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  • Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World

    04/02/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    CBN News Asia ^ | Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Wednesday, April 02, 2014 STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- When President Barack Obama visited Sweden last year, he expressed his deep admiration for the Swedish model. But that should make Americans a little nervous. One U.N. report says Sweden will be a third-world nation in about 15 years, below Libya and Bulgaria. Sweden is a society that believes it is racing into the future, but critics warn that it is racing to the bottom. It has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments: Swedish leaders...
  • Sweden: Parliament Official Orders Bare-Breasted Rainting Removed … for Muslims

    03/16/2014 11:34:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | March 15, 2014 | Creeping Sharia
    Sweden: Parliament official orders bare-breasted painting removed … for Muslims STOCKHOLM, Sweden, – A painting of a bare-breasted woman has been removed from the Swedish Riksdag’s guest dining room on orders from the legislature’s deputy speaker. Deputy Speaker Susanne Eberstein of the Social Democrat party ordered the painting, “Juno” by baroque artist G.E. Schroder, to be removed from the guest dining room, where it had hung since 1983, TheLocal.se reported Thursday. “We routinely change paintings from time to time,” a Riksdag representative said in response to an inquiry from news agency TT. A parliamentary source who asked to remain anonymous...
  • Nazi graffiti on Stockholm mosque

    01/02/2014 6:33:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2013 7:17 AM EST
    Swedish police have opened a hate-crime investigation after swastikas were spray-painted on the entrance of a mosque in downtown Stockholm. Omar Mustafa, the head of Sweden’s Islamic federation, says employees discovered the vandalism as they arrived to open the mosque Thursday morning. He posted pictures of the graffiti on Twitter. …
  • In Stockholm, Obama Loses Touch with Reality ("suffering from...dissociation")

    09/04/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | September 4, 2013 | Peter Wehner
    Most presidents, having presided over the Syrian debacle, would be chastened. But not the Great and Mighty Obama. He’s decided to begin to rewrite history so that he emerges as the hero.  Consider what Mr. Obama, in Stockholm earlier today, said in response to a question about Syria:     
  • DIA fears Cuban mole aided Russia, China

    01/31/2003 11:07:02 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 13 replies · 659+ views
    washtimes ^ | 2/1/2003 | Bill Gertz
    <p>DIA senior intelligence analyst Ana Belen Montes originally came under suspicion of being a spy for Cuba's communist government in 1994. However, DIA and FBI counterspies could not prove she was engaging in espionage and Montes continued passing secrets to Havana until she was discovered in late 1999.</p>
  • Swedish Email Subject to US Surveillance: Report

    06/09/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Jun 13
    Emails sent to the Swedish state and government authorities can be accessed by the US security services, according to a report by the Computer Sweden daily. "If you do not want to send information that could end up in US government hands, well then you should not communicate with these authorities," Stefan Thelberg, CEO of IT security firm Stay Secure, said to the newspaper. Several Swedish state agencies have their email systems linked to companies allegedly connected to the recently revealed Prism surveillance system used by the US National Security Agency (NSA). According to Thelberg these include weather agency SMHI,...
  • (Muslim) Rioters in Sweden protest police shooting of machete-wielding man

    05/20/2013 3:30:00 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | Stephen Williams
    Riots" and "Stockholm" are two concepts that rarely pair up. But on Monday, angry masked youths in a suburb of the Swedish capital took to the streets to set fire to cars, toss rocks at police and ignite a parking garage. The disturbance was believed to be set off by the fatal shooting by police earlier this month of a 69-year-old man who allegedly attacked them with a machete. Authorities said at least 100 cars were damaged, and the fire in the garage forced an evacuation of an apartment building. About 50 residents were sheltered temporarily in buses. Police said...
  • 'Swedishness must be split from being white'

    05/21/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT · by Moltke · 78 replies
    The Local SE ^ | 05/21/2013 | n/a
    Sweden needs a new story better equipped to deal with and include today's demographic diversity and create a new Swedishness that is separate from whiteness, write representatives from the Multicultural Centre (Mångkulturellt centrum) in Botkyrka near Stockholm. (...) Swedes do not stand apart from the world and its history of racism and colonialism. Our way of dealing with this has so far been to deny that race exists, while we have also wanted to affirm the unknown and the new. Most Swedes will claim they are colour blind, and only see a human before them when they meet someone new....
  • 'Immigrant' riots in Sweden involve hundreds of 'youths' (Guess which countries they're from...)

