I never blogged about the January incident in which a Kosovo Albanian shot five people at a mall in Finland. The reason is that mass shootings are not uncommon and not ethnicity-specific. Similarly, I never blogged about the Albanian who while trying to hunt down his girlfriendkilled a cook and shot a waitress in Dearborn, MI in 2007, before leading police on a chase and crashing to death. Nor did I blog about the Albanian who killed a 24-year-old Brit because he slept with the man’s sister (who then helped her brother escape). Or the Albanian who was on the run between the U.S. and Canada, for having shot a policeman in Albania and killed the man’s father. Even though all of these incidents underscore my earlier point this week about Albanians killing easily, I did not dwell on them, since these are all things that go on everywhere and involving every ethnicity.

However, I am going to post about the January killing spree in Finland, because I remembered that the source who sent it to me wrote the following: “I noticed one of the British channels first announced that the killer was a ‘SERB KOSOVAN’ when the news just started to unfold.”

So it becomes relevant to mention that in the local Detroit news link above, about the Albanian who killed the cook and shot the waitress, nowhere do we get a clue to the perp’s ethnic or national identity mentioned. This practice, like the ethnic-inversion tactic by the British channel, has been so blatant over the years that when news of the Ft. Dix massacre plan by four Albanians and two others hit the media, even Washington Times noticed, and cried foul at the insistent use of words like “Yugoslav” as a means to avoid mentioning nationality.

Nonetheless, that year on “Larry King Live” comedian Bill Maher said: “But the people in Fort Dix, New Jersey — they were Serbian or Albanian or something.” Before we go chalking that up to being the domain of just some ignoramus comedian, consider that the same thing was said to me by the editor of “America’s oldest conservative journal” Human Events. On the phone in 2008, when we were discussing the kinds of pieces I could potentially contribute to his publication and I suggested some Balkans stuff, he expressed disinterest in the subject, nor did he see how it was directly relevant to Americans. When I brought up the Ft. Dix plot, he said, “Oh yeah, I remember that — I just figured that was Serbs.”

This kind of ignorant anti-Serb prejudice has been with us since even before the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, when investigators arriving on the scene were quoted as saying something to the effect of: “Yep, looks like the Serbs to me.” The accusation was repeated by trusted radio legend Paul Harvey who, even after it came out that it wasn’t Serbs, never followed through with “the rest of the story,” as his famous segment is worded. Even from Harvey, no apology to Serbs was forthcoming; they’re just Serbs, after all!

In an email from historian Carl Savich we get the rest of the story:

In 1993, Bosnian Muslims were part of the group led by Egyptian cleric Omar Rahman that tried to blow up the WTC. I was watching the ABC Evening News and they said that…It was COMMON KNOWLEDGE that the Bosnian Muslims were involved with Rahman. The media just never did anything with it and it disappeared from memory. The 9/11 bombers also had Bosnian passports but the media never did anything with this either or that a German reporter recalled seeing Osama Bin Laden in Sarajevo meeting with Izetbegovic or that Izetbegovic went to Tehran and his group placed a wreath on Khomeini’s grave, etc. […]

Anyway, below is the item about the January shooting spree by a Kosovo Albanian in Finland, illustrating the most common benefit to Western countries of accepting Albanian “refugees.”

Shopping centre gunman Ibrahim Shkupolli found dead after killing five (Jan. 1, 2010)

When a sharp crack interrupted the calm of a Finnish supermarket on New Year’s Eve it was assumed to be an exploding firework.

It turned out to be the starting signal for a massacre.

Six people died in the bloodbath, including 43-year-old Ibrahim Shkupolli, whom police identified as the gunman.

The Kosovo Albanian, who had lived in Espoo, close to Helsinki, for 12 years, appears to have been driven by jealousy.

The town’s court had imposed a restraining order on him approaching the apartment or workplace of his former girlfriend, a 42-year-old Finnish supermarket worker, because of his violent threats.

He broke the order early on New Year’s Eve, crashed into the woman’s flat and shot her with the full magazine of his 9mm handgun.

“She seems to have been the gunman’s main target and the whole shooting is tied up with the relationship between her and the gunman,” said Chief Inspector Jukka Kaski.

Shkupolli, dressed all in black, then reloaded his gun and travelled to the Sello shopping centre, one of the biggest in the Nordic countries.

