Swedish Welfare State Collapses as Immigrants Wage War
The Brussels Journal
From the desk of Fjordman on Tue, 2006-03-28 21:49
Last year I wrote an article about how Swedish society is disintegrating and is in danger of collapsing, at least in certain areas and regions. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe. The Swedish model would no longer refer to a stable and peaceful state with an advanced economy, but to a Eurabian horror story of utopian multiculturalism, socialist mismanagement and runaway immigration. Some thought I was exaggerating, and that talk of the possibility of a future civil war in Sweden was pure paranoia. Was it?
In a new sociological survey (pdf in Swedish, with brief English introduction) entitled Vi krigar mot svenskarna (Were waging a war against the Swedes), young immigrants in the troubled city of Malm have been interviewed about why they are involved in crime. Although it is not stated, most of the immigrant perpetrators are Muslims. In one of the rare instances where the Swedish media actually revealed the truth, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported several years ago that 9 out of 10 of the most criminal ethnic groups in Sweden came from Muslim countries.
This must be borne in mind whilst reading the following newspaper article:
Immigrants are waging war against Swedes through robbery
The wave of robberies the city of Malm has witnessed during this past year is part of a war against the Swedes. This is the explanation given by young robbers from immigrant backgrounds when questioned about why they only rob native Swedes, in interviews with Petra kesson for her thesis in sociology. I read a report about young robbers in Stockholm and Malm and wanted to know why they rob other youths. It usually does not involve a lot of money, she says. She interviewed boys between 15 and 17 years old, both individually and in groups.
Almost 90% of all robberies reported to the police were committed by gangs, not individuals. When we are in the city and robbing we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes. This argument was repeated several times. Power for me means that the Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet. The boys explain, laughingly, that there is a thrilling sensation in your body when youre robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if youve succeeded, it simply feels good. Its so easy to rob Swedes, so easy. We rob every single day, as often as we want to, whenever we want to. The immigrant youth regard the Swedes as stupid and cowardly: The Swedes dont do anything, they just give us the stuff. Theyre so wimpy. The young robbers do not plan their crimes: No, we just see some Swedes that look rich or have nice mobile phones and then we rob them.
Why do they hate the Swedes so much? Well, they hate us, Petra kesson reports them as answering. When a Swede goes shopping, the lady behind the counter gives him the money back into his hand, looks into his eyes and laughs. When we go shopping, she puts the money on the counter and looks the other way. kesson, who is adopted from Sri Lanka and hence does not look like a native Swede, says it was not difficult to get the boys to talk about their crimes. Rather they were bragging about who had committed the most robberies. Malin kerstrm,a professor in sociology, sees only one solution to the problem: Jobs for everybody. If this entails a deregulation of the labor market to create more jobs, then we should do so.
It is interesting to note that these Muslim immigrants state quite openly that they are involved in a war, and see participation in crime and harassment of the native population as such. This is completely in line with what I have posited before. The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in just above twenty years. Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six times as common today as they were a generation ago.
Most other kinds of violent crime have rapidly increased, too. Instability is spreading to most urban and suburban areas. Resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects. Lawyer Ann Christine Hjelm found that 85 per cent of the convicted rapists were born on foreign soil or from foreign parents.
The phenomenon is not restricted to Sweden. The number of rapes committed by Muslim immigrants in Western nations is so extremely high that it is difficult to view these rapes as merely random acts of individuals. It resembles warfare. This is happening in most Western European countries, as well as in other non muslim countries such as India. European jails are filling up with Muslims imprisoned for robberies and all kinds of violent crimes, and Muslims bomb European civilians. One can see the mainstream media are struggling to make sense of all of this. That is because they cannot, or do not want to, see the obvious: this is exactly how an invading army would behave: rape, pillage and bombing. If many of the Muslim immigrants see themselves as conquerors in a war, it all makes perfect sense.
