Sweden’s alternative explanations for Jihadist shootings

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Swedish police guarding a Jewish preschool in Malmö

Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the recent Copenhagen shootings, most countries in Europe are waking up to the fact that the Jihadist threat is real and are taking precautions. In Sweden, the main issue appears to be how to stick to the established agenda when these displays of barbaric violence pops up like a Jack in the Box from hell.

It seems most politicians and mainstream media profiles have chosen a two-pronged approach:

1. Express generic shock and outrage, with a wide condemnation of all forms of violence and extremism. Once the focus has shifted from the actual perpetrators to “extremists” in general, it’s time for step two:
2. Once again start painting a picture of extremist white supremacists being the number one threat to the fabric of society. Because hey, they have to do SOMETHING to appear decisive, but the political doctrine prevents them from cracking down on any other grouping than nazis.

Thus: The logical response to a fanatical Jihadist firing a machine gun at a “blasphemous” free speech event is to put more resources into keeping tabs on the white supremacists. It’s like responding to a flood warning by bringing out a water hose preparing for a forest fire.

Then there are those who just go all-out and jump into loony land with both feet.

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FI leader Gudrun Schyman, wearing hijab in support of sharia

I have written about the new Feminist Party (FI) before, which currently hold seats in many municipalities and are dangerously close to reaching the 4%-threshold of getting into parliament. While I generally try to be respectful and keep good tone towards those with different political views than myself, it becomes difficult when it is obvious party leader Gudrun Schyman uses her skull to house a family of inbred squirrels with a severe drug habit.

The core cause for terrorism, she says, is that they’re men.

Heavy over-representation of men in violence” is a baffling piece of writing published on state-owned public service SVT. It appears alongside real articles on the Copenhagen shooting as if it was a perfectly legit contribution rather than something that belong in a tabloid featuring the scoop on Elvis’ and Miss Bigfoot’s upcoming wedding.

A few excerpts:

“[We must combat] the raised voices that argue that the threat comes from ‘outside’ and should be solved by increased border controls and increased police action. The problem in our society is not immigration, the problem is racism.

The problem is not the Jewish population, the problem is anti-Semitism. The problem is not the Muslim population, the problem is Islamophobia.

To respond to acts of terror by escalating violence and increasing militarization of the police force would lead to a vicious circle in which violence begets more violence.”

“We need to analyze how the violence in our lives even when it explodes in acts of terrorism.

All the facts show that men, especially young men aged 15-29 years, are over-represented in the assault and sexual offences. The same is true for terrorist crimes. Men are over-represented.”

“Men’s heavy over-representation in violence indicates that the socialization of boys is a part of the problem. Beliefs about masculinity are closely linked with violence, militarism and the nation.”

The eventual conclusion is that the country needs to fight terror by taking bold and decisive action in:

1. Maintaining open borders
2. Neuter and wussify the police force even further
3. Indoctrinate all boys to think like girls

A significant percentage of the Swedish journalists vote for this woman, and give her tons of free promotion through a steady stream of fawning, uncritical media appearances. I welcome you to run the full article through your browser translator for a revealing insight into what happens when political correctness rots the brain all the way to the core.

There really are people that operate on this level, and they have a mainstream media monopoly to make their voices heard. Perhaps then it’ll make more sense when you read “normal” news in the Swedish Pravda.

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Shifting blame for the Paris massacre

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If three skinheads with swastikas on their jackets were to beat up a Jewish person on the street while hurling anti-semitic slurs, very few would try to explain away the obvious fact that it is a hate crime based on their twisted ideology. Any attempt at spinning it to be, say an outrage over the recent hikes in beer prices that has nothing to do with nazism, would be treated as the absurd gobbeldigook it is. And anyone suggesting it was somehow the victim’s fault would be lucky to only get a Stooge-smack over the head.

But when armed gunmen shoot cartoonists at French magazine Charlie Hebdo known for publishing “objectionable” pictures while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”, Swedish media is falling over itself to conjure up the most bizarre spins doing the exact things that would be so patently absurd in the fictional skinhead-scenario above. And it’s doing everyone except the extremists on both ends a grave disservice.

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“The attack has nothing to do with Islam” is the text displayed in Swedish state television SVT. Yes, it’s a quote, but to put it up there and let some cuckoo speak largely unopposed on prime time TV is a deliberate attempt at blurring a clear situation.

These are not innocent victims,” says a reporter at Swedish state radio SR. Many editorials and news stories tried to straddle two stances; condemning the attack on freedom of speech, while simultaneously hinting more or less openly that the victims brought it on themselves for “disrespecting islam”.

Another tack is to make big headlines about concerns over “growing islamophobia” in the wake of the massacre, painting a sob-story of relentless persecution where civil profiles and celebrities get to wring their hands in sympathy while muslim leaders wrap themselves in victimhood. A little anonymous “bomb threat” against a mosque makes a perfect add-on story to lend credibility to the presented picture.

Yes, I don’t doubt for a second that there’s a rise in hostility against the muslim community. Just like the gaming community is viewed more suspiciously after some school shooting where the perpetrator turned out to play violent video games for hours every day. But trying to shift it to the forefront and make it the main story rather than what actually happened is an obvious manipulation attempt that most people see right through.

