Why Is Violent Crime So Rare in Iceland?

Andrew Clark, BBC News, May 16, 2013

Iceland is awash in guns, yet it has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. US law student Andrew Clark asks why.

Even though I grew up in New England, there was something novel about seeing an Icelandic blizzard. It was paralysing, with epic wind gusts that made snowflakes feel like razors.

As I dragged my bags along Reykjavik’s snowy pavement, an older man in a Jeep pulled alongside me.

“You want to get in?” he asked.

It sounded crazy. Why would I ever get in a stranger’s car?

Despite everything I was taught about riding in cars with strangers, I climbed in the backseat. And I knew nothing bad was going to happen to me.

After all, I was in Iceland for a week to study the nation’s lack of crime, my second trip there in six months.

I had spent the last three years in Boston at Suffolk University Law School, where I was studying international law.

Before my first visit to Reykjavik in August 2012, my law school thesis was settled–a study of cyber warfare and the Geneva conventions.

But a week in Iceland changed my perspective. I was pleasantly flummoxed by what I saw.

Violent crime was virtually non-existent. People seemed relaxed about their safety and that of their children to the point where parents left their babies outside and unattended.

I’d spent time in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, but those countries now appeared plagued with crime by comparison.

Once I got back to America, I changed my thesis topic.

I wanted to know what Iceland was doing right.

Frankly, there is no perfect answer as to why Iceland has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.

According to the 2011 Global Study on Homicide by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Iceland’s homicide rate between 1999-2009 never went above 1.8 per 100,000 population on any given year.

On the other hand, the US had homicide rates between 5.0 and 5.8 per 100,000 population during that same stretch.

After visits with professors, government officials, lawyers, journalists and citizens, the pie-chart breakdown became clear–though admittedly, it is impossible to determine how much each factor contributes.

First–and arguably foremost–there is virtually no difference among upper, middle and lower classes in Iceland. And with that, tension between economic classes is non-existent, a rare occurrence for any country.

A study of the Icelandic class system done by a University of Missouri master’s student found only 1.1% of participants identified themselves as upper class, while 1.5% saw themselves as lower class.

The remaining 97% identified themselves as upper-middle class, lower-middle class, or working class.

On one of three visits to Althing, the Icelandic parliament, I met Bjorgvin Sigurdsson, former chairman of the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Alliance. In his eyes–as well as those of many Icelanders I spoke with–equality was the biggest reason for the nation’s relative lack of crime.

“Here you can have the tycoon’s children go to school with everyone else,” Sigurdsson says, adding that the country’s social welfare and education systems promoted an egalitarian culture.

Crimes in Iceland–when they occur–usually do not involve firearms, though Icelanders own plenty of guns.

GunPolicy.org estimates there are approximately 90,000 guns in the country–in a country with just over 300,000 people.

The country ranks 15th in the world in terms of legal per capita gun ownership. However, acquiring a gun is not an easy process–steps to gun ownership include a medical examination and a written test.

Police are unarmed, too. The only officers permitted to carry firearms are on a special force called the Viking Squad, and they are seldom called out.

In addition, there are, comparatively speaking, few hard drugs in Iceland.

According to a 2012 UNODC report, use among 15-64-year-olds in Iceland of cocaine was 0.9%, of ecstasy 0.5%, and of amphetamines 0.7%.

There is also a tradition in Iceland of pre-empting crime issues before they arise, or stopping issues at the nascent stages before they can get worse.

Right now, police are cracking down on organised crime while members of the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, are considering laws that will aid in dismantling these networks.

When drugs seemed to be a burgeoning issue in the country, the parliament established a separate drug police and drug court. That was in 1973.

In the first 10 years of the court, roughly 90% of all cases were settled with a fine.

There’s an inimitable make-up of Iceland which, ostensibly and ideally, could provide guidelines for people in other nations who are looking for solutions to their crime issues.

As I climbed into the back of that man’s Jeep that morning, he smiled and asked if I needed help with my luggage. And even though I knew nothing about him, I felt safe.

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  • Snow is the kryptonite of urban thugs>?

    • Except certain Swedish cities are becoming more vibrant.

      • Erasmus

        I am sick to death of the term “culturally vibrant.” When I see it, I know it means don’t drive through, don’t go there after dark and it’s a place you’d never want your family to live.

        BTW, good handle. I had thought of staring a “Sod Diversity” campaign, but “Question Diversity” is such a politer way to put things.

        • I got the idea when I saw a hippiemobile with the bumper stickers “Honor Diversity” and “Question Authority” next to each other. Just a simple transposition is all it took. Because…questioning diversity IS questioning authority these days. From the car’s other bumper stickers, I surmised that the owner is a homosexual wiccan.

    • David Brims

      Sweden has the second highest rape crime after South Africa. So snow hasn’t stopped the black immigrants.

      • Will

        With a those milk white blonde wiminz for the taking an raping how can those bantus resist ?

        It is like a dream come true for them.

      • jnbsahjfd

        Sweden’s rape rate is more a reflection of the countries feminist culture than anything else. I read about one case where a woman claimed her husband had raped her repeatedly, and so the police filed 70 cases of rape against him, and that was reflected in the statistics. In addition, rape is defined as “sexual assault”(we all know what THAT means) instead of real rape, it has the rate of highest “sexual assault” rate outside of South Africa. Feminists will do anything to make themselves seem neccesary, so we should be weary of such official statistics. I’m not saying that cases of immigrants raping women are false, they aren’t, but Sweden is not any worse than other countries with large immigrant populations.

        • Ash Williams

          I might have a little bit of respect for feminists if they were honest, and logically applied their agenda to non-White immigration. Non-White immigration increases crime against women. Most of the crimes against women are committed by non-White males. Feminism does not exist outside of White Western culture. So why do they want to make our countries less White, less safe for them. It’s illogical.

    • sbuffalonative

      I wish that was true but it isn’t.

      I live in western New York and we in the north east get very harsh winters on occasion. Crime does slow down in winter months but explodes in the summer. Some people have to make up for lost time.

      The other thing is that harsh winters don’t seem to deter people like Puerto Ricans from making northern cities their new home.

      I wish snow and cold was a deterrent but it’s not.

  • Iceland shouldn’t be so quick to advertise its peaceful docile circumstances. Someone within the country will get the bright idea to make Reykjavik more vibrant…because it needs restaurants.