Malm in Sweden, set to become the first Scandinavian city with a Muslim majority within a decade or two, has nine times as many reported robberies per capita as Copenhagen, Denmark. Yet the number one priority for the political class in Sweden during this years national election campaign seems to be demonizing neighboring Denmark for xenophobia and a brutal debate about Muslim immigration. During last years Jihad riots in France, Swedens Social Democratic Prime Minister Gran Persson criticised the way the French government handled the unrest in the country. It feels like a very hard and confrontational approach.
Persson also rejected the idea of more local police as a first step in Sweden. I dont believe thats the way we would choose in Sweden. To start sending out signals about strengthening the police is to break with the political line we have chosen to follow, he said. Meanwhile, as their authorities have largely abandoned their third largest city to creeping anarchy, there is open talk among the native Swedes still remaining in Malm of forming vigilante groups armed with baseball bats out of concern for their childrens safety. As I argued in another essay: If Arnold Schwarzenegger fails to get re-elected as Governor of California he may like to do a sequel to Conan the Barbarian. He could shoot it in Malm. He will get the extras for free.
What happened to the famous Swedish nanny state, you say? Dont Swedes pay the highest tax rates in the world? Yes, they do. But tens of billions of kroner, some say several hundred billions, are being spent every year on propping up rapidly growing communities of Muslim immigrants. Sweden has become the entire worlds welfare office, because the political elites have decided that massive Muslim immigration is good for the economy. Soon Swedens army may comprise no more than 5,000 men, five thousand troops to defend a nation more than three times the area of England. Moreover, it may take up to a year to assemble all of them, provided they are not on peacekeeping missions abroad. That Sweden might soon need a little peacekeeping at home seems to escape the establishment. In 2006 the celebrated Swedish welfare state has become the worlds largest pyramid scheme, an Enron with a national flag.
Although Sweden is an extreme example, similar stories could be told about much of Western Europe. As Mark Steyn points out, the Jihad in the streets of France looked like the early skirmishes of an impending Eurabian civil war, brought on by massive Muslim immigration and Multicultural stupidity. Law and order is slowly breaking down in major and even minor cities across the European continent, and the streets are ruled by aggressive gangs of Muslim youngsters.
At the same time, Europeans are paying some of the highest taxes in the world. We should remind our authorities that the most important task of the state some would even claim it should be the only task of the state is to uphold the rule of law in exchange for taxation. Since it is becoming pretty obvious that this is no longer the case in Eurabia, we should question whether these taxes are still legitimate, or whether they are simply disguised Jizya paid in the form of welfare to Muslims and our new Eurocrat aristocracy. Although not exactly the Boston Tea Party, perhaps the time has now come for a pan-European tax rebellion: We will no longer pay taxes until our authorities restore law and order and close the borders to Muslim immigration.
This is urgent. When enough people feel that the system is no longer working and that the social contract has been breached, the entire fabric of democratic society could unravel. What happens when the welfare state system breaks down, and there is no longer enough money to grease the increasing tensions between immigrants and native Europeans? And what happens when people discover that their own leaders, through the EU networks and the Euro-Arab Dialogue described by Bat Yeor in her book Eurabia, have been encouraging all these Muslims to settle here in the first place?
There will be massive unemployment, and tens of millions of people will feel angry, scared and humiliated, betrayed by the system, by society and by their own democratic leaders. This is a situation in some ways similar to the Great Depression that led to the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s. Is this where we are heading once again, with fear, rising Fascism and political assassinations? The difference is that the Jewish threat in the 1930s was entirely fictional, whereas the Islamic threat now is very real.
However, it is precisely the trauma caused by the events of 70 years ago that is clouding our judgement this time, since any talk at all about the threat posed by Muslim immigration or about preserving our own culture is being dismissed as the same rhetoric as the Nazis used against the Jews. Europeans have been taught to be so scared of our own shadows that we are incapable of seeing that darkness can come from the outside, too. Maybe Europe will burn again, in part as a belated reaction to the horrors of Auschwitz.