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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Sweden grapples with neo-Nazis in election campaign
Sweden's authorities have long struggled with how to handle marches by the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR). Now the openly racist and anti-Semitic group is campaigning in the general election for the first time.
Wow, now I am confused. I thought it was the Sweden Democrat party that were the real Nazis.
I guess the old tried and true tactic of calling anyone you don't like either "racist" or "islamaphobic" or "Nazi" only works for so long.
Anyway...
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The openly racist and anti-Semitic party has put forward 24 candidates in the parliamentary election, and is campaigning in three municipalities: Ludvika and Boden as well as Kungälv.

Its leader Pär Öberg hopes to win council seats in at least two of these municipalities, and has even suggested it might pass the four percent threshold to get into the Swedish Parliament, although no polls come even close to bearing this out.

He is particularly hopeful for the city of Ludvika, where he sat on the local municipality for four years after being elected as a Sweden Democrat, the far-right party which became the third largest in Sweden in the 2014 election.

Öberg gleefully tweeted that "National Socialism is back for real" when a recent YouGov poll showed parties outside the mainstream garnering a combined total of 4.7 percent, a result also celebrated by the newly formed far-right Alternativ för Sverige (AfD) party. This figure however includes the results of almost 30 parties.
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"This is the first election where they are participating and they have quite high expectations," he told The Local.

But he said that he was sceptical of their chances, partly with the competition they face for the votes of disaffected Sweden Democrat voters from AfS.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:35 am

Swedish Nazi arrested for planned murder of journalists

A member of Sweden’s neo-Nazi party the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) has been arrested after police found proof that he was planning to murder two journalists.


Swedish police found documents on the Nazi party member’s computer with information about two journalists working for Mittmedia, one of Sweden’s largest media groups.

The files also included photos of the reporters’ homes, Swedish news agency TT reported.

Authorities also found a home-made shotgun and ammunition in the suspect’s possession, as well as silencers and a contraption designed to fire the concealed weapon from inside a bag.

Government Security Service Säpo is taking part in investigations as they have also previously impounded countless DIY weapons at the homes of several NMR members.
https://www.thelocal.se/20180811/swedis ... ournalists

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:26 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:35 am
Swedish Nazi arrested for planned murder of journalists

A member of Sweden’s neo-Nazi party the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) has been arrested after police found proof that he was planning to murder two journalists.


Swedish police found documents on the Nazi party member’s computer with information about two journalists working for Mittmedia, one of Sweden’s largest media groups.

The files also included photos of the reporters’ homes, Swedish news agency TT reported.
Well, that is one way to fight "fake news."
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Authorities also found a home-made shotgun and ammunition in the suspect’s possession, as well as silencers and a contraption designed to fire the concealed weapon from inside a bag.

Government Security Service Säpo is taking part in investigations as they have also previously impounded countless DIY weapons at the homes of several NMR members.
https://www.thelocal.se/20180811/swedis ... ournalists
Okay, I can see why a person would home-make a shotgun...if they don't have the time to pretend to be a hunter.
Guns are capable of harmful and fatal consequences;and gun laws are quite stringent in Sweden. To be a gun owner requires a license, and this is tightly controlled by regulations. A potential gun owner needs to meet requirements to be granted a license. Various forms of self-defence weapons or deadly weapons such as pepper-spray to full-automatic machine guns are technically legal. However, most licenses for gun ownership are for hunters, as wild life hunting is highly in vogue in this country.
https://www.sweden.org.za/gun-laws-in-sweden.html

I guess PETA is not much of a thing in Sweden.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:31 pm

A relatively long and nuanced article: Why Sweden doesn't keep stats on ethnicity and crime.

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:15 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:31 pm
A relatively long and nuanced article: Why Sweden doesn't keep stats on ethnicity and crime (anymore).
FTFY

tl;dr "They were for it before they were against it???"

Anyway: Sweden faces historic upset in election
I suppose we can say goodbye to "Sweden's First Feminist Government"...no great loss IMHO, YMMV...
Viking rock and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country's biggest political upheaval in a century.

The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He's gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the country's neo-Nazi, white supremacist fringe.
Have they got any evidence for that claim...probably not...
Some polls now show the group may become the biggest in Sweden's parliament after general elections on Sept. 9. Such an outcome would end 100 years of Social Democratic dominance.

In Akesson's hometown of Solvesborg, large crowds cheered as he laid out the party's vision for drastic cuts in immigration. His agenda is part of a global wave of nationalist and anti-establishment sentiment that has followed the 2008 financial crisis, with the election of Donald Trump in the U.S. and Britain's vote to leave the European Union standing out as the starkest examples of the new world order.

For Sweden, a tipping point was the refugee crisis of 2015. Over the past decades, the once homogeneous nation of 10 million people has been transformed, with 18 percent of the population now born outside the country.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:33 am

Sweden seems to be a strange country:

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:50 am

76% of 'child migrants' turn out to be over 18
The Swedish Board of Forensics have today announced the results of their first investigations into determining the ages of unaccompanied ‘child’ migrants.