  • Manaphy
  • steve7789

    I remember in the England of my childhood we took pride in the fact that our police didn’t need guns. The local “bobby” was armed only with a truncheon and a whistle and we aways felt we could approach him. The same cannot be said for the modern scowling, baseball capped paramilitary force armed with tear gas, stab vests, enormous truncheons, cuffs and tasers.
    In one neighbourhood not too far from me they’re now patroling with assault rifles. It’s a very sad development.

    • David Brims

      The past is a foreign country, it doesn’t exist anymore. Welcome to the new England, Zimbabwe !!

      • Jimmie

        A good new name that reflects all the vibrancy and diversity of the new England would be Engbabwestanland.

        • StillModerated

          Untied Kwa-Ingdom

    • TeutonicKnight67

      American police have increasingly militarized also. Although they always carried guns, they now dress as paramilitary and brandish “tactical” weapons. It is not only sad but frightening.

  • MekongDelta69

    Boy – this is a tough one to answer. I’m gonna need the ENTIRE weekend to think about this. I may have to use a blackboard to figure this out. However, the answer may turn out to be very dark. I may have to Whiteout my findings, so that usesless blob from the Scientific American (above) doesn’t blackball me.

    Damn – the answer is right on the tip of my tongue. Why can’t I think of it?!?

    • StillModerated

      I don’t Kn(egr)ow.

  • PesachPatriot

    Maybe its because it was too cold to grow cotton and tobacco in iceland and they aren’t directly adjacent to mexico with billions in cash and drugs going over the border every day….its pretty awesome that their equivalent of the american swat team is called the viking squad.

    • The__Bobster

      I’m guessing it’s because most of them are somewhat related to each other.

  • Bill

    Simple. Blacks absolutely HATE the cold. Ever notice come 1st of May black crime soars for 9 months?

    • David Brims

      Blacks have thin blood, so they’re affected by the cold more. Seeing an African in Norway or Sweden is like seeing an Eskimo in the desert, it’s just wrong.

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

      Ain’t nobody gots time for being ashy.

    • Maple Leaf

      I wish this was true. Unfortunately Somalians are flocking into Canada. They will go anywhere if they get free stuff.

      • Freya

        How are they getting in? I’d get total obstructionism if I tried to emigrate to Canada as a white American but a Somalian just sashays in?

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          They get in as refugees, the same way they do in America.

      • Will

        The Jesuits make sure that prosperous mainly white and Christian countries get their fair share of Somalis .

        • OlderWoman

          The Jesuits are behind (Black) Liberation Theology. They’re supporting blacks over whites. They’re ‘educating’ them in their colleges…the Loyola’s. The Catholic church is NOT America’s friend.

        • TeutonicKnight67

          Plenty of good Lutherans are involved in “diversification” as well, sir.

          • Will

            That is because most Protestant churches have been long infiltrated by covert Jesuits.

          • Alexandra

            Yep.
            You ever visit chick.com and get the “Alberto” comic book series? Real eye-opener.
            That’s why I roll my eyes every time I hear someone blaming the Jews for everything. That is just a smokescreen.

          • TeutonicKnight67

            Divisive nonsense and foolishness. I am no big fan of the modern Jesuits because of their liberalism and “social justice” garbage, but to say that somehow the problems of the world stem from them reeks of ghetto storefront “church” preaching. The cartoon page you cite is indeed comical but I trust that about as much as I trust Bloomberg, Silver and Nadler inc.

          • Will

            “that somehow the problems of the world stem from them reeks of ghetto storefront “church” preaching”

            That is where you are wrong, the Jesuits are much more than ghetto storefront preachers.

            They control high politicians, including the ones in Israel and Washington DC they control the banking families and all the intelligence agencies like the CIA.

            The Jesuits have caused major wars and assassinations including that of Abe Lincoln and are experts at playing both sides and controlling both sides of any adversarial situation to get the final outcome that they want.

          • TeutonicKnight67

            The reverse argument could be made re: Protestant infiltration of Catholicism via Freemasonry. No single denomination has the monopoly on suicidal “equality” rhetoric and “social justice” theology.

          • Will

            Freemasonry is in the hands of the Jesuits, in fact the last 25 degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry was written by the Jesuits at the College of Clairmont in the late 18th century.

            The Jesuits are a military force and infiltration and subversion and indoctrination of the youth are their full time job 24/7 for centuries on
            end.

            They are always fulfilling their role as dictated by the Council of Trent and they only accept the most intelligent and devoted men within their ranks.

            There is nothing that they fear, as they got all the angles covered and subverted to their advantage.

          • David Ashton

            What do you think of the writings of Fr Herbert Thurston SJ on such subjects as masonry? Or Fr Cyril Martindale SJ on the credibility of Christianity? Or Fr Fernand Prat on Jesus and St Paul?

          • Will

            It is all obfuscation to coverup an evil organization that is used to power and control. The 4th vow Jesuits are a law onto themselves as the organization is setup as a pyramid with the elite as the cap stone and the bottom rungs are filled with the intelligent types that you mentioned that are not in the loop.

            It is no different than saying that the Jesuits are great and totally harmless because they have some fine teachers within their ranks that teach at well known and illustrious Catholic boy’s schools all around the globe.

          • David Ashton

            You think the substantial and varied achievements of these people were just a fraudulent cover for their superiors? How does the celibate leadership of this religious minority exercise control over others in the world, and for precisely what purpose today? The Monita Secreta were faked.

          • Will

            The Jesuit fourth vow might shed some light on to your question.

            : INDUCTION AND EXTREME OATH OF THE JESUITS

            “When a Jesuit novice is about to be inducted into the higher levels of the Order, he kneels on a red cross before the Superior of the Order. Before him are two flags, the familiar yellow and white flag of the papacy, and the black flag with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, the flag of the Jesuit Order. On the Jesuit flag is written the words, IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOS. (It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical kings, governments, or rulers.) The Superior of the Order hands the novice a small black crucifix which he presses to his heart, and the Superior then presents to the novice a dagger. The novice grasps the bare blade and presses the point to his heart. The Superior, still holding the hilt of the dagger then speaks to the novice.

            Superior
            My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a Reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among the Protestants, generally to be a Protestant; and obtaining their confidence to seek even to preach from their pulpits and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and to descend so low as to become a Jew among the Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

            You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces and states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly in concert with your brother Jesuit, who may be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected; only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.

            You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and in the judiciaries councils of state, and to “be all things to all men,” for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.

            You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as a coadjutor, confessor and priest, but you have not been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work, and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your Order and your allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me.

            I, M———- N———-, Now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and the sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior general of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Viceregent and is the true and only Head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Saviour, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed.

