Sweden Bombing Doesn’t Soil Image Of Tolerance

December 15, 2010

Author: John F. Burns

Source: The New York Times


As they consider the suicide bombing that recently rocked their country, many Swedes have taken comfort from the attack’s most enduring image, as captured by a security camera: a man in a red jacket kneeling by the dying bomber, asking if there was anything he could do for the man while other bystanders, spying unexploded pipe bombs still strapped to the man’s waist, backed away, shouting, “Bomb! Bomb! Bomb!”