The assessments, which were carried out on 18 females and 563 males, concluded that 442 individuals were deemed to be older than 18, a shocking 76% of cases!

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Ann Lemne, Project Manager for medical age assessments lab, said it was difficult to say whether the results will be representative of the entire group of people claiming asylum as children. The board still have at least 4200 tests to carry out, however, their results are broadly in line with others carried out across Europe.

The UK Home Office caused controversy last year after it decided to erect fences around a migrant centre to stop newspapers taking photos of “child” refugees.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Sweden Democrats: How a nationalist, anti-immigrant party took root in a liberal Nordic haven
Sweden is about to hold a general election in which concerns about immigration have risen to the top of the political agenda. It is a narrative that the populist Sweden Democrats have fuelled, and one from which they are increasingly reaping rewards.
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The position in which Sweden finds itself is a result of the same issues which have disrupted politics across the western world in recent years: anti-immigrant sentiment, a resurgent nationalism, and a longing to turn back time on social change.

The feelings that contributed to creating Brexit Britain and Trump’s America – undoubtedly coming as shocks to the UK and US – have taken root even in this famously liberal Nordic haven.
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Their charge is simple: that behind the rosy veneer, too many immigrant communities have not assimilated into Swedish society, but have imported the problems of their own – leading to parallel societies, a rise in crime, and a strain on the historically generous welfare state.

Amid conflicting narratives, convenient statistics and an unhealthy culture of confirmation bias, the internet presents two very different pictures of Sweden. But speak to anyone with first hand experience, and they will concede that the truth is somewhere in the middle.
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“I describe them as populist and anti-immigration. When it comes to economic issues, they are a bit more to the right on taxes, but they are more to the left when it comes to spending, so they are in the middle. Originally, they had their core support in the south of the country, among blue collar, less educated male voters. But nowadays their voters come from all over society.”

He believes their growth is entirely a reaction to government policies around immigration and integration.

“In the opinion polls, we have been asked the same question every year since 1990: do you think it’s a good or a bad idea to reduce the number of refugees, and every year more people say it’s a good idea.”

Despite this, the government – often led by the dominant Social Democrats – has continued to pursue a generous refugee policy.
Feminists, you have let your doom in by the front door....but it will not depart that way!
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:42 pm

The Swedish election has The New York Times hyperventilating:

How the Far Right Conquered Sweden

Synopsis:
The story of how Islam conquered Sweden? Not merely my interpretation, it really does read like that. But with the follow up that one election was won by "far right".

Analysis:
It turns out that the Islam express method of national suicide is not so painless. But it's Sweden, so national suicide is still number one on the agenda by some other method. Feminism perhaps?
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:38 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:42 pm
The Swedish election has The New York Times hyperventilating:

How the Far Right Conquered Sweden

Synopsis:
The story of how Islam conquered Sweden? Not merely my interpretation, it really does read like that. But with the follow up that one election was won by "far right".

Analysis:
It turns out that the Islam express method of national suicide is not so painless.
But it's Sweden, so national suicide is still number one on the agenda by some other method.

Feminism perhaps?
Well, Sweden has the first feminist government in the world.,
they havn't made Sweden very safe for women despite that...
Evidences
see viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47991&p=918655&hili ... il#p918655
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:58 pm

Ya just got to love the headline....
Sweden Is What Happens When Liberals Let The Far-Right Set The Agenda

yea, right...sure.
Sweden’s Social Democrats are one of the most successful political parties in modern history, winning the highest share of the vote in every national election for the past 100 years. But on Sunday, the once-dominant party scored its worst election result in generations. Its decline is a symptom of when liberal parties let radical-right populists dictate the political agenda.

The Social Democrats won a little over 28 percent of the vote, the most of any party but far short of giving their center-left bloc a majority. Meanwhile, the far-right Sweden Democrats won 17.6 percent of the vote in its best ever result. An exit poll showed that almost a fifth of the far-right voters cast their ballots for the Social Democrats the last election.
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The liberal party’s losses are at least partly self-inflicted. Faced with growing support for the Sweden Democrats, the Social Democrats focused much of their campaign on issues such as immigration and crime, where the far-right controls the narrative. And rather than countering the Sweden Democrats’ anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric with a vision of their own, the liberals shifted to the right with proposals that included sending the army into neighborhoods with high crime rates.

“They adopted the [Sweden Democrats’] agenda because they were afraid of losing voters,” said Ulf Bjereld, a professor at Gothenburg University and an active member of the Social Democrats.

“It was a political mistake.”
Yea, they should have just put on the blinders and imported more wogs Muslims...that's the ticket!

