The entire European way of life is currently under attack. Many people are being harmed as a result of mass immigration into Europe by groups of people that refuse to assimilate. This influx of people is due to counterproductive policies set in place by the authoritarian left. Although their intentions are good, in practice it puts the country’s own people at risk unnecessarily, making it extremely inhumane.
One country currently experiencing a national security crisis as a result of their terrible immigration policy is Sweden. Ever since the socialist country began accepting massive amounts of people, crime and terror attacks have been on the rise. Just recently, an attack was reported in Stockholm. Apparently, the perpetrator used a truck as a weapon and plowed into a shopping center, killing three. Two people were said to have been taken into custody.
According to reports, a large delivery truck was stolen early Friday morning by a masked suspect. The truck was then used to smash into a densely populated shopping center by an individual suspected of terrorism. Three people have been killed and many others were injured. In response to the attack, both Parliament and the city subway were placed on lockdown. As a result, all trains in the area were stopped and evacuated. This is not the first time this area was attacked. Back in 2010, a suicide bomber was slain, injuring two others during a botched suicide attack, failing to kill the many busy Christmas shoppers.
Witnesses claim that the incident was completely intentional. One individual present during the attack, Veronica Durango, claimed that the driver “came from Olof Palmes Street and drove down to Drottninggatan.” Once the crowded shopping center was in sight, she claims he “put his foot on the gas and ran through the crowd” and continued until he smashed into the building. “It was like he was driving through paper. It’s like it was nothing. I can’t even believe how a person could do such a thing. And then he just kept on going. I was in shock,” she said.
Stefan Lofven, the country’s Prime Minister, was quick to speak out against the attack, saying, “Sweden has been attacked,” adding, “everything indicates this is a terror attack.” He attempted to reassure the public by telling them his administration is doing everything possible to help. He also made it clear his heart was with those affected by the attack, noting, “we are thinking about the victims — their families and friends — and those who were injured.”
The Head of Press for the Security Service, Nina Odermalm Schei, also spoke directly after the incident, stating, “plenty of people have been injured and some have died in the attack that just hit Stockholm.” He also noted, “we are still trying to determine who the attacker was, if the attack was carried by one or more people and the number of injured.” Even the former PM, Carl Bildt, condemned the attacks. In an angry tweet, he claimed that this type of attack was the “latest terrorist method.”
His tweet refers to several recent terrorist attacks involving trucks. One of the most recent ones happened in London, where five people were killed as a result of the attack. Also, back in July 2016, a truck was used to attack a crowd gathered in Nice, France to watch Bastille Day fireworks. As a result of the attack, more than eighty people were killed and roughly two hundred were injured. And last December, forty-eight people were wounded and twelve were killed when a truck drove into a crowded Christmas Market in Berlin.
The attack in Stockholm was inevitable. Sweden has openly embraced migrants from Africa and the Middle East, causing a sharp rise in crime. Just recently, a video was released showing three female officers failing to arrest a refugee. Although it should have been a routine procedure, things quickly escalated when the suspect fought off officers and started throwing rocks and other debris at them, ultimately destroying their patrol car. A full video of this encounter can be seen below (Warning: The video contains graphic content):
On top of that, Sweden has recently seen an increase in areas, known as “no-go zones,” harboring potential terrorists. These “particularly vulnerable areas” are so dangerous, that many officers are reluctant to respond to calls that put them in extreme danger by making them go in. It has even caused some officers to consider quitting, which would only make things worse.
According to reports, there are now fifty-five of these places scattered across the country. Some of these places have even been said to have “morality police,” or individuals that roam the street enforcing the strict demands of the Quran. To enforce the religious laws, they harass, and sometimes even attack, noncompliant residents.
Liberal feminists that once defended these barbaric practices are now forced to flee their hometowns. According to Nalin Pekgul, a female social justice warrior, “religious fundamentalists gained increasing space in the area and the place of women in the public sphere diminished.”
Some, such as Mohammed Dame, a Somali immigrant, are even considering returning back to their home country. “It’s like a war zone. We do not know who gets shot. Bullets can hit you anywhere,” he said, adding, “now there are more weapons than ever. There are more drugs than ever. There is more insecurity. Everyone is afraid. I dare to say the truth, there are not many who dare it.”
President Donald Trump was recently criticized for bringing up the fact that Sweden has a national security problem. Many wrongly claimed he had made up a fake terrorist attack when he was actually talking about the rising insecurity that’s destabilizing the country. Even though his tweet was accurate when he first wrote it, it’s much more relevant now that Sweden has actually been attacked. Although he has yet to speak out against the attack, he could literally use the same tweet to respond: “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”
Unless the European Union starts to change its policies regarding immigration, these types of attacks will continue. The left’s dogged desire to bring more people into a country already dealing with its own problems is unconscionable. They must be stopped before more people are hurt. The rest of the world should learn from these failed policies and ensure they don’t make the same mistake.