‘Ban Cars to Stop Terror’ Says Sweden’s Best-Selling Newspaper

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - APRIL 08: Armed police stand on guard at the scene of the terrorist truck attack in downtown Stockholm on April 8, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Cars and other vehicles “have turned into deadly weapons”, and should be banished from cities to stop attacks like the one in Stockholm from happening in future, according to Aftonbladet editorialist Eva Franchell.

Crackdowns on immigration or extremist ideology are not the way forward when it comes to terror prevention, according to the veteran journalist, writing after Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm left four people dead.

Instead, it is cars — which she calls “effective murder machines” — that Franchell says “must simply be removed from city centres and places where people gather, if people are to be protected in future”.

Vehicles are “easy to steal, and so nothing has been able to stop their advance”, writes Ms. Franchell.

“It just isn’t reasonable that a big truck can be driven right into one of Stockholm’s busiest streets on a Friday afternoon right before Easter.”

Noting how it is a popular destination for tourists, Franchell says the city centre must be a “safe environment” for visitors to enjoy. She described it as “remarkable” that it is possible to drive around the Swedish capital’s medieval old town. full story

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Rhett October a 30 something independent of the nanny state. He sees what is obvious but to many others is a successful deception. He has a crush on Tomi Lahren. Follow him on Twitter @RhettOctober
  • charliebrown737

    Must be related to the “Ban Guns” crowd.
    Stupid as a bag of dirt.