Many Swedes in Malmö have come to relish the city’s growing reputation as a suburb of Copenhagen, just half an hour away by train.
Sharia developed several hundred years after the Prophet Mohammed’s death in 632 CE as the Islamic empire expanded to the edge of North Africa in the West and to China in the East.
When it opened 15 years ago, the Öresund Bridge was seen as a glistening symbol of the new Europe.
Sweden and Denmark had been joined together by a motorway with no border controls, fusing together economies and even blurring national identities.
There are many others: the razor wire separating Slovenia from Croatia; the border patrols on trains between Germany and Austria.
This has been painful for everyone, but devastating for Sweden because its main political parties barely know how to respond.