Islam is Regarded as Biggest Threat to Europeans
Laid-back Sweden questions its welcome for Muslim
my how things have changed in the last two years. We are hoping and praying that in the
By Theresa Cook
Frantically abandoning their New Year's Eve chatter and coffee cups, worshippers rushed to the bloodied victim's aid. The bullet had missed his head by inches; the sniper's target would survive.
Police allege the shooting at
The apparent bid to kill a Muslim in a place of worship
provoked much soul-searching in
But only nine months later, hundreds of thousands would cast ballots for the far-right Sweden Democrats . With its roots in the neo-Nazi movement, the party warned of "the dangers of Islamization" and ran a controversial campaign ad showing a gang of burqa-clad women overtaking a senior citizen in a race for benefits.
The election result grabbed headlines
Many stunned Swedes took to the streets to express dismay that an anti-immigrant backlash sweeping across the continent had reached their shores.