It was only a matter of time before jihad suicide bombers started operating in Europe. And now they have begun – in yet another salvo in the war against the freedom of speech that the West has barely noticed.
"Now the Islamic state has been created. We now exist here in Europe and in Sweden. We are a reality." So said an audio file in Arabic and Swedish sent to TT, the Swedish news agency, about 10 minutes before a jihadist suicide bomber killed himself in one of two explosions in central Stockholm Saturday, wounding two people.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt in a message on Twitter Saturday termed it a "most worrying attempt at terrorist attack in crowded part of central Stockholm." He noted that it "failed -- but could have been truly catastrophic."