On Thursday, October 22, Sweden was shocked by yet another act of madness apparently connected to multiculturalism.
Anton Lundin Pettersson, 21, dressed in a black coat and Darth Vader
helmet, and armed with a sword and a knife, entered the Kronan school in
Trollhättan and started killing. By the time the police shot him down,
he had killed one person and wounded three others severely. One of the
wounded later died in the hospital.
In many respects, the attack was similar to the one in the Västerås IKEA
on August 10 -- random people killed because of the color of their
skin. In IKEA, whites were killed by a black assailant; at the school,
blacks were killed by a white assailant.
The reaction, however, was completely different. After IKEA, there
was dead silence. But this school attack is all over the news. A white
perpetrator killing black victims is apparently considered far worse
than a black perpetrator killing white victims.
Like most schools in Sweden, the doors of the Kronan school, which
has many Somali students, are open to the public. A few minutes after 10
am, Anton Lundin Pettersson, a native Swede with no criminal record,
took a knife and a sword into Kronan, and began attacking people.
Pettersson's first victim was a teaching assistant, Lavin Eskandar,
20, who according to witnesses, tried to protect students but was
attacked. He managed to stagger out into the schoolyard before he
collapsed and died.
As Pettersson continued his tour of the school, he seemed particular
in his choice of victims. One student, thinking Pettersson was dressed for Halloween, even persuaded him to pose for a picture with her two friends on either side. Expressen, a daily, interviewed two students who were in one of the classrooms Pettersson visited. One girl described the horror: