No surprise here:
The suspect in Stockholm’s deadly beer truck attack is a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan who had been on authorities’ radar previously, Swedish authorities said Saturday…
There is nothing that tells us that we have the wrong person,” Dan Eliason told a news conference Saturday, but added he did not know whether others were involved in the attack. “We cannot exclude this.”
Eliason also said police found something in the truck that “could be a bomb or an incendiary object, we are still investigating it.”
Prosecutor Hans Ihrman said the suspect has not yet spoken to authorities and could not confirm whether he was a legal resident of Sweden…
[Police] said the suspect had been on their radar before but not recently, and did not explain why authorities apparently had not considered him a serious threat.
I have little doubt that some Swedish people are alarmed enough to think that something needs to change in terms of Swedish policy towards immigrants—or migrants, or whatever word you want to use. But these quotes from the article illustrates what I imagine might be the prevailing attitude of acceptance that this is the price Swedes must pay to consider themselves tolerant:
Steve Eklund, 35, who works in an office nearby, said “maniacs can’t be stopped.”
“It’s very simple. Things like this will always happen in an open society,” Eklund said. “Sweden is not a totalitarian society.” …
“We must get through this. Life must go on,” [Swedish Prime Minister] Lofven said Saturday after again laying flowers near the crash site. “We in Sweden want an open society.”
“Open,” that is, even to people who don’t believe in the principles of Swedish society, including its openness (an openness they nevertheless exploit to get their own feet into the door of that society).
Here’s a fact I had forgotten but which that article reminded me of (the following is from an article written in mid-February of 2017):
During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Mr. Trump said “look what’s happening last night in Sweden” as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn’t clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday night.
Two days later, there were some riots in Sweden. Now this—which occurred on a Friday, by the way.
If Trump ever does get impeached, or retires, maybe he can go into the fortune-telling business.