            Therefore, to the utmost of my power, I shall and will defend this doctrine and his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority, and all adherents in the regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome.

            I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers. I do further declare that the doctrines of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable, and they themselves damned and to be damned who will not forsake the same.

            I do further declare that I will help, assist and advise all or any of his
            Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their
            pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

            I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume any religion heretical, for the propagating of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents counsels’ from time to time, as they may entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred convent.

            I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver, (perinde ac cadaver,) but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and Jesus Christ. That I will go to any part of the world whithersoever I may be sent, without murmuring or repining, and
            will be submissive in all things commanded to me.

            I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, nor sex or condition; and that I will hang, burn, waste, spoil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.

            That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poinard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed to do so by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

            In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all of my
            coporeal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul to be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever.

            All of which I, M—— N——, do swear by the blessed Trinity and blessed Sacrament, which I am about to receive, to perform and on my part to receive inviolably; and do call all of the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness these my real intentions to keep this my oath.

            In testimony hereof I take this most holy and blessed sacrament of the
            Eucharist, and witness the same further, with my name written with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy convent.

            Superior
            You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism
            necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.

            In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another make the
            ordinary sign of the cross as any Roman Catholic would; then one crosses his wrists, the palms of his hands open, the other crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; then the first with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with his right hand makes the motion of cutting with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first.

            The first then says Iustum; the other answers Necar; the first then says Reges. The other answers Impios. The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name JESU will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers.

            Q: From where do you come?
            A: From the bends of the Jordan, from Calvary, from the Holy Sepulchre, and lastly from Rome.

            Q: Whom do you serve?
            A: The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.

            Q: Who commands you?
            A: The successor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.

            Q: Who received you?
            A: A venerable man with white hair.

            Q: How?
            A: With a naked dagger, I kneeling on a cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred Order.

            Q: Did you take an oath?
            A: I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex or condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my superiors in all things without hesitation or murmuring.

            Q: Will you do that?
            A: I will.

            Q: How do you travel?
            A: In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

            Q: Whither do you travel?
            A: To the four quarters of the globe.

            Q: For what purpose?
            A: To obey the orders of my General and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oath.

            Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Viceregent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.”

            A one world government with the pope as top dog leader is their aim and plan.

          • Will

            Don’t ever forget that the old true definition of ‘Jesuit’ being a clever person who deceives the people.

        • Alexandra

          Bingo.
          I also ask people here to look up the definition of “Jesuitical.” You’re more likely to find it in older dictionaries.
          It’s these guys, not the Jews, that we should be wary of. Jews are their puppets…for the most part, willing puppets, sad to say. Like their forefathers who declared “We have no king but Caesar,” they’re saying “We have no king but the pope.” Or Jesuit General.
          It’s fairly well known that they were kicked out of numerous countries because of their shenanigans.

          • TeutonicKnight67

            It’s fairly well known that they were kicked out of “Protestant” countries who feared a return to Catholicism and loss of their rulers wealth and property. (which was summarily seized i.e. stolen from the Church).

          • Will

            They were also kick out of Catholic countries too for interference and political meddling by Spain, France and even by the Knights of Malta under Grandmaster Pinto in 1768.
            In fact by 1773 the pope had so many complaints about them by Catholic Kings that he banned the Jesuits and were mostly exiled to Corsica.
            The Jesuits who have a long memory and are very vindictive, so poisoned this pope and caused ferment in these Catholic nations that kicked them out. They caused revolutions and toppled certain monarchs as payback and their Corsican avenger later on went to punish more nations that the Jesuits had a long standing beef with.

            Once they got a pope that they could control, they were back in business by 1814 and have been controlling the papacy and the Roman Catholic church ever since.

          • David Ashton

            The Jews are willing puppets of the Society of Jesus? The moon is made of green cheese and water flows uphill.

      • OlderWoman

        Somalis are in Minnesota…a large community of them.

    • NM156

      …or as Chicago Cops call it, “killin’ time”. XD

  • David Brims

    I was speaking to a guy from Iceland on YouTube, he told me there is African and muslim immigrants in Iceland now, multiculturalism has just started, the muslims are building a mosque in the capital. The prime minister is a lesbian socialist / marxist.

    Depressing.

    • Freya

      Did you miss the part about how harmony is achieved through a mitigation of class tensions?

      • Nathanwartooth

        So Iceland is a magical place that makes Africans and Arabs not want to commit crimes?

        Interesting magic theory you have there.

        • Freya

          No, Mr. Reactionary, I was referring to the part of the article that addressed how a lack of classism among native whites contributed to a lack of crime. Gosh, so many men on here just jump at some perceived interpretation of a comment or oftentimes even distort mine, or just fail to read them at all, preferring to respond to something I never said.

          • ms_anthro

            Are you here to intentionally sow discord between White men and women or do your posts just always have that effect? It’s hard to tell sometimes.

          • Freya is a complicated individual like the rest of us.

          • I believe it is the lack of brown-ism that results in little crime.

          • Nathanwartooth

            I read your comment and the one that you responded to.

            In the context it looks like you are saying that the Arabs and Blacks wont be a problem because “harmony is achieved through a mitigation of class tensions”.

            I don’t know how else I am supposed to read that.

          • I interpreted it to mean that she is a classic Marxist.

        • Alexandra

          How about the “white shoes” analogy?
          When I was in junior high, you did not dare come to school in brand-new, pure-white shoes. Because other kids would say “Hey, white shoes!” and immediately try to step on the shoes and dirty them up. It was more playful than anything…but it seems that having an all-white nation is like wearing new white shoes to school…the diversity nuts are going to want to step on them.
          And of course thugs and leeches will want to step on them and REALLY dirty them up with their criminality.

    • Ash Williams

      It’s a shame, at least in countries with a history of blacks and non-Whites before we become liberal pansies, like the Southern US and South Africa, we knew how to treat them, we knew how to keep them in line and give them what they deserve. Countries like Iceland have no such historical memory, no sense of self in relation to the other, they don’t know how to respond, they’re helpless victims.

  • Bergeron

    “There’s an inimitable make-up of Iceland which, ostensibly and ideally,
    could provide guidelines for people in other nations who are looking for
    solutions to their crime issues.”

    Conclusions which correspond to reality cannot be reached when your logic derives from the surreal.

    (Also, Mr. Clark doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the word “inimitable”.)

    • gemjunior

      We had very little crime in the US for our size, when it was majority white and the blacks were under control. Sure, some of them were so impulsive they couldn’t even be stopped by anything but at least they were well – punished to the extent that it was some deterrent. Now they have an open invitation to kill us with impunity and with as much torture as possible before the blessed moment of death.

