Kriget Mot Terrorismen

Is there a war on terror in Sweden? Did some Islamic outrage, big or small, occur in Sweden yesterday or the day before, as President Trump claims?  The Swedish Embassy says not.  The propaganda media backs up their account.  According to The Spectator’s (U.K.) Swedish columnist, Toye Lifyendahl, it would be hard to tell; such accounts are relegated to the inner pages of Swedish newspapers.

Six months ago, a British boy of Somali-descent was killed in a grenade attack in the Swedish town of Gothenburg, Sweden. Visiting relatives, he was caught in what Swedish police say is a gang war raging within that town’s Somali community.  The year before, a four year-old girl was killed in a car bomb attack outside the same town.

This is his column about Sweden’s struggle with Islamic migrants:

How Sweden became an example of how not to handle immigration

We’ve taken in far too many people and we’re letting them down badly – especially the children

Tove Lifvendahl

 

3 September 2016 — For a British boy to be killed by a grenade attack anywhere is appalling, but for it to happen in a suburb of Gothenburg should shatter a few illusions about Sweden. Last week’s murder of eight-year-old Yuusuf Warsame fits a pattern that Swedes have come slowly to recognise over the years. He was from Birmingham, visiting relatives, and was caught up in what Swedish police believe is a gang war within the Somali community. Last year, a four-year-old girl was killed by a car bomb outside Gothenburg, another apparent victim of gang violence.

For years, Sweden has regarded itself as a ‘humanitarian superpower’ — making its mark on the world not by fighting wars but by offering shelter to war’s victims. Refugees have arrived here in extraordinary numbers. Over the past 15 years, some 650,000 asylum-seekers made their way to Sweden. Of the 163,000 who arrived last year, 32,000 were granted asylum. Sweden accepts more refugees in proportion to size of population than any other nation in the developed world — when it comes to offering shelter, no one does it better. But when it comes to integrating those we take in (or finding the extra housing, schools and healthcare needed for them), we don’t do so well.

It may be news to the rest of the world, but gang warfare has been a feature of our country for years now. Stockholm has been witness to Dickensian scenes of young pickpockets and thieves playing games of cat-and-mouse with the police, who feel powerless. Until fairly recently, Sweden was admired for its progressive social policies. Today, one in seven voters supports the Sweden Democrats, a populist party until recently reviled in polite Swedish society.

The problems relating to immigration have been building up for years, but the country’s left and right were united in maintaining employment regulations and rent controls that kept immigrants unemployed in ghetto-like suburbs. As a result, we lost valuable time. Three years ago, there were riots in socially deprived areas of Stockholm, and it’s only got worse since then. A parallel society is emerging where the state’s monopoly on law and order is being challenged. ‘Today, the gang environment is — well, I don’t want to exactly call it the Wild West, but something in that direction,’ says Amir Rostami, an authority on Swedish organised crime who teaches at Stockholm University.

 

Integrating adults into Swedish society has been tricky enough, but a much more difficult problem is how to deal with all the unaccompanied children. During the Iraq war, about 400 children arrived without their parents each year — and all of them needed a place to live, social support and proper schooling. In 2014, when the number of children arriving annually hit 7,000, there were serious questions about how Sweden would cope. Last year, just over 35,000 unaccompanied children registered with the authorities.

The children are every age and arrive from all kinds of countries. Afghans and Somalis are currently the two biggest groups. Then come Syrians, Ethiopians, Iraqis, Moroccans and Eritreans. Some are fleeing war; many are fleeing poverty and misery. Strikingly, boys outnumber girls by about five to one. And it’s far from clear how many may in fact be adults — unlike other countries, Sweden doesn’t test for age. Whatever age the applicant gives is accepted, unless it’s ‘obviously’ untrue. The definition of ‘obvious’ is unclear. During one recent interview on Swedish radio, several asylum-seekers confessed to lying about their age to improve their chances of settlement. One, called Dawood, put it bluntly: ‘If I say I’m grown-up, they’ll deport me.’

