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The Political Rape of Sweden by Fjordman
The first text I ever wrote under the pen name Fjordman, on February 20, 2005, was about the imported rape wave in Sweden. Even though I am from Norway, I have probably written more texts in English about Sweden. Some essays that I wrote in 2005 or 2006 are still being circulated and quoted on the Internet, many years later.
Why this interest in Sweden? Perhaps this is due to its strong “brand.” Many outsiders still have a very positive view of Sweden. They are shocked when somebody describes what the country is actually like today.
Sweden is not the peaceful Utopia some admiring outsiders imagine it to be. Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot and killed on February 28, 1986. This assassination became a national trauma. Foreign Minister Anna Lindh was stabbed and lethally wounded on September 10, 2003. Tensions in Swedish society are even higher now than they were back then.
I was among the first to write for an international audience about the problems in Malmö. Sweden’s third-largest city is probably the most Islamized city in Scandinavia. In the past generation, unrest in Malmö has escalated from stabbings to frequent car bombings. Similar problems are spreading to other areas.
In Sweden today, many people fear for their future. Some feel like strangers in their own country. Several friends of mine either have serious plans to leave Sweden or have already left. They don’t want to grow old there, and they don’t want their children to grow up in an atmosphere of violence, crime and self-loathing.
Sweden has high levels of immigration and emigration at the same time. The same pattern can be seen in other Western European countries such as Italy and Germany. Very often, educated natives leave while unskilled immigrants from the Islamic world or Africa enter. This is supposedly “good for the economy.”
In less than 40 years, Sweden has gone from being the envy of the world to being an increasingly dysfunctional state. The single greatest cause of this negative transformation is mass immigration of people from very different cultures. Things that would have been unthinkable or at least extremely rare in Scandinavia two generations earlier have become commonplace. They include car bombs and deadly gang shootings in residential areas. Hand grenades have repeatedly been used to attack restaurants or even private homes.The violence is no longer confined merely to the major cities. It also affects smaller Swedish towns.
NRK is the government-owned and publicly funded radio and television public broadcasting company in Norway. It often has a pronounced left-wing bias, is generally in favor of mass immigration and positively disposed towards Islam. However, the Multicultural “diversity” problems in neighboring Sweden are now so big that they have become nearly impossible to hide.
The journalist Anders Magnus from NRK visited some of the Multicultural trouble zones in Sweden in 2016. The overworked and undermanned Swedish police openly state that they are about to lose control over certain areas. Many Swedish police officers are deeply frustrated with the situation and are considering quitting their jobs. In some districts, criminal ethnic gangs have already taken effective control. This partly includes the Stockholm suburbs Rinkeby, Tensta and Husby. The economist Tino Sanandaji calls these areas a ticking time bomb.
Several immigrant-dominated areas in Sweden were shaken by violent riots in 2013. None of the fundamental problems have been resolved since then. Non-European immigration continues. Just as in similar urban areas in parts of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Western Europe, the police are met by stone-throwing immigrants when they enter Muslim-dominated areas. The same thing happens to Swedish firefighters and ambulances. They never travel into such urban districts unless the police are present there first.
An official report from the Swedish police in 2014 counted at least 55 areas where the authorities no longer have effective control over law and order. This number keeps growing. After repeated attacks, Swedish ambulance personnel have requested similar protection gear to that used by people working in war zones.
Sweden has experienced a series of car fires in 2016. The firefighter Kaj Engelke from the city of Malmö hit out at young arsonists who blamed their troubles on society and reacted by setting cars alight. An immigrant man living in the city of Västerås claimed that some immigrants commit vandalism and car fires due to racism and a shortage of interesting “activities” provided to them by society.
On August 10, 2015, two random Swedes, a mother and her son, were stabbed to death by an African asylum seeker at an IKEA furniture store in Västerås. The murderer from Eritrea has stated that he decided to attack some white people that looked Swedish as a revenge for being denied asylum in Sweden.
