Friday, May 24, 2013
The Jihad Comes To Sweden
For the past five days and nights, the city of Stockholm's Muslim neighborhoods have been the site of wide spread arson and violence reminiscent of Le Petit Jihad in France that first took place in 2005. Since then, it's essentially become an annual event.
The parallels are quite interesting. The excuse for Le Petit Jihad in France was two Muslim teenage criminals fleeing police who managed to get themselves electrocuted. Stockholm's jihad started in the almost entirely Muslim suburb of Husby, where a Muslim man attacked police brandishing a machete and was shot dead by police.
The riots have spread to at least nine other predominantly Muslim neighborhoods like Rinkeby, Jakobsberg, Norsborg and Tensta. Several schools have been set on fire along with numerous cars, as well as a police station in Aelvsjoe. Fire bombs and Molotov cocktails are the weapons of choice, just as they were in Paris.
And just as in France, the media, the police(at least on the record) and officialdom avoid the terms 'Islam' or 'Muslims' as though they were swear words, using the euphemism 'immigrants' and 'youths'. Personally, if I were a law abiding immigrant to Sweden from European countries like Poland or Russia or even from the Middle East, I'd be absolutely outraged at being lumped in with the sort of people who are rioting, looting and burning parts of Stockholm today, but it is what it is.
So far, Swedish police and firefighting units appear to have been caught unprepared by the Muslim 'youths' and as in France and Britain, have even been forced to retreat on a number of occasions to the delight of many local Muslims:
Their tactics now appear to be to simply let things burn if no lives are in danger. There have been too many firemen and police injured trying to respond to arson and then ambushed.
Sweden has, for some time, been importing large numbers of Muslim immigrants from places like Afghanistan,Iraq,North Africa and Somalia and it's an attractive destination because of its liberal asylum policies and welfare benefits. The result has been that rather than integrating into Swedish society, the Muslims have imported their own culture to Sweden along with a corresponding rise in crime (particularly rapes of native Swedes) and the expenditure for social welfare benefits. In Husby, for instance, the percentage of the population receiving social welfare benefits is over four times as large as the average in Sweden as a whole.
And true to form, the Socialist Swedish government is the first to blame the rioting on yes, Sweden and Swedes.
For instance, Swedish Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag went public early on attributing the rioting to high unemployment and social exclusion in Sweden's immigrant-dominated areas.
"We know that there is discrimination in these areas, and these events don't improve the image of these areas, where there is a lot of positive stuff going on but which is totally eclipsed right now," he announced in an interview with TT, the Swedish News Bureau.
And of course, Muslim 'activists' on the scene were quick to attribute the violence to racism on the part of Sweden's notoriously politically correct police..
Rami al-Khamisi, a law student and founder of the youth organisation Megafonen, told the Swedish edition of online newspaper The Local that he had been insulted racially by police. Teenagers, he said, had been called "monkeys".
To listen to Khamisi and his friends, the riots are all about racism and segregation in Sweden "over the past 10, 20 years" from both a class and a race perspective. What's more some Swedes, especially in the current government appear to be eager to buy it.
As in France, what's going on in Sweden and a number of other European countries isn't about jobs, or racial slurs, or equality.
It's about flag planting and intimidation. They want to essentially establish a state within a state where sharia and Muslims rule.
As a look at the Qu'ran will tell you, this is standard operating procedure for Muslims in infidel countries once there are enough of them so that the tipping point is reached - "Kuffars, pay us the jizya (tribute) or face our violent jihad."
The Swedes have a small but efficient military and dispatching them to the riot areas, shooting a number of the rioters and deporting many of the others back to their countries of origin would end this quickly, but since it would be an admission thatthe entire multicultural experiment foisted on Swedes by their government has been an abject failure, that's unlikely to happen.
Instead, they'll allow the Muslims to take over the turf, riot periodically as reminder to keep the jizya flowing and knuckle under.
If you think this is something overseas and unrelated to the United States, just give it a few years. Boston and Ft. Hood are signposts along the road.