I’m a jilted polygamous
murdering Muslim, so what?
A million apologies for not being able to post anything for the Tundra Tabloid readers, the TT’s good friend and side-kick, Kumitonttu gave me the news via cell phone while I was driving to Helsinki, but was unable to post anything till this morning.
How many times have we seen Muslim men with restraining orders against them, end up murdering the women who feared for their lives? Not all of the facts are in, but this doesn’t look to be a case of jihad, but of a jilted Muslim seeking his revenge. The Tundra Tabloids will be updating as more news comes in about the shooting. KGS
UPDATE: SHOCKER: Ibrahim was a polygamous Muslim (H/T: Gaia)
UPDATE II: Ibrahim was also an illegal immigrant. (Google trans fm Danish)
[He first dated the Finnish woman, who has not yet been named, soon after his arrival in Finland in 1990. An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, he had left as Yugoslavia began to break apart, but it is not clear why. His relationship with the woman lasted for 18 years, but it was not a monogamous one. Shkupolli was also married to a woman of Albanian background, with whom he had a family, according to Finnish media reports.
I t would appear he married her after coming to Finland – and after meeting the Finnish woman, with whom he maintained a relationship throughout. That relationship broke down for the final time last year. She went to police to complain about his behaviour and the numerous threats he had made, including one to kill her. A court imposed a restraining order, not only preventing him from approaching her, but also the place where she worked – the Prisma grocery store in the Sello shopping centre in Espoo. ]
Police have confirmed to YLE that a sixth person found dead in Espoo on Thursday was the perpetrator of a shooting rampage at the Sello shopping mall. Four people were shot dead at the shopping centre on Thursday. A fifth victim, an ex-girlfriend of the shooter, was found dead in a flat in Espoo.
Following the incident, police began a manhunt for the suspect, Ibrahim Shkupolli. They said he was considered armed and dangerous, and had run-ins with the police in the past.
The Helsinki District Court sentenced Shkupolli to a fine in 2007 for firearm violation for illegal possession of a 9 mm handgun and ammunition. The Espoo District Court had also fined Shkupolli for illegal possession of a 7.65 calibre handgun and ammunition in 2003. His ex-girlfriend had sought and received a restraining order against him.
The shooting was reported to police at 10.08 am. Espoo Police say three men and one woman, all employed at the Prisma grocery store at the shopping centre, were shot dead at the mall. The ex-girlfriend was also employed at Prisma. The mall was closed following the incident.
A number of police vehicles and ambulances rushed to the scene, just west of Helsinki. Crowds were standing outside the modern mall in bright, bitterly cold weather.
According to an eyewitness, one or more people were shot at the Prisma grocery store. One employee was seen lying on the floor in the upper level of the shop. A man dressed in black was seen walking toward the Citymarket grocery shop.
The director of the shopping centre says that the Prisma and Citymarket shops were immediately evacuated. A YLE reporter on the scene reported around 11.30 that the entire mall had been evacuated. The mall was re-opened late in the afternoon although shops and most other facilities remained closed for the holiday.
An eyewitness, Kari Harjula, who was in a check-out queue at Citymarket, told YLE:
“I started to hear a lot of shouting from the outer doors of Citymarket and Sello, telling everybody to get out. The customers and employees were wondering what was going on. Soon some police ran in with riot shields and serious expressions on their faces. They yelled at everybody to get out; that the shopping centre was being evacuated. The situation was chaotic; there were a lot of police inside and outside. From a layman’s point of view, it looked like a massive operation.”
VR State Railways confirmed that police ordered trains not to stop at the adjacent Leppävaara station. A YLE reporter said police officers had been checking passengers on local trains, including at the Ilmala and Pasila stations in Helsinki. Train and bus traffic in the area returned to normal just after 4 PM.