Decades of liberal immigration policies and political correctness are starting to take its toll in Sweden.
For a long time, the Swedish establishment downplayed the decay of immigrant-dominated suburbs, but it can no longer ignore the explosion of violence. The army may be called in to halt a gang surge in immigrant areas.
The Times article Teens roam streets with rifles as crime swamps Sweden describe how Muslim chain-immigration has transformed Sweden:
“… Sweden is among the world’s safest, richest and best-run countries enjoying steady growth and rising employment. But it has been experiencing an unprecedented surge of gang shootings, bombings and sexual assaults.
In a country of 10m people, more than 320 shootings and dozens of bombings were reported in 2017, along with more than 110 murders and 7,226 rapes – a 10% increase on 2016. More than 36% of young Swedish women say they feel unsafe at night.
The authorities have admitted they are unable to investigate rape cases immediately because the resources are focused on gang crime. ‘We are forced to choose between two evils,’ the police said.
The crime surge is mainly confined to so-called ‘areas of social exclusion’, a code for neighbourhoods such as Rosengard that are predominantly populated by (Muslim, 10News) immigrants. They are not classic ghettos – the infrastructure and services are better than in areas of central London – but these communities are plagued by high crime rates and unemployment.
In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests. The average age of gang members is 22, the vast majority of them hailing from migrant families. …”
Police are ever more often targeted in the Muslim dominated areas:
“… ‘We have really reached the bottom: people use machineguns and hand grenades – they want to kill,’said Zoran Markovic, the former chief of community policing in Rosengard.
Markovic, a decorated officer, is the Swedish-born son of immigrants from Serbia. Rosengard’s new fortified police station was built after his locker room in the old building was peppered with bullets in a drive-by shooting. …”
“… Ted Eriksson, 34, was inspired to become a police officer after a stint as an assistant to Kenneth Branagh, the British actor, during the filming of the Wallander crime series.
Last August Eriksson was on duty at a pro-refugee rally in Stockholm when he was stabbed by an Afghan asylum seeker. He survived with minor injuries. The assailant claimed to be 17 but was suspected of being in his late twenties. He said he wanted to kill a policeman.
Rinkeby, a 20-minute metro ride from Stockholm’s old centre, is one of Sweden’s most crime-ridden areas. Paramedics and firefighters demand a police escort to go there. After nightfall, gangs of young men dominate the streets, offering drugs at the entrance to the station. A 25-year-old man was shot dead in a pizzeria this month. …”
“… Paulina Neuding, an internationally acclaimed writer, was accused of xenophobia for linking the rise of anti-semitic and sexual crime to mass migration. Neuding, 36, born to a Jewish family who migrated from Poland, said Sweden is experiencing a ‘sexual assault crisis’.
Statistics published last week revealed the percentage of women who reported being victims of sex crimes rose from 1.4% in 2012 to 4.1% in 2016. In 2014 a study on the geography of outdoor rape in Stockholm found two-thirds of the suspects were non-Swedish citizens.
‘Our government declared itself the world’s first feminist government, yet they have quietly abandoned women,’ Neuding said. ‘There is mounting evidence that large-scale migration of men from extremely patriarchal cultures is limiting women’s freedom.’“
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