  • Erasmus

    Because Iceland is homogeneously white. That’s the plain and simple truth.

    • JohnEngelman

      Those are dangerous thoughts, Erasmus.

      • Erasmus

        Truth is a dangerous thing.

        Better to live bravely with the truth, no matter how hard, than to live long and comfortably as a slave with a lie.

        • JohnEngelman

          Good for you. I hope people like you will always exist.

        • Luis

          “In a totalitarian state…logic is an enemy and truth is a menace”..

          —Rod Serling, in a monlogue to the “Twilight Zone” episode, “The Obsolete Man”.

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  • The__Bobster

    The rate would be lower, except that we have a Navy base there, which results in darkie rapists getting loose.

    http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/?cat_id=40764&ew_0_a_id=355605

    • bigone4u

      If that naval base is closed then the sequester might have some real value.

    • Mr Plankton

      The NAS was closed in 2006. I was there in 1996 and only saw one Bantu the whole year I was there that wasnt navy. And they were working at the McDonalds in Reykjavik. One of the best years of my life. Not to mention the girls are seriously hot.

  • JackKrak

    “Frankly, there is no perfect answer as to why Iceland has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.”
    Just goes to show that you can get into law school, spend three years there and still have no clue.

  • dave1163sag

    because whites make up 95% of the population. anytime you have a all white population you will always have low crime and very few shooting deaths.

  • ncpride

    Someone should really e-mail Mr. Clark and clue him in. If it’s true as another poster stated that Iceland is now allowing ‘diversity’ into their mists, tell him to watch Iceland for the next 20 years and behold the utter deterioration and destruction they will certainly, without a single doubt, bring with them.

  • The__Bobster

    I wonder if the banksters want to make Iceland more or less “vibrant” now that the country has stiffed them on their debt

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/top-economists-iceland-did-it-right-everyone-else-is-doing-it-wrong.html

  • Oil Can Harry

    Michael Moore-on claims the US has a high crime rate because of our (gasp!) “gun culture”. He hasn’t yet explained why Iceland and Switzerland have similar “easy access to guns” yet much lower crime rates.

    Also, the article mentions that in Iceland “parents left their babies outside and unattended”. Until the ’70s American women in white neighborhoods would also leave babies outside stores in carriages while they shopped inside.

    • sbuffalonative

      Mr. Moore is quick to point out every racial inequality except who is committing the greater proportion of violent crime. Then he lumps whites and blacks together as Americans.

      • PesachPatriot

        Is Mr. Moore aware of the fact that most crimes committed in this country do not involve firearms? Given the increase in ammo prices most criminals probably can’t afford to fire more than 3 or 4 shots….I think I also recall reading somewhere that there are more murders committed with hammers than with rifles in this country.

        • Erasmus

          I think I also recall reading somewhere that there are more murders committed with hammers than with rifles in this country.

          Time to ban hammers…and baseball bats and golf clubs and croquet mallets and knives and screw drivers and pressure cookers and rocks and sticks and ropes and electrical cords…murderous weapons, all of them!

          • PesachPatriot

            I always enjoy telling anti-gun zealots that more people in america die from alcohol related car crashes and fast food related heart attacks in one year than from anything firearms related….no one, even the libbiest of libs, will seriously suggest banning chevy’s, big macs or cases of budweiser.

          • Ash Williams

            They won’t ban them, they just want to add taxes for those items, fat tax, soda tax, big-car tax, etc.

            Even though we don’t call it that, we basically have a White-people tax, Whites are paying to subsidize blacks, Hispanics and other third-worlders through affirmative action and welfare.

            The only White privilege I see is the “privilege” of supporting non-Whites with our own money and effort.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Category – Violent Crimes
    A : Because of this demographic Iceland had only one recorded homicide in 2009

    Q : What are White people? I’ll take Roman “Holidays” for $800 please Alex

    • anonymous_amren

      Q: What’s one advantage of Iceland’s homogeneous white population?

      If people are going to play Jeopardy, they need to do it right.

  • WR_the_realist

    I have moved from a diverse town in New York to a small town in New Hampshire with an appalling lack of diversity. We have guns here. It is common to hear a rifle go off when somebody is getting his deer or plugging some varmint. Yet we also have Icelandic levels of crime. I wonder why, I wonder why.

    • gemjunior

      We’re talking about New Hampshire or Maine. However, my son is very nautical and wants to live on the coast. I wonder if it’s more “diverse”. I have to go there a few more times, but that is the best place to be. I wonder what’s different about the New Englanders in New Hampshire, that they are so intelligent compared to other Yankee types who bow to their knees before diversity? They never caught the stupid bug…

      • WR_the_realist

        Unfortunately many people in New Hampshire actually believe the diversity mantra precisely because they’ve never experienced it in real life. Fortunately we do have a limited, parsimonious state government that doesn’t encourage the welfare crowd to move up here.

    • Erasmus

      I have moved from a diverse town in New York to a small town in New Hampshire with an appalling lack of diversity.

      Based on your willingness to keep your family safe over not having a restaurant nearby with a good Chicken Vindaloo on its take-out menu, I’m going to wager that you’re not a lefty.

      • WR_the_realist

        I’m a pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-Bill of Rights paleoconservative.
        So of course there’s nobody I can vote for and I have little in common
        with the sort of people the media promotes as “conservatives”.

  • OBSERVER

    Stupid fool. RACE is the reason. He is describing WHITE GENETIC TEMPERAMENT. He is basically describing the genetic induced behavior of White People.

    Now, he needs to go to Haiti and see what the African genetic code produces.

    I feel sorry for Iceland. They, soon, will be stupid enough to let in blacks and then their paradise will enjoy the hell of diversity.

    Please, people of Iceland, don’t let any blacks in, ever.

  • Baldur

    Iceland is also awash in Icelanders. It’s blessed with an extremely high incidence of Nordicity.

  • Bjork

    My homeland, Iceland, is one of the most homogenous nations in the world. There’s exceptional trust built up in the social capital of knowing and trusting your fellow man – – which I do because they’re fellow Icelandanders. P.S. My agent advised me not to post here, but I respect truth more.

    • Roger williams

      It’s ok to post here, just don’t use your real name. The cultural marxists have a long memory

      • dd121

        Truth is, Team Obama could find out the names and all the personal details of everyone who posts on AmRen. Personally I don’t care that they know who I am. They probably already have that information and have turned the list over to Janet Napolitano. And no, I am not being paranoid. I was a systems programmer and hacking computers is laughably easy. There are no secrets on the internet.

