Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Multicultural Discourse in Finland and Sweden

A Finnish reader and blogger (who has asked not to be identified) sends us a translation of an important article from the author’s Finnish-language website. It is about Multiculturalism and the effects of Muslim immigration in both Finland and Sweden.

The translator includes the following introductory note:

The article covers a lot of the same issues as Fjordman and it is backed by references to news articles (in Finnish and Swedish) and publicly available statistics (in Finland and in Sweden).

Finland has had a significantly more restrictive immigration policy over the years than Sweden, Norway and Denmark. That is why the problems caused by Muslim immigration are of a smaller scale than in neighboring countries. However, the things may change for the worse in the future, since PC multiculturalism is prevalent here as well.

The original article is here.

The author is Jussi Halla-Aho, a historical linguist (Slavic languages), and is currently a PhD, since he completed his thesis a couple of months ago. He is running for Finnish parliament in the next election in 2007 as an independent candidate for True Finns party (Perussuomalaiset). Currently this party has 3 MPs (out of 200).

The ideology of this party can be compared to similar parties in other Nordic countries like Sverigedemokraterna (Swedish Democrats) in Sweden and Fremskritspartiet (Progressive Party) in Norway.

The complete list of Jussi’s writings (in Finnish) can be found here; his bio can be found here.

I am writing to you, because, in my opinion, his articles are worthy of a larger audience and they describe fairly accurately the situation in Europe right now.

Jussi has become kind of a cult hero in Finland ever since the Mohammed cartoon madness. During the cartoon events, Finnish prime minister Matti Vanhanen apologized for the publication of cartoons on a Finnish website. In addition, the police investigated the website but the state prosecutor decided not to prosecute the case. Finland was never a target for angry Muslims, which is what Vanhanen wanted with his apology.

And now for the article itself:

Multicultural Discourse Here and Across the Border

By Jussi Halla-Aho


By following the crime statistics published by the Finnish Department of Justice on crimes committed by foreign nationals it is possible to find out that the situation remains very stable. The same immigrant groups (Turkish, Iranian, Iraqi and Somali) are over-represented in the same categories of crime (battery, robbery, sex crimes), and the relative proportion of crimes committed by individuals with immigrant background is rising by a few per cent annually (See statistics from year 2003, 2004 and 2005.). The statistical facts seem to refute the commonly held view that the impression of high crime rate among immigrants is created by peaks caused by a few individual perpetrators. The trend is real and, as is to be expected, it is remarkably similar to the trends in other Nordic countries.

Since the crime rate among immigrants is increasing rather than decreasing, it makes me wonder, why the reports on assaults and rapes committed in Helsinki city center and Kaisaniemi Park have completely disappeared from the pages of the largest daily newspaper in Finland. Last fall when the crimes committed by the Somali gangs reached their peak, Helsingin Sanomat showed some signs of loosening the self-censorship and began more accurate reporting of the news. However, today it seems that the self-criticism has been followed by an even stronger backlash and that the newspaper has decided to adopt a Swedish-style editorial policy. The crimes committed by minorities are either censored or not published at all. As I stated in my column Keskustelua meillä ja naapurissa, the Finnish media have not yet been engaged in collective self-censorship, which is why the actual content of the story can be found if you take the trouble to do so.

On the 20th of August a shooting incident took place at a service station in Lahti. Below are the stories printed by Helsingin Sanomat and Iltalehti based on the original story published by The Finnish news agency STT.

Helsingin Sanomat 21st August, 2006-08-26

Shooting incident in Lahti

There was a shooting incident at a Lahti service station on Thursday afternoon.

According to the police, apparently no one was hurt at the incident.

The suspect, a 20 year-old man was caught, but the police were still looking for the victims of the shooting in Thursday evening.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Jorma Halme, said that it is not yet clear whether there were one or more shots. According to Halme, the incident took place to settle scores between individuals.

Iltalehti 21st August (source)

Shots were fired at a service station in Lahti

According to the police, apparently no one was hurt.

The suspect, a 20 year-old man, was caught, but the Police was still looking for the intended victims of the shooting in Thursday night.

The incident at the service station in Lahti took place at half past three in the afternoon.

“It is not yet clear, whether there were one or more shots fired,” Jorma Halme, the officer in charge of the investigation, stated.

According to Halme, the incident was about settling scores between two Romani tribes. None of the roughly ten people involved come from Lahti.

“I don’t know, if they met by accident or if it was a planned meeting,” Halme said.

(Fair enough, the incident does not involve immigrants, but it reveals the motives of censorship very clearly.)

Helsingin Sanomat chose not to publish the news item in their printed version at all, probably because there were more important shooting incidents to be reported (the linked article was about shooting a seal that was caught in River Tenojoki in Lapland).

In Turku (the fifth largest city in Finland) violent crime committed by immigrants, primarily of Somali origin, has increased this summer (link, link, link, link, link). The City of Turku Office of Immigrant affairs has tried to convince people that the various ethnic groups get on very well. The Police, however, admit that the situation has been gradually worsening for several months and that the violence has become increasingly brutal (victims lying on the ground have been kicked). The concerned citizens who have contacted the Police have been recommended “not to go out in the evening.”

For someone living in Helsinki this sounds oddly familiar. Helsingin Sanomat has reported nothing about the events in Turku. It is not that the news is not worth reporting, since in the past Helsingin Sanomat dedicated several articles to an individual attack on an immigrant-owned pizza parlor in the town of Kajaani.

