Monday, June 13, 2005

Somalis and Turks in Huge Brawl in Norwegian City

Dramen is a city outside Oslo, with a very large concentration of Muslim immigrants. A politician from the right-wing Progress Party recently had to employ a body guard during a debate about immigration in this city, and a blind lady found it hard to get a taxi ride from immigrant cab drivers:

At least 40 Somalis and Turks, maybe as many as 150 according to some witnesses, were involved in a huge fight in Strømsø in the city of Drammen on Sunday. Knives, iron rods and bats were used in the scrimmage, which may have been triggered by an enquiry about hashish. A group of men asked the owner of a snack bar for hashish. He said he didn't have any. Following this, his wife is supposed to have been struck by an iron rod. The police are now employing interpreters to question several individuals that have been detained after the incident.

Notice that Aftenposten doesn't mention the ethnic background of the people involved:

Six arrested after brawl in Drammen

A massive brawl in downtown Drammen Sunday evening left one woman in the hospital and six others in police custody. The melee reportedly was sparked over an attempted purchase of hash. It all started around 8pm, when a gang entered a fast-food restaurant and asked its proprietor if he could sell them some hash, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). Witnesses said that the man said no, which apparently prompted the gang to assault the proprietor's wife with an iron bar. That set off a brawl that police said involved as many as 150 persons, some of them armed with clubs and knives. One of the six arrested was subsequently released, while the five others faced police questioning and custody hearings on Monday.

Aftenposten also didn't mention that Muslim immigrants were involved in another episode that could have ended in disaster, in another Norwegian town:

Juvenile bloodbath averted

A bus of youths from Kristiansand was stopped by police en route to Venneslahallen, a short drive north. This chance action by police prevented a clash with 130 Vennesla teens who were waiting for the bus, armed with axes, knives and bats, newspaper Fædrelandsvennen reports. "I see no reason to censor the facts. This could have ended in catastrophe," police lieutenant Hans Martin Skovly at Vennesla sheriff's office told the newspaper.


At June 14, 2005 12:19 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Send them back to Turkey and Somalia and reunite them with their families there. Any person who breaks the law should be repatriated to their country of origin. All Governments reserve the right to revoke citizenship.

At June 14, 2005 6:19 AM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

People that read Aftenposten in English are going to think that Norway has a big problem with violent, fair-haired Norwegian youth. If Aftenposten would skip the political correctness, those readers would know that the violent youth are not the fair-haired kids they imagined.

At June 14, 2005 4:53 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Somalis and Turks fighting amongst themselves. Why am I smiling?

At June 15, 2005 11:26 AM, Blogger Steen said...

"The new world disorder " :-)

best wishes from Copenhagen


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