Yesterday, what currently looks like a lone murderous shitbag went on a knife spree and stabbed a bunch of people in the city of Turku. At least two people were killed although information is still coming in.
Nobody I knew was harmed and they’re not treating it as a terrorist attack, although it does look like the stab-happy piece of crap was a Muslim.
But then, so was this guy (sorry, it’s in Finnish but worth a read).
Hasan Alazawii, a friend of a friend of mine (Finland is a small country), was in the market buying flowers in preparation for the opening of a new business when he saw the attack, and put himself between the lunatic and the woman he was stabbing. He could not, a relative said, stand and watch while a woman was being stabbed.
Hasan was stabbed multiple times and is now in hospital. He’s making a full recovery and may even be out today.
I can’t overstate my disgust at the subhuman who perpetrated this, or my admiration for the many, many people who stepped up to end it. That includes the police who responded within three minutes and shot to incapacitate rather than kill, robbing this piece of shit of martyrdom. I also read something about some teens going after the attacker with a hockey goal net, but that may have been a wild rumour.
And amazing humans like Hasan, who just said “no.”