In the beginning of August the Helsinki district court imprisoned a 22 year-old Kenyan serial rapist. Despite his young age the Kenyan has been previously convicted for several rapes, which makes one wonder about the effectiveness of the Finnish criminal justice system. The Police are looking for possible additional victims, which forced Helsingin Sanomat to publish the man’s personal description: “The man has short black curly hair.” Well... maybe you could have mentioned some more visible features.

In the 12th of August a 37 year-old man intentionally hit a 14 year-old girl with a car. The girl was riding a bike on a cycling route in Lahti. The victim suffered severe head injuries. Helsingin Sanomat published the following story:

Helsingin Sanomat 15th August, 2006-08-26 (STT)

Man suspected of intentionally hitting a girl cyclist with a car

The Police in Lahti are investigating a weird incident, in which a man is suspected of intentionally driving his car on a cyclist riding on a cycling route.

The girl, born in 1992, hit her head on the tarmac but she has since been released from the hospital.

The driver, born in 1969, was arrested on Monday on a suspicion of attempted manslaughter.

The police do not yet have a full picture of the incident. The driver escaped the scene of the crime.

He was arrested later, since the victim was able to identify the suspect.

Both Etelä-Suomen Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat are able to tell that the 37 year-old man is of Somali origin and that he has been harassing and threatening the girl’s family for two years with no apparent motive. The man has already received a restraining order (which he considered to be totally unnecessary).

In the 14th of August, a man tried to rape a 14 year-old girl in the Helsinki suburb of Tapulikaupunki. Below are the versions of the story published by Helsingin Sanomat and Iltalehti:

Helsingin Sanomat 15th August, 2006 (STT)

Attempted rape of a minor in Helsinki

An underage girl suffered a brutal rape attempt in Tapulikaupunki of Helsinki at two o’clock on Monday morning.

The incident was reported to the emergency center shortly before three in the morning. The police arrested a suspect in his apartment later in the night.

The police have not yet finished the investigation. According to the police the suspect was riding a bicycle. The police are looking for eyewitness reports concerning a bald man riding a bicycle at the time of the incident.

Iltasanomat 14th August, 2006 (source)

Attempted rape of a minor in Helsinki

An underage girl suffered a rape attempt in Tapulikaupunki of Helsinki last night. The police have caught the suspect who is a male foreign national living in Finland.

The police continue to investigate the incident.

The web edition of Helsingin Sanomat has received several complaints concerning censorship of articles. The site administration has adopted a policy of systematically removing the complaints, which should convince even the most gullible one that the conscious filtering of information is based on ideological grounds. The current editorial policy of Helsingin Sanomat is so obviously biased and in such a sharp contrast to other Finnish news media that I have begun to wonder why I should pay for that kind of a newspaper. Naturally, Helsingin Sanomat contains accurate information as well, like the TV Guide and the weather, but the same also applies to the former Communist newspaper Tiedonantaja. The point is that both Helsingin Sanomat and Tiedonantaja do not report the news based on its newsworthiness or significance, but instead the news is printed if it matches the ideology and worldview of the editorial staff.

Despite the fact that Iltasanomat and Iltalehti mainly concentrate on writing about celebrities like Matti Nykänen, for domestic events they have proven to be the most reliable news source available. For the time being Turun Sanomat has been able to report the events in Turku fairly accurately. However, there is a reason to fear that Turun Sanomat will change its editorial policy more to the line of Helsingin Sanomat if the gap between reality and the multiculturalist theory grows too wide in the streets of Turku.

In addition to media, the conduct of the authorities should also be examined. The immigrant gangs creating havoc in the streets of Turku have caused some of the citizens to react, and the discussion forum on the City of Turku website has been filled with heated debate. According to Turun Sanomat “the tone of the discussion has become such that some users demand restrictions to be placed on the postings. Some of the comments attack immigrants and blame them for the rise in street violence.” City of Turku Chief Media Liaison Seppo Kemppainen states that “if the situation remains as it is, closing the forum may become an option.”

Politically correct discussion turns out to be fascinating, as always. When users of the forum intended for citizen input blame immigrants for the violence they commit, site administrators start thinking of closing the forum. Violence is less of a problem than the fact that it is discussed. The situation in Turku will certainly improve if the accusations concerning immigrants are suppressed on the City of Turku website.

Earlier I have written about the air- and water-tight politically correct censorship in Sweden. The situation is not necessarily as hopeless as it seems. Even if the Swedish crime news articles do not include the perpetrator’s description, they do mention the place in which the crime was committed. Some examples follow:

A group of three “youths” assaulted a young man and stole his cell phone in Malmö last March. A month later another young man was brutally beaten with a dog leash. A friend of his was beaten down and kicked. The Police solved the cases and ten “youths” between 16 and 20 years of age were charged with 17 different indictments including among others battery in the first degree, two counts of vehicle and money theft, drug crimes and extortion.

The young men came from the suburb of Hermodsdal. 65 per cent of Hermodsdal residents are immigrants coming mainly from Iraq and Bosnia. (As we will later see, the total proportion of immigrant population is reduced by the fact that most of the residents over 65 years of age are native Swedes. For Hermodsdal this means that in younger age groups the immigrant percentage is probably higher than 65.)

During sentencing, the Swedish criminal justice system showed its worth. Seven of the youngsters were ordered to the “control of social services”. Two 18 year-old suspects were found not guilty. In addition, the oldest one in the group was sentenced to pay fines. During interrogation, the police found out that one of the youngsters involved in the robbery and assault had met with the social workers the same day. So it is safe to assume that the meeting was successful. Prosecutor Anna Edelbank was satisfied with the verdict: “The perpetrators were young. It is better for society that they receive support and treatment than to lock them up in jail.”

