Stone-Throwing, No-Go Zones & Rape: Sweden Starts Looking Again at Migration

Ekaterina Blinova – Sputnik Oct 4, 2019

Refugees and asylum seekers heading for Sweden. Click to enlarge

Problems stemming from Sweden’s openness towards asylum-seekers are, at long last, getting the attention of the country’s mainstream media. Sweden-based academics Bilyana Martinovski and Anders Hellström explain why the press is finally paying attention.

On 19 September, journalists from the Swedish national public television broadcaster Sveriges Television AB (SVT) were attacked with stones while reporting on the building of an Islamic Centre in the Stenhagen district of Uppsala, known for its considerable migrant population. The Swedish police immediately launched an investigation into the attempted assault and injury.

It is not the first stone-throwing incident to have occurred in the Stenhagen neighbourhood, as controversy over the construction of an Islamic Centre next to St. Mary’s Church in the district has been going on for the last six years. The Dawa Foundation, a Swedish Islamic organisation, owns the land in Stenhagen and applied to the Swedish authorities to build the Muslim house of worship several years ago.

On 7 September, representatives of the Sweden Democrats (SD), the country’s conservative party, were pelted with stones in Stenhagen during a campaign against the construction of the planned mosque. Some stones were up to 10 centimetres in length and most were about half that size, as one of the SD campaigners, Simon Alm, described in his Facebook post.

However, according to SVT, the Planning and Building Board approved the detailed plan of the new Islamic centre in the Uppsala district last Thursday, which means that there are no more obstacles standing in the way of the centre’s construction.

Stone-Throwing Incident as Indicator of Greater Trouble

It appears that the latest attack on the national broadcaster’s reporters has changed their tone, prompting them to address the broader social trouble which has been brewing for the past few years in the country: Sweden is one of a handful of countries to accept a record number of migrants in recent years.

According to the official statistics, 806,155 newcomers were awarded residencies in Sweden between 2013 and 2018, i.e. almost 10 per cent of the entire population.

Anders Hellström, associate professor in political science at the Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare at Malmö University, insists that stone-throwing is not common for Sweden, adding that those incidents “have actually become less frequent during the years”.

Bilyana Martinovski, an associate professor in Human-Machine Interaction, who was expelled from Stockholm University over her research into migrant-related rape cases in Sweden; she insists the opposite is true: the problem is by no means fading.

“Stone-throwing is frequent, especially at police,” she says. “Most interesting was the taxpayer-funded SVT programme by Janne Josefsson; when he visited a migrant area in Göteborg [in May 2019] where a guard was heavily beaten by a male migrant gang, almost to death. This prominent journalist was in shock, things there have become much worse than the [community] he reported on 20 years earlier in the same place.”

She notes that Josefsson’s podcast revealed that law enforcement agents avoid migrant gang areas and that the gangs watch the police with drones and know each move they make.

An armed police officer stands guard after an object exploded next to a police station in Rosengard in Malmo, Sweden on January 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Johan NILSSON / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read JOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images) Click to enlarge

The Other Side of Immigration: Rapes & No-Go Zones

“This is just Göteborg”, Martinovski notes. “Things are worse in Malmö, now in Uppsala, and of course in Stockholm. Some media and journalists have now started ‘screaming out’ that things went wrong, while others claim all is fine. It is not clear: what does ‘all is fine’ mean? It could mean that this was the plan and all goes according to plan, or it could mean that 8,000 rapes per year and 120 explosions in nine months is the new normal in Sweden, according to some, but certainly not for all.”

In early September, SVT raised the issue of no-go zones populated by North African and Middle Eastern immigrants unwilling to integrate into European society. According to the Swedish broadcaster, some Swedish municipalities have been forced to hire private security companies to tackle growing crime and violence because of a lack of municipal police to conduct adequate patrols in the cities.

According to Martinovski, Uppsala, previously known for being the town where the “father of botany” Carl von Linne is buried, has recently gained prominence for rapes. She recalled the story of a local resident named Angelica, who was raped by alleged Arab migrants who stormed into her apartment. The young woman later committed suicide because the police decided to end the investigation despite the fact that they had DNA, the professor recalls.

Why Idea of Repatriating Migrants Taking on New Significance in Sweden

Burnt out police car in Malmö, Sweden, 2016. Click to enlarge

The migration problem is triggering growing concerns among Swedes. Apparently, therefore, the Sweden Democrats, a party with a well-articulated anti-immigrant agenda, has emerged as one of the largest political forces in Sweden’s Rikstag in the aftermath of the September 2018 legislative vote.

Meanwhile, the idea of repatriating migrants, pioneered ahead of the 2018 election by the right-wing party Alternative for Sweden, is now spreading like wildfire in Swedish society. Last week, Svenska Dagbladet’s leading conservative columnist Ivar Arpi sparked a debate by suggesting in a series of tweets that the time was ripe for Sweden to consider the annual repatriations of refugees.

