I have mentioned the lopsided hate-crime laws in Sweden before. Simply put, a group of immigrants can give an ethnical Swede a severe beat-down while declaring: “We are kicking your ass because you’re white!” and it is NOT a hate-crime.
Likewise, when two minority groups commit obvious hate crimes against each other, it is not classified as such as it contradicts the basic premise of non-whites always being the victims. If one minority group was to shoulder the role of aggressors in one case, it would lead to the possibility of having the same apply in another scenario where the victim was white. And we can’t have that. Thus, It is ONLY when a white person does or says anything that the law applies.
Today I’d like to share a little anecdote on the booming business of the Swedish discrimination industry, which work along the same general strokes as the hate-crime laws. There are a million and one way for Swedes to discriminate against immigrants, but the reverse simply does not exist.
To enforce all this, there is a Discrimination Ombudsman. This is a government branch that operates outside the confines of the traditional justice system, yet has far-reaching authority to fine and sue private citizens for any and all perceived discrimination. The services are free to the “victims,” but the citizens trying to defend themselves must pay for all legal costs out of pocket.
Simply put, it’s can’t-lose proposition for the “victims” — whenever they can conjure up “discrimination”, they simply file a claim with the DO. If the ombudsman succeeds, they get awarded with a fat, tax-free settlement, and if they lose, it doesn’t cost a dime. Then you just have to find something new to get upset about, and take another free spin at the wheel of fortune again.
One such case was recently decided in court, where a doctor was fined 75 000 SEK for discrimination, because the patient refused to shake his hand.
We’ll walk through the situation from the start. A woman was scheduled for a non-emergency exam. The husband demanded to be present in the room, as was a translator since they didn’t speak Swedish. The male doctor extended his hand upon arrival. The woman glanced at her husband who shook his head, and the woman refused to shake the doctors hand.
Refusing an extended hand is a sign of grave disrespect in the western world, and the doctor politely informed the woman that it was common practice for a doctor and his patient to shake hands before an exam. No sale.
If the husband wouldn’t even allow his wife to shake the hand of the doctor, it seemed unlikely that he would be able to perform the exam. And since it was a non-emergency, the doctor left the room to reschedule the patient with a female doctor to avoid further culture clashes.
To a sensible person, this would appear like the doctor kept a cool head and defused a potentially troublesome situation. But to DO and the court, this was an act of outrageous discrimination! Not only did he try to shake a muslim woman’s hand, he delayed a non-emergency procedure by rescheduling with a female doctor! Double whammy!
From the court ruling:
“According to the District Court, a doctor is just such a position where thorough care can be expected. It can also be expected that patients in contact with the health care system is met with respect and in a non-discriminatory manner, regardless of religious background.”
Somehow, it feels like not much more needs to be added.