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  • Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

    05/20/2018 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 20 May 2018 16:39 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night. Police are treating the fire as an arson attack, according to P4 Malmö. According to officials, a person entered the Islamic Cultural Center’s prayer room to purposely set the fire. The fire had the potential to spread to connected apartments, Magnus Carlsson of the Hässleholm Rescue Service said. …
  • New Poll Shows Populist Sweden Democrats Tied for First Ahead of Election

    05/18/2018 4:20:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A poll has shown a surge in support for the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats which are now tied with the ruling Social Democrat party ahead of this year’s national election. The poll, conducted by polling firm YouGov and released this week, puts the populist anti-mass migration party at 23 per cent, tied with the Social Democrats for first place, Metro reports. The surge in support comes after a leaders’ debate in which the Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Åkesson dominated on the subjects of law and order as well as mass migration, winning the debate overall. Sören Holmberg, professor of political...
  • Sweden in Free Fall

    05/16/2018 1:34:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 60 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Judith Bergman
    If it is considered 'objectionable' in the West to talk about the factual consequences of migration, in Sweden it is now viewed as a crime. The kind of 'integration' that the mosque in Växjö is reportedly spreading to the local Muslim inhabitants is that Muslims are urged not to participate in the Christmas celebration of "kuffars" [a derogatory term for 'disbelievers'], and Jews are, of course, mentioned as the enemies of Allah. The mosque's school uses Saudi Arabian school curricula, and encourages women not to dress in 'Western clothes'. "Silence has become an established norm in certain groups of...
  • Study: Young Men in Sweden Twice As Likely To Be Killed in Shootings Compared to Rest of Europe

    05/13/2018 1:53:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A new study has claimed young men in Sweden are twice as likely as their European counterparts to be victims of a deadly shooting as gang violence across the country has continued to grow. The study, which was published in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research this week, compared Sweden to twelve other European countries, finding young men aged 15 to 29 were ten times more likely to be fatally shot than young men in Germany and six times more likely to be shot than young men in Britain, Dagens Nyheter reports. Over the past ten years, the...
  • Sweden: Criminals Used Grenades 43 Times in 2017

    05/06/2018 6:24:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6 May 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Swedish National Forensic Centre has revealed hand grenades were used in connection with 43 crimes and the rate of grenade use has risen 140 per cent since 2014. ... The centre, which was previously known as the State Forensic Laboratory (SKL), investigated 211 reports of explosives in 2017, compared to 88 in 2011. ... The NFC evidence backs up a claim from Bosnian prosecutor Goran Glamocanin that Sweden had become the number one market in Europe for illegal weapons, including grenades and fully automatic rifles. ... Breitbart London has reported on Sweden’s hand grenade problem for several years but...
  • Twitterthread: Swedish ELINT Gulfstream shows up in the eastern Med

    05/01/2018 5:59:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    Far from home: Swedish Air Force Gulfstream S102B (102003) departed from Larnaca, #Cyprus, making surveillance mission over eastern Mediterranean Sea off #Syria, #Lebanon, #Israel and #Egypt coast @BalticWatch After “watching” Kaliningrad for months this Swedish ELINT aircraft has deployed to Cyprus to join ISR efforts off Syria. With all the assets in the area (RC-135, RQ-4, IAF G550s etc) I wonder if the SwAF plane is there because it has sensors/capabilities others lack
  • German minister: EU should not risk trade war with US over tariffs dispute

    04/30/2018 9:51:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.29.2018 | amp/cmk (dpa, Reuters)
    German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Sunday warned the European Union against sparking a trade war with the US in the dispute over US tariffs on steel and aluminum. “I’m of the opinion that neither the US nor the Europeans should risk a trade war,” said Altmaier during a talk show on German public broadcaster ARD. He warned that the trans-Atlantic relationship was at stake. […] Altmaier, who is a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU), said the EU should try to solve the tariff dispute, along with other trade disagreements, in a comprehensive US-EU deal. Earlier, the...
  • Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

    04/30/2018 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | Ben Knight
    Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries. But this is still much less than the 580,000 students who would potentially be interested in such lessons, a number that came out of a 2008 report entitled “Muslim Life in Germany” carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees...
  • German President Steinmeier discusses anti-Semitism with Shiite Muslim leaders

    04/30/2018 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | cmb/cmk (KNA, dpa, Reuters)
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked Shiite Muslims representatives on Monday how they were handling growing anti-Semitism in Germany. In a meeting with leaders from the Islamic Association of Shiite Congregations in Germany (IGS) at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Steinmeier expressed his concerns over rising hostility toward Jews from all aspects of society, including Muslims. “Anti-Semitism in Germany isn’t primarily a Muslim problem, but it is also seen more strongly among Muslims,” the president said, according to those present at the meeting. His statement was part of a broader conversation focused on concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Germany and to...
  • Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem and not refugees

    04/30/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://voiceofeurope.com ^ | 4/29/18 | JOSHUA CULLEN
    Sweden’s Minister of Social Affairs, Annika Strandhäll, told newspaper Aftonbladet that the country’s elderly and not refugees, are overloading the healthcare system. The Swedish health care system is so overloaded that the care queues for surgery are so long that patients literally start to rot, Aftonbladet reported earlier. Strandhäl is convinced this is not due to mass migration to Sweden. When readers of Aftonbladet claim that it is the acceptance of refugees that has made Swedish healthcare worse, the minister answers: “That’s not true, that’s not true! We have a rapidly aging population in Sweden. Life expectancy increases by 3.5...
  • EU Majority Think Migrant Integration ‘Unsuccessful’, Figure Rises To 73 Per Cent In Sweden

