Thursday, February 23, 2017

What's Really Happening in Sweden?

The article, published this morning in the Wall Street Journal, was authored by leaders of the Sweden Democrat political party. They strongly oppose the wave of Muslim immigration that has flooded their nation.

Were it not for the fact that Donald Trump misspoke about Sweden and that certain media and political figures will attack anything Trump says, one would not feel any special need to present the information contained in the article.

And yet, people who had nothing to say when Susan Rice went on all the Sunday morning talk shows to lie about the murder of the American ambassador to Libya  go into paroxysms of self-righteous anger when Donald Trump misspeaks… or even when he gets an unimportant fact wrong.

So, here is the story from Sweden, told by Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson:

Riots and social unrest have become a part of everyday life. Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel are regularly attacked. Serious riots in 2013, involving many suburbs with large immigrant populations, lasted for almost a week. Gang violence is booming. Despite very strict firearm laws, gun violence is five times as common in Sweden, in total, as in the capital cities of our three Nordic neighbors combined.

Naturally, the local Muslim population, once it reaches a certain critical mass, sets out to persecute Jews:
Anti-Semitism has risen. Jews in Malmö are threatened, harassed and assaulted in the streets. Many have left the city, becoming internal refugees in their country of birth.

On the matter of rape culture and sex crimes:

The number of sex crimes nearly doubled from 2014-15, according to surveys by the Swedish government body for crime statistics. One-third of Swedish women report that they no longer feel secure in their own neighborhoods, and 12% say they don’t feel safe going out alone after dark. 

And of course, more Muslims means more suppression of free speech and artistic freedom. This puts the lie to the notion that Muslim immigrants want to assimilate. Anyone who does not understand that they want to impose their culture on that of the decadent West is willfully blind.

One recalls that the Obama administration “disappeared” a Seattle cartoonist, one Molly Norris, because she had offended Muslims and because our powerful FBI and Justice Department could not (or refused to) protect her. One notes that Great Britain could protect Salman Rushdie, but the Obama administration could not do as much for an unknown cartoonist.

The word from Sweden is:

Artists accused of insulting Islam live under death threats. Dance performances and art exhibitions have been called off for fear of angering Islamists. Schools have prohibited the singing of traditional Christian hymns because they don’t want to “insult” non-Christian immigrants. Yet reports made with hidden cameras by journalists from Swedish public media show mosques teaching fundamentalist interpretations of Islam.

As for the canard that these immigrants want nothing more than to work to improve their lot in life, that too is belied by the numbers:

The unemployment rate among immigrants is five times as high as that of native Swedes. Among some groups, such as Somalis, in places like Malmö unemployment reaches 80%.


trigger warning said...

In the 2014 general election, the Sweden Democrats got slightly less than 13% of the vote. A large majority of Swedes like things just the way they are. IMO, it's a form of virtue signaling, a practice the Swedes have incorporated into their vision of Swedish exceptionalism.

Sam L. said...

The government censors the news.