In the district of Fosie, which Hermodsdal is part of, a four-year-old boy used a stone to break a young girl’s bicycle. The boy’s parents were present. When the girl’s mother reacted to the incident, the boy replied: “If you tell the police, it will be your daughter’s head next time.”

In the Stockholm suburb of Tensta “youth gangs” have stolen money and fare cards from buses. Moreover in Tensta a 40 year-old man was stabbed in the back. Also in Tensta, three men held another man hostage for days tied to a bomb.

Of Tensta residents between 16 and 64 years of age 86.1 per cent are of immigrant background, mainly from Asia and Africa.

Naturally, the largest proportion of crimes are committed in the city center both in Malmö and Stockholm, which makes the interpretation more difficult. In any case, Swedish society has become fairly violent. Since, according to research, certain types of crime are mostly committed by immigrants (see the rape wave in Oslo and the shocking study made among immigrant youth in Malmö) and since, based on my personal experience, it is hard for me to believe that the Swedes are very much different from the Finns, I don’t think it’s likely that the reported gang rapes and cell phone thefts are committed by native Swedes, even though the censorship provides an opportunity for the idealists to entertain the idea.

More examples:

The driver of an illegal taxi mugs his client using a knife and a gun in Stockholm. See an article from Helsingin Sanomat concerning the way illegal taxis operate in Turku.

Two 18-year-old “youths” steal a wallet and a cell phone from a passer-by using a knife and a gun as a threat in the center of Malmö.

Four “youths” rape a 15-year-old girl in Stockholm amusement park.

A gang of girls assaults two other girls by beating and kicking. The victims refused to part with their money.

Three “youths” steal a handbag from a woman in Malmö.

Cars have started have started burning in Malmö. Around the car there are about fifty “youths”. Does this sound familiar?

I would like to point out that these are recent events. This kind of thing is happening all the time in Sweden.

What is the theoretical background for covering up immigrant crime? What is the goal of the news blackout? A significant part of the Swedish public, at least of those living in cities, know as well as I do here in Finland that newspapers practice self-censorship, but probably an even larger part likes to believe the media and the Social Democratic party rather than their own eyes. The well-organized Swedish society is heading towards a collapse. The collapse is not caused by prejudices towards the immigrants, the thing that the self-censorship is intended to mitigate, but by the fact that the streets have become a tramping ground for “youth gangs” and that native Swedes have become prey in their own country. This trend does not disappear by not talking about it.

Germans who lived during the Second World War have been repeatedly asked how come they didn’t know what was happening to the Jews and other minorities. If the entire propaganda machine is set up to say that everything is fine, people tend to believe it. Generally people like to believe in good news if the alternative is to face a reality that is ugly, brutal and terrible. Posterity will place the same question to those who live in the final days of the Swedish welfare state in the first half of the 21st century. “How come you didn’t know, if it all happened before your very eyes?”

Perhaps the immigrant crime is not covered because there are more relevant problems to address in Sweden. Kolmården zoo in concert with Kenyan Airways arranged a Kenyan dancing ensemble to perform Kenyan folk dances to the public. The chairman of the Swedish anti-racist center (Centrum Mot Rasism, CMR) Ywonne Ruwaida said that the performance “reinforces the prejudices and the discriminating structures within society”. Performing among wild animals “paints a primitive picture of Africans”.

Daniel Ole Leuka, one of the Kenyan guests, is surprised by Ruwaida’s statement. “We are doing a good PR for our own country, we earn good money, and we do not feel that we are being compared to animals.”

It is hard to make it any funnier than it is. I feel pity towards Africans who live in and visit Sweden. They should apparently just stand up as totems in the Green Party office, do nothing and avoid all contact. There is always a risk of racist connotations. I wonder if this contains racist messages in Ruwaida’s opinion.

Several times I have mentioned Swedish suburbs in my columns, but I must admit that I know fairly little about their actual state of affairs. I did some research in the statistics pages of the City of Stockholm. The residents of the city are described with various parameters like gender, age, nationality, level of income and voting patterns. The “multicultural” content of a suburb is not necessarily linked to the number of foreign residents, since in some areas the foreigners are mostly citizens of other Nordic and EU countries. There are, however, clear correlations, which decreases the number of parameters needed. If the share of residents with immigrant background is higher than 30 per cent, the immigrants are mostly Asians and Africans. Asians include the residents of Middle Eastern origin, who constitute the largest group of immigrants in Sweden.

In Helsinki, which is the most multicultural place in Finland, there are no suburbs with more than 20 percent immigrants. Despite this, ghettoization has already begun here. In Stockholm there are 60 suburbs in which the share of immigrants is greater than 20 per cent. The top ten with immigrant percentages are the following:

Rinkeby 91.1%
Tensta 86.1%
Husby 80.8%
Skärholmen 73.2%
Akalla 62.6%
Bredäng 61.3%
Rågsved 59.7%
Kista 55.7%
Sätra 52.4%
Vårberg 52.3%

The proportion of immigrants is actually higher, since the figures above describe the residents from 16 to 64 years of age. In the suburbs mainly populated by Asians and Africans a significant number of people above 65 years of age are native Swedes, while among children under 16 years the immigrant share is higher than average. For example, in Tensta immigrants constitute “only” 62.4 per cent of the population among people above 65 and 87.4 per cent among children under 16 years.

