Swedish PM: Don’t bother me with facts when I’m being tolerant

December 13, 2010

Following up on the recent jihadist terror attack in Stockholm, the BBC interviewed Prime Minister Reinfeldt. His reaction to the near-atrocity in his capital? Outrage? Anger? A vow to defend his nation and people with whatever it takes?

Nope. Instead he responded with a firm “This is unacceptable.”

My reaction? Unbelievable.

Click the image to watch the interview at the BBC’s site:

“Unacceptable.” Boy, I bet that has the guys who love death just quaking in their boots.

And he’s not sure that the attack and the threatening emails received minutes before were related? You mean the emails that read

“Our actions will speak for themselves, as long as you do not stop your stupid war against Islam, your humiliation of the prophet, and your support of the pig Wilkes,” the warning said.

Emphases added. That last is in reference to Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who’s under death threats for drawing Muhammad in a satirical manner.

Back to Prime Minister Unacceptable, if he’s still unsure, maybe he should ask the jihadis themselves, who have identified the bomber as one of their own:

An Islamist website on Sunday identified the bomber behind Saturday’s attacks in the Swedish capital Stockholm as Taymour Abdel Wahab and published a photograph it said was him.

“It is our brother, mujahid Taymour Abdel Wahab, who carried out the martyrdom operation in Stockholm,” said the website Shumukh al-Islam, which published a photograph of a man in dark glasses and Western clothes.

And just in case PM Head-In-The-Sand quibbles that the website authors could just be blowing smoke from their hookahs, the UK’s Daily Mail confirms:

Iraqi-born Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly, 28, blew up his car, then himself, in the capital Stockholm.

And today it emerged he was thrown out of a Luton mosque three years ago for being too radical.

A Swedish prosecutor said it was likely that Abdulwahab was wearing a bomb belt and was possibly on his way to a department store or train station when the explosive detonated by accident.

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The Bedfordshire town has a Muslim population of 20,000 and has been linked with a string of high-profile extremists.

Last year Muslim protesters disrupted a homecoming march of soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

It has also emerged Abdulwahab – who had lived in the UK for 10 years – visited radical Islamic websites and Facebook groups including one which offers advice on preparing for Judgement Day.

Another website he visited – Yawm Al-Qiyaamah – shows pictures of Tower Bridge engulfed by flames and has more than 8,000 followers.

His Facebook page features an Islamic flag being raised over a world in flames. On the page, he says he is a member of the group Islamic Caliphate State, which seeks to establish Islamic rule worldwide and adds: ‘I’m a Muslim and I’m proud.’

Honestly, if this is the kind of leadership Sweden has, then just give up now and welcome your new masters. There’s value, of course, in being thoughtful and calm in time of crisis, but when someone is trying to kill your people, when a group has declared war on your whole society, just saying what they’re doing is “unacceptable” is an act of weakness and an open invitation for the next attack.

And when that happens and you’re bagging body parts on the streets, what do you do next? Unleash a public shaming?

LINKS: McQ at Q&O says Sweden has a choice to make.

SOURCE: Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt newsletter. Must-reading, trust me.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Muslim terrorists hit Sweden

December 11, 2010

The Religion of Peace lived up to its name again, this time in an attempted mass murder of Christmas shoppers in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Two separate bombs went off, but, thankfully, only two Swedes were injured:

A car loaded with gas canisters detonated in a busy section of downtown Stockholm today, followed by another explosion 10 minutes later caused by a suicide bomber.

After the explosions, the bomber was found dead lying about 300 yards away from the car bomb, reportedly wearing a suicide vest and a backpack full of nails and surrounded by the remains of pipe bombs. The bombs apparently were inexpertly crafted and failed to detonate to full capacity. Two people were wounded in the bombings, which took place in a street filled with Christmas shoppers.

Only minutes before the attacks, the Swedish Security Police (SAPO) had received an email warning, with sound files in both Swedish and Arabic, referring to the presence of Swedish forces in Afghanistan and to the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Swedish artist Lars Viks, Reuters reported.

“Our actions will speak for themselves, as long as you do not end your war against Islam and humiliation of the Prophet and your stupid support for the pig Viks,” the speaker threatened on the tape, as reported by Swedish news agency TT.

The message threatened the Swedish state and its people, according to the BBC, saying the time had come for them to die “like our brothers and sisters.” It also exhorted militant Muslims in Sweden and Europe to rise up against the West.

The Long War Journal notes the similarity of these attacks to the attempted Times Square bombing a few months ago, indicating perhaps another attack by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban. Sweden had been on high alert for several weeks, as a Mumbai-style attack had been feared in Europe for several weeks.

And you can bet, in politically correct, multiculturalist Sweden, Swedish authorities, media, and the intellectual elite will put the blame for this anywhere but where it rightly belongs: the doctrine of jihad fi sabil Allah (“War for the sake of Allah”) and the supremacist, separationist, and aggressive attitudes toward non-Muslims built into Islam.

Until our leaders recognize the religious aspect of a war that’s been going on for over a thousand years, these attacks are going to happen again and again.

They are still trying to kill us.

LINKS: More from Moe Lane, Jihad Watch, and Hot Air.

UPDATE: The Jawa Report has video. Big Peace calls it the Christmas jihad.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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