A truck rammed into a department store in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring many others, according to authorities on the scene. In comments to the press, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the attack had all the hallmarks of Islamic terrorism.
“Sweden has been attacked,” he said. “Everything points to the fact that this is an act of terror.
The truck plowed into Ahlens department store in central Stockholm; a Swedish beer distributor had reported one of its trucks hijacked earlier in the day. Footage of the scene shows that the truck involved in the attack is almost certainly the same one.
“It’s one of our distribution vehicles which runs deliveries. During a delivery to the restaurant Caliente someone jumped into the driver’s cabin and drove off with the car while the driver unloaded,” said a spokesperson for Spendrups Beer.
The AP reported Friday that while there had been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, ISIS and other terrorist groups had been known to use large vehicles to carry out similar slaughters in the past:
Last month, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, a man drove into a crowd on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing three people and injuring many others before stabbing a policeman to death. A fourth person, a woman thrown into the Thames by the force of the car, died Thursday.
The IS group has also claimed responsibility for a truck attack that killed 86 people in Nice, France, in July and another that killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin.
As of noon on Friday, no arrests had been made in Stockholm.
“We have no contact with the person or persons who drove the truck,” said Swedish police chief Dan Eliasson.
While we wait on further details, it is yet another sign that Europe is being invaded by Islamists thanks to lax immigration laws. These leaders think they can have it both ways: Provide a safe home for their citizens while opening their doors to any riffraff that might appear on the border.
Well, it’s not possible. You have to have priorities, and Sweden – like Germany and others European nations – have lost their way. That’s why these attacks keep happening, and that’s why they’ll continue to happen until the people of Europe stand up and say, “No more.”