- Andréa Meyer (52)
- Hanne Merethe Englund (56)
- Liv Berit Borge (75)
- Gunnar Erling Sauve (75)
- Gun Marith Madsen (79)
On Wednesday evening, a 37-year-old Muslim convert shot and killed five people and wounded several others with a bow and arrow, along with other weapons in Kongsberg, Norway. Espen Andersen Bråthen, a Danish citizen in his 30s, has been charged with five counts of murder and is being held in a high-security psychiatric ward. The head of Norway’s Police Security Agency (PTS) reports that there is no doubt that the attack appears to be an act of terrorism.
For years, the police had concerns that Bråthen was “radicalized.” However, despite all of the signs that Bråthen is a terrorist motivated by his Islamic faith, forensic psychiatry experts are evaluating whether he’s “criminally sane.”
The Muslim terrorist shot at people in several locations in the small town of Kongsberg. Bråthen used a bow and arrow and knife to hunt his victims. Four women and one man were killed in the terrorist attack, while several people were injured. Local police say the terrorist randomly broke into some of his victims’ homes and killed them there.
PST Chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold reports, “We have some information about the five people who died. There are four women and a man; they are all aged 50 to 70 years.” Hanne Englund is one of the five people murdered by Bråthen. The female artist in her 50s was reportedly left dying in a pool of blood outside her home in Kongsberg.
A police statement released Friday afternoon said that further charges could still be brought against Bråthen for injuring three people and firing arrows at others. “The homicides were committed both indoors and outdoors, and the perpetrator also made his way into private homes. In addition, he fired arrows at people in public,” the statement said.
Bråthen is a Danish citizen but has always lived in Norway. He is a Danish citizen via his mother but has a Norwegian father and was born in Norway. The terrorist has lived in Kongsberg for at least six years. The police chief in the South-East police district confirms that he had several run-ins with the law. As a result, authorities had concerns that Bråthen was radicalized.
Young and old alike gathered throughout the afternoon and evening on Kongsberg Square. People laid flowers and lit candles for those who were killed and injured on Wednesday.
Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) believed that Bråthen. was not part of an Islamist milieu but instead “self-radicalized.” As a result, PST did not consider him a person they should monitor but instead let local police handle the case.
The police confirmed that up until 2020, they were receiving reports of concern that Bråthen was radicalized.
In 2017, Bråthen published two videos, one he spoke in Norwegian and one in which he spoke in English. The terrorist describes himself as a ‘messenger’ who ‘comes with a warning’ before asking viewers ‘is this what you want?’ and proclaiming: ‘Bear witness that I am a Muslim.’
Bråthen’s friend notified the police that he was concerned about the video threats and feared that he would do something. In addition, the killer’s neighbors reported that he seemed unstable to them.
In August 2020, a neighbor who was frightened of Bråthen snapped a photo of the Islamic terrorist on his doorstep speaking with two police officers.
Visited Town’s Mosque
Norweignem station TV 2 spoke with Oussama Tlili, the leader of Kongsberg’s only mosque. He says that Bråthen visited the mosque several times five or six years ago and made an impression on him.
The leader of the mosque reports that Bråthen’s speech was incoherent. He claimed someone from above told him to convey a message to the whole world. Tlili told Bråthen that Kongsberg is not the place to do it. Tlili, also the chairman of the mosque’s board, does not believe that Bråthen was “radicalized.”
Threatened to kill
In 2020, a court issued a six-month restraining order from his parents after he threatened to kill his father. The 37-year-old left a Colt revolver on the family members’ sofa, which they are said to have experienced as threatening. According to court documents, the police believed that there was a risk he would commit a criminal act against his parents.
The 37-year-old was convicted in 2012 of theft and drug use. Bråthen broke into the Norwegian Mining Museum by smashing several window panes.
The verdict stated that he had previously been convicted of similar offenses but that it was so long ago that it did not affect the sentencing.
Left-Wing Formula For Protecting Muslim Supremacists
Left-wing politicians and media quickly deployed their formula for protecting Islamic supremacists. First, they reported: “he is not a terrorist,” despite police announcing they believe his motives could be jihad terror. Next, they suggest the man must be suffering from “psychological issues.” Then, instead of blaming the Muslim for his crimes, they blame the “system” for failing the poor exhausted terrorist. Finally, they will go to great lengths to ignore the terrorist’s prior threats, crimes, and/or terrorist associations.
A dangerous left-wing narrative doesn’t allow for any healthy discussion or reasonable policy concerning Islamic terrorism. Instead, the media consistently acts as an attorney to defend jihadis and, Islamic ideology that motivates these attacks.
The goal of the left and Islam is to force all of the world’s people to submit to their ideology. “Submission” is the meaning of the word “Islam.” Submission will be accomplished through force or by voluntary conversion.