In Prisma, the supermarket where his former girlfriend worked, he shot four employees, three men and a woman, aged between 27 and 45. The female was shot in the stomach; one male was shot twice in the head.

The motivation may have been that Shkupolli suspected his former girlfriend of having a relationship with one of the staff. The killings began on the upper floor of the supermarket; the gunman then took the downward escalator and continued on another floor before fleeing.

The result was confusion and panic. “By the time the police came, everyone was being told to leave their purchases and head for a safe zone while they searched the building,” said a woman interviewed by the Finnish state broadcaster YLE.

Police had Shkupolli on record: for illegal gun possession, assault and involvement in a shooting incident. They knew his address and sent their anti-terror unit to the apartment. His body was found there.

Finns are asking why Shkupolli, who had a job in a warehousing company, was not kept under closer surveillance by the police after his former girlfriend lodged formal complaints against him.

She had maintained an on-off relationship with him since he arrived from Kosovo in the 1990s. During that time he also married an Albanian woman but continued his affair.

The troubled relationship seems to have been regarded by the police as a domestic affair and Shkupolli’s criminal record or state of mental health was not taken fully into consideration.

The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted a large-scale survey of the mental health of Kosovo Albanians living in Sweden and found that many suffered from clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Similar findings have been made in other countries that took large numbers of Bosnian or Kosovan refugees during and after the Balkan wars. There seems to have been no follow-up study in Finland, which has been one of the strongest champions of an independent Kosovan statehood. [It’s also the country from which UN envoy Martii Ahtisaari, superfluously bribed for Kosovo independence, hails.]

Shkupolli had no licence for his gun — reinforcing Finnish suspicions that Balkan gangs are involved in the illegal gun market — and does not appear to have ever been seen by a mental health professional.

As for the clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorders of Bosnian and Kosovan refugees, let’s keep in mind that every time a Muslim kills, we hear about his poor “mental health” condition. As I’ve stated repeatedly, that mental health condition is called Islam, and the non-Muslimy Albanians and Bosnians seem to suffer from their own versions of it. The mental problem of Muslims and Albanians consists of a predilection for violence, and so it has nothing to do with a post-traumatic stress disorder for Balkans folk, but the pre-traumatic violence disorder that caused them to wage their wars in the first place.

And another report: Gunman kills 5, then self, in Finland (AP, Dec 31, 2009)

ESPOO, Finland – A lone gunman dressed in black killed five people, four in a crowded shopping mall, before returning home and taking his own life on Thursday. It was the third such massacre in Finland in about two years, and once again raised questions about gun control in a Nordic country where hunting is popular.

Police identified the killer as 43-year-old Ibrahim Shkupolli, an ethnic Albanian immigrant from Kosovo who had been living for several years in Finland, and the national tragedy cast a pall over the nation’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Shkupolli killed his ex-girlfriend, a Finnish woman, at her home, and four employees of the Prisma grocery store at the Sello shopping mall in Espoo, six miles (10 kilometers) west of Helsinki, the capital.

The Finnish newspaper, Aamulehti, wrote that Shkupolli allegedly stalked the woman for years and that she had complained to police about how he used to show up at the Prisma grocery store to watch her.

Relatives in the Kosovo town of Mitrovica, where Ibrahim Shkupolli was born, expressed shock and grief at the news.

“Each time he came from Finland he came here,” said cousin Islam Shkupolli, his eyes red from crying. “I am very surprised by what has happened. I knew him to be a very kind man,” he said.

Relatives said Shkupolli had last visited in Kosovo in November.

“I can’t say a bad word about him, and I know no one else can,” said sister-in-law Nexhmije while standing on the porch of her home in Mitrovica, Kosovo. “There are no festivities for us tonight.”

“The police took action and found four victims in the shopping mall — two in the first floor, two in the second floor,” he said.

Hundreds of mall workers and shoppers were then evacuated to a nearby library and firehouse. Local train connections to the mall were halted, and helicopters whirled overhead as police launched a manhunt for the heavily armed killer.

The gunman reportedly worked at a company called Inex, part of the S-Kedjan group that supplies the Prisma grocery chain. Amos Soivio, a colleague and neighbor, said Shkopulli was a “normal man who acted normally.”

“Today I heard that he’d been on sick leave a lot lately,” Soivio told APTN.

The Finnish news agency STT reported that Shkupolli was arrested for carrying an unlicensed handgun in 2003.

The deaths prompted the city of Espoo to cancel a New Year’s Eve concert.