November 07, 2007
Eight Dead in Jokela Sturmgeist89 Shootings
A shooting rampage in Finland leaves eight dead. The shooter considered himself a "natural selector.":
The rampage, which began at 11.43am local time (2043 AEDT Wednesday) inside a classroom at the secondary school of some 450 pupils, came after Auvinen posted a video entitled "Jokela High School Massacre - 11/7/2007" on the video-sharing website YouTube.In other news, please Vote Jawa. Thank you.
The video, posted sometime in the past two weeks, zooms in on the school with heavy metal music blaring in the background and shows a young man against a red background pointing a gun at the camera.
Within hours of the shooting, the video had been downloaded more than 200,000 times.
In his profile on YouTube, Auvinen, calling himself Sturmgeist89, says: "I am prepared to fight and die for my cause.
"I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection."
"You might ask yourselves, why did I do this and what do I want? Well, most of you are too arrogant and closed-minded to understand," he added.