Swedish girl bleeds from beaver while dad video tapes

“Published: 5 May 08 06:39 CET – Online: http://www.thelocal.se/11544/

A four-year-old girl has been attacked and bitten by a beaver near Östersund in northern Sweden. The incident took place after the girl and her father went out for a walk near their home in the village of Ã…s. They spotted the beaver at the side of the road and the girl decided it would be fun to pet the animal, newspaper Östersunds-Posten reports. But the beaver had other ideas and quickly lunged at the girl. The attack was filmed by the girl’s father, Marcus Handler, who was standing ten metres away. “What I was seeing through the camera seemed unreal. I just screamed ‘no, no’ and rushed towards Matilda.

Then the beaver started attacking me instead but I managed to jump out of the way and grab hold of Matilda,” he told the Östersunds-Posten newspaper. With his daughter bleeding profusely from one of her wrists and one of her thighs, Handler flagged down a passing car and had the girl taken to a nearby clinic for treatment. A week has now passed since Matilda’s unexpectedly violent brush with the animal kingdom and the girl is eager to speak about her trauma. “It jumped on me and started biting. I was bleeding a lot. It was silly,” she said. Asked what she would do if she ever bumped into the beaver again, Matilda said she would “sword it with a sword”. Maano Aunaduu, a local zoologist, believes the animal felt threatened by the four-year-old. “It did exactly what a dog would have done in a tight situation,” he said, adding that it was never advisable to pet a wild animal. He did however concede that Matilda’s experience was rare. “It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of anyone being bitten by a beaver,” he said.


TT/The Local http://www.thelocal.se/11544/20080505/

Mohammed Burns at Midsummer Celebrations

The people of Denmark have been reacting differently after last year’s coordinated Mohammed riots, protests and boycotts over the now infamous Mohammed Cartoons.

Small protests in reaction to radical Islamists(a small percentage of the Muslim community) have been going on throughout Europe. The difference between the protests against radical Islam and protests by radical Islamists is of course the violence.

What appears to be a coordinated protest in Denmark to symbolically burn Mohammed in effigy began this weekend as part of midsummer celebrations by groups of Danes. The culmination has been the production of the video that was posted on YouTube. The Danish midsummer burning of Mohammed protest has either gone un-noticed by Swedish and Danish Newspapers or has purposely been suppressed.

The protesters begin their YouTube Video with three pages of text. They are in Danish. Below you will find the Danish text and the English Translation of that text.

The Danish protesters use the word “muhammedaner” which some people have stated is not the Politically Correct term for a person of the Islamic faith. On Danish sites we have read the argument that Christians are called Christians because they follow Christ. In “Det Danske Fredsakademi ordbog” The Danish Peace Academy Dictionary the word is defined as:


Ældre forældet europæisk udtryk for muslim.
Old Ancient European expression for muslim.

The word being a legitimate historical word or not the Danish Protest was clearly not intended to be mistaken for something resembling Political Correctness.We see similar protests throughout the Islamic world on a daily basis and worse. While two wrongs do not make a right, fair is fair. We will have to see if free speech exists in Denmark or Europe for that matter.

Vi erklärer:

Sankt hans aften har altid haft

tradition for at man bränder det

onde af, i fordums tid

symboliseret ved heksen som man

påstod havde direkte forbindelse

med satan. Og hvis den ikke blev

brändt af, ville hösten ikke

komme sikkert i hus.

We declare:

On Saint Hans’ Eve it has always

been a tradition to burn the evil,

in ancient times symbolized by

the witch that they claimed had

direct connections to Satan.

And if it wasn’t burned,

the harvest wouldn’t be safely

brought into storage

Nu er der kommet en ny ondskab

ind over Europa som må lyve og

dräbe i deres påståede Guds navn.

En ondskab som udspringer fra

den såkaldte profet muhammed.

Derfor er det i vores tid ham der

symboliserer ondskaben og det er

ikke kun én höst der forsvinder,

men hele Vesteuropas fremtid der

forsvinder hvis ikke denne

ondskab bliver sendt ad

Hekkenfeldt til.

Now there is a new kind of evil

that has come in over Europe that may

lie and kill in their alleged God’s name.

An evil that springs from the

so called prophet Mohammed.

Therefor in our time it is he

who symbolizes evil and it

is not just one harvest that

will disappear, but the entire

Western Europe’s future will

disappear unless this evil is

sent to Heklafell. (eg Hell refers to the Volcano in Iceland where ancients believes Hell resided)

Derfor vil vi Sankt Hans aften

d. 23. juni 2007, 3 unavngivne

steder brände vor tids värste

ondskab af, den såkaldte

profet muhammed.

Vi afbrändte muhammed 3

steder i landet. Vi frigiver

nu videoen fra den förste

afbränding. De 2 andre

afbrändinger der fandt

sted frigiver vi d. 23.

juli og d. 23 august.

For et muhammedaner-frit


Therefor on Saint Hans’ Eve,

June 23rd 2007, on 3 unnamed

locations we will burn the worst evil

of our time, the so called

prophet Mohammed.

We burned Mohammed on 3

locations in the country.

We now release the video from the first

burning. The 2 other

burnings that took place

we will release on July 23rd

and August 23rd.

For a Mohammedan-free



Fly Nordic – See Drag Queens(Stockholm) from 399SEK

Today the Swedish newspapers GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN, EXPRESSEN, Resumé and the electronic newspaper TheLocal reported that a Stockholm man living in the northern Swedish town of Östersund was offended by a local Nordic Airline advertisement that referred to Stockholm as being “Fjollträsk” which means something like “Mire of Queens”.