While these figures tell about the scale of the change taking place in Swedish cities, at the same time they remind us about the incredibly good situation in Finland. For some this means that there is no need to worry about anything. For others it signifies that a) we can still avoid the Swedish way, and b) if no steps are taken, the change will happen here as well and it will be a very rapid change indeed. Sweden’s liberal, non work-related immigration policy was started as late as in the 70s. Since 1985, 564 000 immigrants of non-Nordic background have arrived in Sweden. Three per cent of them have come for work and two per cent for studies. The most important reasons for arrival have been “family connection” (family reunification, retrieving spouse from the home country) 41 per cent, “humanitarian reasons” 21 per cent, and “need for protection” 15 per cent (Source: Åke Nilsson, Efterkrigstidens invandring och utvandring, 2004, page 29.) Sweden teaches us a lesson. Once you decide, on humanitarian principles, to accept everyone who is willing to come, there will be no shortage of volunteers.

It is probably no surprise to anyone that the share of immigrants in a suburb correlates negatively with the average income. In the year 2004, the average income in Stockholm was 274,100 Swedish crowns. For the most multicultural suburbs the figures were: Rinkeby 153,100, Tensta 163,600, Husby 177,300, Skärholmen 192,400, Akalla 213,700, Bredäng 197,500, Rågsved 187,700, Kista 239,400, Sätra 213,400, Vårberg 213,000. The high figure for Kista can be explained with the fact that not Africans but residents coming from EU countries constitute the second largest immigrant group right after Asians.

It is, of course, a matter of judgment whether the grimness of the suburbs is due to the high number of immigrants, or the immigrants’poor living conditions are due to the grimness of the suburbs, or that the social structures are discriminatory. I merely intend to describe the reality in Sweden, which is the model of multiculturalism and our shining example. There is no reason to believe that today’s Rinkeby is not tomorrow’s Kontula (a suburb of Helsinki), if the same mistakes with immigration are made here in Finland. This means that immigrants are not carefully selected and they are not forced to integrate. The choice of integration cannot be left to the individual immigrant, since the largest part of them feel no desire to become like us. The welfare state with its generous benefits only gives them a better economic possibility to continue doing what they did in their homeland.

While figuring out the numbers, I was asking yet again why this obviously damaging ghettoization is tolerated. There is no question about the poor state of immigrant suburbs, but so far the political elite has failed to do anything to present a comprehensive solution to the problem. Does the current situation benefit someone? Let us look at the voting patterns in the last local election in 2002. The statistics give the combined support of the ruling Left (including the Social Democrats, the Leftist Party and the Green Party), of the conservative opposition (including the Moderates and the Christian Democrats), and of the group “others”. (Those who are not familiar with Swedish politics should know that the Social Democrats rule as a minority government with the support of Leftist party and Green party, who are able to influence decisions on individual issues). The Leftist coalition received 48.7 per cent of the total vote in Stockholm, while the conservative opposition received 46.2 per cent of the vote. In the suburbs with the highest percentage of immigrants, the Left received the following percentage of votes:

Rinkeby 87.5%
Tensta 81.1%
Husby 74.2%
Skärholmen 68.4%
Akalla 67.1%
Bredäng 68.6%
Rågsved 71.5%
Kista 57.8%
Sätra 60.8%
Vårberg 63.9%

[Note from Baron Bodissey: Using Excel, I have created the graph below, which compares the two groups of percentages.]
Immigrant population percentages and voting patterns

For Kista the figure is slightly lower because of the relatively high percentage of immigrants from other EU countries, but otherwise the multicultural suburbs are significantly more interested than average in the state of the working class, women’s rights and environmental issues.

Let us play for a while with an idea that the ruling leftist elite has lost its moral compass and patriotism and that it is only interested in remaining in power by any means necessary (This is purely hypothetical). In Sweden, like in other Nordic countries, the left and the right have historically received fairly equal share of the vote. Both sides have had a good chance either to win or lose the election. Suddenly, by accident and as a result of humane ideals, the country receives a lot of people, who due both to their indigenous features and to idealistic immigration policies do not become a productive part of the society but start breaking the law and living on taxpayer’s expense. The newcomers are completely dependent on government handouts, which are traditionally on the agenda of the political left. Logically, the newcomers tend to vote the political force that guarantees that the generous handouts are left untouched. The political force that supports generous spending on handouts realizes that the newcomers’ vote guarantees them the opportunity to remain in power permanently.

Of course, the Left is also supported by other groups in addition to immigrants. The working class vote for Social Democrats because of old habits and out of a sense of duty. In Sweden, there are not as many “floating voters” as in Finland. Feminists and other “socially conscious” people vote for the Leftist party. Trendy young people tend to favor the Greens, since they see it as a moral and ecological choice. These voter groups rarely have to face the ugly reality of ethnic enrichment, because they don’t usually live in Rinkeby or Tensta. This is why ghettoization does not significantly reduce the share of votes received by the left from their traditional supporter base. The Swedes pay the highest taxes in the world, largely to fund the excessive costs of multiculturalism, but they like to pay it, since they have learned that taxes are used for funding the welfare state, which is a source of immense pride for every Swede. The working Swedes have a relatively high standard of living, which means that they do not consume public services too much. This is why they fail to notice that their tax money is not being used for funding Swedish welfare but for something else.

