No Policing in Norway

Even before the Oslo and Utøya killings, it was painfully obvious that Norway lacked even the most rudimentary police and security forces. No attempt was being made to deal with violent crime, nor were the citizens allowed the means to defend themselves.

The nadir occurred just before Anders Behring Breivik went berserk, when a woman was raped on the steps of the Parliament building in Oslo.

And nothing was done about it.

Big Peace: Conquest through rape in Europe: Latest victim raped on steps of Parliament

Posted by Ned May Jul 22nd 2011 at 8:10 am
As reported previously, all the stranger rapes in Oslo over the past five years — when the perpetrators could be identified — were committed by Muslim immigrants, and almost all of the victims were indigenous Norwegians. This is an example of “conquest through rape”, which is has been a feature of the Islamic hijra all over the world ever since the 7th century.

This latest rape would seem to be just another in a long series — a 20-year-old Norwegian girl raped by a 15-year-old North African asylum-seeker in downtown Oslo. Ho-hum, dog bites man, right?

Well, not entirely. This particular atrocity occurred on the steps of the Norwegian parliament, facing the Castle. To make matters even worse, as the young culture-enricher worked his will on the victim, he was being observed live via a video surveillance camera by security guards inside the parliament building — who did not leave the building to help the young woman.

It seems that interrupting a rape on the front steps was not part of their job description — that task rightly belonged to the police, who unfortunately arrived too late to interrupt the crime.

Oh, and one more thing: the suspect was apprehended, but released from custody later in the day…

Read it all.

Celestial Junk: The Other Oslo Outrage

(h/t: Blazing Cat Fur)

Lost in all the justified outrage over the Oslo killings, is the missing “other” outrage.

How, in a first-world country which is one of the wealthiest in Europe, is it possible for 90 minutes to elapse between the time that scores of calls for help go out, and the police arrive? How, is it possible that SWAT can’t be deposited in place because its helicopter is not on standby, no boats are available, and none can be commandeered in a region that is dominated by “water” and “mountain”?…

Read the rest.

NYT: Unsettling Wariness in Norway, Where Police Are Rarely Armed

(h/t: Jawa)

OSLO – When a man dressed in a police uniform began slaughtering young people at a Norwegian summer camp last week, one of the first to be killed was a real police officer named Trond Berntsen, who for years had worked in security at the camp.

Whether Officer Berntsen tried to stop the gunman is still being debated. But facing a man carrying multiple guns and ample ammunition, there was little he could do. Like most other police officers here, he had no weapon.

By law, Norwegian police officers must have authorization from their chief to gain access to a firearm, but they have rarely needed to ask, until recently. Violent crime has been steadily increasing, jolting a society used to leaving doors unlocked and children to play without fear. Coupled with growing criticism over the police’s slow response time to the attacks and confusion about the death toll, which was lowered Monday to 76 from 93, there are growing questions about whether the police are equipped to deal with the challenges.

“Criminals are now carrying weapons, so some people now think that police officers should have weapons as well,” said Gry Jorunn Holmen, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian police union. Though she said it was too early to make any assessments, Ms. Holmen said the union had formed a commission to explore the issue. For the police, she said, “it’s getting tougher.”

It took police SWAT units more than an hour to reach the camp, on Utoya Island, after reports of the shooting came in. Officers had to drive to the shore across from the site of the shooting attack, and use boats to get to the island. A police helicopter was unable to get off the ground; news crews that reached the island by air could only watch as the gunman continued the massacre.
Officer Berntsen, 51, who was the stepbrother of Norway’s crown princess, was remembered in a service on Monday…

Read the rest.

Now what?

What do you suppose the Norwegians are doing to remedy their policing deficiencies? Have they changed their policy of requiring police to go unarmed? Are they budgeting any money for hiring more police, for training personnel, and for purchasing equipment such as weapons, vehicles, and communications networks? Are they working on plans for improving the physical security of vulnerable locations? Have they considered the possibility that an armed citizenry could have stopped Breivik before he got past the first victim – or might have deterred him from acting at all?

Well, in yet another nod to the all-important idols of diversity and tolerance, these descendants of the Vikings just got a new director of their National Police Directorate, namely Øystein Mæland. He was appointed in late May, 2011. You’re probably wondering what sort of experience he has with law enforcement or with national security.

Winds of Jihad: It’s a Family Affair!

Øystein Mæland, tapped late last week to be Norway’s new chief of police, is a psychiatrist and Labour Party veteran who’s held a long list of leadership roles both in and out of politics. He’s also married to a man and the couple is expecting their second child this fall, with the help of a surrogate mother in California…[Source]

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried!

What’s an extremist, anyway?

Enough already with the word extremist being flung about like mud. It has become a universal pejorative for anybody who takes a stand on anything, for good or for ill. Whenever someone like Anders Behring Breivik runs amok and commits crimes, everybody starts blaming it on extremism.

As everybody knows, I’m as right-wing as a person can possibly be; I’m also too old to care what names anybody calls me. But others are much more subject to intimidation in that regard. It’s time to stop allowing the word extremist to be used as an all-purpose tool for squelching freedom of speech – especially for the counterjihad.

I suggest we all adopt a far more reasonable definition of extremist:

  • If you initiate violence in order to influence public policy – or if you advocate others doing so – you are an extremist.
  • Otherwise, you are not.

Crazy is not an ideology!

A Christian terrorist? Not so much

In his own words, Anders Behring Breivik made it clear that he is not a member of any church, he does not pray, and he does not possess any real faith in God. He supports Christianity only in the utilitarian, cultural sense as a tool for political ends. Christianity was not the motive for his actions, and the mainstream media is wrong to claim or to imply that it was.

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