Mohamed Dame is fleeing from criminal gangs who rule several suburbs of Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden’s second largest city. “It’s like a war zone,” he says. They see murders nearly every week. People are shot and sometimes killed while eating food at local restaurants. Members of criminal immigrant gangs execute each other in public streets. Hand grenades are being thrown into private homes. People are terrified. They fear for the safety of their children. Mohamed Dame is considering moving back to Somalia. His native country now feels safer than parts of Sweden.
A survey was made in 2016 of 1200 pupils at schools in notorious Gothenburg suburbs such as Angered and Bergsjön. More than eleven percent — or roughly one in nine — of children between 12 and 18 years in these Swedish schools openly admit that they sympathize with the Islamic State or similar Jihadist groups. The terrorism researcher Magnus Ranstorp thinks this should be seen as a warning sign by the authorities. Ulf Boström, integration police inspector in Gothenburg, considers the result “very scary.”
Gothenburg suburbs such as Angered have a very high percentage of Muslim immigrants. Many Jihadists have been exported from these communities to fight for the extremely brutal Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). For years Gothenburg has been one of the main recruiting grounds for ISIS terrorists in Europe. On the plus side, Angered is establishing a new Camel Center where Swedes can buy fresh camel milk.
The British public service broadcaster BBC is often biased in favor of Multiculturalism, Islam and mass immigration. Yet even the BBC have realized that Sweden is no longer the stable and peaceful country it once was. In October 2016, they ran an article titled “How Sweden became an exporter of jihad.” Alongside Belgium, Scandinavian countries such as Sweden are among the biggest per capita exporters of Jihadists in Europe. The welfare state is used by radical Muslims to wage war against the Western society that is harboring them.
On February 14-15, 2015, a Danish citizen of Palestinian Arab origins shot and killed two people and injured several others in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has made drawings of Mohammed, was a likely target of the first terror attack against a debate about blasphemy and free speech. The second attack killed a Jewish guard at a synagogue. A year later, it was finally revealed that Omar the terrorist was carrying a copy of the Koran during his murderous attacks.
Lars Vilks needs constant police protection. Militant Muslims want to kill him for insulting Islam and its alleged prophet Mohammed. As I understand it, he is now being moved around between different residences. Such is the fate of a kind and friendly professor of art history in Sweden today. His only crime is that he has made drawings of a man who may or may not have lived in the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century.
Meanwhile, Sweden, the EU and the rest of the Western world keep importing more radical Muslims.
On October 12, 2016, hundreds of radical Muslims gathered at a public square in central Stockholm, near the Swedish Parliament and the Royal Palace. Many of them were so-called unaccompanied refugee children from Afghanistan. These asylum seekers claim to be minors. In reality, they are often young men of military age in their 20s or even their 30s. According to an eyewitness, the politician Hanif Bali, one of the Afghan men shouted “May Allah increase our numbers. We must make Muslims of all of them all!”
Unfortunately, those wanting to Islamize Sweden have not faced much opposition from the church. Even though Christians are being persecuted by Muslims in multiple countries, many Christian leaders in Europe are actively engaged in welcoming Muslim immigrants. Some church leaders are as committed to open borders and Multiculturalism as any bureaucrat in the EU or the UN. Swedish bishops seem more concerned about alleged “Islamophobia” than about global Islamic aggression against all those who are not Muslims.
Eva Brunne is the Bishop of Stockholm in the Lutheran Church of Sweden. She became the world’s first openly Lesbian bishop in 2009. Brunne in 2015 called for the removal of crosses and other Christian symbols at the Seamen’s Church in Stockholm. That way, visiting foreign sailors practicing other religions such as Islam would not be offended. She also wanted to mark the direction towards Mecca, to make it easier for Muslims to perform Islamic prayers inside the church.
There is currently a movement throughout the Western world that claims that there are no significant biological differences between men and women, and that gender is “socially constructed.” As usual, progressive Sweden is at the forefront of this movement.