The cost of accommodating our child refugees is enormous: £160 per child per day. That could be money well spent, if it worked. There are serious concerns, though, about children falling victim to predatory adults who have lied about their age. Earlier this year, a boy of 12 was raped in refugee accommodation by another refugee who claimed to be 15. A dental X-ray suggested the attacker was closer to 19. Later that month, a 22-year-old Swede (herself the daughter of immigrants) was stabbed to death by one of the refugees she was caring for — another adult claiming to be 15.

Such horrific stories raise the fear that the authorities have lost control. This is reflected in the extraordinary rise of the Sweden Democrats. There have also been a spate of attacks on refugee centres, some of which have been burnt down. For many, this seems like history repeating itself — similar attacks occurred in the 1990s, after a rapid influx of Balkan refugees. Such acts cast a dark shadow over our reputation for tolerance.

A while ago, I spoke to Lasse Siggelin, a social worker living in Gotland, who is alarmed at how many unaccompanied children are being placed in refugee care homes that seem hopelessly unfit for the task. Carers are instructed not to talk about the asylum process, or even to ask about the children’s backgrounds. ‘We can’t ask about their home, or about their parents,’ says Siggelin. ‘But such things occupy 90 per cent of their thoughts.’

Child refugees are sent to Swedish schools, but they struggle to integrate and are sometimes placed in separate groups, because of their vastly different learning needs. It’s pretty hard to bond with your classmates if you have to return every night to a care home. Even if school staff want to help, they seldom have the time or capacity to offer a shoulder to cry on. Instead, the children are directed to scheduled appointments with a child psychiatrist. As Siggelin explains, ‘If we don’t acknowledge the hurt and sadness that is there, then there are always people queuing up prepared to lead them astray.’

Those ‘queuing up’ include drug dealers, pimps, gangmasters and even jihadists. Sweden’s care homes have become a rich source of vulnerable young men who are full of frustration and hopelessness and lacking in direction. They may be open to the temptation of easy rewards, or of a path that they are promised will bring new meaning to their lives. There have been reports of Islamic State recruitment drives, not just in public places, but inside Swedish government programmes. Last year my newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, exposed how some official schemes had been infiltrated by jihadists.

But stories of shocking abuse, the kind that would be front-page news in Britain, are relegated to the inside pages of the Swedish press. Tragically, the reason for this is that there is so much of it. In the last few weeks, we have heard about child prostitutes being pimped out in parking lots, and a Palestinian 15-year-old who, it is feared, was forced into prostitution while living in a care home in Malmo. For some time now, children in care homes have been notoriously easy prey and many of them simply vanish — over the past five years, well over a thousand have done so. These children face a sickeningly high risk of being sucked into a life of crime or even sex slavery. As their abusers well know, there is virtually no chance of anyone coming to look for the ones who go missing.

‘There is basically nothing we can do,’ says the head of Skane border police. ‘In some cases, we don’t even have descriptions of the children. So there is no means of identifying them… no information about relatives. We have nothing to work with.’ Lisa Green, who monitors human trafficking in Malmo, has reported 40 cases of suspected child trafficking to the police over the past few years but says her complaints were not even recorded. ‘Nobody is dealing with human trafficking,’ says Mattias Sigfridsson, head of the police department that deals with missing persons. ‘We have no ability to do that right now — there are no staff.’

In response to the crisis that threatens to overwhelm it, Swedish politics has become more realistic, less romantic. Passports are now being checked on the famous Oresund bridge that links Sweden with Denmark. As a result, the journey time has doubled, horrifying Malmo residents who like to regard their city as a satellite of Copenhagen, and making cross-border business more difficult. These new checks have helped fight other crimes, such as drug dealing and drink driving. (Sweden’s minister for sixth-form education failed a breathalyser test and later resigned.)

And still the authorities struggle to deal with the problem of what to do with migrants whose asylum claims are rejected. Between January and April this year, the Migration Agency handed over some 2,645 cases to the police for deportation. Just 1,255 of these are classified as complete — two thirds were deported by force, while the rest left the country voluntarily. Police estimate they will deport 4,000 people this year, up a third from last year, but not much of a dent in the 22,000 cases currently under consideration. Many, of course, will have been summoned and then suddenly disappeared into the expanding Swedish underworld.