    04/30/2018 2:48:19 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-30-2018 | Liam Deacon
    A European Commission poll has found that a strong majority of people in France, Germany, and Sweden believe the integration of migrants has failed in their country. People in all 28 member states were asked: “Generally speaking, how successful or not is the integration of most immigrants living in [your country].” Overall, across the open borders bloc, 55 per cent of people said integration it is going badly and 39 per cent said it had been a success, according to the survey commissioned by the European Union’s (EU) unelected executive branch. In Sweden, the picture was bleak, with just 24...
  • Sweden: Syrian Migrant Claims He Didn’t Know Sex With 12-Year-Old Was Illegal

    04/30/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    A 17-year-old Syrian migrant was convicted of two counts of rape against a 12-year-old girl in a Swedish court this week, although he claimed he did not know that sex with a 12-year-old was illegal in the country.The 17-year-old, who has been identified as a Syrian asylum seeker by Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte, is said to have raped the 12-year-old twice on the same day last June. However, after being convicted by the Uddevalla District Court this week he was sentenced to just six months of detention in a youth care facility and a 140,000 SEK (£11,729) fine, Expressen reports....
  • Swedish Woman Who Accompanied Two Afghans To Prove That Xenophobes Are Wrong, Is Raped And Abused

    04/28/2018 5:39:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 61 replies
    Voice Of Europe ^ | April 24, 2018 | Staff
    A middle-aged Swedish woman was raped and abused by two Afghan asylum seekers in their asylum accommodation, Fria Tider reports. The woman, who was a member of a Facebook group against migrant deportations, tried to prove that xenophobes are wrong about the fact that Afghans are dangerous. The woman was raped and harassed on 26 December last year. She wanted to meet someone during a night out and when she was unsuccessful, decided to go with the two Afghan men, she told the police. She met the two unaccompanied refugees from Afghanistan outside a pub and decided to accompany them...
  • ABBA To Reunite After 35 Years With NBC & BBC TV Special

    04/27/2018 7:45:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | April 27, 2018 | Peter White
    Mamma Mia… ABBA is reuniting and the Swedish pop group has set a TV special to air on NBC in the U.S. and BBC in the UK. The band, which formed in 1972 and broke up in 1982 after eight studio albums, will debut two new songs including I Still Have Faith In You, which will be released in December.
  • Abba to release first new material in 35 years

    04/27/2018 6:53:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.nme.com ^ | Apr 27, 2018 12:49 pm | By Andrew Trendell
    "It was like time had stood still" Abba have announced the release of their first new material in 35 years, after the pop icons got together to record two new tracks together. The Swedish Eurovision icons recently announced that they’ll be touring in the form of virtual holograms in 2019. Now, a press release has circulated revealing that new songs are coming soon. “The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence,” reads the statement from Abba. “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces...
  • Six out of ten voters in Sweden want fewer refugees: poll

    04/25/2018 12:35:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    Sixty percent of voters want Sweden to take in fewer refugees than it currently does, according to an opinion poll. Conversely, more people think immigration is an overall benefit to Sweden than those who think it is detrimental. Six out of ten people who participated in the poll, carried out by market research firm Ipsos on behalf of newspaper Dagens Nyheter, said that Sweden should accept fewer refugees than current numbers. READ ALSO: Immigration propels Swedish population close to ten million 41 percent said that they would prefer significantly fewer refugees to be accepted, while 19 percent said they would...
  • *GRAPHIC* KILLING ELIN KRANTZ

    04/23/2018 11:34:23 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    This is a documentary exploring her death but also what brought her to reaching such infamy on the web, whether that is hatred because of her relationships or because of her politics. There are rapes and murders everyday, what makes this interesting is the life of it's own this case taken. I have plenty of videos more graphic then this but very interesting that even when stating the facts of the case that are the same reported on TV this film was removed from YOUTUBE, not once but 3 times and channel terminated. In Scandinavia, multiculturalism is a big issue...
  • Meanwhile in Sweden: Shootings And Grenade Attacks Are So Common, the Media Doesn’t Bother to...

    04/21/2018 6:44:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The news from Europe and especially from Sweden are becoming more Orwellian and depressing by the day. The case in point is Sweden for today’s piece of reality, a country that decided a few decades ago to commit cultural suicide and to abandon all the principles used by their founding fathers to build one of the most prosperous and advanced countries (both culturally and economically) in the world. Since the 70s, Sweden has become increasingly statist and multicultural, and now, a country with less than 10 million natives opened its gates to unchecked mass immigration from Africa and the Middle...
  • Go way back in the Big Apple! Stunning high-quality video shows 1911 NYC when horses [tr]

    04/19/2018 5:58:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    New York City has gone through a lot of changes - and now people are getting a the chance to see what the Big Apple looked like more than 100 years ago. The Museum of Modern Art released surprisingly clear footage of what life was like in New York in 1911. The video, a part of the museum's June 2017 collection, was filmed by a team of cameramen with the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern. The cameramen were sent around the world to take photos and videos of well-known places.
  • Sweden’s Violent Reality Is Undoing A Peaceful Self-Image

    04/18/2018 9:30:34 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-18-2018
    STOCKHOLM — Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks. In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September. The topic of crime is...