Last Friday I posted an email from a Scandinavian reader about the closing of a school in Malmö due to excessive violence among the school’s students, who are predominantly Muslim immigrants. At the time, there were no English-language news sources for this story.
Now, thanks to a tip from Roncesvalles, I can post an excerpt from The Local, an English-language Swedish news organ:
Plans to shut down the senior part of Hermodsdal school in Malmö have prompted the Liberals to request an extra parliamentary debate on the problem of discipline in Swedish schools.
“In Malmö a gang of troublemakers has dictated the decision. It’s unacceptable,” said the Liberal Party’s Jan Björklund.
The proposal to close the high school with 200 students, which was put forward during the Easter break, was due to “lack of security, vandalism and poor study results”. The school has been vandalised several times and in January part of it was damaged in an arson attack.
“It’s the first time a school in Sweden has been closed because it is too rowdy,” said Jan Björklund, who sees the decision as giving in to discipline problems. He described it as collective punishment, which has affected the innocent.
If you read through the whole article, you might notice something. In fact, if you’re a regular reader of Gates of Vienna (and Fjordman), it will stick out like a sore thumb: the words “immigrant”, “Muslim”, and “Islamic” are not mentioned. The Local contrives to tell the whole story without mentioning the most significant element of it: violence perpetrated by predominantly Muslim immigrant children forced the closure of a Swedish school.
Somehow – nobody knows quite how – the staid, phlegmatic, law-abiding Swedes have become “rowdy”. There’s no real explanation; it just kind of happened. One day Swedish citizens woke up, and their children were violent. A school had to close. There’s nothing to be done about it; these things happen.
In Sweden there are apparently two I-words which must not be spoken or printed. The lesser I-word is “immigrant”, and the greater I-word is “Islamic”.
One I-word, however, is permitted, even encouraged: “Islamophobic”.
We all have to learn a new language. It’s called Dhimmispeak.