After Canada took focus off Luka Magnotta and set out to publically lynch Best Gore and me as the man behind the site, I noticed that among countless hatemails and death threats from Canadians, there are also countless thanks sent to me from people of Germany where Luka Magnotta was captured. As more and more Germans kept approaching me and thanking me for assistance with Luka’s arrest, I could not but notice how differently I’m perceived by Germans versus my countrymen in Canada.
I would like to share with you all, and especially with fellow Canadians who I know are reading Best Gore, an email sent to me by a guy from Germany. It reflects very dearly the tone of every other email I received from his fellow Germans which started coming in large volumes after Luka’s arrest. The text of the email is provided as received so excuse occasional grammatical errors as showcase of perfect English language grammar is not the purpose of this website:
I want to say right off the bat, I am from Berlin, and witnessed the aftermath of Magnotta’s arrest, and thank you for taking the time to read this. I am aware at the insane volume of emails coming into your inbox. I just have one thing to say:
Thank you. I’ve been visiting Best Gore for at least two years, but never made an account. I remember the first time my eyes were open about atrocities in Brazil, ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka. I watched over the past two weeks at the events surrounding 1 Lunatic 1 Icepick, and I saw an entire community pitch in, and with almost no information find the bastard who did this, put him on Interpol’s front page. I have never in my life seen such diligence, efficiency, and teamwork in doing something so fundamentally right and vital for the sake of the world.
I can not possibly overstate that fact. This entire community saved lives, which is nothing new. I want to thank you for being part of the .001% of people who have the audacity to challenge the world’s view on life, and expose the colours that lie beneath the facade. You care not for attention. Your humility has shown absolutely remarkable over the past few days. And honestly, the world owes you a huge thank you.
When I saw that Luka was arrested where I live, literally a 7 min subway (U-Bahn) trip, I headed over to Neukolln. Neukolln is one of the roughest areas in Berlin. It’s primarily a Turkish neighborhood in the East. It’s famous locally as the place that you can buy AK-47s for 100 Euros when you’re 14.
About 30 mins after German news reported it, I got chills, and said aloud, “We got him.” Seeing the entire investigation unfold on Best Gore was incredible. As I went to the internet cafe about 40 mins after he was arrested, I counted 7 Spezialeinsatzkommando, which is a beefed up SWAT team, and 6 GSG9 officers, who are the elite members of the counter terrorism squad, who are federal police. You usually only see them if an embassy was bombed. Even an hour after, they still had a couple blocks of Karl Marx Str. blocked off, and I saw an IT unit looking at the computer that Luka was using.
IF ANYTHING, I want to assure the Best Gore community that in Germany, we have very relaxed police brutality laws, due to the fact that the federal police mostly wear balaclavas to not be identified, so Luka has been suffering multiple beatings in interrogation. I have spoken with an uncle in the Stadt Polizei (city police) who reckons that Germany will be somewhat reluctant to extradite him. The German penal system is much more, let’s just say, appropriate for Magnotta’s crimes, especially when there are a few vague laws that if murder is broadcasted and can be viewed on German soil, it qualifies as a serious offence in Germany. I am quite sure personally that due to international pressure, the Bundestag and Bundespolizei will be forced to extradite him, but not before he endures the constant beatings by cell mates and German police.
The entire nation knows who was responsible for catching this bastard – Best Gore. Even though he was caught in a matter of hours, we are ashamed that this sub-human monster stepped foot in our country, and in my hometown. Everyone in Berlin knows who he is and what he’s done. He will not have an easy vacation in Berlin.
On behalf of the world, and on behalf of Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, I thank you, and I thank ALL Best Gore members for the good that you all do.
(signed, but name removed for privacy reasons)
It is very saddening that alleged perpetrator of one of the most heinous crimes committed against another human being in modern times was a Canadian. It makes our whole country look bad. Luka Magnotta, the man whole world is talking about for all the wrong reason, is a Canadian.
But to it all, another man comes and helps to bring this criminal to justice, and he’s also from Canada. Where one Canadian messed it all up for the entire country, another one stepped in and quickly helped to put it back in order.
That man receives praise all over the world, but in his homeland, instead of having his countrymen show gratitude that even though it was a Canadian who committed heinous crimes, it was also a Canadian who helped to brought him to justice, they go out for an all in witch hunt to punish me.
If I lived in Germany, not in Canada, I would be congratulated and hailed. And Luka Magnotta was not even German. Him being from Canada, fellow Canadians had a lot to thank me for that it was also a Canadian who helped to bring him to justice. But no… Canada decides to point fingers at me and turn me into a bad guy.
Is there a lesson to learn here, Canada?
PS – many, many thanks to Best Gore member germanswag and countless other Germans who, in the time when my home land tries to turn me into a criminal, showed that they know how to give praise where praise is due. Canada totally and utterly failed me and with me, they failed the entire world. As I said in the previous post – the whole world is watching, Canada. How far are you going to push this public faux pas?