Long considered the safest country in the world, Sweden is now plagued with nightly grenade explosions, widespread car torchings, and the second highest rape rate in the world, only behind South Africa. They blame this sharp rise in crime on “gangs” but fail to tell the public that these gangs are virtually all immigrant gangs comprised of Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa.
BBC Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of bomb attacks, targeting city centre locations too. The bomb squad was called to deal with 97 explosions in the first nine months of this year. Most attacks have taken place in low-income, migrant-dominant suburbs in the biggest cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.
Malmo had three blasts in just over 24 hours at the start of this month. But more affluent places are now being targeted too. An explosion in the residential northern Stockholm suburb of Bromma last month destroyed the entrance to a block of flats, blew out windows and damaged cars.
Police say the criminals involved are part of the same gangs behind an increase in gun crime, often connected to the drugs trade. Sweden saw 45 deadly shootings in 2018, compared with 17 in 2011. But why they have added explosives to their arsenal is unclear.
Swedish police do not record or release the ethnicity of suspects or convicted criminals, but intelligence chief Linda H Straaf says many do share a similar profile – Muslims from Africa and the Middle East. “They have grown up in Sweden and they are from socio-economically weak groups, socio-economically weak areas, and many are perhaps second- or third-generation immigrants,” she says.
Deadly shootings per capita in Sweden are now considerably higher than the European average. And systematic witness intimidation, paired with a code of silence in the country’s socio-economically weak immigrant areas, has made this type of crime difficult for the Swedish legal system to tackle.
Quillette The rise in gang violence and other types of crime—including sexual offenses and a wave of robberies against children—has had far-reaching implications for Swedish society. In a country which boasts ”the world’s first feminist government,” a third of young women now report feeling unsafe going out at night.
MSK“Does Sweden have one of the highest number of rapes in the the world PER CAPITA?” In other words, the number of rapes per head of population, as comparing absolute numbers of rapes between countries with vastly different sized populations would be meaningless.
The answer to the question in terms of rapes per head of population is yes, Sweden does, and while this information is not published much by mainstream media because it is so politically sensitive, “Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world, after South Africa, which at 53.2 per 100,000 is six times higher than the United States.” That is a 1490% increase from 1975 to 2014, and the population increased by just 19%.
A recent survey in the country’s three largest cities showed that safety is now the main priority for Swedes who are looking to buy homes. Crime emerged as a top priority among voters ahead of the election to the European Parliament in May.
The liberal press such as the BBC and the Guardian try to argue that there are other factors to explain the 1490% increase in rapes in Sweden which occurred as Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) immigration to Sweden grew higher than any other country in the EU per head. Immigration from MENA countries is just a coincidence; after all, all men are potential rapists, and Swedish men rape too, they claim.
Why not check the Swedish Police statistics for reported rapes and rape convictions, I hear you ask? The answer to that is that Sweden introduced a new law to make it a criminal offence to publish crime statistics by ethnicity. However, before the law came into effect the last such statistics were reported and the following was mentioned in a article in the Times about the Cologne mass rapes and sexual assaults on New Years Eve: “Let’s be honest about these immigrant attacks” published 8 Jan 2016:
“A survey by Karlstad University found that 85 per cent of those sentenced to at least two years in prison for rape were foreign born or second-generation immigrants. And as long ago as 1996 a report by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention concluded that immigrants from north Africa were 23 times as likely to commit rape as Swedish men.“
No-go areas have sprung up in cities where, unless police units have a back-up team to guard them, it is dangerous to attend crime scenes because Molotov cocktails are hurled at them by migrants, according to one senior inspector this week.
Ideological debates about immigration have intensified since Sweden took in the highest number of asylum seekers per capita in the EU during the migrant crisis of 2015. But leftist officials will deny that Muslim immigrants are the main cause of the skyrocketing crime rates. And not surprisingly, Muslims deny the truth as well.
Perhaps the most important layer of this story is how it has been covered by far left Swedish media. After last month’s trio of attacks in Stockholm, public broadcaster SVT was accused of a leftist cover-up for leaving the story out of a main evening news programme.
‘The Left – that is to say the Swedish media and establishment – is not interested in debating mass immigration. They are ideologically committed to imposing it come what may, for the greater good, and anybody who disagrees is a fascist, a Nazi, or a racist.’
Fed up with the mainstream media (for example, the Aftonbladet newspaper has even warned that reporting offensive migrants’ behaviour is bowing to Rrght-wing extremism), Swedes have turned to social media and independent internet sites where they believe information is unbiased and where they have their own say.
Every week they post thousands of comments on what was, until recently, the taboo topic of Muslim migration. Their comments accuse the Government of turning a blind eye as the police fight a losing battle against street crime and assaults in migrant hostels.