President Donald Trump’s primary mission regarding the highly controversial executive order that was supposed to halt the refugee process is to keep American citizens safe. We’re simply not able to vet these people to root out ones with violent pasts or tendencies that might want to harm us.
Sweden just got an unfortunate taste of what happens when a refugee is denied asylum. This is exactly what Trump wants to prevent from happening on U.S. soil.
Swedish police revealed Sunday the Uzbekistan citizen suspected of driving a stolen lorry into crowds killing four on Friday was a rejected asylum seeker who was wanted for deportation.
The 39-year-old man was due to be expelled from Sweden, reports the country’s best-selling newspaper AftonBladet.
The officer also confirmed police were aware that the suspect had expressed an interest and sympathy for the Islamic State online.
According to the report, the man applied for a residence permit in 2014, and that it took until 2016 for it to be rejected, with the Asylum board ruling he should be deported. Officers called at his registered address in February 2017 but found he didn’t live there. Two months later it is believed the suspect stole a delivery lorry and drove through crowds and then into a department store in Stockholm, killing four and injuring 15.
This is not the first time in recent history that a rejected asylum seeker due to be deported by the Swedish government has gone on to launch an attack against citizens in the country. Breitbart London reported on the Ikea attack in August 2015 where Eritrean migrant Abraham Ukbagabir took a packet of knives in the shop’s kitchenware department and stabbed two shoppers to death before attempting to kill himself.
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