An Islamic terrorist named Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly attempted to murder and maim Christmas shoppers on a busy street in central Stockholm on Saturday December 11. Al-Abdaly, an Iraqi Swede who lived and studied in Britain and has a wife and three children still living there, failed and wound up killing himself by accident while wounding two other people. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said it was “a most worrying attempt at a terrorist attack.” and “it failed-but could have been truly catastrophic.”
Al-Abdaly’s motives were made absolutely clear in an e-mail he sent authorities prior to the attack…he was angry about Swedish artist Lars Vilks drawing of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog in a local newspaper in 2007 and at what he viewed as Sweden’s entirely inadequate response to the ‘insult’ and ‘provocation’ and he was also angry at the country’s presence in Afghanistan, where it has approximately 500 soldiers stationed. There is no question whatsoever that he acted in the name of Islam.
This is the first incident of its kind in Sweden but there could very well be many others, thanks to Islam and the large number of Muslims living in the country. The Swedes have added thousands of people from Muslim lands to their population in recent years with the usual predictable results…there are no go zones for police, self imposed Muslim ghettos where Islam, including Sharia, reigns supreme, hatred, bigotry and violence towards Jews and Christians is a significant and growing phenomenon, social welfare costs have skyrocketed and more and more demands are being made on the larger society to accomodate Islamic imperatives at the expense of Swedish culture and the Swedish way of life. Islamization is proceeding rapidly despite the deleterious effect on the nation and its people and the Swedes have turned a blind eye to it until now. We can speculate on the reasons all we want to (ignorance of the true nature of Islam, fear, misplaced optimism, willful blindness, left wing socialist attitudes, whatever) but that is exactly what they have done.
Perhaps this incident will shock them out of their slumber and lead them to take meamingful, concrete measures to prevent Islam from taking over their country. Other countries in Europe are waking up to the Islamic threat and taking steps to combat it. Let’s hope Sweden does too. The short term pain will be well worth the long term gain. Sweden, like all Western nations (including the United States and Canada) is in a war for survival with Islam and the sooner it gets serious about winning it the better.