Sweden, the goody-two-shoes of the Western world, so smugly superior to those who are not blind to the nature of the all-encompassing political/social/religious system of Islam, got its first taste of violent jihad over the weekend. A "youth," as the dhimmi media refer to Muslim criminals, Taimour Abdulwahab, aimed to create carnage in Stockholm's city center.
Abdulwahab tried to set fire to a car bomb packed with gas canisters in a busy shopping street in the Swedish capital on Saturday. The car caught fire and the bomber fled the scene before blowing himself up 15 minutes later, injuring two bystanders.
Before his exploit, he left a recording:
"Now the Islamic state has been created. We now exist here in Europe and in Sweden. We are a reality. I don't want to say more about this. Our actions will speak for themselves." He added: "We are not a lie, or imagination. We are real."
Yes, Taimour, you are real. It is the Swedes who are not real, living in a fantasy land of unicorned reindeer. One of the first postings I wrote for this blog, "Sweden's suicide note," quoted a government minister, Jens Orback: "We must be open and tolerant towards Islam and Muslims because when we become a minority, they will be so towards us.”
Yeah, they'll be open and tolerant toward you, as long as Sweden is a Muslim state run according to Sharia law.
But Swedes, or at least the ruling establishment, don't want to know. They continue to ignore all the evidence while pretending that Islam and liberal secularist democracy can mix with a little more effort toward "integration," a little more give (on the part of Sweden's indigenes) and take (by Muslims).
Sweden has conned much of the rest of the world into believing the story. As Toronto's fatuous Globe and Mail says, in re the suicide bombing, "Explosions that killed a suspected bomber and injured two passersby on a busy shopping street in Stockholm are being investigated as a 'terrorist crime,' sending shock waves through Sweden, which prides itself on its open, peaceful society and had so far been untouched by the post-9/11 attacks."
In the same article:
“We’ve been a sheltered bay in a stormy world,” said Magnus Ranstorp, research director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College. “We have even seen ourselves as a moral guardian for the world. Innocence lost is a good way to describe what has happened now.”
Sorry, Magnus old boy, you have not been sheltered, you have found an illusory refuge in cowardice. Moral guardian of the world? What self-serving, condescending rubbish. You have bought temporary peace by handing parts of your cities to Muslims, who have made their turf into no-go areas.
Malmø, Sweden. The police now publicly admit what many Scandinavians have known for a long time: They no longer control the situation in the nations's third largest city. It is effectively ruled by violent gangs of Muslim immigrants.
Some of the Muslims have lived in the area of Rosengård, Malmø, for twenty years, and still don't know how to read or write Swedish. Ambulance personnel are attacked by stones or weapons, and refuse to help anybody in the area without police escort. The immigrants also spit at them when they come to help. Recently, an Albanian youth was stabbed by an Arab, and was left bleeding to death on the ground while the ambulance waited for the police to arrive. The police themselves hesitate to enter parts of their own city unless they have several patrols, and need to have guards to watch their cars, otherwise they will be vandalized. "Something drastic has to be done, or much more blood will be spilled" says one of the locals.
The official reaction to the suicide bomber was standard boilerplate.
At a news conference, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt urged Swedes not to jump to “premature conclusions” that “create tension which paints pictures that are then difficult to change.”
“Sweden is an open society ... which has stated a wish that people should be able to have different backgrounds, believe in different gods ... and live side by side in our open society.”
Reinfeldt said that detonating explosives in a crowd was "unacceptable." Taimour, bad form, quite. Not what we mean by "side by side."
I am not so given to Schadenfreude as to take pleasure in seeing Swedish lives endangered by their worship of tolerance for the intolerant. I'd much rather the Swedes would drop their moral preening and get it that an open society need not be a defenseless one.
Ultimately, there is no solution except separation between the West and Islam until such time as Islam actually is willing to live peacefully with those who have different values.