    05/22/2013 8:10:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2013 | Rick Moran
    Sheesh! It took me 5 minutes of scanning about a half dozen articles before finally - finally - finding a media account of the riots by "immigrants" that have shocked Sweden in the last 48 hours that mentions where the rioters are from. I can say without a trace of irony, "Thank God for the BBC": Police in the deprived, largely immigrant suburb of Husby shot a man dead last week after he reportedly threatened to kill them with a machete. The founder of a local youth group told Swedish media the riots were a reaction to "police brutality". Prime...
  • Swedish Youth Riots Enter Third Day (Unemployment - Immigration Issues)

    05/22/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-22-2013 | Tyler Durden
    Swedish Youth Riots Enter Third Day Tyler Durden 05/22/2013 11:32 -0400 Sparked by the police shooting of a machete-wielding 69 year-old man, traditionally calm-and-collected Sweden is suffering amid its third night of riots. It seems underlying tensions from high youth unemployment and rising nationalism against the nation's large immigrant population have been catalyzed by this seemingly unrelated event. As the Daily Mail notes, immigrant ghettos have been created where unemployment is high and there are few opportunities for residents with left-leaning commenters adding that the riots represented a 'gigantic failure' of government policies, which had underpinned the rise of ghettos...
  • “Sweden is More Dangerous than Mogadishu”

    05/22/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://gatesofvienna.net ^ | may 18, 2013 | Baron Bodissey
    A young Somali journalist in Sweden named Amun Abdullahi got herself in trouble with the politically correct elite by reporting the truth about the radicalization of young Somalis in Rinkeby (a culturally enriched suburb of Stockholm), where they were recruited for jihad by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabab. The treatment meted out to Ms. Abdullahi made her decide to move back to Somalia. She acknowledges that Mogadishu is a dangerous place, but she considers Sweden more dangerous, because “here you cannot tell the truth.”
  • Riots grip Stockholm suburbs after police shooting [ 80% are from Turkey, Middle East & Somalia ]

    05/22/2013 7:41:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | May 22 2013 | BBC
    Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by police. More than 80% of Husby's 12,000 or so inhabitants are from an immigrant background, and most are from Turkey, the Middle East and Somalia.
  • Sweden's riots raise questions about inequality

    05/23/2013 12:07:34 PM PDT · by oxcart · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | MALIN RISING
    HUSBY, Sweden (AP) -- Sweden has long been a bastion of generous social welfare and an egalitarian political culture. So many people were shocked when scores of youths hurled rocks at police and set cars ablaze during rioting in several largely immigrant areas near Stockholm this week. Few dispute that the violence was probably touched off by the fatal police shooting of an elderly man who had locked himself in an apartment wielding a knife. But some residents in the area accused police who responded to the violence of racism. For some, the real reason for the unrest is the...
  • Man gets payout for not shaking woman's hand in Sweden

    05/22/2013 5:24:40 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 35 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 20 May 13 15:05 CET
    A town in western Sweden has agreed to pay damages to a man who was told he wouldn't be hired if he refused to shake a woman's hand for religious reasons. The decision by officials in Trollhättan to pay the man 30,000 kronor ($4,500) means the municipality won't have to face a review of the case by Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen). The incident stemmed from an office visit by a man who had been offered an internship with the integration division at Trollhättan municipality. When the man was set to meet a female supervisor at the office, he refused to...
  • Rioters in Sweden protest alleged brutality, racism after police shoot elderly man

    05/22/2013 5:33:45 AM PDT · by annalex · 23 replies
    RT ^ | May 20, 2013 18:35
    Rioters took to the streets of a Stockholm neighborhood on Sunday, torching cars and throwing stones at police. Officers reportedly called residents “monkeys” and other derogatory terms as they protested against a recent police shooting. Between 60 to 100 people – most of them young men – took part in the riots which began around 10pm local time in the Stockholm district of Husby. Police turned up at the scene after a car was set on fire. Upon arrival, officers were met with stone-throwing protesters, Police Chief Daniel Mattsson said, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal. One policeman was...
  • 'Youths' Riot in Sweden (Media refuse to tell us what they share in common...)

