Many Swedes were horrified in early 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump linked immigration to rising crime in Sweden, but an increasing number now agree with him.
Amid soaring crime rates, gang violence, complaints about education, and pregnant mothers even being turned away from maternity wards due to a lack of capacity, resentment in Sweden has built over the influx of more than 600,000 immigrants over the past five years.
Police report multiple gangs of masked youths rampaging across three major Swedish cities, setting cars on fire in what seems like a coordinated action.
Multiple arson attacks on vehicles in #Gothenburg tonight
– An estimated 15 cars alleged to have been torched
– Youths with molotov cocktails are reported to have set fire to the vehicles
– Other arson attacks reported in Trollhättan
– Ongoing#Sweden #Göteborg #svpol #breaking pic.twitter.com/ygKsdaW17N
— Intelligence Fusion (@IntellFusion) August 13, 2018
As The Daily Mail reports, police said they were dealing with multiple fires as dramatic footage showed youths targeting vehicles in a shopping centre and hospital car park at Frölunda Torg, south-west of Gothenburg.
— Johan Jansson (@JJohanJJansson) August 13, 2018
Videon som visar Sveriges förfall med bilbränderna på Frölunda torg i Göteborg togs ner på Facebook efter att den på en timme fått över 150 000 visningar! 🤬
— Alternativ för Sverige (@AfS_riks) August 13, 2018
There were also reports of young people setting cars on fire in Hjällbo in the north of Gothenburg and further reports of fires in Trollhättan, although police were last night unsure whether the various blazes were related.
BREAKING: Serious situation in Sweden. Youths torched around 14 cars near a shopping centre in Gothenburg pic.twitter.com/Ia9vbMnNV0
— Voice of Europe 🌐 (@V_of_Europe) August 13, 2018
Photos from Gothenburg in Sweden right now.
It's a war zone. pic.twitter.com/UTl9m3JhXV
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) August 13, 2018
As Reuters reports, dozens of people have been killed in the past two years in attacks in the capital Stockholm and other big cities by gangs that are mostly from run-down suburbs dominated by immigrants.
Earlier this month, Swedish authorities held an emergency meeting to discuss the anarchy brought on by invading barbarians that has plagued Sweden’s cities and made crime a major issue ahead of elections in September.
The leftist government in Stockholm has been facing a backlash over the recent crime wave — and the elephant in the room is migration.
1. Gang violence on the rise
A record-high number of people (43) were killed in shootings in Sweden in 2017 — up massively from just eight in 2006. Sweden’s Justice Minister Morgan Johansson acknowledged to news agency TT that there had been “a lot of shootings and deaths in a short time.”
In one of the latest incidents, six men were shot and three of them killed in a drive-by shooting last month in the southern city of Malmo — a place where more than 40 percent of the population are non-Swedish barbarians. The victims were members of one of a number of gangs, the police said.
According to data from the World Health Organization, Sweden has one of the highest levels of lethal gun violence in Europe. More than 300 shootings occurred in Sweden in 2017 and a report that year suggested that more than 90 percent of shooting suspects came from immigrant backgrounds.
2. Nearly 250,000 barbarians between 2014-2015
Sweden has accepted more barbarians per capita than any other European Union member state, welcoming nearly 250,000 barbarians between 2014 and 2015. At the time, those that warned against inviting in such huge numbers of barbarians were often branded as prejudicial — but three years on, the government is accused of being blind to the problems that many say the invasion has caused. Links have been consistently drawn by politicians, the media and many ordinary Swedes themselves between the barbarians and the increasing levels of certain kinds of crime.
Unwillingness to listen to those who express genuine concerns has now led to increasing numbers of people turning towards right-wing politicians who are not shy about expressing their anti-barbarian sentiments and inflaming the situation further.
3. No-go zones?
Across Europe, the term ‘no-go zone’ is typically used to describe a crime-ridden, barbarian-dominated area where people — even the police — are often afraid to venture into. The existence of these ‘no-go zones’ has been the subject of much controversy and debate, with some suggesting the very concept is discriminatory.
But if anything confirmed the existence of such places, it was the suggestion in January this year by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that the government could deploy military units to cut crime in immigrant-dominated areas of Swedish cities.
In 2017, Nima Gholam Ali Pour, a member of the nationalist Swedish Democrats party, said that these areas do in fact exist in Sweden. Ali Pour said that while the government had begun to spend more money on policing, there are areas “where the police have issues doing their job — the so-called ‘no-go zones’.”
These so-called no-go zones, however they are defined, are starkly different, culturally, from the areas in their surrounds, as they are inhabited by 7th century barbarians. This creates both social alienation and resentment on behalf of those living in the areas — and those on the outside who feel threatened by newcomers and their lack of social integration.
That lack of integration is due to a host of reasons including lack of education and jobs, inability to speak the local language, hostility from natives — and indeed unwillingness by some barbarians to assimilate into the culture of their host city and country.
4. Rapes rising, police ‘can’t cope’
The issue of the rising numbers of rapes in Sweden has also been a contentious one — and has frequently been linked to the sudden influx of barbarians from the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2017, when a journalist asked why a barbarian suspected of raping a 12-year-old child two months prior had still not been interviewed, police said they“cannot cope” with the growing number of rapes cases in the country. Justice Minister Johansson said it was “not right” that police think they “don’t have time” to investigate rapes. “They need to review their priorities,” he said.
But, in his interview, Ali Pour backed up police claims, saying they “just do not have enough resources” and that they have “lacked political support” to properly do their jobs. He said the migrant issue is “part of the problem” and that police were “not prepared” for problems that would result from the wave of migration.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 14th, 2018