it’s just so much easier to deal with problems when you can just blame it on Islam ~sigh~

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Owen permalink*
    September 27, 2008 8:37 am

    Extraordinary that that’s people’s initial reaction. Presumably these were visitors from a country that the rest of the world knows for its obsession with gun culture.

  2. Owen permalink*
    September 27, 2008 8:44 am

    Which makes me think of the parallel with your post about “whiteness”. When we’re members of the majority we don’t understand how our preconceptions place us in a parallel universe.


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