        • BonusGift

          I’m not so sure about that, at least not yet. My anecdotal proof is that I haven’t been audited by the IRS since posting here.

          • RisingReich

            Lol. I suspect your income and social status don’t make it worth while to have you audited. I obviously can’t and don’t know that for sure but I suspect it to be the case. Also I’m not jabbing at you – just saying.

          • Obama’s goony bird IRS wasn’t going to audit anybody. They were going to audit people and groups that he thought were effective opposition to himself and his party.

          • More 40K ish folks used to be audited that the 100K+, just also saying…

        • anonymous_amren

          I use TOR (The Onion Router). I can’t guarantee the US government doesn’t have a backdoor, but it seems reasonably secure, especially from my own government.

        • Me neither; I’m already on the Terrorist Watch List. If I ever go back to prison it will be for punching tickets for three or four law-enforcement officers in or near my home and then waiting for more. I don’t want to do that; what I want is to go shooting on Sundays again, while they leave me alone on the roads so long as I drive about 8 mph over the posted speed limit on I-25.

          Once you have a felony, all the misdemeanors are free, and most of the other felonies are free as well, except hurting kids.

          I can completely assure you that nobody in their right mind will ever kick down my front door. Nobody gets killed for a living. Outside my home, they always have at least four with drawn guns, and that’s quite fair.

    • Jerrybear

      Your agent?

      • PesachPatriot

        I think it might be the real bjork….the famous singer….one of my cousins is a big fan….icelandic seems like a neat language….i remember when the big volcano erupted there 3 years ago….i’m usually pretty good at pronouncing foreign names but I had trouble trying to say that one.

        • gemjunior

          I just hope and pray they are never stupid enough to let their country turn into negroville.

        • Mr Potato

          I find that a little hard to believe PP. I’d bet money on Bjork being a refugee/gay-loving liberal.

          • NM156

            Although she did marry a white Boise State football hero who became a NY artist after college (no, I am not kidding) and had a child with him, she was associated with Black British DJ Tricky in the late ’90s for a short time. If I recall, she took a lot of flak from the public and from her fans for that, so she dumped the guy quietly. Fifteen years later, any celebrity in a socially controversial relationship would put out a porn video of the couple in response to public criticism. She grew up in an Icelandic hippie commune in the late ’60s and ’70s, so you know where her politics are. However, she has been dedicated to Icelandic culture, so who knows what her stance is on AmRen’s issues. No doubt, she’d throw out a lot of contradictory nonsense and call it artist’s expression.

        • NM156

          Gudmundsdottir.

          • There are no real family names in old Norse culture. I would have been Michael Jameson were I an Icelander, and my daughter would be Ariadne Michaelsdottir. In Russia and Korea, the middle name is the patronymic first name. Were I Russian, my name would be Mikhail Ivanovich Scott and my daughter would be Ariadne Mikailovna Scott.

            Just different naming conventions.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Bjork is a worldwide music sensation from Iceland. Although to be fair I’m sure she isn’t posting on Amren, and I will assume that someone has deviously associated themselves with the aforementioned Icelandic sensation.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM80F_J-QHE

      • OlderWoman

        It could be an innocent joke. I don’t believe the entertainer Bjork would ever post here. People in that field are usually Socialists.

    • Luis

      Iceland has produced as many Nobel Literature Laureates – Halldor K. Laxness – , as the entire continent of Africa south of the Sahara has, – Wole Soyinka.

      I don’t count Algerian-born Albert Camus, or the race-traitor Nadine Gordimer of South Africa.

  • Bobby

    Yes, rare crime in Iceland is just a darn mystery. Leftist beard scratching professors, in universities throughout the western world, are applying for grants to study this mystery in detail.

    • gemjunior

      Shows how sick in the head they are. It also shows the power of the mind when it does not want to see what’s as plain as the nose on it’s face. It’s so frustrating that it makes me want to shove them in a cave together for 10 years and tell them they can’t come out until they figure out why all white countries, states, cities and towns are pleasant, clean, and crime-free and all black countries, states, cities and towns are dangerous, dreary, dirty and and filled with crime. Hmmm, Watson, how should we approach this mystery..

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Iceland is up for an immediate UN mandated diversity injection. Take a look at the earliest waves:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfHPWBwOMA

    • David Brims

      I need a bucketful of prozac after watching that.

    • StillModerated

      OK, so I can seek refuge in Iceland, and then demand that its government give me a dish antenna so I can keep in touch with my cultural heritage, eh? These Palestinians need to be transported to Jordan immediately before they become a burden to Western civilization. You can bet you bottom dollar they’ll never learn Icelandic on the grounds that it’s too difficult. They will never be accepted because they’ll demand tolerance out of their generous hosts. And a mosk in Rekjavik? Egads! Who financed that?

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        One of the comments from youtube brings up a good point: why don’t their fellow Muslims who are better off take them in? Why don’t the UAE, Saudis, or Qatar take these moochers in? Why does it always land on white countries to take the refugees that nobody else wants?

        • Luis

          Palestinians are regarded as political dynamite by their fellow Arabs. Nobody wants to take them in. I remember years ago, when Sadat ran Egypt, some Palestinians were involved in terrorist and anti-government activities there. He wound up deporting thousands of Palestinians.

          Because of their refugee and “poor Arab brother” status in the Arab world, Palestinians are taxed at lower rates, and are afforded more generous benefits than native Arab populations. That was the case in Egypt, but that ended with their deportation.

      • Michael P

        Jews

    • Ash Williams

      It’s pathetic. There’s a world full of third-world “refugees.” Why do White nations feel we have to adopt the whole third-world. If they couldn’t make a decent country for themselves why do we want them.

      If bleeding-heart Whites want to devote their life to dysfunctional third-worlders then do so in their countries, don’t bring them here.

  • The Final Solution

    For several years, Iceland had the highest standard of living in the world according to the Human Development Index. Race is the obvious factor here, along with an incredibly small population and the fact that it’s an isolated island with no bordering nations. Immigration is nearly non-existent. They have a language that no one in the world speaks, which is no doubt a deterrent to would-be freeloaders. Also, there economy is largely based on banking and other information-based industries. They have no need for low-wage berry picking foreigners.

    • Lynxviridis

      “They have a language that no one in the world speaks, which is no doubt a deterrent to would-be freeloaders. ”

      Sorry, but that didn’t deter any somalis to come to Sweden where we also speak a language that no one else speaks (except people in our neighbouring countries understand it more or less).