From the Leftist point of view isolated ghettoes mainly populated by isolated immigrant groups are an ideal solution. Complete dependency on the political left makes the immigrant population loyal supporters of the left. Because the ghettoes are isolated, they only disturb the image of well-being in Sweden to an extent that can be covered up with effective media self-censorship and “education”. At the same time the dependence of the political Left on the ghettoes not only prevents it from taking any effective measures to stop the ghettoization (you cannot criticize your voters) but also makes stopping the ghettoization undesirable.

The ruling Left milks the working Swedes to maintain a predominantly idle immigrant population, who thankfully vote for the Left. Swedish society has to support two parasites, each living in a symbiotic relationship with the other. That is, in this particular game of thought.

But even if the Swedish left would be so cheap and cynical, this kind of thing cannot go on forever. Generous welfare benefits attract more and more people and when the share of the idle population grows enough, the tax burden for the remaining workforce causes work to become unprofitable. This eventually causes the system to collapse. Why should anyone support a policy that leads to a certain destruction?

Why does the United States government oppose restriction on carbon dioxide emissions, even if the administration of the world’s leading scientific and economic superpower certainly has all the knowledge about the effects of emissions to the climate and therefore to the future of United States? That is because a career politician never sets his sights 20, 50 or 100 years to the future but instead focuses on the next election. Prime Minister Göran Persson knows that Swedish society can be milked at least for the rest of his remaining natural life.

Why do the voters let all this happen? It is because Westerners like to be “good” people and believe that their fellow men are equally good people. It is because they have humane values. It is because, as I earlier stated, a human being would like nothing more than to believe in the good news, if he is given even the smallest opportunity to close his eyes to the bad. It is because half of the people are more stupid than average.

It is because the moral and ethical values of Western man have made him helpless in the face of wickedness and immorality.

18 comments:

Massachusetts Republican said...

Come on, we must accept that white Europeans are criminals with a venal streak. Immigrants and people of color must be given special treatment. If they’re not then how can we slide in to submission to Islam?

Look, Moslems have a right to rape, steal and maim with impunity. They are entitled to have the media hide the statistics so as to better acclimate us to our dhimmi status.

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

Jussi Halla-Aho is the man. I wish all of his articles were available in English (but who would translate them?). I think one of the best things about his articles is their airtight logic, which often leads to suprising yet obvious conclusions.

Mr. Spog said...

If the Left is creating an idle immigrant population to support it at the polls, perhaps the Right should consider taking the vote away from all who are dependent on government assistance.

David S. said...

Great article.

I'm curious as to why these media sources always seem fixated on the word 'youth.' What's that all about anyways - is it a Europe thing?

Also, since I have practically no knowledge of modern European politics beyond the basics, I hope someone can answer something for me: How likely is it in the Nordic countries that there will be a reversal of the maddening immigration policies? I would also ask about France and Britain, but I assume they are already hopeless. If not though, please inform me, and thanks in advance to whoever answers.

Archonix said...

"Youth" is the current catchall for any criminal under the age of 30, and it allows the chattering classes to angst about the ineffectuality of the government to "engage" with "youth", and gives them an excuse to set up more and more "outreach" programmes and other such special organisations, that ostensibly give "youth" an outlet for their own exstential angst, but really serve as a social salve for the sort of people who wouldn't know real compassion and charity if it came up and bopped them on the nose.

THe reality is that most "youth" crime is actually comitted by a very small number of people that fall in to two groups: Persistent offenders from certain sink estates, generally white, undereducated (thanks to left-wing ideaology destroying the education system), of both sexes, and with an entitlement mentality drilled in to them from birth; and immigrants, generally muslim (though not exclusively, it has to be said, since the children of immigrants also have to go through that same education system), young, second or third generation and almost universally male.

This isn't an objective analysis, of course. This is my own experience of such matters, having lived in some very rough areas and experienced crime close up.

David S. said...

Thanks Archonix.

I found some statistics that I thought people here may be interested in. Many Islamic apologists say that only 15% of the total Muslim population is Jihadists or Fundamentalists (aka terrorists). Look at it statistically:

2005 Statistics (in millions)
1565.28 - 15% Jihadists - 234.79
55% working age population
49% male
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421.84 males 20-59
234.79 Jihadists
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56% of able-bodied male Muslims are Jihadists

That's a problem. By comparison, only 19% of the population of Germany was in the military for World War II.

Profitsbeard said...

If statistics will drive the militant Mohammedans from the land, let's pile them on by the pie-chart, ternary plot and LR graph-full.

But people respond viscerally to condensed facts more than thermometer grids and waves.

Facts like:

Islam is not a 'religion of peace'.

This realization is now the general, unspoken feeling in the infidel world toward Islam, as such. No matter what the massive 5th Column p.r. campaign for the mythical "religion of peace" has tried to insist -over the noise of IED blasts and suicide bombers viciously killing people humbly shopping at the market or merely applying for a job.

Iraqi Muslims are slaughtering one another in what look more like Mafia hits than any known kind of 'religious' violence. Not exactly the acts of Koranically-mild-mannered folks. (And hardly reassuring as Muslims move into the West and up spring mosques like toadstools.)

Combined with the Mohammedan migrants' exploitation of government handouts, their pushiness in 'non-assimilating' or even making demands for Sharia Law, their bullying-victimhood, and their 'clan' arrogance, all exposes the "subvert and conquer" marching orders of Imperialistic Islam.

A bellowed, intolerant, absolutist, patriarchally-poisoned 'vision' which has worn out its welcome in the West, already, as far as the simple majority goes.

It is rightly-distrusted as politically-chaotic, legally-amoral and all-too-often homicidal.