The Stockholm man took his complaint to the Red Cross which handles complaints of discrimination in that area of the country and forwarded the complaint to Swedish Regulators.

It is not hard to see how people associate Stockholm with “Fjollträsk” (A mire of Queens). Television advertisements are constantly projecting this humorous effeminate image of men from Stockholm. PressbyrÃ¥n, which is a chain of kiosks that sell newspapers, hot dogs, candy, cigarettes, soda etc., has a long running commercial that is repeated over and over, showing a middle aged man with a very styled hairdo, fashionable clothes and glasses, a silk scarf around his neck and a little purse with a strap around his one wrist, coming into the kiosk and discovering the “one cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun” promotion, getting all excited in a feminine kind of way, exclaiming “oh my GOD, that’s SO retro” in a distinct Stockholm accent. And there is also the Synsam optician advertisement, Synsam has a sales drive where you buy two pairs of glasses and pay for one. We see a man in an elevator, surrounded by other people that all are giggling and looking at him. He discovers that he is wearing women’s glasses, and reaches for his briefcase, opens it, rummages through women’s high heel shoes and feather boas and gets out a pair of men’s glasses that he puts on instead. The speaker voice has a distinct Stockholm accent.

Not very masculine…

In music last year, Finland was proud that Lordi, won the Eurovision Song Contest. Lordi has great heavy Metal Music and a winning image. Here is a great little snippet about Finland’s Lordi: Source


LORDI are:Lordi – vocals, programming

Amen – guitars, backing vocals

Kalma – bass, backing vocals

Kita – drums, backing vocals

Enary – keyboards, backing vocals

What would happen if our favorite horror film characters Freddie Kruger, Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason (Friday 13th) took a break from their hectic killing spree’s, put down their weapons of murder, had a few beers and picked up musical instruments?

Answer = LORDI

Lordi are the new crazies on the block, looking as if they have escaped from the cast of an Evil Dead movie and sounding like a cross between KISS and Rob Zombie – this is the most fun you can have without incurring a lengthy sentence in prison. Lordi hail from Finland, Lapland Finland in fact, The home of Father Christmas who is rumored to have moved since Lordi set up shop!

Lordi’s performance, complete with Finnish commentators – “Hyvää Suomi”, “Well done, Finland”!!!


Sweden on the other hand via Stockholm is sending the Gender Bending Glam Rock Band “The Ark” to the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend in Helsinki, Finland.


Sweden is all pumped up for “The Ark” to win the Eurovision contest this year. They are listed by bookmakers across Europe as one of the favorites.

We living in Sweden have been unable to escape “The Ark”. The Ark has been running in a short commercial featuring their popular song “The Worrying Kind” for the Swedish Clothing store MQ, “Man & Quinny” which translated by many of us means Man & Queen clothes store.

The commercial is shown below:


So why are people from Stockholm offended by the stereotype?

Well… Probably because there are many people in Stockholm who do not fit the mold and image that Stockholm has delicately sculpted for itself.

Hey, we might not particularly like the candy music of “The Ark” but be darn sure we all hope the ARK WINS The EUROVISION SONG CONTEST this year! Heja Sverige!!!

There is another show The Monkey Princess and I really enjoy here in Sweden that is out of Stockholm. It is the “Rocky och Drago” with Peter Siepen och Tilde Fröling .

PeterTilde Peter and Tilde travel the world and do different activities and each demonstrate their unique personalities. Peter dresses a little differently then most. His unique style could be described as a costume. Outside of Stockholm he raises quite a few eyebrows, he probably raises eyebrows with his clothing style in Stockholm also. Peter and Tilde are great, and we watch every episode of their show and look forward to the upcoming fourth season.


Peter’s style I would describe as an exaggerated caricature of the “Fjollträsk” ‘Mire of Queens’ Stockholm stereotype.

In this video clip, Rocky and Drago are in Texas and visits TXRD for some rollerderby action – notice how compared to the “roller girls” Peter is VERY toned down in his choice of clothing!


The Red Cross says “The word Fjollträsk is used in a very insulting way here in Jämtland. There’s always a negative focus on Stockholm in Norrland and here is a big company using this negative term,” the Red Cross’s Anna Ebenmark told one of the Swedish Newspapers. ‘Fjolla’ (‘queen’) also sounds negative, but this case isn’t so much about homophobia as it is about negative attitudes towards Stockholm,” she said. Sara Gustafsson, director of marketing for Fly Nordic, told news agency TT that the advert was not intended to harm anyone. I come from northern Sweden myself, and for me ‘Fjollträsk’ is a light-hearted term for Stockholm. We wanted people to laugh at the advert,” she said.

nEXPRESSEN, A Stockholm newspaper distributed as an evening paper all over Sweden had a Poll Question. Click For EXPRESSEN “Fjollträsk” Reader PollBelow are the first few responses listed at the time we pulled them and translated them into English:

Should Stockholm be allowed to be referred to as “Fjollträsk”?

The people that call themselves “Stockholmers” are mostly just “farmers” that have been living in the city for a few months and “talk” with a Stockholm accent, in other words sissies.

Why not. The people in Fjollträsk usually claim that other people aren’t as smart as they are. So then it would be absolutely OK to call the 08 area code region Fjollträsk.

Fjollträsk, not that one too! Says a trucker from Stockholm. When I meet colleagues they say that people in the south calls us 99’s. 99’s? Yes, because we aren’t exactly 100 %. Not sure Fjollträsk might be good anyways!

Haha, Fjollträsk IS a suitable name for that city on the backside of Sweden! Haha!

Of course you can call Stockholm “Fjollträsk”. What are they going to do about it? Hit us with their purses, or what…?