Via the Local:
Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt used his Christmas speech to condemn the suicide bombing in Stockholm as "an attack on Swedish society", praising Muslim leaders for standing up for freedom and openness.
"A suicide bomber steps right into Swedish society and it is that which he challenges. Freedom and openness, it is that which he hates," Reinfeldt said.
The prime minister also referred to the fact that the attack was apparently carried out with a religious pretext.
"It had to do with religion. It is difficult to understand a secular country such as Sweden. From a starting point in religion the right is claimed to threaten others."
Furthermore, Reinfeldt reserved praise for the strong reactions from Swedish Muslim leaders after the attack and argued that imams and others had clearly defended Sweden's openness and condemned the terror attacks.
"I welcome the fact that Muslim Sweden has unequivocally stood up."