Statistically, such passionate irrationality cannot survive very long in its militant, fatal form, and always collapses in upon itself.

But it is still such a juvenile Utopian "Answer" that it will always attract new or refreshed followers. Those of the "kill-your-way-into-paradise" school of anal-sadistic-zombies.

We have to help Islam implode on the altar of it own internal contradictions

(SEE: scientific idiocies and moral imbecilities in both The Koran & The Hadiths.)

Islam declares its war on humanity in its [crypto-plagiarized] 'bible'.

Its violent Word, Mohammad's "Koran", needs to be unmasked.

And long-overdue for the leadership in the infidel world to read it, and weep.

("Al-Qur'an" means 'the Recitation', but it might be translated better as 'the Retribution'. Of the pedophile "prophet" Mohammad. On the species he graphically despised. And set his 'religion' to terrorizing.)

Vendetta, become "God".

kepiblanc said...

david s asked :

How likely is it in the Nordic countries that there will be a reversal of the maddening immigration policies?

A short answer : The Nordic countries are not one, uniform mass. Firstly, Finland has an entirely different population, belonging to a Turkish / Hungarian (Mayar) ethnic line and with a language totally different from the other Nordic languages (who are merely dialects of the same language). Furthermore, Finland is a new nation, obtaining independence from Russia as recently as 1920 or some such.

Secondly, Norway was part of Denmark until 1807 and then Sweden until 1905. Iceland got independence from Denmark during the German occupation of the mainland. Greenland is part of Denmark, but with some "home rule".

The present situation reflects the history : Finland's position at the outmost corner of Europe / Soviet Empire has protected it from mass immigration. And it's colder than a lawyers heart. It is a proud country with a great history of fighting oppression, but recently it joined the EU, which means it's beginning to spiral downwards with the rest, albeit maybe 5 or 10 years behind. As the article descibes, the metases of the EUrabian cancer now has reached Finland.

Sweden was independent of Denmark during most, but not all, of its history. Sweden and Denmark fought many wars, the latest around 1714 when Sweden conquered its southernmost parts (Skaane, Halland and Blekinge) from Denmark. But since then Sweden has not been at war. I guess that's why Sweden can't see the enemy, no matter how obvious.
Furthermore, Sweden has been a "de-facto" one-party state for some 70 years with almost un-interrupted socialist rule. It is "sans comparaison" the most political correct country on the planet, with a "uniformed" press, a strong tradition for anti-semitism (I can't for the sake of me answer why) and a very smart and efficient oppression of political opponents. As a result Sweden now has a Muslim population around 20% with ballistic crime rates, national deficits and unemployment. Sweden are about to hold general elections mid-September, but no matter what, a Social-Democratic party will be in power.
I dare say : Sweden is doomed (just read a few lines from Fjordman).

Norway - as always - is some 5-10 years behind Denmark. Much like Denmark A.D. 1998. A Muslim population of something like 10% with crime - especially violent crime like rape - skyroketing. But as opposed to Sweden, Norway is a democratic country with freedom of speech so at least Norway has an opposition, including a "islamophobic" party (Fremskrittspartiet). Norway's economy is strong, in part thanks to its huge deposits of oil. My best guess is that Norway isn't lost, but will "wake up" - like Denmark did. And Norway has the good fortune of being outside the EU.

Iceland has no immigration worth mentioning. I guess it's simply too cold.

Denmark is familiar to all of you on this blog. Immigration has come to a standstill, crime is under control, but still completely dominated by Muslims (something like 15% of the population). The economy is excellent, no unemployment, no national debt. Political parties have different agendas - as they should - and the press is without any doubt the most independent on the planet. As a result, Denmark is under political attack from most of the world, especially the Islamic part of it. Our greatest threat comes from the EU, of which we still - alas - is a member. But - honestly - I don't think the Caliphate has a snowballs chance in hell, much less in Denmark.

Zerosumgame said...

Kepiblanc:

Thank you for the details -- while your figures on Muslims populations are higher than I have read, (I see 5% for Sweden, 4% for Denmark), their negative influence is still pervasive.

The one question I pose is "How will the general population stop the leftist elites from allowing Muslims to take over?" From what I read, Sweden is no longer a democracy, and crushes any anti-immigrant thought, even in the media and on the internet. This article tells me that Finland is following, and Norway is not much better. Even Denmark has a sizeable LLL population, and when combined with the force of the EU and UN, could reverse the efforts of the Rasmussen government.

The average Scandinavian is not known for taking to the streets and rioting. Would they EVER have the nerve to do that, even if a Muslim takeover seemed imminent? And if they did, how ruthless would the authorities be? Would they order the police to shoot protesters? Would the police obey?

Would a military takeover ever be possible? If all of Sweden became like Malmo, would Swedes support a takeover?

kepiblanc said...

zerosumgame --

1. The "political Correct" numbers for immigrants are as you state. They are however manipulated. For example, each time an immigrant obtains citizenship, he/she slides out of the count, including all offspring. The "Factual Correct" numbers are estimated at least three times bigger.

2. You're right about Sweden no more being a democracy. But Denmark has an opposition, for the time being a leftist one. Now, let's image a leftist takeover by the next elections (2009) : things may get worse for a while, but only so much. It just takes one major "incident" and people will react. You saw it during the Motoons affair, when the overwhelming majority of Danes supported the present parties now in office. Furthermore, Danish leftist parties aren't by a long shot as foolish as their Swedish counterparts. For example the "Social Democrats" support a restrictive immigration policy. Unlike Norway, the Danish Parliament can replace the government at any time and general elections can be held as nessesary. And Danes don't exactly love the EU. In fact, we're not participating in the EU military arm, the EU currency and many other calamities.

