NewsThe Prime Minister of Sweden is sounding the alarm after a bloody attack in Brussels. "Let's not be naive"

The Prime Minister of Sweden is sounding the alarm after a bloody attack in Brussels. "Let's not be naive"

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson visited the site of a terrorist attack in Brussels.
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson visited the site of a terrorist attack in Brussels.
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11:41 AM EDT, October 19, 2023

The Prime Minister of Sweden, which has introduced the highest degree of terrorist threat after the incidents with burning the Koran, calls for strengthening of the external borders of the European Union. - "The terrorists want to intimidate us," he says.

On Wednesday, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson traveled to Brussels, where two days earlier an ISIS-affiliated terrorist killed two Swedish citizens and wounded a third. The victims, cold-bloodedly shot dead, were fans who had come to watch a match with Belgium as part of the 2024 European Championship qualifiers. Dressed in a Swedish fan scarf, Kristersson, together with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, paid tribute to the murdered and laid flowers at the scene of the crime.

- Terrorists want to scare us. They do not accept our way of life - said the Prime Minister of Sweden. When asked whether he thinks the attack could have been avoided if Belgium had done a better job (the perpetrator was in the country illegally, and the police had known about his radicalization for years), he firmly replied: - We have exactly the same problem in Sweden, I do not blame Belgium.

Sweden is grappling with a wave of violence and gang wars, most of which involve migrants. Meanwhile, after incidents of burning the Quran and numerous Muslim protests, in August the country's security services raised the threat level to the highest terrorist threat. - "We live in dark times," Prime Minister Kristersson emphasized at an earlier conference.

He believes it's time to stop being "naive" and focus on how to curtail the stay of illegal immigrants on the territory of the European Union, who may pose a threat. The Prime Minister of Sweden called for changes in migration policy and strengthening of the EU's external borders. - I think that currently, the common consensus is that Europe's borders must be protected, - he emphasized in a conversation with journalists.

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