More On Oslo Shooting

Zanyar Matapour (36) got to feel on his body what it is like to have the same name as a terrorist suspect.

Translated into English from Norwegian using GoogleTranslate

A man with the same name living in Sweden is mistaken for the Oslo mass shooter and receives death threats.

THREATENED TO KILL

When the name of the terrorist accused became known, Zanyar was bombed. Suddenly, death threats came in on the 36-year-old’s phone.

Shortly after it became known that it is the 43-year-old father of small children, Zaniar Matapour, who is charged with terrorism after the murders in Oslo on Saturday night, the messages began to flow into the phone of a man in Gothenburg.

The man in Sweden’s second largest city did not understand anything, as the messages both on the phone and on messenger became increasingly ugly and gradually developed into death threats.

Name brother

He then started searching around a bit and got to read about the mass shooting in Oslo. Only then did a light come to him as to why a number of Norwegians threatened his life.

NAME CONFUSION: Here is one of the many messages Matapour has received in the last 24 hours.  Photo: Screenshot
NAME CONFUSION: Here is one of the many messages Matapour has received in the last 24 hours. Photo: Screenshot 

– I and the accused have the same name. People have obviously looked him up and found me, says Zanyar Matapour (36) to TV 2.

The threats gradually became so numerous and serious that he had to report the case, and forwarded the threat messages to the police.

– I have now received thousands of death threats, says the 36-year-old.

Condemns the actions

He entered into a dialogue with some of those who wrote to him, and was told that he condemned the actions of his terror-accused namesake.

ARRESTED: Zaniar Matapour (42) was arrested on Saturday night and charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts.  Photo: TV 2 tips
ARRESTED: Zaniar Matapour (42) was arrested on Saturday night and charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts. Photo: TV 2 tips 

– I completely condemn this terrorist attack, nor do I know the person who is charged. Unfortunately, I only have the same name as him, says Matapour.

Matapour, who is originally from the same place as his namesake – the Kurdish part of Iran – says he sympathizes with everyone who was affected by the terror.

– I send my sincere condolences to the Norwegian LGBTQ community, says the 36-year-old.

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