As the refugees have arrived, ordinary Swedes have responded in an extraordinary way; individuals and families have opened up their homes, donated clothes and supplies, invested time and effort. Businesses have also found ways to help child refugees to integrate properly into Swedish society by offering opportunities for work. But with the best will in the world, it’s still a race against time.

‘If you are not prepared, you are unprepared.’ These are the words of Fredrik Reinfeldt, our former prime minister, and perfectly sum up Sweden’s migration crisis. We still hear politicians defiantly claim that our country is a humanitarian superpower — but they don’t do so as often, and they sound distinctly less smug when they do. The Swedish Way might not shine quite as brightly as a beacon to the world. But anyone who wants to find out how not to handle a migration crisis is welcome to pay us a visit.

More recent news, from The Express (U.K.) states:

 

By Lizzie Stromme

PUBLISHED: 04:01, Mon, Jan 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 19:22, Tue, Jan 17, 2017

           

Gothenburg police have been forced implement extraordinary measures to cope with the increased number of incidents, which have left shoppers and business owners terrified of their workplace. 

Nordstan is Sweden’s largest shopping centre in terms of sales and number of visitors, however once the shops close at 8pm, criminal youth gangs take over despite officers turning out in force. 

Jonas Bergqvist, one of the team managers of the city police, told Expressen: “We have seen an increase since last autumn, with mostly unaccompanied minors who are staying here in North Town.

“In the evening they deal drugs and violence between fractions sometimes occur. If there are conflicts from their home countries, they bring them here.”

EXPRESSEN.SE

Swedish police have been hard pressed to cope with the criminal youth gangs

While his colleague Rikard Sorensen added the thugs was experiencing increasing levels of increasingly more aggressive toward police. 

He said: “There is a lot of drugs circulating. I wouldn’t even let my son go down to North Town.

“There is a risk of robbery, but also harassment of girls.”

The shopping centre has become a central hub for youngsters to meet and despite Swedish teenagers also engaging in some of the incidents, the officials argued lone migrants from Afghanistan and Syria, in addition to Moroccan street children, were behind the drastic increase. 

There is a risk of robbery, but also harassment of girls

Rikard Sorensen

Just days after the busy centre was forced to close early on New Year’s Eve as thugs threatened to set off fireworks inside the building, around 150 teenagers also surrounded and threatened police officers, Mr. Bergqvist said.  

“There was an incident at Nordstadstorget and some policemen were surrounded by a large number of young people and they experienced the situation as threatening and called for reinforcements,” he revealed. 

Other incidents at the shopping centre, which is located in south-west Sweden, include a teenager being robbed while a broken glass bottle was held to his throat, and a shopkeeper being threatened after he tried to stop thugs from stealing. 

Mr Sorensen condemned the situation as he made a clear dig at the liberal country’s immigration policy, as many for the foreign youths wreaking havoc lacked identification papers. 

Gothenburg police have been forced implement extraordinary measures to cope with the increased number of incidents, which have left shoppers and business owners terrified of their workplace. 

Nordstan is Sweden’s largest shopping centre in terms of sales and number of visitors, however once the shops close at 8pm, criminal youth gangs take over despite officers turning out in force. 

A month after that story, we found this headline from five days ago:

Migrants clash with each other in overcrowded camps across Europe.

Wed, February 15, 2017

Explaining the lack of documentation forced them to hand the detained vandals over to social services because they could not prove they were adults, the officer said it lead to the crooks being back on the streets within a short period of time. 

“I’ve had people in front of me that look like they are 35, but who claim to be 15. I can’t prove they’re lying so we have to release them,” Mr. Sorensen said.

The admission that Nordstan has become a lawless hotspot comes as Swedish police last year issued a report where it detailed incidents from more than 55 areas which it branded as “no-go zones”.

It detailed brutal attacks on police, sexual assaults, children carrying weapons and general turmoil sweeping across the country. 

Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city, has been embroiled in chaos as arsonists have torched cars across the city and on New Year’s Eve it was branded a “war zone” as police admitted they did not have control

Fifty-five areas in Sweden are now designated as “No-Go” Zones, meaning the police effectually have no control over those sections of cities or towns, filled with migrants from Muslim countries. Shopping malls which are no longer safe for Swedish shoppers.