    05/24/2013 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2013 | Peter Wilson
    In addition to the horrendous beheading of a British soldier in Woolwich by Muslim terrorists, Stockholm's suburbs have seen riots for the last four nights, with car burnings and crowds throwing rocks at the police, reminiscent of the recurring riots in France. Who are these rioters? The story on the Huffington Post has the following descriptions: "Gangs of youth... Around 50 youths...The youths set light to a parking garage... masked youths hurling rocks.... One policeman was attacked by youths." On the Bloomberg article with a link on Drudge, the rioters are described as "stone-throwing youths." The Washington Post: "Some 200...
  • Stockholm riots: a view from the street in Husby (two comments are especially noted)

    05/24/2013 7:59:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | May 22, 2013
    Following three nights of violence that left cars smouldering in several Stockholm suburbs, The Local travelled to the north-western district of Husby where the disturbances began to see how the riots have affected local residents.
  • Sweden: Fifth Night Of Rioting In Stockholm

    05/24/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT · by granada · 46 replies
    The Skynews, UK ^ | 1:27pm UK, Friday 24 May 2013 | The Skynews UK
    Rioters took to the streets of Sweden for the fifth night in a row on Thursday, torching cars, shops, schools and a police station. Firefighters were dispatched to 70 different location across Stockholm in response to blazes started by groups of youths. Two schools, including a Montessori school, were set on fire in two suburbs of the Swedish capital and up to 15 car fires were reported at locations across the city and beyond. The unrest began on Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old man in an area with a high population of immigrants. The man was...
  • Stockholm Rioting Continues For Fifth Night

    05/24/2013 10:35:41 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    Stockholm (Muslim) Rioting Continues For Fifth Night Swedish police seek reinforcements after youths set ablaze cars and attack property and schools in poorer suburbs of capital Guardian.co.uk Friday 24 May 2013 05.27 EDT Swedish fire crews extinguish a row of burning cars in Rinkeby after youths rioted in Stockholm suburbs. Photograph: Scanpix Sweden/Reuters Police in Stockholm are to seek reinforcements after (Muslim) youths set cars ablaze and threw stones at police for a fifth night running, officials said. About 30 cars were set on fire in poorer districts in north-western and south-western parts of the Swedish capital on Thursday night,...
  • ‘They don’t want to integrate’: Fifth night of youth rioting rocks Stockholm

    05/24/2013 10:54:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    RT.com ^ | 24 May 2013
    Youth gang riots in the Swedish capital Stockholm have entered fifth straight night. Hundreds of mostly immigrant teenagers tore through the suburbs, smashing windows and burning cars in the country’s worst outbreak of violence in years. At least six vehicles were torched throughout the city late on Thursday while the police called for reinforcements from other Swedish cities bracing for further unrest. Firefighters were putting out flames that engulfed several cars and a school in immigrant-dominated areas of Stockholm. The night before, the fire brigades were called to some 90 different blazes. On the fourth night of violence, youths torched...
  • Stretched by riots, Swedish police call reinforcements

    05/24/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 5/24/13 | Ilze Filks and Mia Shanley
    Police in Stockholm called in reinforcements on Friday after youths set cars and a school ablaze in a fifth night of rioting, the worst to hit Sweden for years. Pupils at a primary school in Kista - an IT hub that is home to the likes of telecoms equipment maker Ericsson and the Swedish office of Microsoft - arrived to find the inside of the small red wooden building had been completely burnt out. While Thursday was slightly calmer than the four nights before, about 30 cars were torched and eight people, mostly in their early 20s, were detained, police...
  • U.S. Embassy Stockholm: Security Message for U.S. Citizens (U.S. Embassy Names 20 No-Go Zones)