    • KenelmDigby

      Iceland is so cold and harsh that berry producing plants cannot survive.
      – Unless you use hot-houses, of course, which is not really practical with either strawberries or bush-borne berries.

  • My first reaction is, “Andrew Clark, you are a [email protected]&% law student, and you don’t know why the crime rate is so low?”

    However, you DO know why, don’t you, Andrew?

    • Erasmus

      Andrew knows why. He also knows not to speak the truth, especially in legal circles.

  • APaige

    Race.

  • bigone4u

    The dense travel writer of this piece, Mr. Clark, deftly ignores the role of race, genes,and IQ, presumably because he’s either stupid or afraid of the thought police. Since he wants to leave race and related issues alone, let me suggest to him another factor: DIET. Icelanders eat natural healty foods, with a generous serving of ocean-caught fish. When Mickey D’s, Taco Bell, and KFC take over in Iceland, with fake food and vile rap music piped in to culturally enrich the dining experience, even whites may get a bit edgy and begin to act like criminals.

    • Will

      It is the lack of negroes, or better yet, Iceland till now has been enjoying the bounty of being a negro free zone and all the benefits that entails.

  • BAMF

    Leave it to a New England yankee to ignore the elephant in the room…the White elephant, that is. Of course, Mr. Clark is from the region that overwhelming supported Obama in both elections, so how could one expect anything more?

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      Amen. As we are told over and over again, there’s greater variability within a group than between groups, so it must mean that there is a lot more inequality among Icelanders than they want to admit. It’s that they are all practically cousins and family, and share history, moral, and mores, that is, European/Nordic ones, that’s why it’s so safe. If they started importing Somalis, it would go down hill really fast.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it could be proven that crime among people of predominantly Scandinavian ancestry here in the US is probably among the lowest in the nation. It would not be hard to imagine that there are similar numbers among the white people in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Iceland.

    Imagine what will happen if Mr. Clark’s next article is titled “Why is there so little progress in Haiti”?

    • The Ice Queen

      You are absolutely right. Minnesota, North and South Dakota have large Scandinavian populations, and some of the lowest crime rates in the country.

    • BonusGift

      You made my day with that last rhetorical question/title. Thanks.

  • Don

    Get rid of the Africans in this country and the murder rate would be about the same as Iceland.

    • bigone4u

      The juvenile libtards at Huffington Post constantly denigrate the south. What they don’t realize is that it is the black presence in the south that makes the crime rate and test scores what they are. But they still stereotype everyone white in the south as a moron.

      • PesachPatriot

        All the southern white people I have ever known were pretty smart….I’m sure there are just as many dumb people in california or the northeast as there are in the south….I always like to tell south haters to quit enjoying krispy kreme donuts, southern comfort, jack daniels, tabasco sauce and coca cola if they have a problem with southerners.

        • StillModerated

          I once met a Georgia farmer who was an expert in opera. He’d probably never gone to school past the 8th grade.

          • PesachPatriot

            Thats kind of awesome…I would never have figured georgia farmers to be big opera fans…I think a lot of older people who have had very little formal education are smarter than many ivory tower useful idiots.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I agree. They’ve had much less exposure to liberal indoctrination, leaving them much more capable of clear and rational thinking.

          • Defoe

            Other than the hard sciences, a “college education” is nothing more than Marxist indoctrination…plus a few beer parties and all night bull sessions.

        • Defoe

          The “Controllers” have never forgiven the South for daring to try to throw off the shackles. “They” denigrate Southrons every chance they get.

  • David Brims

    Of all the European countries, Iceland was the most genetically purest. Untouched for a thousand years. So it’s quite heartbreaking to see them importing Palestinian muslims into their country.

    • Other Guest

      The UN is responsible for designating who is a refugee. Most are from Africa, the Middle East, and SE Asian aka muslim dominated. That’s why we are getting these populations enmass into white countries. Here’s an interesting article from a couple of years ago. http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/13996/

      • IstvanIN

        Iceland doesn’t have to take them.

  • Here’s a hint. The reason violent crime is so rare… is the same color as that blizzard.

  • potato78

    http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/tv/643215.html

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  • Mr Plankton

    I find it curious as to why they pose this question but leave the reader no way to provide an answer.

  • NordicHeritage

    Right now there are multculti’s trying to figure a way to turn Iceland into a mud country. “Leave no country white” is their motto.

    • The Ice Queen

      Say it isn’t so. I have heard there were a handful of Muslims that got a foot hold in Iceland, curiously enough, right before 9/11.

      • IstvanIN

        A mosque is being built in the capital.

  • brengunn

    The racial lineage of Iceland is Scandinavian males and Irish females. This dates back to the time of the Viking raids of Ireland where women were taken as slaves and brought to Iceland as the wives of the raiders. Purely Northern European, it’s hardly a surprise that the place is well run and safe.

    • NM156

      Irish monks inhabited Iceland before the Vikings did. The Vikings must have been flummoxed. No doubt, a few Irish monks broke the vows of chastity and broke out of the monastery from time to time.

    • Some Skraeling girls from Labrador as well, like as not.

    • 5n4k33y35

      Those are tall-tales of Nordic supremacy over Celtics. The problem of the Britons and Celts is having attracted too many Jews and thus being victims of their own imperial success. The Jews run interference to break down identity so the UK and Ireland have allowed a bunch of diversity.

  • JohnEngelman

    Here is another question. Iceland has fewer natural resources than Haiti. Why does it have a much higher standard of living? I guess we’ll never figure that one out either.

    • Haiti used to have even more natural resources than it does now, but Haitians weren’t exactly efficient in using and exploiting them. It’s one thing for a given piece of geography to have plentiful natural resources, but if the human beings who occupy that geography aren’t known for their future time orientation, then the resources are gone in a hurry.

      • Luis

        Haiti destroyed 98% of their forest land, to be used as cooking fuel. And they wonder why they have torrential rains and flooding during hurricane season.

        • IstvanIN

          It is incredible to look at an aerial photo of Hispaniola and see the difference between the green of the Dominican Republic and the waste land that is Haiti. And we bring in Haitian refugees by the thousands, NJ is crawling with them.

    • jeffaral

      Don’t blame Haitians; they are still traumatised by slavery. It’s our duty as Christians to bring them over to America -it’s just one our flight- and give them a new start-up. Christ would help them!

      • bebe

        Christ would NOT help them. They are not HIS people, period.

      • OlderWoman

        Terrible joke….and I sincerely hope you are joking. Christ can help them in their own country.

