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Sweden wakes up to mass Muslim immigration

Germany’s Merkel inspired re-colonisation of Europe with 1.5 million mostly Muslims is falling foul with its nationals. Life has changed under the onslaught of Islamic culture which is incompatible but nevertheless bullies its dominant, a practice that has not changed in a thousand years as they go forth to populate the Western world. But One by one European nations are waking up to the damage to find their benevolence has been assaulted and integration is virtually nil.

Sweden has long enjoyed a reputation for moderation and balance, but is its political landscape about to change dramatically with Sunday’s election, the tightest race in decades?

Source: BBC

Nationalist vote set to shatter Swedish calm

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are on course to become Sweden’s second-biggest party, after a campaign that has focused on migration and integration.

“They have the most things that are right for me… they’re for Swedes,” says first-time voter Sandra Sundstrom, 18, as she stops at a party stall in Orebro, central Sweden.

Not long ago Sweden had one of the most open, generous approaches to asylum in the world, and an electorate that supported it.

Newsnight: Is Sweden a Utopian dream or a multicultural nightmare?

But things changed swiftly with the migrant crisis of 2015, when Sweden took in a record 163,000 asylum seekers, proportionately more than Germany.

The influx put a strain on housing, healthcare and welfare services. The centre-left government brought back border controls and toughened conditions for asylum and family reunification.

In this small, politically divided city in rural central Sweden, canvassers hand out flyers on the cobblestones of the main square, Stortorget.

“Many parties want to take in more people from other lands,” complains Sandra, who is unemployed. “But the Swedish people can’t have the work they really want.”

Sweden’s unemployment rate is 6.8%, level with the EU average, but for foreign-born citizens it is 16.2%.

Now all Sweden’s traditional parties have hardened their tone to reflect concerns about integration and an increase in shootings, hand grenade attacks and arson attacks on cars in areas with a high proportion of immigrants.

Who are the Sweden Democrats?

But it is the Sweden Democrats (SD) who are predicted to almost double their 2014 share, with opinion polls suggesting they will secure the votes of one in five Swedes.

For a nationalist party linked for years to neo-Nazis and other far-right groups it would certainly be a success. It only entered parliament in 2010.

Meanwhile, there has been a fall in support for the ruling centre-left Social Democrats and the largest traditional opposition party, the centre-right Moderates.

The SD’s official line now is that it welcomes supporters from all backgrounds, although racist scandals persist.

One municipal candidate shared a song on Facebook with the lyrics “Swedes are white and the country is ours”, according to a report in tabloid Aftonbladet.

“There are no Nazis in our party,” says Per Soderlund, the party chairperson in Orebro.

“If you look at our voters and our members, it’s basically your average Joe. It’s your neighbour.”

The SD core base is working class men. But growing numbers of women and more educated and higher-income voters are also backing their tough line.

Too much pessimism?

“I think many voters feel fed up, they want to give the finger to the big parties,” says Ola Karlsson, who leads the Moderates in this part of Sweden.

“It’s easy to say we should have changed earlier, much earlier,” he admits.

Analysts agree that the big parties were slow to change their stance on immigration, but Orebro University political scientist Ann-Catrin Kristianssen believes they also failed to move the debate away from the “dark picture” painted by the Sweden Democrats.

After all, Sweden’s economy is booming and the state continues to provide a strong welfare safety net.

“There are problems in some of the urban areas and no party is really denying that. But Sweden is a rich country and has a lot to offer its citizens. Why haven’t they been able to paint this brighter picture?” she asks.

‘A tough summer’

And it has not been all about immigrants, because climate change has become a top issue for voters.

Sweden has just had its hottest few months on record, hit by Europe’s heatwave.

Around 25,000 hectares of forest burned in wildfires and many farmers were forced to destroy livestock after their pasture land dried up.

“It’s been a tough summer,” says Adam Arnesson, 28, who runs a farm just outside Orebro and usually votes for one of Sweden’s smaller centre-right parties. “I’m thinking more about voting for the Greens because they are the only ones putting the climate in the centre.”