Anders Hellström agrees that the Swedish society has become “more polarised” over the issue. According to him, “the reception crisis was a window of opportunity for the mobilisation of parties and movements on both sides, either pro- or anti-immigration.”

Hellström says that Sweden “is no longer exceptional” and “mainstream politicians and journalists address these issues today,” while “maybe [for] ten years they did not, at least not to the same degree”.

“Norms of universal human rights are no longer unequivocally praised. As I said before, this is a sign of polarisation, not necessarily negativity,” he suggests.

For her part, Martinovski believes that the increasing attention to the migrant dilemma in the mainstream media indicates that the cup of Swedes’ patience has overflowed.

She highlights that in addition to growing crime rates, the government’s open-border policy has caused Swedish municipalities to declare bankruptcy by laying on them the excessive financial burden of receiving and integrating newcomers.

“It seems that there is a shift in substance and tone the media posture the past two months, indeed,” she suggests. “Not only in Schibsted Media’s SvD but also in Bonnier Group’s Expressen and in What changed is the volume of violence and costs, they reached a critical number of people, which constituted the tipping point, the crest of a wave which starts to slam down.”

According to the academic, “Sweden is becoming conservative, driven by extreme liberalism, extreme leftism and extreme globalism.”


4 responses to “Stone-Throwing, No-Go Zones & Rape: Sweden Starts Looking Again at Migration”

  1. If Sweden were a garden, then the farmers thought they were planting a new crop, but by introducing a non native weed that cannot be eradicated without harming the rest of the produce, they have changed the nature of the country with an invasive species.

    The problems in Sweden today were initiated many decades ago by the same group who is carrying through with the plan.

    Note: Sweden was a rich post-war country partly due to its wartime actions. In this interview, author-journalist, Maria-Pia Bothius, tells of transit shipments of German troops through Sweden to Norway and Finland, iron ore exports to Germany, Swedish censorship, and other examples showing that Swedish neutrality amounted to support for the Germans/.

    One man was particularly instrumental in the survival of Nazi ideologies: the Swedish fascist leader Per Engdahl – who counted the Ikea founder, Ingvar Kamprad, as a friend and fan. Engdahl initiated a secret intellectual network, with the aim of retaining and reconstructing Nazi ideology. Within it, the denial of the Holocaust was nurtured, the Wehrmacht was whitewashed, and the word “race” was exchanged for the word “culture”. The concept of ethnopluralism was created – an idea of separate, independent cultures living side by side but not mixing in order to avoid extinction. His postwar actions remain key to the rise of the far right today.

    The concept of Swedish goodness denied the existence of antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia and even sexism. It also precluded introspection. And, of course, as the most recent elections showed, it was all a bit too good to be true. Only when Sweden stops being blind to its Nazi past will it be able to confront the threat posed by the rise of the far right today.

    Was Sweden really neutral in World War Two? ( Are they really a “neutral” state or are they just masquerading as one ? )

    Murky truth of how a neutral Sweden covered up its collaboration with Nazis

    Wake up World, Americans are not the only population that has been completely fooled by propaganda and the Satanic infiltrators that are at work everywhere.

  2. The Odds say native Swede Greta “Climate Hustler” Thunderborg is slated to win the Noble Peace Prize. These Swedes are smart, 15 year old Greta just won 25,000 Pounds (30,825 USD) and gave away this small fortune to 4 “climate justice” organised propagandists.

    (Greta Thunberg receives Normandy’s Freedom Prize, donates prize money to climate groups)

    Wait till she finds out that Global Warming is a hoax and she was used to scam the public for research funds. She will be really, really mad for real this time.

    Where I live it is freezing cold for early October yet the liberal retards tell me in a trance state with their eyes glazed over it’s “climate change” implying Global Warming somehow makes it colder. So I query their belief and they get upset or frightened because I don’t beleeeeeeve in climate change. Sometimes they even step back as if I’m a leper. NO KIDDING.

    Now get this – I can point to the massive chemtrails overhead and they deny their own senses that the aircraft are spraying the atmosphere! That really scares the shit out of them because the authority has not told them and affirmed chem trails.

    People are utterly crazy and they have shit between their ears and what is happening to Sweden with the imported sub-humans is only part of a much bigger problem that most humans are unable to critically think and reason properly.

  3. A bill for the costs of the flooding of Sweden/Europe with “refugees” should be sent to Barbara Lehrner Spectre and her buddies. It is a certain tribe which is responsible for all the mayhem caused by never ending, uncontrolled migration, and it is NOT the Nazis..

  4. Hey Truth1, i hate to tell you, but the wrong side won WW2 and most of the insanity in western countries is because of it. Volunteers from Sweden, every other country in Europe and every racial group in the world had volunteers in the Waffen SS. The Waffen SS was 40% non-German. These tough real soldiers prevented the Bolsheviks from overrunning Western Europe. Jews are behind the migrant invasion of white countries.