        • Dude

          No way, he probably only cares about his fellow jews.

    • Human Natureboy

      Here’s an even better one. Japan has a land area roughly equivalent to the state of Montana, almost no natural resources, and soil not conducive to large scale agriculture. Mexico, on the other hand, has vast oil resources, beautiful beaches and a vibrant tourist industry, a much larger land area, and roughly equal population with Japan. However, Japan has an economy that is almost three times larger. Hm…I guess that is a puzzle, too.

  • StillModerated

    Several years ago I was watching a Danish crime TV drama. Much of the crime was committed by Greenland Eskimos. Drunken Eskimos living in public housing.

    • Most Eskimo crime is family violence, and almost all of their murders are due to adultery. Lots of guys end up in the morgue with an ulu so heavily embedded that it has to be cut out of him. At a guess, Inuit women like that “stuff” even less than other gals.

  • Sick of it

    They also are apparently an entirely middle class society (more like the old, successful USA), have a relatively small population, and are literally all related. You don’t find 1000 different tribes, religions, and languages in Iceland.

  • dd121

    This problem can be ended by the mass importation of Somalians.

    • NordicHeritage

      Just like they have done with help from christian charities in the midwest. When will these white christians realize they are committing ethnic cleansing upon their own people? There has to be something intrinsically wrong with a faith that encourages this kind of mess.

      • jeffaral

        First off, White Christians are not White. Christians claim we’re all one race, the human race.

      • bebe

        Because these White Christians of today have been brainwashed by the enemies within. They have infiltrated the church a long time ago..I do know that back in the 40’s most Christians I knew were NOT PC and had a biblical view of the different races. They sure did not want nonwhites in this nation and were totally against nonwhite immigrants. Oh and they were dead set against desegregation also.

      • OlderWoman

        It’s Catholic Charities that’s committing ethnic cleansing on the U.S.

        • IstvanIN

          The Lutherans do it too. And of course the Jewish charities.

          • It is almost always federal tax money that has basically been laundered through these faux “charities”. I wonder what the allowable “skim” is.

    • Paul

      Somalians don’t like the cold

      • Maine has nasty winter weather, but the Somalis doubtless have their homes heated with assistance by the same sort of plan that has full payers helping illegal aliens from Squatemala cope with Denver’s biting cold: the invaders don’t pay full price.

  • Talltrees

    Wait a minute…Eugenio Daudo Silva Chipa raped a drunken women in an alley in Iceland, December, 2009, just sentenced to 4 1/2 years. What kind of name is Eugenio Daudo Silva Chipa? Italian? Spanish?

    Also, the Jews have landed.
    “Fida Abu Libdeh moved to Iceland from East Jerusalem at 16, made her way through the Icelandic education system and now runs a promising startup company.”

    • PesachPatriot

      East Jerusalem isn’t the jewish side of town….thats religion of peace territory….its especially peaceful on fridays in the summer during ramadan….I can’t believe a rapist got only four and a half years in jail…even in the most liberal states in america like New York, Vermont, California and Massachusetts I’m pretty sure that rape gets someone an easy 10 years in jail.

      • Luis

        Right, Pesach. East Jerusalem is the Old City. Abu Libdeh is an Arab name.

        Now, if the woman’s name were Naomi Glickstein, that would be a dog of a different breed.

    • Defoe

      “Abu” should give you a clue.

      • Talltrees

        News about Fida Abu Libdeh and a photo of her were copied from Icelandic news. It is semetic for ‘father.’ What is your meaning?

        • Luis

          Talltrees, Arabs – as well as Jews – are Semites. They are opposite sides of the same Semitic coin.

          As Casey Stengel used to say: “Look it up”.

          • Talltrees

            I know that. Arabs and Jews are Semites. So what. My point was Jews are everywhere, Iceland, too.

    • Ash Williams

      The Silva guy is Portuguese.

  • KenelmDigby

    Believe it or not, but in the 1930s, Iceland was the poorest of all the European nations – poorer than any of the Mediterranean nations.
    The only natural resource Iceland had was fish (apart from hot water). The Icelanders succeeding in making a very prosperous nation for themselves despite the limitations of their circumstances and paucity of economic resources.
    So much for the line that ‘poverty is the cause of violence and dysfunction’.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Yep. Whites could make a nice country anywhere, given enough time.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    It’s not just race but close kinship as well. Everyone there is basically a 3rd cousin. In fact they now have an Icelandic app that tells you if you’re dating close kin.

  • potato78

    Beautiful women could make crime rate lower than zero.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=X54z5USwD7E&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DX54z5USwD7E

    • jeffaral

      Your link refers to the 2005 Miss Universy winner, an icelandic girl. You bet she won because she is not 100% typical of Iceland. Her father was an eskimo!

  • potato78
    • Ivan Burke

      Thats why they’re raped as soon as Arabs or blacks appear in vicinity.

  • Luis

    At first, I thought this guy was a Briton, who was studying at Boston University (I note the BBC headline). Come to find out this guy’s an American, who doesn’t know why Iceland’s crime rates are so low, even though – by his definition – Iceland is “awash” in guns? As I continued reading the original article, I came to the conclusion that you would see this guy’s picture next to the dictionary term “clueless”.

    Clark is apparently one of those brainwashed college students who desperately wants to believe that crimes happen because of economic factors, and ONLY economic factors – NOT racial factors. Maybe he should get some stones in his sac pouch and go to Boston’s coal-black Roxbury district and see why the crime rate is so high. Or maybe Chicago’s Englewood district, Detroit everywhere, New York’s Bantu Harlem (as opposed to Spanish Harlem) or all of East St. Louis IL, or Gary, IN.

    I have a feeling he’d STILL SAY that it’s all due to economic factors, lack of jobs, lack of opportunity, et cetera, ad nauseum. Then how does that explain criminals like Mike Tyson, Rae Carruth, O.J. Simpson, Marion Barry, Kwame Kilpatrick or Kermit Gosnell? These men are hardly poor.

    He’d probably say the haoles were railroading them.

  • Basketeddie

    Did this author somehow miss the elephant in the room? Or should I say “not” in the room?

  • DeMelvin
  • Greg Thomas

    “Frankly, there is no perfect answer as to why Iceland has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.”

    Sure there is. Andrew Clark looked under every rock to find the answer, while ignoring the huge WHITE elephant in the corner.

  • TonyWestfield

    The writer of this article, Andrew Clark, is a weenie. But like a crippled dog with a good sniffer, he’s on to something (he just can’t quite get to it).

