Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why Can't We Be More Like Socialist Europe? Sweden Hit By Terrorist Bombing

From The Associated Press, via azcentral.com:

No one died except for the suspected bomber, but two explosions in Sweden's capital tore at the fabric of this tolerant and open nation - a society that hadn't seen a terrorist attack in more than three decades.

Two people were wounded in central Stockholm on Saturday in what appeared to be the first suicide bombing in the history of Sweden, which has been spared the major terrorist strikes seen in several other European countries.

A car exploded in the middle of the seasonal shopping frenzy, shooting flames and causing several smaller blasts as people ran screaming from the scene. The blast that killed the alleged bomber came moments later further a few blocks away from the car explosion on a busy pedestrian street.

Experts said the alleged bomber probably didn't succeed in detonating all the explosives and could have caused much greater damage.

While police haven't confirmed Saturday's attack was motivated by Islamist views, an audio file sent to Swedish news agency TT shortly before the blast referred to jihad, Sweden's military presence in Afghanistan and a cartoon by a Swedish artist that depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, enraging the Muslim world.

It hasn't been verified that the speaker is the person who set off the explosive, but police have said they are investigating that possibility.

"Now the Islamic state has been created. We now exist here in Europe and in Sweden. We are a reality," the voice said in the file, submitted to the Associated Press by TT. "I don't want to say more about this. Our actions will speak for themselves."

Read the rest of the article here.

Welcome to the 21st Century, Sweden. Guess you're no better than the rest of us, after all.

And hey - progs... you really think Sweden has got one up on us?

Think again.

10 comments:

Just a conservative girl said...

They have been taking steps away from socialism for a while now. Granted they are itty bitty baby steps, but steps all the same.

They are beginning to realize that low skilled worker immigration to help pay for the endless bennies isn't working that well. It will take a generation, but they are making some inroads to a more capitalistic society.

Soloman said...

JACG -

So I guess my question, based on your comment, is this:

Is it because Sweden is taking steps away from Socialism that they are being bombed by radicals?

It is my guess that it happened as much as for any other reason because they exist, and because they are not an Islamic nation that perpetuates the Jihad.

Just a guess...

And therein lies the real message I was trying to convey - that it makes no difference how apologetic to Islam we are, or how Capitalist or Socialist we are, which is what leftists would have us believe.

We're all subject to the same possibility of terrorism, simply for not being true believers in their cause.

Just a conservative girl said...

I think it may have something to do with it due to the need of the immigrants to pay taxes.

But, you are correct, it doesn't matter if you are a Christian country or a secular country, the jihadist just want us dead.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Deportation is good ...

Teresa said...

These terrorists are only using the useful idiots of the Left to further their cause of a Caliphate or to attain Islamic dominance over the world. Islam is much more than a religion, it is a political philosophy cloaked in religious overtones to give the appearance of legitimacy.

BB-Idaho said...

They have no HomeLand Security. If the Swedes ante up $42.8 billion a year, they can be like us
and pat down every ol Svensk grandma....

rmystery man said...

why indeed!

The_Kid said...

The libs will have no problem reconciling this. They'll just tune into lib central to obtain their thoughts on the matter.

Just a conservative girl said...

Sol:
A Blessed Christmas to you and your family.

Rejoice - Our King is Born!

The Conservative Lady said...

Hi Sol,
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy & Health 2011.