Sweden seems suddenly to have shifted gears, both on its immigration policy and now in hunting for refugees who are hiding. The drive to be “tolerant” has now been apparently replaced by the drive for survival, but it took a bloody jihad attack to force change, and it isn’t clear yet how sincere or thoroughgoing the change really is. What are other Western countries waiting for before they decide to implement responsible immigration policies? Jihad attacks are imminent in Europe; the jihadis have been invited in by their infidel hosts.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sweden also has only 200 police officers working on finding the missing migrants. Police have suffered brutality from Muslim gangs in no-go zones, and most are ready to quit. Sweden has also not indicated what it will do once it finds the hidden refugees. The worst jihadis among them are likely hiding in the no-go zones, and are further radicalizing the community.
The force of 200 officers tasked with tracking down the thousands of migrants that have gone into hiding in Sweden needs to be substantially boosted, the country’s border police chief said after a rejected refugee carried out a terrorist attack in Stockholm.
“We certainly need more resources. We need a few hundred employees, maybe more,” Patrik Engstrom, head of Sweden’s national border police, told Dagens Nyheter newspaper, noting that “above all” the country needs more police officers to “take part in immigration control [operations]”
Approximately 1,200 Swedish police officers are currently involved in border control at their national operative department (NOA) and seven police regions, but the majority is assigned to operations securing the country’s external borders, such as passport control, he said.
Engstrom stressed that only around 200 police officers are currently assigned to searching for illegal migrants already in Sweden. Meanwhile, the number of rejected asylum seekers illegally hiding in Sweden after having their applications rejected has reached 10,000, Dagens Nyheter reports.
Police should also be able to do their jobs searching or checking illegal migrants without “fear that someone will yell ‘R.I.P. to them [police],” the border police chief added. According to Engstrom, a modern computer system that controls the influx of asylum seekers should be installed in police stations.
Sweden has been on high alert since last Friday, when a truck ploughed through a crowd of people before crashing into a department store and catching fire in Drottninggatan, one of Stockholm’s main pedestrian areas.
The terrorist attack left at least four people dead, including an 11-year-old girl, and over a dozen injured. The main suspect, who was allegedly driving the truck, managed to flee the scene, but was later arrested.
Swedish media have reported that the suspected perpetrator is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan named Rakhmat Akilov.
Sweden’s Expressen newspaper reported that the attacker told investigators that he was “pleased with what he had done” and had “accomplished what he set out to do.”
It was later revealed that Akilov’s asylum application was rejected in summer of 2016 and he had been illegally hiding in Sweden ever since. The authorities had been seeking to find and deport him since February of 2017.
On Wednesday, the Swedish government asked Supreme Court Judge Stefan Johansson if it would be legally possible to introduce a new law that would make taking part in a terrorist group a criminal offense.
“Financing a terrorist organization is already prohibited, and that has been seen as compatible with freedom of association. Freedom of association has never been aimed at making it possible to be active in a terrorist organization,” Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said at a press conference.
He added that, currently, “it’s the case that you have to be tie