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:04 am

Sweden has an official tweet (https://twitter.com/sweden?lang=en) since 2011 with some random dude/dudette as weekly curator. Interesting idea, but the content isn't very exciting.

It will close end of the month.

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:14 pm

There Was Meddling In The Swedish Election!




They seem to have a strange electoral system...
Instead of a single ballot, there is a different ballot (with a different color)
for each of the many parties they have....
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:45 am

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Leila Ali Elmi makes history as first Somali-Swedish woman elected to Swedish parliament

Stockholm (HOL) - Leila Ali Elmi, a Somali-Swedish woman from Gothenburg has won a seat in Sweden's parliament known as the 'Riksdag', making her the first East African woman to be elected to parliament.

The news was well received by Sweden's Somali community, a welcomed reprieve to the political uncertainty surrounding the election deadlock. This years election campaign was dominated by headlines from the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats (SD), whose populist rhetoric lurched the leftist liberal Scandinavian country to the right of the political spectrum.

Laila Ali Elmi is the second Somali-Swede to serve in the Riksdag after Abdirizak Waberi, a fellow Angered resident who was a member of Swedish Parliament from 2010 to 2014.

Leila ran on the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) ticket for Angered district in Gothenburg. Her constituency is home to a large number of East African immigrants including at least 14,000 Somalis. She has been a member of the Angered district council since 2014.
https://hiiraan.com/news4/2018/Sept/160 ... ament.aspx

I gather from a French article that she was at 21st position on the Green's list, but to general surprise came out first in the vote results.

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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:43 am

What angered them?








What?
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:11 pm

Sweden takes a bite out of crime.

Give up your grenades and walk free: Sweden's explosives amnesty gets under way
The Local (Sweden)
Between today and early next year, anyone in possession of hand grenades or illegal pyrotechnical equipment can hand them over to police without risking punishment.

Sweden's first-ever amnesty period for illegal explosives got under way on Monday and is set to last until January 11th 2019. The hope is that criminals will choose to give up some of the hand grenades that are in circulation and get the weapons off the country's streets.

The move was proposed by the centre-left coalition government last year, with Justice Minister Morgan Johansson telling DN: "This is linked to criminal gangs who in general have increased access to weapons which they use against one another and against the judicial system. We must get these off our streets."

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Chicago did something like that with firearms.
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by WildCat » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 pm

LOL they think gangs will turn in their hand grenades? That's some world-class stupid right there!
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Re: News from Sweden

Post by Skeeve » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 pm

WildCat wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 pm
LOL they think gangs will turn in their hand grenades? That's some world-class stupid right there!
I am sure they may give them plenty of grenades...(perhaps with the pin removed?)

In other news: ‘No rapists on our streets’: Hundreds, mostly women, rally in Sweden & demand action over gang rapes

Because saying it will somehow magically make it happen?
Hundreds of Malmo residents reportedly gathered on Tuesday to demonstrate against violent gang rapes that have shaken the city in recent weeks. The protestors demanded that the government takes decisive steps to protect women.
“We have a government that claims to be feminist, but at the same time does not act, when the legal system signals that women's bodies are public property," said medical student Camilla Lundgren who organized the protest. The event attracted several hundred demonstrators, reported local media, including Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, SVT Nyheter.

Over the course of one month, three women were raped by several assailants, with the latest victim being 17-years-old. In the wake of the attacks, Malmo police advised women to only go out in pairs after dark. They promptly retracted the “unfortunate” statement following criticism.
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Hundreds of Malmo residents reportedly gathered on Tuesday to demonstrate against violent gang rapes that have shaken the city in recent weeks. The protestors demanded that the government takes decisive steps to protect women.
“We have a government that claims to be feminist, but at the same time does not act, when the legal system signals that women's bodies are public property," said medical student Camilla Lundgren who organized the protest. The event attracted several hundred demonstrators, reported local media, including Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, SVT Nyheter.

Over the course of one month, three women were raped by several assailants, with the latest victim being 17-years-old. In the wake of the attacks, Malmo police advised women to only go out in pairs after dark. They promptly retracted the “unfortunate” statement following criticism.


However, it was the news of a Swedish court releasing three men, accused of raping a woman in the Stockholm suburb of Fittja in 2016, that prompted Lundgren to call on local residents to join the demonstration. On Tuesday, the court acquitted all five defendants in the case due to insufficient evidence.

"I was not surprised, but at the same time I'm totally disturbed. It feels hopeless. It's like our politicians do not think women are human,” Lundgren said of the decision.

Protesters carried lit candles and banners, reading, “No rapists on our streets” and "Lofven, take your responsibility," referring to Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. The government needs to “treat rape as a serious and specific crime that needs to be managed by competent, specially trained lawyers and by more resources towards police and arrest services,” Lundgren told the Local.

Branding Sweden “the most equal country must be the biggest joke," said another speaker, Desiree Linnea Monsen, according to the SVT Nyheter.
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