A high school in Sweden is preparing to build an additional gender-neutral changing room to cater to pupils who identify with a gender other than their biological sex, or consider themselves neither male nor female. St Eskil’s gymnasium in Eskilstuna, a town west of Stockholm, has decided to build the new changing facilities at the request of pupils. “We have discussed this with the pupils and have realized that there is a need for this,” Johan Ahlkvist, the headmaster, told Swedish Radio in October 2016.
Soon Swedish girls and young women may not merely be forced to share streets with aggressive Muslim men from war zones. They may sometimes be forced to share toilets or changing rooms with them, too. If you object to any of this, you will be branded a “racist” by the mass media or left-wing activists and risk losing your job.
A nine-year old Swedish girl in Eskilstuna was forced to change school due to sexual harassment. She was repeatedly called “pussy” and “whore,” was beaten and had her pants pulled down. “A staff member at the school explained to us that our daughter was blond and pretty, and therefore exciting to hit on,” says her mother.
Criminals in Scandinavia often get shorter sentences and a softer treatment than they would receive in many other countries. This system is not well-suited to dealing with the mass importation of people from some of the most violent and dysfunctional societies in the world. In Sweden, it is even possible to be convicted of child rape without being sentenced to a single hour in prison.
In November 2014, a Somali Muslim immigrant brutally raped a 12-year-old girl in Sundsvall, Sweden. He was later found guilty of rape. According to the court, he kept repeating the words “black d*** is expensive” over and over while raping the girl. She later “bled profusely from her genitalia” and suffered “both physical and psychological” injuries as a result of the abuse. Yet in June 2015, a Swedish court decided to let the Somali rapist off with 180 hours of community service for child rape. It was argued that he was not yet 18 at the time of the crime and had “some trouble with anxiety as well as sleeping problems.”
The foundations for modern Sweden’s wealth were laid in the generations before the Social Democrats rose to power and turned the country into a welfare state. Many people do not realize this. Including quite a few Swedes. Sweden became rich in spite of the welfare state, not because of it.
It is nevertheless true that the welfare state worked reasonably well in Scandinavian countries as long as the populace was largely ethnically homogeneous. From the 1970s onward, the authorities opened up for the mass importation of people from other countries, also from regions outside of Europe. This turned Sweden into a giant welfare office for much of the world’s population. The natives are essentially forced to fund their own colonization. They are also expected to celebrate this development.
Mass immigration has already put huge strains on the economy. This situation is clearly not sustainable in the long run. The authorities have quietly begun cutting down on certain aspects of the world-famous Swedish welfare state. If you need public health care in Sweden, be prepared to wait for a long time for even basic treatment. Nurses and doctors at hospitals often suffer violence, threats and abuse from imported clans.
Many elderly Swedes who are law-abiding and have worked their whole life receive little support from the state. Meanwhile, billions are spent on recent immigrants from Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Pakistan, Turkey and Nigeria. Even Islamic terrorists are sometimes prioritized ahead of Swedish pensioners.
In 2015 the soldier Fredrik Brandberg suggested that he was likely to get less help from Swedish authorities than returning ISIS terrorists do. “In a few months, I’m back in Sweden after being deployed in Afghanistan, against Talibans and others,” he said. “There is no permanent job waiting for me when I come home.”
At least 140 people have returned to Sweden after fighting for terror organizations in Iraq and Syria. Lund county in southern Sweden is considering giving these battle-hardened Jihadists economic incentives to reintegrate into society. The mooted benefits include housing grants, debt restructuring and free driving licenses. Radio Sweden spoke to Christoffer Carlsson, the author of a report for the national coordinator against violent extremism. He supports the use of public money, sponsored by Swedish tax payers, to reintegrate Muslim terrorists into Swedish communities.
Anna Sjöstrand is the municipal coordinator against violent extremism in Lund. Shestates that one cannot deny ISIS terrorists tax benefits just because they made the “wrong choice” of supporting a genocidal terrorist organization, infamous for murdering archaeologists and holding slave markets. “We cannot say that because you made a wrong choice, you have no right to come back and live in our society,” Sjöstrand says.
