September 29, 2004
— Ace An Islamic Algerian man attempted to force a Norwegian airliner to crash using an axe he apparently smuggled aboard.
How are we sure he was attempting to crash the plane? Well, we don't have much evidence of that, except what he screamed out in lunatic rage:
"Im going to crash this plane," screamed the asylum applicant[.]
Travelling Shoes notes that Reuters, ever alert for actions of a "militant" sort (like crashing passenger jets), offers the following paliative at the story's close:
Random violent crime is rare in the Nordic nation...
As it is in most nations, actually.
You know what's not quite so rare?
Posted by: Mark at September 29, 2004 07:17 AM (uvpsw)
Posted by: Eric at September 29, 2004 07:41 AM (6oQUE)
Planned attacks, like hijacking a plane are not "random" occurences (something that happens, the way it happens, at the time it happens, by whom it happens entirely because of chance). Terrorist attacks may use opportunity as a determining factor, but random chance is not the culprit. The premeditated violent hatred of vicious humanoid animals is.
Posted by: Lonnie Kendall at September 29, 2004 08:19 AM (Qpg0e)
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