Fifth Victim Of Stockholm Terror Attack Was A Dog Named Iggy

An Irish animal rescue organization called Dogs Aid posted this statement on FB:

“We are deeply saddened to learn that one of our dogs was killed in the terrorist attack in Stockholm. Iggy found his beautiful home in Sweden in 2012. R.I.P. beautiful, special boy.”

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I saw his photo and these words, written by a Swedish man, in a Facebook group, and I broke down crying.

“Rest in peace Iggy! You had not done anything wrong. You were going on on a walk like usual. And you were probably as happy as you ever were when the leash was lifted down. But this walk would be your last. At least in this world! Hope you are running over the green fields over there in dog heaven right now, and that everything is completely awesome!”

 

“Vila i frid Iggy! Du hade inte gjort något ont. Du skulle ut på promenad som vanligt. Och du blev säkert lika glad som alltid när kopplet lyftes ner. Men den här promenaden skulle bli din sista. I alla fall i den här världen! Hoppas du springer över de gröna fälten där i hundhimlen just nu och har det helt awesome!”

People are flooding Iggy’s memorial site with dog biscuits, cards, flowers, and candles.

Four people died in the truck bomb attack last week in Stockholm, among them an 11 year old girl who I believe was deaf and probably did not hear the truck approaching. The apprehended suspect’s name is Rakhmat Akilov, and I am having trouble keeping up with the details of the developing story. I believe one of the people killed was a Belgian mother of small children, another a U.K. man, and father, and a third, a beggar, an elderly woman, possibly from Romania.

Sergel’s Torg, a square in Stockholm, was filled with thousands of people honoring the victims, and trying to represent the urge to heal Sweden, without incurring the sin they most dread, and are most often accused of, when they protest terrorism’s encroachment in Sweden, namely racism.

Iggy has become a place where the grief can pour forth. I myself did not cry before, but was able to, somehow, when I saw his photo. There is a photo of the 11 year old girl (after the blast) circulating that people are understandably fighting very hard to banish from the web, and discussion groups.

I was not able to find information about Iggy’s owners, but they have asked for privacy.

Praying for Sweden to find her way back to peace, and become a standard bearer once again, for the rest of the world.

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Comments

  1. Jasper Been says:

    Mass immigration from troubled third world countries has not made Sweden great. Only in western countries would people be affected by the terrible loss of this fine dog. Time to start thinking.

  2. Anthony says:

    need plenty of bones, sorry

  3. Anthony says:

    Poor Iggy. If you waved a magic wand and got every human to behave like most domestic dogs, would it solve all the world’s social problems? Seems likely! Of course you would still have the leader problem. And plenty of bones.

  4. john powell says:

    {note: If you plan to read this, do ignore the version which appears after it. That version contains some typos which are very disruptive to the reader’s reading flow. Now you know. Cheerio.}

    The deep dark male heart
    of our historical mythic “Man” knows
    that Iggy and his fellow slaughterees
    were merely a few more “infidel idolaters”
    in merely another of “Man’s” innumerable
    lethally imaginary
    Promised Land shows.

    Same as it ever was.
    Same as it ever was.

    “We hurl the truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth perish. […] Slaughter the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.” – Man’s man-made God character, in Man’s imaginary scripture, the Koran, 21:18 and 9:5.

    “When you approach a city to fight against it, if it agrees to surrender to you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you. However, if it does not surrender to you, but resists you, then you shall besiege it. When the Lord your God gives it into your hands, you shall kill all the males in it, with the edge of the sword. Only the women and children, and the animals, and all that is in the city, all its property and belongings you shall take as booty for yourself; […] That’s what you shall do to all of the cities which are very far from you, which are not the cities of these nations nearby. But in the cities of nearby nations which the Lord your God is giving to you, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes. You shall utterly exterminate them. […] When you go out to battle against your enemies, and you take them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire her, and you desire to take her, to make her your wife, then you shall take her to your house, and make her shave her head and cut her nails, and remove the clothes she wore when you captured her; and she shall remain in your house, and you shall let her mourn her father and mother [whom you killed]; and after that, you can go in to her and become her husband, and she will them be your wife. […] So they made war against Midian, just as the Lord had commanded Moses, and they killed every male. And they slaughtered the kings of Midian…And the sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their children, and all their cattle and all their flocks; and they plundered all their belongings. Then they burned all their cities, and took all the possessions and the captive females and animals, and they brought them to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the sons of Israel…And Moses and Eleazar and all the leaders of the congregation went out to meet them outside the camp. And Moses was angry at the officers of the army because they had kept all the women alive. And Moses said to them, ‘Have you spared all the women, even though those women were [the ones who disobeyed the Lord]? Now, therefore, kill every male child, and slaughter every female who has had sexual relations with a man [including those who are pregnant], but, you can keep for yourselves all the younger female girls who have not had sexual relations with a man.” – Man’s man-made God character, in Man’s imaginary scripture, the Old Testament, Deuteronomy 20:10-16; Deuteronomy 21:10-13; Numbers 31:7-18.

    “Bring here all those who don’t want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in front of me.” – Man’s man-made Jesus/God character, in Man’s imaginary scripture, the New Testament, Luke 19:27.

    Same as it will ever be, because
    “Man” won’t imagine any Promised Land
    without creating Gods
    to contrive commands,
    to take and keep territory by demonizing slaughterees
    who are always really only concocted rivals
    in primate Man’s hard-wired competition
    for exclusive places to
    pee.

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