Yet, as the writer Robert Spencer comments, “Why not, exactly? The Islamic State is at war with Sweden. What evidence does Anna Sjöstrand have that the returning jihadis will not continue to pursue this war?”
Scandinavia got its first Muslim suicide bomber in central Stockholm on December 11, 2010. Fortunately, this terrorist, the Iraqi-born Swedish citizen Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, was incompetent and only managed to kill himself. Yet he could have killed dozens of people that day. Other militant Muslims may well succeed.
The natives have gradually gotten used to public gang shootings, car fires and bombs. Events that were extremely rare in Scandinavia in the 1970s have become routine. Native Swedes will be a minority in their own country by the middle of this century, if present trends continue. In certain urban areas, they already are a minority.
Sweden has a disturbing number of unsolved murder cases, and one of the highest recorded rape rates in the world. The natives are being replaced and abused. Gang rapes have become so common that they are hardly newsworthy anymore. Swedes have largely become a nation of whipped dogs. They have been shamed, harassed and indoctrinated to celebrate their own national destruction.
Sweden has become a fearful society. Many Swedes, especially women, are now scared to walk the streets in their own country. They are also afraid of losing their jobs and being harassed by left-wing journalists in the mass media if they oppose mass immigration. Ideological indoctrination has been intense for decades in the media and the education system. Powerful suppression of individual dissent was present in Sweden even before mass immigration began. The British historian Roland Huntford described this well in his 1971 book, The New Totalitarians.
Swedes are pioneers in everything that is gender-neutral, even “gender equal” snow plowing. Yes, really. Won’t the many Marxist activists and Socialist Feminists in Sweden object to Muslims immigration? In most cases, no. Feminists with left-wing views generally refuse to link violence to immigration. Even though it is a documented fact that Muslim and African men are involved in sexual violence against women much more frequently than European men, this subject is usually avoided in public debates.
Instead, many Feminists focus on the “patriarchy” as the main problem, which is to say, men in general. If anything, white men are even worse than brown or black men. According to Marxist racial thinking, white men also oppress “people of color.” In early 2016, some Swedish women demonstrated against “racist and xenophobic” white men and warned them not to protect them from immigrant rapists.
Apparently, some Swedish Feminists prefer foreign rapists to white racists. They seem to be getting their wish. Swedish women have never had more Feminism than the do now, and they have never been less safe.
Brutal acts of violence committed by immigrants and asylum seekers from some of the world’s most violent countries have become part of everyday life in Sweden. So far, this development has largely been met by quiet resignation. Yet anger is simmering beneath the surface.
One gang rape triggered a very unusual outburst of public anger in Sweden in October 2016. This happened in Visby, the main town on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. A wheelchair-bound Swedish woman in her thirties was reportedly gang-raped by up to six immigrants at an asylum center after asking if she could use the toilet. She was eventually able to escape the building. Several migrant men were arrested, but released soon afterwards. The case triggered a turbulent protest march. Some angry locals threw rocks and stones at the migrant facility. This generated attention from major international media such as Fox News.
The Swedish police sent reinforcements to Gotland due to the demonstrations and tensions. The police did not protect the locals against imported criminals from brutal war zones. They protected the immigrants and local authorities from angry locals. Meanwhile, the understaffed police in other Swedish cities had to deal with never-ending car fires, bombs and public shoot-outs between criminal immigrant gangs.
As the dissident writer Julia Caesar noted, the Gotland incident revealed an anger that has been accumulating in Swedes for years. Sweden is approaching its breaking point. The gang rape of a disabled, wheelchair-bound woman by immigrants crossed a psychological line. The political and media elites — the same people who have promoted Multiculturalism and mass immigration for decades — now call for calm and restraint.
Camilla Sundelius, a young woman from Gotland, knows the victim. She says many of the locals feel let down by the authorities regarding asylum seekers from Muslim countries such as Afghanistan. Most of them are young men. They have no respect for women or for the local culture. The community has changed for the worse due to immigration. Swedish girls are now harassed at school. This did not happen before. “Nobody has asked us if we wanted to have asylum seekers here. It’s not okay to not ask the people,” says Sandelius.