3. Danes normally don't riot the streets, and if we do it's for a damned good reason (for example against the Nazis in WW2). And I can't imagine the Danish police shooting at law-abiding citizens. They certainly wouldn't obey an order to do so. And one of the advantages of having a conscript army is that no such thing is thinkable.

4. A military takeover is possible - in theory. But then again, it would be a takeover by Danes.

5. Sweden is lost. Malmoe is just the beginning, many suburbs around Stockholm are much like Malmoe, and I haven't - so far - noticed any resistance by Swedes. Maybe that's why Sweden is the inventor of the "Stockholm Syndrome" ?

Miikka said...

Kepiblanc said:

"...Firstly, Finland has an entirely different population, belonging to a Turkish / Hungarian (Mayar) ethnic line..."

Which is not true at all. Genetically finns are descendants of the Norse people, the very same ancestors of the other Nordic countries, with some slavic streaks. The theory of Finns belonging to the same ethnic group with the Turks dates back to the late 19th century, when there was much schism between the finnish speaking majority and the swedish speaking ruling class minority, which needed to prove their superiority over ethnic Finns. Grouping finns with turkic peoples wasn't the only such comparison. It was also claimed that finns were the descendants of the Mongols (which also isn't obviously true.)

Finnic peoples (wikipedia)

Finnish people (wikipedia)

ln said...

First of all: Kudos to 'kepiblanc' a veritable oracle! Where does he get his eminent knowledge?
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quote:
"The Swedes pay the highest taxes in the world, largely to fund the excessive costs of multiculturalism, but they like to pay it, since they have learned that taxes are used for funding the welfare state, which is a source of immense pride for every Swede."
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Being a Swede I would like to comment on this - that is, I am gonna shit on my own doorstep. The other day I read something, I have forgotten where and what it was, but I made the following note: Socialism, in some of its forms, shares a vision with Islam of elitist imperialism: the common many, ruled by the wise and benevolent few and these few allowing themself to operate as they see fit.

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The Swedish People has Ceased to Exist - by Decree of its Own Government.

No more SWEDES according to the "Finale Report of the Depatement of Culture (Ds 2000:43")!
Instead we are now "persons with a Swedish background" ("person/er med svensk bakgrund").

In our neighbouring countries there live Danes, Finns, Norwegians, Germans but in Sweden there live "persons with a Swedish background" and - not to be forgotten- a damn big heap of immigrants.

The reason for this ridiculous change of teminology is the extensive immigration and the pursued unsuccessful policy of integration. The relatively small and society-disintergrating leftist ELITE of the country wants the MULTICULTURE to dominate the land and the lives of its People - without ever having asked the People. According to the Government Secretariat (Regeringskansliet) Sweden shall bear the stamp only of its immigrants and their cultures, and their values and behaviours and religions.

The more immigrants the more multiculture! To integrate a growing volume of immigrants from 150 countries into a stagnating labor market is not possible. They are too many. Since 14 years the net balance of new jobbs in Sweden is almost naught, zero, zilch. Big groups of immigrants have an employment degree that lies 30-40 per cent lower than that of the native population (the Swedish Government Official Report 2004:21 and SCB/RAMS 2002). Fewer people are employed today than in 1990. And it *is* difficult to get a job in Sweden without having reasonable knowledge of Swedish!

Of demographic or other reasons approximately a million persons of foreign background do not contribute to GNP. This million was not there in 1970. The costs for the immigration in 1999 amounted to calculated SEK 240 000 000 000 - that is $3650 per capita. Of course this figure is denied by the government - but the do not produce ANY figures of their own. They are as uncommunicative as STASI in the old DDR. The costs might be somewhat higher today depending on an increase of immigrants with approximately 100 000 persons net since 1999.

The political multiculture has led to poorer welfare for the native-born population and to better welfare for the immigrants. The immigrants are offered the same or even better social benefits than the ethnic Swedes. Many get free of charge dental care (- it must be GOLD-bridges!) within the social-wellfare-system and at the age of 65 it is possible to get elder-support (äldreförsörjningsstöd) which is a form of pension of currently up to SEK 10 500 ($1440) per month - tax free - without ever having had to work and pay tax in Sweden.

How does this work? Suppose now that Bassam Al-Salhi from Gaza is dogged by bad luck, so he travells to Sweden where he becomes a refugee needing asylum - he succeeds in convincing the Swedish Immigration Board that he is death-threatten back home,so he receivs his 'residence permit'. Now aradize has opened - wine, women and song!
In less than 5 years the whole clan Al-Salhi is here - whife, 5 children, father, mother and grandmother! I think it is called 'family-reunion'. No-one in Al-Salhi's family is working. The state is paying something around SEK 45000 ($6200) a month to poor Al-Salhi-family.

Approximately 70% of Swedish healthcare capacity is made use of by immigrants (2003) - however, in a decided smaller extent in June, July and August, because then one is home on vacation in those countries one has fled from. Was it not 5 600 "Swedes" that recently were transported home from Lebanon through the agency of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

According to the terminology and the calculations - before manipulation, of the Government Secretariat (Regeringskansliet) the immigrated population amounted to just over 2 millions or 22 percents of the entire population - and the native-born (the Swedes) population to just over 7 millions in 2004. However, there are, as we know, no longer any Swedes, only "persons with Swedish background".