Support for the Green party, which had been struggling after various internal scandals, has crept up across Sweden.

The Left party is making gains too, both on the environment and from centre-left voters dissatisfied with the mainstream parties’ approach to migration.

Some analysts think the heatwave could weaken support for the Sweden Democrats, who are popular in rural areas but do not prioritise climate policies.

But many voters in Orebro remain undecided.

“I will not vote for (the) Sweden Democrats, that’s the only thing I know!” says Salmon Kidane, 20.

And 70-year-old Ruth is unhappy that the Swedish idea of solidarity is losing traction, in a nation traditionally proud of its openness.

“I’m afraid of those populist trends that are coming in Europe. I have a feeling we’re going the same way in Sweden and I don’t like that,” she says.

Few imagine the SD will get into government, as they are still too far from the traditional parties’ agendas to even negotiate a coalition.

But Ann-Catrin Kristianssen thinks the nationalists could “rewrite the political map” and Sweden’s old “bloc politics” could well end.

{ 21 comments… add one }
  • DT 07/09/2018, 5:56 am

    As the EU slowly implodes the brain washing education system must be changed, there are too many young people dumbed down.

    • angry 07/09/2018, 11:23 am

      sheeple…….

  • luk1955 07/09/2018, 6:58 am

    Sweden is in a state of war with the moozie scum. MSM has been ignoring the Swedish situation. And their king proudly states that he only bathes once a month. No wonder the Swede country side these days stinks so much, when aliens are waging war in their major cities and raping the women with impunity. The Swedish women, not their women. [SNIP. Ed!]

  • Xword 07/09/2018, 7:55 am

    Swedes are a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. There is also a vegetable named the same.

  • Graham Richards 07/09/2018, 8:16 am

    Hope springs eternal, however the Socialist brainwashing of the Swedish population is probably the most thorough in the world. Basically Scandinavia is the home of socialism & the population no has longer the will to change particularly, against the darker less sophisticated races which in their eyes are the “noble savages” which need protecting.
    They actually remind me of our rapidly failing Australian society.

    • Cliff 07/09/2018, 2:49 pm

      I have to agree 100% with Graham. The indoctrination has been too thorough. The inner Viking might still be there in the Swedes, but he’s buried very, VERY deep if he is.

  • Clarion Call 07/09/2018, 8:48 am

    European mass immigration is akin to injecting yourself with aggressive cancer cells and hoping that your already healthy frame will say ‘welcome’ to the new body snatchers and continue to serve you well. Lunacy reaches new levels with those introduced policies designed to destroy nations from within by the very people elected to do just the opposite. This will all come to a head soon enough. That’s when the problems become almost impossible to stop or solve.

    • angry 07/09/2018, 12:03 pm

      If you had a bowel of M&Ms and you knew that at least 10% were poisoned would you risk eating any?

  • Jack Richards 07/09/2018, 9:54 am

    I’ve been looking into my crystal ball and the future I see for the western world isn’t pretty.

    There will be race wars, religious wars and civil wars across western Europe, Canada and the USA.

    Eastern Europe and Russia will survive intact but will have to deal with a huge influx of refugees from western Europe.

    China will expand through south-east Asia, subsuming Indo-China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia and turn Japan and South Korea into tributary states.

    Africa will descend into even greater chaos as will South and Central America.

    There will be a nuclear war between India and Pakistan which will render most of the sub-continent uninhabitable.

    The Muslims of North Africa and the Middle East will attempt to wipe Israel and the Jews from the fact of the earth – as they’ve long promised to do – but Israel will unleash upon them their nuclear arsenal and survive, after a fashion, in a radio-active wasteland stretching from Morocco to Burma.

    Australia, as a federation, will cease to exist. Western Australia will secede first followed by Queensland and northern NSW and all parts west of the Great Dividing range. The ensuing civil war will see a Communist Republic established in Victoria incorporating Tasmania and as far west as Adelaide.