    05/25/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 18 replies
    U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden ^ | May 22, 2013 | U.S. Embassy Stockholm
    United States Embassy Stockholm, SwedenSecurity Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on ongoing Protests in Stockholm May 22, 2013 On Sunday, May 19, more than 100 cars were set on fire in the northern Stockholm suburb ofHusby by local rioters in protest over a police shooting. Similar incidents occurred on the nights of May 20-23, spreading into other areas near Stockholm. Swedish police have made several arrests and consider the situation contained. However, due to the potential escalation of the riots, the U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the following areas during the next several evenings: Husby, Tensta, Kista, Rinkeby,...
  • Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry [results of open-borders policy]

    05/25/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 24, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    Sweden is the best Islamic State." — Adly Abu Hajar, Imam based in Malmö. Hundreds of Muslim immigrants have rampaged through parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, torching cars and buses, setting fires, and hurling rocks at police. The unrest -- a predictable consequence of Sweden's failed model of multiculturalism, which does not encourage Muslim immigrants to assimilate or integrate into Swedish society -- is an ominous sign of things to come. ... At least 100 masked Muslim youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed windows, vandalized property and hurled rocks and bottles at police and rescue services...
  • Swedish Citizens Take to Streets to Defend Property From Rioting Immigrants

    05/25/2013 4:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Group of Swedish vigilantes on night patrol May 24. (FriaTider) Immigrant rioting continued for the sixth night on Friday. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) FriaTider reported: Faced by another night of terror at the hands of predominantly immigrant rioters, Swedes grown tired of the police’s inability to put an end to the unrest took to the streets Friday night to defend their neighborhoods. The vigilantes were described as a motley crew of homeowners and concerned citizens, as well as neo-Nazi activists and football hooligans. In the Stockholm suburb of Tumba the police decided to abandon their earlier non-intervention policy as a large group...
  • Sixth Night of Violence in Sweden (Media spin defenders as "far right vigilantes")

    05/25/2013 6:48:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com ^ | 25 May 2013 | David Crouch Gothenburg
    Rioting spread to several Swedish towns on Friday night as police stepped up arrests during a sixth night of unrest and far-right vigilantes chased non-whites in southern Stockholm. In Linköping, central southern Sweden, police responded to 120 incidents as cars, caravans and two schools were set alight. At one point a blazing truck was rolled into a building, which caught fire. "We see the night's events as an offshoot of what has happened in the Stockholm area in recent days," local police told Swedish television. In Orebro, 120km west of Stockholm, police were stoned after cars and a school were...
  • Will the Muslim Unrest in Sweden Spread to Other European Countries?

    05/25/2013 8:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 25, 2013 | Rick Moran
    So far, the rioting by mostly Muslims in Stockholm and its suburbs hasn’t spread to other immigrant ghettoes in other nations of Europe. But the longer the riots continue, and the harder the police try to crack down, the more likely it is that sympathy for the rioters will manifest itself in demonstrations and perhaps even violence in other countries where large immigrant populations remain outside of society and segregated into slums. Friday marked the sixth day of violence in Sweden. USA Today: The unrest in poor, immigrant suburbs is the latest to break out in Europe over the past...
  • Greenfield: Savages of Stockholm

    05/27/2013 3:57:13 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 71 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, May 26, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, May 26, 2013 Savages of Stockholm Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Europe has many fine traditions. Its newest tradition is the burning car. Why burn cars? Because, as George Mallory once said of mountains, they're there. There are lots of car around and if you're a member of a perpetually unemployed tribe that wandered up north and forages on social services, you might as well do something to pass the time. Burning houses is a lot of work and house fires spread. Car fires are simpler. In a welfare state everyone has houses but not...
  • 'Youth rioting' in Sweden? It's the Muslims, stupid (Media avoid identifying culprits)

    05/27/2013 11:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 05/25/2013 | Jerome Corsi
    The nightly rioting in Stockholm that establishment media ascribes merely to “youths,” is being carried out by Muslim immigrants. Muslim immigrants in Sweden now total slightly more than 6 percent of the population, providing additional support for the maxim that a Muslim population of 5 percent is a tipping point for political turmoil. In other countries, Muslim immigrants at that point have begun to seek concessions, including, typically, the right to govern themselves by Shariah, or Islamic law. In Sweden, the Muslim population has doubled in the last 14 years, with Muslims now accounting for over 41 percent of Sweden’s...
  • Parking Tickets Issued on Wrecks while Stockholm Burns