Media spin like this may convince a certain percentage of slack-jawed yokels. But many more don’t appreciate when their intelligence is so obviously insulted. An assault where the killers yell “Allahu akbar” has nothing to do with Islam? “They had it coming” and kinda, sorta deserved death for drawing cartoons?

It’s preposterous. And it’s stuff like this that INCREASES distrust in society. An obvious lie about one thing, ruins the credibility for the next thing.

Yes, of course the attackers were muslims. Fanatical ones. If you can admit that, you can also move on and recognize that there’s a vast difference between them and the muslim neighbors next door who mind their own business trying to make a decent living like everyone else. Just like there’s a vast difference between the Christian family one door over and the KKK-mobs burning crosses and harassing non-whites.

When media push blatant lies and try to impose guilt for some kind of general “islamophobia”, and all you get is people pushing back. And that only benefits the true extreme right-wingers who then harness the natural pushback for their own purposes. Meanwhile, the feeble-minded who buy the propaganda view the pushback as validation that the propaganda is true and rally to “fight the good fight”. Result: increased polarization and discord.

Who gains from this situation? Hint: It’s probably not you and me.

Housekeeping notice

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Same shit. Neither is welcome here.

A quick housekeeping notice… There appears to be some sad nutcases who mistake my criticism of militant Islamism to mean an aversion against all muslims.

This is not the case. I oppose ALL types of extremism, totalitarianism and intolerance, whether it’s communism, fascism or Islamism. Speaking out against ISIS recruitment and demands to enforce sharia law should not be interpreted to mean anything more but just that; if Europe saw a dangerous rise in militant KKK lynch mobs, I would write about that. But the current threat is radicalized Islamists, who ruin everything for the vast majority of immigrants in general and muslims in particular.

I thought I was pretty clear on the issue before, but apparently not clear enough.

So, please, I’m getting tired of deleting hate-filled nonsense from the comments inbox. Stop wasting my time and yours. If you can’t accept the basic premise of respectful, slur-free debate, there are other blogs and forums.
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Sweden embraces returning IS fighters

A growing number of muslims that have already acquired Swedish citizenship become radicalized and travel back to the middle east to fight for the Islamic State (IS). Columnist Zulmay Afzeli, himself a muslim, sounded the alarm earlier this year in national paper Svenska Dagbladet that half the people in his local mosque in Stockholm had left for Syria.

Noone knows the total number of “Swedish” IS fighters currently slaughtering civilians, but we do know they are in the process of becoming full-fledged terrorists with the skills and fanaticism to make Sweden a very dangerous place in coming years when they return.

To combat this looming threat, eyes are turning to Mona Sahlin, the former leader of the leftist Socialdemocrat party currently in power, who was recently appointed National Coordinator for Prevention of Extremism. An extremism czar may seem like just what the doctor ordered, considering that the police now has officially ceded control over 55 areas to criminals in the predominantly muslim ghettos popping up all over the country.

Unfortunately, Sahlin is a notoriously one-eyed person with deep personal ties to the extremist left, and in her world the only truly bad guys are found in the miniscule neo-nazi scene. Jihadists are primarily victims.

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Mona Sahlin wearing hijab in support of female oppression in muslim culture

When pressed to respond to the public’s growing concern about muslim extremism, she grudgingly addressed the issue yesterday. The approach is basically two-fold. The first part is so obvious it should have been done years ago, namely turn off the tax funding spigot for muslim organizations with ties to Jihadism.

The second part is to provide support for returning IS fighters. The idea here is to help the Jihadists return “home” when they get tired of beheading and raping, then coddle them with therapy to process their experiences and provide incentives to return to normal society. Not a word is uttered about holding anybody accountable for the atrocities committed. Nor is the concern about the returnees applying their new skills to Swedish targets addressed.

For comparison, anyone who’d suggest rolling out a tax-funded red carpet for veteran Auschwitz camp guards would have been branded as insane, but when Jihadists with just as much blood on their hands return, everybody is supposed to bend over backwards.

The obvious solution of immediately stripping anybody taking part in the IS bloodshed of their citizenship and refusing them re-entry to Sweden, as suggested by nationalist party SD, is dismissed as “racist” by the other seven parties.

It should also be noted that these “Swedes” enjoy unrestricted travel, often without any visa requirements, to the rest of the western world.

Danish politican pleads for Swedish immigration sense

As a result of Sweden’s extreme immigration policy, protests and pleas for moderation are increasingly showing up in media in the neighboring countries.

Today’s article from a leading member of liberal-conservative party Venstre in Denmark, Mads Rørvig, appeals to the common sense of his conservative counterparts in the Swedish government.

 

As a Dane, I am confused and frightened by the politically correct cynicism that leads to that the same things we have been able to speak openly about in Denmark for many years, are perceived as flaming racism in Sweden.

There are large, obvious problems with immigration in Sweden. Therefore, I call upon the conservative parties in Sweden to wake up and start finding solutions to the great problems Sweden is facing. If you continue to do nothing, the consequences will be dire!

Denmark and Norway, which have open borders to Sweden, have previously expressed security concerns due to potential islamistic terrorist cells in Sweden.