Wednesday, September 17, 2003

IS SWEDEN AN "OPEN SOCIETY"?

The Swedish police has arrested a 35-year old man as a suspect for the murder of Anna Lindh, Foreign Minister. According to the media, the man has been involved in neo-nazi (wrongly labeled by media as "extremist right-wing") activities.

How will this event affect the Swedish society? Read the NYT article on International Herald Tribune's web site, Violence forces Sweden to confront its dark side.

Related:
My post, THE DARK SIDE OF SWEDEN.
Scandinavia - a weak link in the war on terror? by Hans Rustad @ Weblogg.Document.no.
Mark Steyn's column, Don't wait for government protection.

UPDATE 09/19/03: Court rules Lindh murder suspect to stay in custody. The Telegraph.co.uk has published the name of the suspect and ElMundo.es has published a photo.

UPDATE 09/24/03: Swedish Police Arrest New Suspect for Lindh Murder.

UPDATE 09/26/03: Go to CNN's web site for a police photo of the suspect ("Mee-EYE'-loh Mee-EYE'-luh-vich").