Given that these asylum seekers and accused rapists were imported to the island against the wishes of the local population, some view this as a political rape.
When locals got angry and demonstrated against the gang rape of one of their own women by asylum seekers, the local newspaper Hela Gotland compared this to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Admittedly, some people with neo-Nazi sympathies may have been involved in these demonstrations. Yet the “Nazi” label was essentially used to tarnish all those who oppose mass immigration, regardless of political ideology.
On October 16, 2016, there were demonstrations against “racism and sexism” in the medieval town of Visby on Gotland. No disturbances broke out, though police did separate members of the hard-line nationalist group, the Nordic Resistance Movement, from the rest of the demonstrators. “It was very nice, almost a folk festival. There was really nice music, so people danced,” stated one of those who attended.
A Gotland resident named Agneta Berg said she felt the need to participate in the rally. “I am a volunteer in a network around Garda, where there is accommodation for asylum seekers. My husband works with two unaccompanied minor refugees. We have taken a lot to do with asylum seekers here, and I want Gotland to be welcoming to people who flee from war,” she said. “This is a reaction to the racists who have taken over after the rape case. You don’t want their agenda to apply,” she added.
The rally ended with the participants chanting the slogan: “No racists in our streets!”By “racists,” they were not referring to Muslim men who view European women as worthless infidel sluts. No. They were protesting against European women and men who object to having young Muslim men from brutal war zones forced upon local communities through a state-sponsored policy backed by the EU and applauded by the UN.
The parties that backed this demonstration against racism in Visby were the Marxists of the Left Party (Vänsterpartiet), Sweden’s “reformed” Communist party, as well as the Feminist Initiative. Sweden has a specifically Feminist political party, even though nearly all Swedish politicians claim to be Feminists.
Gudrun Schyman is a spokesperson for the Feminist Initiative. As the then leader of the Swedish Left Party, Schyman in 2002 compared Swedish men to the Taliban, the extremely repressive Islamic movement in Afghanistan that were allied with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network. Fredrik Virtanen, a male columnist in the major newspaper Aftonbladet, agreed with her. Yes, Swedish men are like the Taliban.
In October 2016, a Swedish prosecutor ruled that the flag of the self-proclaimed caliphate known as the Islamic State (ISIS) does not constitute hate speech and is therefore legal under Swedish law. Prosecutor Gisela Sjövall announced that she would not prosecute a 23-year-old man who posted the black ISIS flag on his Facebook page. Swedish police had launched a criminal investigation into the man, who originally comes from Syria, on suspicion of hate speech. “Put simply, one can say that he is expressing contempt for ‘all others,’ and not against a specific ethnic group,” Sjövall told Sweden’s SVT public broadcaster. That makes it legal.
Swedish authorities ruled that the Islamic State flag, a symbol of still-ongoing slavery, ethnic cleansing, genocide and mass murder, constitutes free speech and is legal. Meanwhile, the street artist Dan Park has spent months in jail because Swedish authorities ruled that his drawings constitute illegal “hate speech.”
Already in May 2005, I warned against the possibility of disintegration, perhaps even civil war in Sweden:
“Swedish culture is disappearing with astonishing speed in front of our eyes. If the trend isn’t stopped, the Swedish nation will simply cease to exist in any meaningful way during the first half of this century. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe.”
I would love to be proven wrong in this pessimistic assessment. So far, this has not happened.
Some positive trends have emerged since I started writing. Swedish alternative media such as the websites Avpixlat or Fria Tider now have as many readers as some newspapers. The Sweden Democrats are represented in Parliament and have become one of Sweden’s largest political parties. However, they are not in power and are nowhere near having an overall majority. Even if they were to implement their entire party program, this is probably no longer enough to halt Sweden’s decline.
Sweden, like other European countries, cannot regain control over its national destiny until it leaves the European Union (EU). Perhaps followed by leaving the United Nations (UN). As long as mass immigration persists, Sweden will continue along its path toward the abyss.
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