For a week now the city streets of Sweden have been ablaze, yet I bet most of you have never heard of this. And if in the remote chance that you did, you would have heard something about it being just some poor unemployed youth letting off a little steam.
What you likely did not hear is that once again, this is a case of angry Muslims trashing their host culture, seeking to remake it into their own ugly and bloody image. And as usual, Sweden, like the other Nordic states, is relying on its tradition of tolerance to see them through all this.
They of course are kidding themselves. Another nation known for its tolerance, Holland, has also experienced its fair share of abuse from their Muslim guests, including assassinated politicians, and other MPs who are under 24/7 protection from the religion of peace.
Failed policies of multiculturalism which put little or no restrictions on who immigrated to a nation, and what rules they must abide by, has been part of the problem. Many European nations are now abandoning or radically altering their multiculturalism policies, realising what an enormous blunder they have been.
Also greatly problematic has been wilful ignorance about the nature of Islam, and what its goals really are. The truth is, Islam is an expansionist faith which seeks to see the whole world come under the domination of sharia law and Allah’s will.
Thus politicians in Europe have in many ways created the mess they now find themselves in. And now the streets are on fire as a result. Consider an important article on this by Jerome R. Corsi entitled, “’Youth Rioting’ In Sweden? It’s The Muslims, Stupid”.
He begins, “The nightly rioting in Stockholm that establishment media ascribes merely to ‘youths,’ is being carried out by Muslim immigrants. Muslim immigrants in Sweden now total slightly more than 6 percent of the population, providing additional support for the maxim that a Muslim population of 5 percent is a tipping point for political turmoil. In other countries, Muslim immigrants at that point have begun to seek concessions, including, typically, the right to govern themselves by Shariah, or Islamic law.
“In Sweden, the Muslim population has doubled in the last 14 years, with Muslims now accounting for over 41 percent of Sweden’s total population growth. The growth reflects not only increasing Islamic immigration but also a disproportionately high birth rate in a nation in which the native birth rate is trending toward zero-growth.
“According to European Union statistics, an estimated 574,000 Muslims lived in Sweden in 2012, making up 6.05 percent of the population, compared to 1998, when there were 284,000 Muslims, or 3.21 percent of the total population. The EU currently estimates that at current rates of growth, the Muslim population will reach 40 percent of the total population in Sweden by 2030.
“While Sweden does not keep welfare statistics specifically for Muslims, experts estimate from available government welfare statistics on the foreign-born that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of Sweden’s welfare payments go to Muslims, with the percentage on the rise.
“In Stockholm, the rioting in recent days has centered on Husby, a low-income suburb of Stockholm with some 12,000 residents. Approximately 80 percent are first- or second-generation Muslim immigrants from Turkey, the Middle East and Somalia.
“Swedish police estimated that about 200 Muslim youths were responsible for the violence last week that set hundreds of cars and several buildings on fire with Molotov cocktails, including a parking garage fire that forced the evacuation of residents of an adjacent apartment block. After setting cars on fire, masked Muslim youths waited to pelt with rocks any police responding to calls.”
He concludes, “In February, the Economist reported that in Sweden, only 51 percent of non-Europeans have a job, compared with over 84 percent of native Swedes. ‘The Nordic countries need to persuade their citizens that they are getting a good return on their taxes,’ the Economist noted, ‘but mass immigration is creating a class of people who are permanently dependent upon the state.’
“In Sweden, 26 percent of all prisoners and 50 percent of prisoners serving more than five years are foreigners, the Economist detailed. Nor is the conflict limited to social-demographic characteristics and economics; it also extends to cultural differences. ‘Nordics fervently believe in liberal values, especially sexual equality and freedom of speech, but many of the immigrants come from countries where men and women are segregated and criticizing the prophet Muhammad is a serious offense,’ the Economist concluded.”
Mark Steyn also weighs in on the situation in Sweden and elsewhere: “For the last week, Stockholm has been lit up by what the great Australian wag Tim Blair calls the nightly car-b-q, started by ‘youths’ after the police shooting of (you’ll never guess!) a Muslim man waving a machete. John Hinderaker notes that the authorities are taking a somewhat insouciant attitude to their blazing metropolis:
“But while the Stockholm riots keep spreading and intensifying, Swedish police have adopted a tactic of non-interference. ‘Our ambition is really to do as little as possible,’ Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving explained to the Swedish newspaper Expressen on Tuesday. ‘Our goal is really to do as little as possible.’ Chief Löfving’s media relations officer, Lars Byström, elaborates: ‘We go to the crime scenes, but when we get there we stand and wait.’
“That’s not strictly true. They are handing out parking tickets to the burnt-out cars. Seriously. Meanwhile, in Britain, the constabulary of a nation where men are hacked to death on the street in broad daylight are arresting Tweeters who Tweet insufficiently culturally sensitive Tweets about the unfortunate incident – and sending three coppers to warn an 86-year old lady that the cheese wheel she makes for the annual cheese-rolling competition is a threat to public safety.
“This is how it’ll go. As western governments lose their ability to impact anything that matters, they’ll become ever more coercive about all the little stuff. Heaven help the first granny who takes down a machete-wielding jihadist with an oversized cheese wheel.”
As many commentators have noted over the years, Europe has simply lost the will to exist. Its secularist core is nowhere near sufficient to withstand the vibrant and aggressive inroads of Islam, and when push comes to shove, most Europeans seem content to put up the white flag of surrender, and simply sit by and watch as Europe, its freedoms, and its democracy, are obliterated by an alien totalitarian ideology.
The great liberal death wish, as Malcolm Muggeridge spoke of, has settled deeply upon Europe, and it looks like its days are numbered. Unless some more Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Alis can be raised up, and raised up quickly, it looks like it is goodbye Sweden and goodbye Europe.