    The answer to Andrew Clark’s question can be found by googling “Hofstra student murdered” to get today’s news of an all-too-typical pattern — even the way the story is reported, with scrupulous attention to making sure the perpetrator isn’t pictured until late in the report (page two whenever possible) is part of the pattern. Here’s a clue about who’s who: The perp held two victims hostage and commanded the third victim to go out and withdraw money from an ATM. Get the picture? (It’s still worth googling the story.)

    • Luis

      Tony, I figured out RIGHT AWAY that the perp is a Bantu. It said he wore a ski mask over his head – that’s a tip-off right there. The fact that they didn’t show a picture of him is the clincher.

      Was the shooting victim an American citizen of Portuguese descent, or a Portuguese national studying in the U.S? The article never said. If she was a latter, my first thought was, are there no colleges in Portugal for her to go to?

      • TonyWestfield

        Luis, good question regarding citizenship. Unfortunately, we have lost one of our own: According to the funeral notice, the dead girl and her twin sister were born in New York City, 1992.

        This story gets sadder by the detail. The family looks like a classic success…Young married couple migrates from Portugal to NYC, the twins are born there, the parents probably worked their arses off because the family winds up living in a fancy suburb called Sleepy Hollow (the girls graduated from high school there), and the twins go together to a private college on Long Island. All very forward-looking and prosperous. All very American.

        Do you know anyone from Portugal? I’ve known a number of Portuguese. They are beautiful people.

        Check out the article linked below. It includes more info about the case and also some photographs of the Rebello twins and their friends. No, they are not angels — these kids like to “party” like typical American middle-class youth — but I get the sense that they had a decent future because they’ve been close to their parents and also close to their relatives back in Portugal, which suggests some old-fashioned values.

        The Rebello girls are quite a picture, by the way. They have an obvious Mediterranean component in their DNA, perhaps a little “blending” in the bloodline. One thing for certain, the twins are physically gifted, very sexy girls who look as though they could work as swimsuit models.

        Regrettable, that the Rebello girls and their companions did not notice the Bantu who was following them from the local tavern to a Seven-Eleven store and then home. This perp is truly one of Obama’s sons: Various articles already start to fill in the pieces of the story, that the Bantu saw the Rebello group with money in their hands (spending it at the saloon, etc.) and the Bantu decided there was more money to be had. It’s an exact parallel to Democrat political themes…minding other people’s business, taking account of what they have, then envy and jealousy set in…and finally the Bantu feels entitled to redistribute the wealth (by force).

        Godspeed.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326947/Hofstra-University-hostages-John-Kourtessis-tells-seeing-Andrea-Rebello-shot-dead.html

  • Mick

    The sad part is that this DWL really doesn’t know that it’s Icelandic white genetic stock that creates Icelsnd’s safe environment. The Cultural Marxist brainwashing has been so thorough that most people csn’t make the logical conclusions regarding race.

    • SlyDeNiro

      Help me with “DWL”?

      • IstvanIN

        Disingenuous white liberal.

        • SlyDeNiro

          Nice. I wonder if he wasn’t just parsing his words a bit. Most European’s are still quite vulnerable to race card tossers.

          His overall message was good, in that it reinforces the NRA’s talking points with respect to: guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

          • The natural corollary to “Guns don’t kill people” is “I kill people.”

            Everybody said I was crazy after a bottle of rakija and a few long tokes in the morning after a heavy shelling.

          • SlyDeNiro

            What do they know. Pacifists.

          • Ash Williams

            Guns don’t kill people, bad DNA kills people.

  • nino mangonij

    hi. heads up. a black just killed a pretty white hofstra coed google news

  • Alexandra

    Iceland’s looking pretty good right now. I wouldn’t even mind the cold, since I’m a cold-weather person.
    You know what would be interesting? Compare the crime rates among the following:
    –All-white population, no gun control
    –All-white population, with gun control
    –All black population, no gun control
    –All black population, with gun control
    Of course, bleeding-heart liberals would blame the results on white privilege…Whitey would be blamed somehow.

  • MarcoSolo

    I was a military policeman at Keflavik in the mid-70s. 99% of the Icelandic “crime” I saw was just stupid behavior due to alcohol consumption, more often than not drunk Icelandic girls/women slapping the snot out of the men, that and smuggling cheap booze off base. The Icelandic cops we interacted with seemed to spend most of their time playing chess – they were “affable”. The base had to limit the range or scramble the signal of AFRTS radio and television so it could not be received off base and contaminate the Icelandic culture. I seem to recall martial arts classes off base were prohibited. There was a time before I arrived during which the Icelandic government prohibited the posting of black servicemen – I imagine they relented grudgingly. “Race relations training” was in full swing at that time, great fun being badgered by a group of wannabe Malcolm Xes intoxicated with their new-found powwa.

  • Hunter Morrow

    300,000 White people anywhere in the world won’t commit a lot of crime.

    I live in a town of 30,000, almost all White, we’ve had 2 murders since 1999,
    with last one being in 2006. There are portions of similarly sized blacks in Chicago

    that have that happen every weekend.

    • Ash Williams

      It’s not just about total crime, but crime per capita, what are your chances of becoming a victim. Iceland has one of the lowest rates in the world and Europe.

  • Ash Williams

    Well, think of it this way, if you’re a good person, and your social group are all good people who care for one another, you trust each other, you help each other, you don’t commit crimes against each other. Now expand this into a much larger society of racially and ethnically homogeneous people. There’s your answer. It’s about the quality of the people and their relationship to each other.

    The total Icelandic population is only over 300k. The small city I live in the southeast US has 200k, and the greater metropolitan area is over 300k. Over half of the population here is black and other non-Whites. So of course our crime rate is much higher, and the primary reason is not gun ownership or poverty.

    Andrew Clark can’t really be that stupid, can he? More likely he’s in willful denial of the obvious, that’s how strong anti-White correctness is.

  • Ash Williams

    White and Nordic. Not all White nations have the same crime rates. For example Russia has a lot of crime.

  • Licurg Enescu

    Because they don’t have “diversity”. What’s so hard to understand ?

  • Monty Ehrich

    It is not that hard to figure out. The fewer darkies, the lower the rate of crime. These people, and people in all other almost totally white countries, should mark the experience of Americans, British, and others, as they foolishly bought into the Hollywood propaganda and allowed darkies to enter their fair lands. Don’t do it!

  • Vernon Alarcon Jr.

    dey gotsa bees lotsa YT womans in Iceland dat wanna get wit sum black thugs. I teach all y’all how to twerk da rite way to please a man an sheeut…