• Massive influx of unassimilable immigrants, embrace of multiculturalism a disaster.
By Victor Thorn —
Sweden was once lauded as a Scandinavian utopia, but in a September 2010 United Nations (UN) Human Development Research Paper entitled “A Hypothetical Cohort Model of Human Development,” researchers Jana Asher and Beth Daponte cited grave dangers awaiting this country in the future. Since that report’s release, European media outlets have run headlines saying, “Sweden Will Become a Third World Country by 2030.”
The greatest scourge afflicting this nation is its embrace of multiculturalism via unchecked immigration. Sweden’s leftist leaders accept more refugees per capita than any of its European neighbors. Most of these migrants originate from Africa and the Middle East. In fact, 16% of Sweden’s population now consists of non-whites. One of the primary attractions for blacks and Arabs is Sweden’s generous welfare programs.
Journalist Ingrid Carlqvist, a distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute and editor-in-chief of Dispatch International, can no longer hide her dejection.
On April 2, she complained in an article posted online: “We had a perfectly good country, a rich country, a nice country, and in a few years’ time that country will be gone.”
The UN projects sharp declines in Sweden’s prosperity. Schools are overcrowded due to large numbers of immigrants, with some elementary classrooms now accepting adult refugee men who share seats alongside eight-year-old white boys and girls. In cities, violence is on the rise, a situation compounded by foreign killers who oftentimes confess to selecting their victims because they “look Swedish.”
In refugee asylum housing complexes, not only do trash and human feces litter the grounds, but police officers must continually break up fights, stabbings, and assaults. Lowlife elements also open the door to weapons smugglers, drug dealers, drunk driving and other criminality.
Perhaps worst of all is the fact that Sweden has now been recognized as “the rape capital of the West.” On October 24, 2015, a Congolese man strangled to death a pregnant Swedish woman. The day before, three Muslim men gang-raped a young Swedish teenage girl.
In their own homes, some Islamic fathers have conducted forced “virginity tests” on their unwilling daughters, who protest such horrible invasions of their bodies.
If these examples aren’t appalling enough, Stockholm has been forced to open a homosexual rape clinic for men, who have been sexually assaulted by immigrants.
On April 6, AMERICAN FREE PRESS interviewed four individuals with valuable insights into these atrocities.
Dr. Elisabeth Ward, director of the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University, told AFP: “Over the past 20 years, politicians have done everything possible to push an attitude of ‘Sweden is part of the world.’ They’re actually providing the same benefits to immigrants as they do to their own citizens. What it’s done is cause less nationalism among the citizenry.”
Chloe Hagstroem, a reporter for Norwegian American Weekly, explained: “Sweden’s immigration policies have been quite extreme, and now many citizens are skeptical of the government’s policies. Swedes have grown more xenophobic over the past decade.”
Regrettably, many in the political class still don’t get it. Johan Marcus, executive director for the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, could only muster this response for AFP: “Third world countries are moving up.”
On April 11, Jonas Norlin, a senior advisor at the Swedish Embassy, doubted the veracity of the aforementioned UN report. He wrote to AFP, “My personal view is that the predictive power of this model has been poor so far, so we should not take their forecast too seriously.”
If this type of mindset continues to prevail among politically correct Swedes, it’s a certainty that widespread peril will not be abated in that once idyllic nation.
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.
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