Sweden’s deputy prime minister refers to 9/11 attacks as WHAT?

Sweden’s deputy prime minister refers to 9/11 attacks as WHAT?
Åsa Romson (left) and Joe Biden (Images: YouTube)

Remember when jetliners filled with fuel were commandeered by 19 Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001 and accidentally flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon?

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister and Green Party co-leader Åsa Romson remembers the attacks that way.

From The Local:

Romson sparked debate after she spoke on public broadcaster SVT’s breakfast show ‘Gomorron Sverige’ on Tuesday morning….

She praised her Green Party colleague’s efforts working with Muslim youth associations in Sweden, including his former role leading the non-politically affiliated group Sweden’s Young Muslims.

“He has been chairman of Young Muslims in tough situations like the September 11th accidents,” she said. [Emphasis added]

Her words were quickly criticized by viewers, who pointed out that nearly 3,000 people died in the al-Qaida led 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, Washington’s Pentagon building and United Airlines Flight 93.

When confronted on her outrageous choice of words, Romson dug in, claiming she refuses to let terror set the agenda. It’s the sort of idiotic defense we are accustomed to hearing from Barack Obama.

In a related act of liberal blame shifting, Joe Biden addressed the bombing of a bus in Jerusalem yesterday by Palestinian terrorists, citing the Obama administration’s “overwhelming frustration” … with Israel! Biden said:

I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past the past several years — the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts, land seizures — they’re moving us and more importantly they’re moving Israel in the wrong direction.

I don’t doubt that he embraces that liberal view of the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, but it’s stunning to note that he chose to share them on the same day that an act of savagery was committed by the “side” he supports.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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