Last night I had a conversation with a dear younger woman who shared the eerie experience mentioned in the interview I link to below (also here for your convenience), she was met with an icy wall of rejection when she mentioned Swedish rape crimes. She's just started meeting with a group of concerned, sincere people who want to improve the world. These are well-meaning non-Church people trying to make a difference. They were all asked to bring to a weekly discussion a matter that exercised them so that all could contribute to positively changing the world. When she brought up the statistical issues, the verifiable violent crime increase and link to Muslim migrants she noted how the room grew cold. People started calling her an Islamophobe, a xenophobe and even a racist. For discussing quantifiable reality.
So what's actually going on in Sweden?
I've mentioned Sweden before (I'd like to draw your attention to these three here, here and especially here. But now we'll have a fresh look at some new evidence. Shockingly, you will get my opinion.
For most of New Zealand's intelligentsia and media Sweden is the natural & cherished final state of any and all civilised Western countries. Possessing a great Welfare State, Sweden is an open & inclusive society where LGBTQ folk are affirmed, abortions are readily available and everyone is loved and provided for. This is as near to the culmination of millennia of Western striving for the perfect society as we are likely to get.
However it is also a country experiencing a demographic collapse through a lack of births (partly caused by easy abortions, but that's part of a bigger picture) - this means a decrease in future tax payers to fund the mounting cost of this growing welfare state. Sweden is also geographically remote from markedly different cultures - Scandinavian or Northern European countries with very similar standards and mindsets surround it.
The combination of cultural isolation, prosperity, a commendable softheartedness perhaps combined with the shrewd far-sighted idea of rejuvenating the tax-paying workforce with migrants - who it is hoped, I'm sure, will also reliably vote for the Welfare State status quo - has produced a society which has convinced itself that everybody thinks like they do. Perhaps though the rise of the political party the Sweden Democrats (having moved from obscurity to the second largest political party in the country based largely on their willingness to address immigration and its problems) signals a real change. Similar parties are cropping up all over Europe. Why? Has Europe really become a hotbed of racists, neo-Nazis and xenophobes?
Sweden is also a country where there is an official truth that all are expected to repeat (well, you expect the government to provide all this stuff? There's a cost.) This is a "truth" distinct from the real truth which everyone really knows is occurring. I found this when I visited China after the Tienanmen Square massacre years ago - nobody would publicly say anything except the government's official truth even when they knew it was a complete fantasy. Sweden, and perhaps New Zealand, are heading in a similar direction.
To me there are obvious problems guaranteed to occur if an affluent & immoral (I might cut to the chase & sum it up as "decadent") culture - which has denigrated the role of genuine masculinity & femininity, deprecated the value of its own culture and even human life itself and seen all non-white peoples as victims if not superiors - takes in a vigorous & confident group of people who are not only foreign to the values of the host society but openly hostile to it. You know things are getting bad when it is considered impolite, racist or neo-Nazi to point out this obvious matter.
This seems to be Sweden today. They are expending a lot of time and energy whistling past the graveyard instead of confronting the real issue. Indeed many seem to have genuinely convinced themselves that there is no issue. The following few items are remarkable to me for the energy with which most Swedes seem to have for denying reality and reversing the roles of victim and aggressor.
For instance, after Donald Trump's comments about Swedish migrant crime were published there were fervent denials from Swedish intelligentsia, politicians and media. Some of these were outright lies, as Jihad Watch mentioned here and are actually contradicted by the government's own reports and statistics.
Look also at this recent post at Jihad Watch for instance:~
Swedish government report: Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating organizations and political parties, building parallel society
"...Surprisingly, the document takes aim at “political elites” for fostering a doctrine of multiculturalism and silence, which can help and facilitate the nefarious ends of anti-democratic organisation like the Brotherhood. Somewhat predictably, however, the publication of such claims in Sweden – where open criticism of liberal, multicultural ideals is rare – has caused a row, with critics labelling the report “conspiratorial” and claiming it misrepresents Islam.
The paper’s authors claim the Brotherhood is working to increase the number of practicing Muslims in Sweden, encouraging tension with Secular society, and targeting political parties, NGOs, academic institutions and other civil society organisations. They also slam the “established structure of values among the country’s political elite [which] places a high value on ‘acceptance’ and ‘tolerance’ of citizens who are in some sense different from the mainstream”.
In the report, the Islamism of the MB is described as a totalitarian political ideology born out of Islam, a religion. This can make it “difficult to oppose what on the surface appears to be (a vulnerable minority) religious rights”, it explains. Critics, therefore, “run the risk of being called ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic’ and because of the situation in Swedish society such classifications endanger people’s careers”.
