After the deadly Islamic terror attack in Stockholm last week, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said the country can “never go back” to accepting refugees like it was before and will have to change its open borders policy.
On Friday, 39-year-old Uzbekistani refugee Rakhmat Akilov, whose visa application was denied, hijacked a truck and rammed into pedestrians and a building, killing four people and injuring others. This attack was a wake-up call to the prime minister who learned the hard way that terrorists use the refugee pipeline to enter countries and carry out jihad in the name of Islam.
“Sweden will never go back to the [mass migration] we had in autumn 2015, never. Everyone who has been denied a permit should return home,” PM Löfven said, according to Fox News. "This makes me feel enormously frustrated. If you have been denied a visa you are supposed to leave the country."
"Terrorists want us to be afraid, want us to change our behavior, want us to not live our lives normally, but that is what we’re going to do,” he added. “Terrorists can never defeat Sweden, never.”
With a population of only 10 million people, Sweden admitted nearly 250,000 asylum seekers during the refugee crisis of 2014 and 2015, the largest per capita influx in Europe.
Local law enforcement and government agencies have been struggling to handle the massive population increases, which often results in tensions between the local communities and new immigrants.
There are an estimated 3,000 illegal migrants living in Stockholm alone, according to police.
Apparently, Löfven slept through all the warnings about the problems an open borders policy brings.