Swedish reader LN sent us the following email:
The letter below was published on Swedish TV evening April 27th, but not mentioned on public service radio till April 28th at 8:30am.
Please help — all you eminent anti-jihadists — publicity is needed!
This is his translation of the cover letter for Muslim demands:
Open letter to Swedish political parties participating in this year’s election
If we are going to persuade Swedish Muslims to participate in the election in September 2006, we should accept the following claims and wishes — see below — from different muslim minorities in Sweden.
I have not seen manifest and evident signals from all parties that we should comply with such wishes. We ask that the most important claims become part of the political agenda; otherwise the risk is apparent that the majority of the Muslims on election day will remain ‘on the sofa’.
We Muslims are fed up with broken election promises and we wish for tangible proposals that show that Swedes care for us. It won’t be bad if our politically chosen or any new representatives take an hour to read our open letter that has been sent to all the established political parties.
Swedish Muslim Leage
Sveriges Muslimska Förbund
Kapellgränd 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
SE-116 25 Stockholm
Last night in Little Green Footballs, Fjordman reported on these demands of the Swedish Muslims:
I have seen some aggressive writings by Muslims in Europe before, but this ranks among the worst I have ever read, anywhere. I don’t have time to translate everything, it is a list running over several pages with aggressive demands for just about everything.
They are DEMANDING separate family laws for Muslims, regulating marriage, divorce etc.
They are DEMANDING that public schools should employ imams to teach homogeneous classes of Muslims children in their religion and the language of their original homeland. (The city of Malmö already has pre-school classes where all teaching is conducted in Arabic. It’s “good for integration.”)
They are DEMANDING a “mosque in every municipality.” The mosques should be built through interest-free loans made available by the local municipalities. This to demonstrate “Islam’s right to exist in Sweden” and to “heighten the status of and respect towards Muslims.”
They are also DEMANDING separation between boys and girls in gymnastics and swimming education in schools.
They are DEMANDING new laws instating Islamic holidays as public holidays for Muslims. Swedes should also ensure that all Muslims get two hours off from work during the congregational Friday prayer every week.
They are DEMANDING that the Swedish church, in cooperation with the local municipalities, makes available an Islamic burial ground in every minucipality in the country where there are Muslims.
They are DEMANDING that Swedish authorities and Swedish media take stronger steps to combat Islamophobia in the public and in the Swedish system of education.
Readers who can translate more of the Swedish documents are welcome to do and send us the result.
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This is the open letter (now missing)
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