The press was quick to label these claims inflammatory, and 22 academics and “experts” in religion have published a blog post questioning the methodology of the research. The academics – from many of Sweden’s leading universities – say it is “almost conspiratorial” to suggest criticism of Islamism is difficult in Sweden. They also insist the claim that the Brotherhood is building a parallel society is refuted in past research.
In response to the blog post, the department has refuted the criticism of their methodology, and the report’s editor, Magnus Norell, told public service broadcaster SVT: “Had they smoked something before they read it? [Graeme: an apparent reference to the juvenile dismissal by Sweden's Prime Minister to Mr Trump's statements about Swedish integration & crime issues] You just need to read the report. If someone doesn’t accept this, there’s not much I can do about it. It’s proven.”
Controversially in Sweden, the report also links Islamism and poor social integration to immigration. “Islamists aim to build a parallel social structure competing with the rest of the Swedish society the values of its citizens. In this sense, MB’s activists pose a long-term challenge in terms of the country’s social cohesion”, it states."
We don't even have to focus on Sweden we could look at a number of European countries. Germany for instance, watch this brief clip (with transcript) from Gates of Vienna of Rainer Wendt, the head of the German Police union. Mr. Wendt tells the plain truth about the failure of Germany to “integrate” its immigrants. He discusses the rise in migrant crime and sealed off Islamic groups in Germany for the last 30 years.
If we are to avoid a similar trap we need to be mature enough to do what it seems the lovely Swedes are unprepared to do: discuss statistics, ideology, religion and reality. This isn't an option. As I keep repeating, there is nothing in our water to prevent similar things happening here.
In conclusion I post an article from Need to Know News. It's useful as it gathers together several informative video clips and I encourage you to go through them all. There is mention of the short documentary which President Trump saw on Fox News which led to his much publicised comments about Swedish migrant violence. You can watch that very 5 minute interview for yourself in its entirety as well as another interview with a Swedish journalist and the ex-American Ambassador to Sweden (do note this lady's unbelief that people who think as she does - of course totally in possession of the truth of these matters - could be at all intolerant of differing opinions). You can also watch the 10 minute documentary itself. I think it's evident from the editing that the documentary producer had an agenda - he seems to be Jewish and so is probably rightly motivated by the rapid rise in Antisemitism in Europe following all the recent Islamic immigration - however even if this is the case there is more than enough truth to deeply disturb an onlooker.
“What Happened Last Night In Sweden” Affects US Policy
President Trump held a rally last weekend to garner support for his immigration policies and he told the crowd, “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.” People were confused by his imprecise reference to Sweden, and he was ridiculed in the media and on social media. He later tweeted that he was referring to a news report that he saw on Fox News that revealed Sweden’s migrant problems.
His warning was prophetic as rioters set cars on fire and vandalized buildings in Rinkeby, a migrant area of Stockholm, the next day. Rinkeby has a history of riots in 2010 and 2013. In the original interview with filmmaker Ami Horowitz, Fox reported that Sweden admitted more than 160,000 migrants last year, despite having a population of less than 10 million people, and only 500 of those migrants were able to get jobs, creating a heavy burden on citizens. Swedish taxpayers are funding generous benefits including housing, food, education and cash.
Additionally, violent crimes and rape have skyrocketed, but law enforcement has covered up crimes, such as rapes at music festivals, by denying the rapes occurred and failing to identify the migrant perpetrators. Many Swedes view care for migrants as their “moral duty” just as their own culture is dying out, and is being replaced by chaos. It is socially unacceptable to criticize the migrant program, and people risk being shamed and labeled as racist or anti-Islamic.
Ami Horowitz’ 10-minute short film, Stockholm Syndrome, provides more details on how law enforcement is covering up rapes by Muslim migrants, dangerous police no-go zones and riots. Swedish police say that gun violence has increased and Kalashnikov weapons and hand grenades have been found. The officers later said that their comments were taken out of context.
Swedish people who were interviewed were either clueless about the rise in crime, made excuses, or blamed the excessive rapes on all men instead of migrants.
Fox reporter Tucker Carlson [Graeme: whom I find particularly astute] interviewed a Swedish reporter, Anne-Sophie Naslund, who defended Sweden’s hate speech laws that amount to censorship. Carlson pointed out that people have gone to jail for expressing their opinions, which has a chilling effect. Naslund was dismissive of those who have been punished for ‘hate speech,’ calling them “neo-Nazis.”
Carlson said that Sweden stopped keeping crime statistics based on national origin in 2001 because they were embarrassing, but when they did keep records, foreign-born men were four to five times more likely to commit violent crimes and sex crimes than Swedish men.