    After a long period of great tribulation the world will be divided into just three “unions”. There’ll be Eurasia run from Moscow (from the English Channel to eastern Siberia; East Asia run from Beijing (from northern Manchuria to Indonesia to the borders of India), and Oceania (North America, The British isles, Australia – NZ and the islands of the south and north central Pacific) run from Washington. These three great Empires will be constantly at war with each other but the wars will be fought in Africa and South America. All will be totalitarian dictatorships.

    In other words, Orwell’s “1984” will become a reality.

    • angry 07/09/2018, 11:22 am

      What a depressing future.

      Hopefully I will be long gone!

  • angry 07/09/2018, 11:25 am
  • angry 07/09/2018, 11:25 am

    Sweden in flames: As gangs of migrants riot for five nights running… the Utopian boats of a multicultural success story turn to ashes | Daily Mail Online

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2330247/Sweden-flames-As-gangs-migrants-riot-nights-running–Utopian-boats-multicultural-success-story-turn-ashes.html

  • angry 07/09/2018, 11:26 am

    ISIS fighters offered housing grants in Sweden to reintegrate into society | Daily Mail Online

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3851876/Sweden-ISIS-fighters-housing-grants-free-driving-licences-encourage-reintergrate-society.html

  • angry 07/09/2018, 11:26 am

    Sweden’s leading shopping mall is deemed a no-go zone | Daily Mail Online

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4125726/Sweden-s-leading-shopping-mall-deemed-no-zone.html

  • angry 07/09/2018, 11:27 am

    LiveLeak.com – Islamic Republic of Sweden: Leftist parliamentarians and Muslims call for “slaughter of Jews”

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fa1_1445367246

  • Clarion Call 07/09/2018, 12:41 pm

    Integrating ISIS murdering maniacs back into society with costly hand-out grants? WTF!! I am going to wake shortly and discover this all a ridiculous and fanciful dream. Couldn’t possibly be true. Like starving foxes guarding the chook pen. Politicians suffering this scale of madness should be ‘taken out’ to protect the innocent. Little wonder the Islamists want to migrate to Europe where the locals are begging for them to move in and take it all. You couldn’t write a book about this absurdity. This is data input a computer would identify as a crazy Malware virus and reject it out of hand.

  • flav1945 07/09/2018, 12:59 pm

    CC “taken out” should read “voted out”. Otherwise, I totally agree. Heaven forbid
    if we ever have to suffer ‘left vs right’ violence in this country. What worries me the most is
    the Leftish rent-a-mobs appear to be dragging us into this awful situation with the support
    of Labor/Greens governments, Get-Up and the thuggish unions.

  • Bwana Neusi 07/09/2018, 2:43 pm

    Partition and quarantine the Malmo No go zone and turn off the water, power and sewage services but allow any remaining Swedes to exit and then embargo all incoming food supplies.

    Basically the medieval siege approach by turning the Ghetto into an internment camp.

    As the inmates progressively surrender, immediately deport them no exceptions.

  • DT 07/09/2018, 3:41 pm

    The EU have an illegal immigrant invasion and now controlled borders Oz will allow Indonesians freedom to travel here like New Zealand citizens enjoy.

    Then why refuse to allow NZ to take detainees from Nauru in case they then travel here at a later date when the new Indonesia travel arrangement will enable smugglers to issue forged Indonesian passports to their clients who fly to Indonesia on forged passports?

    https://aviyemini.com.au/news/new-prime-minister-opens-door-jihadis/

  • Lorraine 07/09/2018, 10:11 pm

    Just read where Subway has taken ham from their menu, the demand from the Muslims ,was over whelming. I suggest all reasonable people decide that Subway only serve Muslims and we will go where Ham bacon and pork is on the menu. whinging Muslims, they are as bigger whingers ,as the Abbo’s

  • Cliff 08/09/2018, 2:05 am

    If I was to pass the links above on to my daughter, who has just returned from a holiday in Sweden, she would piously inform me that it is the Swedes’ (=’our’) fault for dumping these poor people in suburbs of Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm without ongoing support. The fact that 99% of these ‘poor people’ invited themselves to live in Sweden is lost to her.

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