    05/28/2013 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 44 replies
    Fria Tider ^ | May 24, 2013
    Since last Sunday, May 19, rioters have taken to the streets of Stockholm’s suburbs every night, torching cars, schools, stores, office buildings and residential complexes. Yesterday, a police station in Rågsved, a suburb four kilometers south of Stockholm, was attacked and set on fire. But while the Stockholm riots keep spreading and intensifying, Swedish police have adopted a tactic of non-interference. ”Our ambition is really to do as little as possible,” Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving explained to the Swedish newspaper Expressen on Tuesday. ”We go to the crime scenes, but when we get there we stand and wait,”...
  • Double Whammy… Police Ticket Torched Cars in Stockholm

    05/25/2013 2:26:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | , May 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Car owners whose auto was torched during immigrant rioting aren’t getting sympathy from local officials… They’re getting tickets. The police chose to “wait” and “not to intervene” when the gangs burned cars. But those car owners who could not move their burnt-out wrecks, however, were fined. Rioting continued for the sixth straight night last night.
  • Swedes Take to the Streets to Defend their Neighborhoods

    05/25/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Lumik · 133 replies
    Fria Tider ^ | 5/25/13 | Lumik
    Stockholm. Faced by another night of terror at the hands of predominantly immigrant rioters, Swedes grown tired of the police’s inability to put an end to the unrest took to the streets Friday night to defend their neighborhoods. The vigilantes were described as a motley crew of homeowners and concerned citizens, as well as neo-Nazi activists and football hooligans. In the Stockholm suburb of Tumba the police decided to abandon their earlier non-intervention policy as a large group of police officers rounded up and dispersed a group of vigilantes trying to fend off rioters. The decision to round up vigilantes...
  • 5th Day of Riots in Stockholm

    05/25/2013 5:25:21 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 22 replies
    USBC News ^ | 13,05,24 | USBC News Wire
    th Day of Riots in Stockholm A north-western suburb of Stockholm has been hit by five days of riots, in which several schools have been burned out, numerous vehicles have been set on fire, and a police station was attacked. The suburb, Husby, is reportedly well known for its large immigrant population, which is comprised of incomers from predominantly Muslim countries, including Turkey, the Middle East, and Somalia. The riots are just the latest round of violence from an immigrant population that increasingly has left many in Sweden questioning the immigration policies of the country....
  • ‘Multiculturalism failing’: Swedish PM pleas for order as riots engulf Stockholm suburbs

    05/22/2013 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies
    RT ^ | Edited time: May 22, 2013 10:49
    Hundreds youths hurling rocks, burning cars and smashing windows for the second day in a row in Stockholm say they are protesting against police brutality and inequality. In Sweden, critics of the multiculturalism policies lash out at immigration laws. Seven policemen were injured, at least ten cars and countless containers set on fire, and dozens of windows smashed in several heavily immigrant-populated neighborhoods of the Swedish capital on Tuesday. The police said some 300 people are now taking part in riots, which started in protest against the shooting of a man allegedly armed with a knife in the Stockholm district...
  • The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

    05/02/2013 10:13:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Twisted Sifter ^ | May 2, 2013
    Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The location was a former nuclear bunker and command center during the Cold War. It took more than two years to blast out the 141,000 cubic feet of extra space that Bahnhof needed to fit its backup generators and...
  • Stockholm train crashed into apartments 'by cleaner'

    01/16/2013 12:47:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/16/13 | BBC
    A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say. The four-carriage train was driven out of the depot for about a mile until it jumped the tracks, becoming wedged into a three-storey building. Police arrested a woman, who was flown to a Stockholm hospital with serious injuries. Nobody else was hurt. A railway official confirmed the woman in custody was an employee. "We have only heard good things about her," Tomas Hedenius, a spokesman for train operator Arriva, was quoted as saying by AP news...
  • Terry Waite Shakes Hands with Hizbollah 25 Years After Kidnap