 

The news wasn’t so difficult to find. In fact, it’s old news, according to the Swedes.  Thugs took over their streets and shopping malls at least 15 years ago.  Their government told them that allowing undocumented migrants – not even asking their age – into their country was now the law and that the citizens would just have to deal with it.

 

It doesn’t take an airplane filled with maniacal, Islamic zealots to destroy a city. The Vandals and Goths of the 5th Century A.D. did it with torches and clubs.

Ironically, the Vandals were an East Germanic tribe, or group of tribes, who were first heard of in southern Poland, but later moved around Europe establishing kingdoms in Spain and later North Africa in the 5th century.

The Vandals – and the Goths – are believed to have migrated from southern Scandinavia to the area between the lower Oder and Vistula rivers during the 2nd century BC and to have settled in Silesia from around 120 BC.  They are associated with the Przeworsk culture and were possibly the same people as the Lugii.

Expanding into Dacia during the Marcomannic Wars and to Pannonia during the Crisis of the Third Century, the Vandals were confined to Pannonia by the Goths around 330 AD, where they received permission to settle by Constantine the Great. Around 400 the Vandals were pushed westwards again, this time by the Huns, crossing the Rhine into Gaul along with other tribes in 406. In 409, the Vandals crossed the Pyrenees into the Iberian Peninsula, where their main groups, the Hasdingi and the Silingi, settled in Gallaecia (northwest) and Baetica (south central) respectively.

Despite their origins – and behavior – in the Dark Ages, the Swedes became a peaceful people along with the other inhabitants of Scandinavia. Now, a new Dark Age has been launched upon them, propagated by a media vested in the havoc of Communism and the lust for one, centralized government.

 

Pres. Trump is quite right when he deplores the violence in Sweden. In fact, all of Europe is ablaze.  These nightly riots, which have been going on these 20 years until the Media regards them as ‘nothing more’ than the frustrations of an alienated, displaced, despised ‘youth’, may not fit the spectacular definition of terrorism as we defined it on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

It’s worse. Worse, because our own politicians not only permitted this incursion of an alienated, seditious people bent on hammering their intolerant religion into law and our Media propagates it, inculcated as they are in the blandishments of Communism.  They are for “the people,” the Media brays.  The free press serves as the “Fourth Estate” (a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized), the voice of “the people” holding the government accountable on our behalf.

 

What rot, as the English say.

 

Americans have always known the Media is but the propaganda arm of the Socialists and Communists. In the Sixties, they tried to laugh such charges off as “paranoia.”  Even when Walter Cronkite told the biggest lie of the Sixties, if not history itself, when he declared that the “TET Offensive” had failed and that we had lost the Viet Nam War.

 

The TET Offensive was a campaign launched on Jan. 30, 1968 by the North Vietnam People’s Army and the Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, a political organization and army that operated in South Vietnam and Cambodia) against the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States Armed Forces, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam.

 

The name of the offensive comes from the Tết holiday, the Vietnamese New Year, when the first major attacks took place. Though initial attacks stunned both the U.S. and South Vietnamese armies, causing them to temporarily lose control of several cities, they quickly regrouped, beat back the attacks, and inflicted heavy casualties on North Vietnamese forces.

 

“Walter” never bothered to report the fact that the South Vietnamese and U.S. Army beat back the attack. He simply declared that we had lost.  To this day, when students hear of the TET Offensive, they believe it was a loss for the U.S. Army.

 

The Media would have us believe that these migrants and refugees want to be here in the United States of America, that they’re proud of the privilege. They are not.  They are burning the cities of Europe to the ground and given a chance, will burn our cities as well.

According to ThinkProgress.com, “Islamic extremists have seized control of cities across the United States and have enacted sharia law, according to a speaker at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting who spoke about current and emerging threats to American gun owners.

