the first one was a joke. i don’t have any knowledge of norwegian (or danish) domestic politics or the reasons for why a guy would go postal with a longbow. it’s basically a meme in europe that norwegians all listen to black metal. it’s one big fantasy LARPer zone.
domestic terrorism incidents in the U.K. are extremely rare. up until very recently, with brexit, we didn’t have the equivalent of a timothy mcveigh faction. terror attacks have mostly been islamist. but it’s not been part of the MO of islamic terrorists to target actual political figures. hard to say. there's certainly not much in particular about his own political leanings or activities that would incense a jihadi (other than the fact he was critical of the regime in iran, which, errr, doesn't typically inspire terrorist attacks). it would seem very random. but these things are all too depressingly possible.
regardless, it’s a deep national shame and regret that 2 MPs have now been murdered. this is not the britain i know. we’re supposed to be the sober and rational ones. a reputation which has come to seem more and more ludicrous over the last few years.
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