Four people were killed by an Uzbek driving a lorry in Stockholm yesterday.
A young woman was literally ripped limb from limb.
This is The Irish Times' headline.
Brutal events in Stockholm will be boost for Sweden’s far right
When the first Syrians were killed by the police and army in 2011 large crowds turned out for their funerals and the Ambassadors of the Western powers attended. Funerals became more and more frequent and then the Ambassadors were recalled and people kept away from the funerals and a war had started.
Outrages in Europe will continue to make what used to be called the front pages (but everyone reads on his telephone now). Hashtags, candles, you know the drill.
Something must be done. Preventing hate speech on YouTube (or insert another idea to taste) is something. Therefore this must be done.
Meanwhile M16, so a senior officer told Max Hastings, thinks Russia a much greater threat to British security then Islamists, whose plots were foiled between the massacre in London in 2005 and the small one a fortnight ago.
Mr. Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London, says we just have to get used to terrorist attacks as part of big city life, though Tokyo and Seoul seem to escape them. I wonder why.
And indeed terrorism is only a relatively small part of the story of Islamism in Western Europe and Islamism is itself a relatively small part of the sea change in Western Europe.
At least Donald Trump's recent remark about Sweden can no longer be made to look silly.
The Swedish Prime Minister said:
It is way too early to draw some political conclusions from all this. This is a moment for sorrow; for grief. We're also determined to continue to be an open society; a democratic society. And that is something I am totally confident the Swedish people also feel.
Meanwhile, for the Irish Times and others, Islamophobia and the far right are the danger.