“Author Steve Tarani said during a presentation in Nashville on Sunday that he has witnessed the alleged ‘no-go zones’ — areas where police cannot enter — while shadowing a friend who serves on the Detroit Metro SWAT Police on a drive in Dearborn, MI. He described pulling up to one of the alleged Muslim-controlled areas:

The street signs suddenly went from English to Arabic. There wasn’t a single English word on any shop or any street sign. And in fact, these little yellow signs were posted all along the edges. Jeremy said to me, ‘this is it. We don’t go past this line.’ And I said to Jeremy, ‘what do you mean? You guys are Detroit Metro. You’re the SWAT team. You can go anywhere you want. What if you get a call over there?’ He said ‘this is it, it’s hazardous for our team if we go past this line.’

 

Sarasota, Fla., is another city with a “No-Go” Zone in which two British tourists were shot dead in April 2011.

 

The goal of the Media – and those who support Big Government – is nothing less than totalitarian, one-party state. Far from supporting the Constitution’s freedom of the press, the Media would prefer that news organizations be licensed, giving only certain privileged news organizations access to and permission to print information.

 

Note the difference between “news” and “information.” You can’t fool someone who has worked in company public relations.  In public relations (or public affairs), there is no “truth,” as it were.  There is no “negative” news.  Heavens!  You write the positive stories the company wants you to write and that’s all.

 

In a government-sponsored news culture, reporters will write only the stories their government handlers approve them to write. Right now, their job is to write “positive” stories about illegal immigrants, drugs, climate change, and gun control and denounce any comments to the contrary.

 

Reporters are given wide berth to discredit, marginalize, and even insult any critics as “crazy,” “raving,” “off-the-wall” and so forth. They have their sources within the government, adverse to the current administration of Donald Trump who can confidently “leak” information to make Trump look back.

 

When Trump fights back, as is his nature, the Media gleefully paints him as anti-Constitutional and authoritarian. Operatives within his own party fret about his lack of discipline, fearing a backlash if he continues to swat at the Media instead of ignoring them.

 

The American people have long known the nature of “their” Media. We know they’re not for “the people” – not the American people, anyway.  Their stories read like just so much propaganda.  They might as well be selling soap.  Their articles are so slanted that you can dismiss reams of pages until you come to either the sports or the comics section.  That’s about all you can count on the print media for.

 

Television news is for the mindless, of course. We used to depend upon Fox News to give us the true American view of what’s happening in our country, not saccharin socialism. Fox News seems to have gone over to the “dark side” since the Election.  We’ve switched over to Fox Business News with Stuart Varney.  But it seems, Fox has caught on because there was Juan Williams the other night on FBN.

 

Local news is no better. I mentioned that I got a police band radio for Christmas.  Oh, the things you learn on the police band that you never read in the local newspaper.  While the Suburban Trends waxes positive about the five-storey apartment buildings the town of Pompton Lakes is about to inflict on its residents, the PBR reports on drug activity on Riverdale Road in Riverdale, where similar apartment complexes were built a few years ago.

 

Some girl, evidently, had overdosed on drugs. The responding officer had to warn headquarters not to alarm the rest of the little rats, lest they run before they could be questioned.  The local fast-food restaurants and Seven-Eleven and Quik-Check stores serve as illegal drug outlets.  They also have a tendency to be robbed, something that never used to happen.

 

Still, the Suburban Trend happily keeps us updated on our ‘urbanization’. Isn’t it wonderful?

 

That’s the Media – turning dire news into happy fluff. Oh, just look at these lovely five-storey apartments.  Oh yes, the garbage trails.  Well, never mind that.  That’s the fault of our consumerist society, not the low-life that consumes the stuff,  who first carefully remove the drugs hidden inside the bag, and then throw the bag and the rest of its contents out the car window.

 

It’s all good. Really.  Trust us (the Media).  If you don’t trust us or believe us, then you must be racist, Islamaphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, Capitalist, pig-loving troglodytes who want their squeaky clean, leafy-suburb Fifties back.  Well, our precious Federal Hill is gone (mostly into the pockets of your politicians) and you’re going to be an urban blight zone whether you like it or not, because it’s just what you White-Privilege paragons of virtue deserve.

 

And the Media has the nerve to complain when President Trump declares that they’re the enemy of the American people, of freedom, of liberty, of prosperity, of peace?

 

You tell ‘em, Mr. President!

 

 

 

 

 

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