Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gun control working well in Belgium today.

Some guy showed up at the mall today with pistols, what looks from the pictures to be a .308 rifle and several grenades. Thanks to his simply stunning incompetence there are only five deceased victims so far. 

Five people died and 123 were injured when a rogue gunman lobbed grenades and shot into crowds of shoppers at a Christmas market in Liege, Belgium.

The shoppers, many of them children, ran screaming for safety in the panic as the gunman, named as career criminal Nordine Amrani, 33, opened fire.

The dead included an 18-month old girl who lost her fight for survival in hospital this evening, the BBC reported . A 15-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl, and a 75-year-old woman were confirmed as the other victims.

Police said tonight that the killer was a convicted sex attacker and drug dealer, who had recently been released from prison.

As is becoming a pattern with these atrocities in Europe, the shooter was basically given the run of the place by police until he got bored and shot himself. Or possibly blew himself to Hell with a grenade, they aren't quite sure yet. Because Belgian cops apparently can't tell a gunshot to the head from being blown to shit by a grenade.

Incidentally, the "funny" part of the story is the police statement:

The 33-year-old Amrani was well known to the police before he went on the rampage in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, opening fire on a square packed with children and Christmas shoppers, killing three people and wounding another 75.

He had previously been convicted for drug dealing and illegal arms possession, as well as for holding stolen goods and other crimes, said Daniele Reynders, the public prosecutor for Liege.

In September 2008 he was thrown behind bars for 58 months when police uncovered a weapons arsenal in his home.

They found 10 firearms and 9,500 gun parts along with 2,800 cannabis plants, but a prison official said Amrani was granted early release last year.

A weapons aficionado, he was said to be able to dismantle, repair and put together all sorts of weapons but was never linked to any terrorist act or network.

Ms Reynders said there had never been the slightest hint he was unhinged enough to mount the kind of deadly attack he launched in Liege.

"At no moment in any of the judicial proceedings against him was there a sign of a disturbance," she told a news conference.

Yeah, no disturbance, just a house full of illegal firearms and pot plants. He was a regular guy, y'know.
No word on whether or not he screamed "ALLAH ACKBAR!!!!" while throwing grenades into the crowd of mums, grandmas and little kids.

Remember friends, its DIY or dial 911 and die.

The Phantom


Alien77 said...

Why must the Allahu Akbar comment be placed into this scenario? There was no mention in the various reports I've read. It screams Islamaphobia my friend. Your blog had poignant points that were made clear enough, about the incompetence of the police department. 10 Firearms, 9,500 gun parts, equals a lot of guns, and the pot, well, that's alot of medicine. Was Anders Breivik screaming Allahu Akbar when he murdered 77 innocents? No? He held racist viewpoints, which he cultivated into a terrorist act against his own people. The gods should be left out of mankind's sickness of homicidal, delusional mayhem!

Alyric said...

Fact: Most muslims aren't terrorists.

Fact: Most terrorists are muslims.

Fact: When muslim terrorists attack, most media outlets deliberately leave that out of their reports.

Fact: Stating facts isn't 'Islamaphobia'.

Observation/Conclusion: Phantom was raising a legitimate question about the killer's potential motives.

Any other questions?

The Phantom said...

Alien77 said: "Why must the Allahu Akbar comment be placed into this scenario? There was no mention in the various reports I've read. It screams Islamaphobia my friend."

Actually its more that I don't trust the European media even a tiny bit.

There's an update today that they found the body of a dead woman in the shooter's pot barn.


In this story the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo "stressed the attack was the act of a lone assailant, a man known to police who had no links to terrorism. "The whole country shares in the pain. This is an isolated case. This is not about terrorism," he said."

That they found a woman dead in his barn to my mind makes it more likely that the guy is a freak and not a terrorist. That he seems to have shot himself rather than fought until the cops killed him makes me doubt he was a terrorist. That the media and the Belgian Prime Minister have gone to great lengths to assure us he's not a terrorist, that makes me suspicious he was.

Anders Breivik is a paranoid schizophrenic who is so fucked in the head he won't even be standing trial in Norway. The shooter of yesterday may have not even been a Muslim, even though they say he was Moroccan. But you know, if he had been hard-core Al Qaeda screaming ALLAH AKBAR they'd still be telling us this wasn't terrorism.

Remember the Times Square bomber? NYC mayor Bloomberg said that guy was a Republican. Fort Hood shooter? They STILL won't admit it was an attack based on religion.

The bottom line here is we have
A)a known Muslim death cult operating in the Western world, composed of people willing to kill over religion, and
B) a media complex run by Leftists who are still trying to milk political advantage out of multiculturalism, so they actively lie about anything to do with Muslims.

The fact that you felt moved to comment about me being Islamophobic for merely raising the issue is a testament to the power of Lefty propaganda. Hence my point.

The Phantom said...

Alyric, stop reading my mind like that. Its weird. :)