    12/08/2012 1:42:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2012 | Robert Mendick
    Terry Waite has met the leadership of Hizbollah, the militant group accused of kidnapping and holding him for five years, in an extraordinary gesture of “reconciliation”.The former hostage spoke for two hours to one of its most senior figures at their stronghold in Beirut, his first encounter with the organisation held responsible for masterminding his kidnapping 25 years ago. Accompanied by The Sunday Telegraph, he travelled to Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians who have fled the Syrian civil war. Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians’ plight at a secretly arranged, late night...
  • Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret

    10/01/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    A mosque in Stockholm has received initial approval to begin sounding public prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in Sweden. A majority of the members of the city planning committee in the southern Stockholm suburb of Botkyrka voted on September 25 to repeal a 1994 prohibition on such prayer calls, thereby opening the way for a muezzin to begin calling Muslims to prayer from the top of a 32-meter (104-foot) minaret at a Turkish mosque in the Fittja district of the city. The issue was put to a vote after Ismail Okur,...
  • Stockholm 'upper-class safari' under fire

    01/30/2012 3:26:35 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/30/2012 | The Local/og
    The so called “upper class safari” that has been recently running in Stockholm has come under extreme criticism from residents of the elite suburb, and has even evoked several protest attacks. “Everything for Everyone” (Allt åt alla) is the organization behind the venture, which aims to give tourists a peek behind the curtains of the rich and famous living in glamorous parts of Stockholm. “The trip is a way of learning about Stockholm’s history and seeing what the segregation really looks like,” said Shabane Barot, a spokesperson for the organization, to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper. The tour has proved...
  • IS THIS IS THIS SWEDEN’S FUTURE PRINCESS?

    01/13/2012 9:04:47 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 3+ views
    UpStairs News/Downstairs Gossip ^ | January 13 2012 | Rita Skeeter
    Is Sofia Hellqvist Prince Carl-Philp’s future wife and princess bride? Sofia Hellqvist was born on December 6, 1984 in Täby and moved to Älvdalen at the age of six and during her teen years was a part of the fine arts set in school where she apparently got exceptionally good grades and was a popular student and took dance lessons. Later she studied in Stockholm while working as a hostess and waitress part time and doing modeling for a variety of publications.
  • Five ancient shipwrecks found in central Stockholm

    12/28/2011 9:14:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | AFP
    <p>Five shipwrecks dating from the 1500s to the 1700s have been found during renovation work on a quay in central Stockholm, the Swedish Maritime Museum said on Monday.</p> <p>"Five shipwrecks ... from the 1500s to 1700s have been found in connection with the renovation of Stroemkajen," the museum said.</p>
  • marxist publik skool lesson 9

    12/11/2011 1:49:38 PM PST · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | November 26, 2011
    Here's a sample of what your kids are learning at school. They're graduating with stockholm syndrome.
  • 'I May Be a Chauvinist Pig But I Am No Rapist' (Wikileaks' Julian Assange)

    09/25/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Sep 11
    The controversial autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits the shops on Thursday, in which he repudiates the claims that he is guilty of raping two Swedish women. ”I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist, and only a distorted version of sexual politics could attempt to turn me into one,” says Assange in the book. In the book, Assange refutes the claims by the two Swedish women that he raped them, saying instead that he had temporary sexual liasions with both spanning several days while in Stockholm. Assange describes staying at the home...
  • Italian politico convicted for pulling son's hair

    09/13/2011 10:04:41 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/13/2011 | TT/The Local/pvs
    An Italian politician was convicted by a Swedish court on Tuesday for assaulting his son while on holiday in Stockholm in a case that has sparked heated debate in both Italy and Sweden. In finding Giovanni Colasante, 46, a local politician from Canosa di Puglia in southern Italy, guilty of assault, the court fined him 6,600 kronor ($990). Colasante was arrested on August 23rd as he and his family were about to enter a Stockholm eatery in the city's historic Gamla Stan (Old Town) district. They were in the Swedish capital on vacation as part of a cruise that was...
  • Swedes' perceived rudeness 'isn't racially motivated'

