You’ve read the stories about Sweden’s excellent health care system, innovative gender-neutral day care centers, and generous parental leave policies. But here’s a story that those who would like to portray Sweden as a socialist paradise are less eager to tell: For three consecutive nights, the residents of several largely immigrant suburbs have rioted, torching cars, clashing with police, and setting buildings ablaze.
The rioting — the worst social unrest to strike the country in many years — was sparked by the lethal police shooting of a 69-year-old, knife-wielding man last week in the suburb of Husby, the epicenter of the riots. Roaming gangs of angry youths have since clashed with police and Husby residents have complained of racist treatment by police officers, who they say have used epithets such as “monkey.”
What’s happening in Husby is clearly a symptom of Sweden’s failed effort to integrate its massive immigrant population. Housing segregation is rampant in the country, and Husby is a case study in how immigrant populations have come to dominate Stockholm’s outer suburbs.
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Actually, the riots have spread and are now also in Stockholm proper.
They are similar in style to the Paris riots of a few years back….sparked when law enforcement accidentally killed a fleeing felon who electrocuted himself on a fence.
The cars of non-immigrants have been getting torched.
The businesses of non-immigrants are looted THEN torched.
The homes of non-immigrants are looted THEN torched.
Years ago Bruce Bawer (an American ex-pat who lived there) said it seemed as though the immigrant population in Sweden acted as though their welfare lifestyle was simply the ”dhimmi tax” the Swedes owed them for allowing the native Swedes to live in relative peace inside Sweden with them.
Swedish welfare is FAR more generous than American welfare, leading to a pretty decent lifestyle.
Lately there have been rumblings by native Swedes against the lack of assimilation, especially of the work-ethic on the part of the immigrants and their children.
But there’s a lot of other areas where assimilation is lacking…and it shows.
Sweden has the 2nd highest rape rate on earth with 1-in-4 women being victims.
According to these statistics, almost half of all perpetrators are immigrants.
As we have seen in other rape-by-Muslim-male-cases the defense is often based on it being normal in their own culture to be free to rape an ”uncovered” female.
Swedish girls wear a two-hands-to-remove-chastity-type belt to try to prevent successful attacks.
Immigrants and their Sweden-born children are way over-represented in Swedish prisons.
In response to having a UK soldier almost totally beheaded by a jihadist Brit, David Cameron seems to be just as clueless as our own leadership when it comes to radicals. He has advised that UK military not wear their uniforms outside of the base. Guess that will stop those Muslims, living on the Brit dole, from chopping off the heads of UK military, right, Mr. Cameron? Perhaps Mr. Cameron can issue all UK military burkas so that will really confuse the Muslims they have stupidly allowed to migrate into their nation.
Top that off with the recent report that Sweden will have a Muslim majority in just ten short years. Congratulations, Europe, you’ve managed to make your nations into a bunch of sqishy atheists with your desire to turn it into some kind of socialist utopia and the only religion growing is Islam, practiced by people that care naught for your “European” culture or norms. Did you not notice that those immigrants were not assimilating or that there were entire neighborhoods in Paris where the Paris police would not go? Did you not notice the increased violence against Jews in Copenhagen, or how Amsterdam is a hot bed of radical “youths”, as the UK press seems to want to call the jihadists?
Someone needs to inform the UK leadership that the word is out; if you don’t have a job, and can’t get one, in the Middle East nations, no problem. Migrate to Europia and live quite well complements of the EU taxpayers. No job, no assimilation required.
Mark Steyn is vindicated.
@retire05: David Cameron seems to be just as clueless as our own leadership when it comes to
Al-Shabaab is taking issue with British Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement that the horrific cleaver attack on a Brit by men wanting their actions to be filmed wasn’t a representation of Islam.
Cameron called the “shocking” attack “not just an attack on Britain” but “also a betrayal of Islam – and of the Muslim communities who are give so much to our country.”
“There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act,” he said.
Al-Qaeada-linked Somali terror group Al-Shabaab disagreed with that in a series of tweets from its official media arm this morning.
One of the tweets:
BTW, did you know that OUR Obama Administration is telling countries that fight jihadists to respect their human rights?
I guess when the Islamic hoards are once against sacking Europe, and standing at the Gates of Vienna, perhaps those [politically correct] Europeans will wake up and realize that they have been invaded by those that wish them harm.
The most startling thing about the video of the Nigerian jihadist is the woman who obviously is also African, pulling a grocery cart, just walking by the dead Brit soldier totally unfazed by the fact that a beheaded man is lying not 20 feet from her.
The alarm bells have been ringing in Europe about the Muslim immigrants for 10 years, but the EU is eaten up by a cancer of political correctness. I always enjoy the mindless dribble that comes from reporters, and politicians, when this happens be in in Boston or London: “Why did they do it? What was their motive?”
Cameron has never shown much capacity for rubbing 2 brain cells together to make a fire. He and O. make a perfect pair. Recall seeing them sit for pictures after one of their meetings, thinking, “what the hell could these two Einsteins possibly have discussed of import?” Nothing. Nobody home. The result of such inept leadership is a movement of societies into the weak politically correct netherlands of broken societies here and across Europe.
The EU had descended into full blown cultural Marxism. Great Britain no longer has any Winston Churchills or Margaret Thatchers. Eurowennies doesn’t begin to describe how a once great nation is now just an also-ran.
We ought to give serious thought about banning islam from civilized society. The lefties should be OK with that since they don’t seem to mind infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners for the actions of a minority even smaller than the percentage of radical muslims. If we can’t ban it outright (pesky 1st amendment), we can ban the capacity of mosques to 10, and institute a background check and 30 day waiting period for a building permit. :-/