Just one day after having refrained from describing a car ramming attack against Israelis as terror, BBC News did use that word in its reporting on a vehicular attack in Stockholm on April 7th.
The BBC News website’s main report on the incident – “Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing ‘at least four people’” – informed readers that:
“A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least four people.
At least a dozen people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets, on Friday afternoon.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said it was a terror attack.”
Readers of that report were provided with analysis by the BBC’s security correspondent:
“I was in Stockholm yesterday, ironically at a security conference. I don’t think Sweden was prepared for something like this.
The last big terror…
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