    09/01/2011 1:11:46 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 52 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.thelocal.se/35830/20110829/ ^ | 08/29/2011 | Ruben Brunsveld
    The background: Mr. Suhail Din, India, demands of the inferior inhabitants of Stockholm, Sweden, to treat him like an Emperor on visit. The article: "UK native Suhail Din sparked a heated debate among The Local's readers with his reflections on why Swedes refused to talk to him and his family during a recent visit to Stockholm. Contributor Ruben Brunsveld examines why. Two weeks later the article has received more than 300 comments and has been shared on Facebook almost 600 times. So now that the dust has settled it is time for a more nuanced look at why this contribution...
  • After China comes what?

    01/11/2011 2:12:23 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies
    01/11/2011 | WesternCulture
    Why is Scandinavia rich? "- Because of oil", some would reply. It's true Norway has oil. Libiya too has. Libiya, in fact, has even more of it than Norway does. More gas too. But Libiya isn't rich like Norway is. A tour in the average Norwegian family's leisure boat and a vacation spent in their "hytte" - summer house - could probably make them Libiyans reflect upon this issue. In fact, Norway has more dollar millionaires than any other country has. Perhaps it's a matter of playing your cards well.. I personally love Germany (and Norge/Norway as well). Germans are...
  • Cameras that caught Stockholm blast ordered down

    12/21/2010 10:35:31 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | LOUISE NORDSTROM
    A shopkeeper who handed police video footage of the Stockholm suicide bombing says he will think twice before helping authorities again after being ordered to dismantle his security cameras for lacking the right permit. Police suspect the bomber, Taimour Abdulwahab, set off the explosives accidentally. They believe he had planned to detonate them in a place where they would inflict more damage.
  • Swedish Motivation

    12/20/2010 3:09:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The National Interest ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael Scheuer
    The configuration and physical impact of the bomb detonated last Saturday in Stockholm is best left for forensic specialists to evaluate. For the rest of us, the most important aspect of the event is that it constitutes yet another warning for the unctuously self-righteous, effeminate and oblivious West that Islamist attacks are based on what we do, not who we are and how we think. Taymour Abdul Wahab, the dead bomber, claimed his attack was motivated by Sweden’s contribution of five hundred troops to the U.S.-led Afghan war, the media’s printing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other Western...
  • Sex accusers boasted about their 'conquest' of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange [Original Title]

    12/08/2010 2:15:45 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | December 08, 2010 | The Times of India
    The two Swedish women who have brought sex charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange boasted about their relationship with him days before going to cops. Based on information available on various websites quoting police and court papers, here's an account of what happened. The story goes back to August this year, when Assange was in Stockholm to speak at the invitation of Sweden's Social Democratic Party. The event organizer was 31-year-old Anna Ardin, who has been described as a feminist, leftist, social democrat and opponent of abortion. She has worked at the Uppsala University, handling equality issues for the students'...
  • UK Mosque: Stockholm bomber didn't seem violent

    12/14/2010 4:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/14/10 | Staff
    LUTON, England — Embarrassed officials at the Luton Islamic Center on Tuesday defended their decision not to report Taimour Abdulwahab to police after his extremist views alienated worshippers in this small city north of London. That decision became important when Abdulwahab blew himself up Saturday on a busy street in Stockholm, injuring two people and endangering many more — and, once again focusing unwanted attention on Luton, a nondescript city of 200,000 with a large Muslim population. Abdulwahab, who died in the blast, did not attract much attention in Luton, but he did alarm mosque elders with fiery rhetoric
  • Stockholm suicide bomber trained for jihad for 4 years

    12/13/2010 10:28:02 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 23 replies
    longwarjournal.org ^ | December 13, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    While this seemed painfully obvious the day of the attack, it now appears certain that Taimour Abdulwahab, the Stockholm man who attempted to detonate the car bomb and then a vest in the city, died from that most horrible affliction known to suicide bombers: premature detonation. And via The New York Times, we learn that he had been preparing to carry out mass murder in Stockholm for four years: Then, with the sound of the turn of a page, he addressed his wife and children. The man confessed that trips he had made to the Middle East were not for...