A group of persons with entirely or partially foreign background has thus been permitted to exert an influence over how the majority of Swedes will be described.
Only multicultural fanatics/lunatics can invent such a ridicule-arousing concept as "persons with Swedish background". The Cental Bureau of Statistics (SCB) has in collaboration with the Swedish Migration Board (Meddelande i samordningsfrågor 2002:3) made native-born persons with one native- and one foreign-born parent to Swedes through establishing this concept of "person with Swedish background". This partial group constitutes hardly 8 per cent of the entire population group. The consequence of the fact that one native-born, with one native- and one foreign-born parent, statistically are considered being "Swedish", is, that the sum of "persons with foreign background" are reduced to just over 1,4 millions and to 16 percents of the population, instead of 2 millions respective 22 percents of the population. This is just an exemple of how the Government is lying with statistics.

Probabely this is the result the Government wanted to achieve. The number of immigrants have been reduced, at least statistically. This can be used as an arguments for a continued mass-immigration and to defraud the Swedes - sorry, we the "people with a Swedish background"; for example: it is impossible to determine if an ethnical Swede or an immigrant has committet a certain crime.

Concurrently there is an increase of "persons with Swedish background" to approximately 7,6 millions, from just over 7 millions genuine Swedes. In this way the Government does not need to explain why the native population diminishes, why not only welleducated people of vision - almost en masse - are leaving the country.

According to SCB's forecasts the immigrant population will increase with approximately 50 percents until about 2015-20. The majority will be Muslims - God will be replaced with Allah - Sweden will be part of the Caliphat. As the Swedish Minister of Migraton Jens Orback lately said in an interview: - We must be nice to the Muslims now - hopefully they will remember it when they are in majority and be nice in return!

The Media have started abolishing the concept 'Swede' too. Both in Swedish Public Radio (SR, Sveriges Radio) and in Swedish Public Television (SVT) this has been observed during 2005 and 2006. In the Social Insurance Office's (Försäkringskassan) Annual Report of 2005
it is talked about "persons with Swedish background" instead of Swedes. It is clear that Sweden's history and culture will be sacrificed on the altars of multi culture. About this there is still deep silence from those who decide.

Anybody wanting to recapture the old and traditional epithet "Swede-s" (svensk)
should by all means avoid giving their vote to the ruling treasonable junta on election day the 17th of September 2006.

There is an inscription from late medievel time, I guess, made by an old monk who truly was a wise man in the Riddarholms-church in Stockholm listing the six causes for Sweden's misfortunes: 1. Own Good, 2. Wily Hatred, 3. Contemps for the Laws, 4. Indifference for the General Well, 5. Short-sighted Admiration for Strangers and what is Foreign, 5. Stubborn Envy of CountryMen.

ln

PS Das anyone recollect the German expression: DIE DUMMEN SCHWEDEN?

kepiblanc said...

miikka --

Sorry about my misunderstanding. But your links don't explain why the Finnish language is so absolutely different from the other Nordic tongue ? - When reading and listening to Finnish with all the "y" and "ü" vocals it certainly bears much resemblance with Turkish and Hungarian ? - But I'm happy to stand corrected.

in --

What a saddening story. Especially for someone like me, who used to work in Sweden, love it and has a large collection of Bellman, Taube etc... Maybe we should blow up the Oresund bridge (I'm sure the Muslims will do it for free) and prepare for incoming Katyuskas from Malmoe ?

Miikka said...

kepiblanc, you're absolutely correct with the language thing. Finnish language belongs to the finno-ugric group of languages, more precisely to the finno-branch of this group. Other languages in this group are for example Estonian, Meänkieli and Karelian. Hungarian language on the other hand belongs to the ugric branch. The finno and ugric branches separated (estimately) some 6000 years ago. This means finnish and hungarian languages are about as close to each other as english is to hindi (both indo-european languages.)

However, my point was that languages and genes don't always go hand in hand, and thus it is quite wrong to say that finns belong to the same ethnic group with turks, even though the altaic language theory suggests the languages are related.

For better explanation of finnish language and its relations see this FAQ and this link (wikipedia)

P.S. I must point out that I'm no language expert of any kind, and what I have written might contain some errors in details.

kepiblanc said...

in --

Swedish Minister of Migraton Jens Orback lately said in an interview: - We must be nice to the Muslims now - hopefully they will remember it when they are in majority and be nice in return!

This remark takes the Universal Academy Award ! - Undoubtedly the dumbest in a thousand years. Have you reported Mr. Orback to the Guinness Book of Records ?

And here comes a paradox, although not very comforting to "persons with a Swedish background" : If the Muslim takeover in Sweden follows the usual pattern those politicians will be the first to swing from the lampposts in Gamla Stan and Kungsholmen (like the Tudeh politicians after the takeover in Iran). That way Sweden can serve as a terryfying example to the rest of us.....

Zerosumgame said...

In:

1) I was wondering if there was an increasing exodus of European Swedes from the country; I can't seem to find stuff on the internet about this as readily as I can find about the people leaving Holland. If you know of any links in English, please provide them. I wonder where they are going; they do not seem to be coming to the United States; I presume that may be because even those who leave Sweden are still brainwashed with hatred of America from your Marxist news media.

2) If I may ask (of course, you do not have to answer), since you have given up any hope for Sweden, are you planning to leave?

Don Miguel said...

"The point is that both Helsingin Sanomat and Tiedonantaja do not report the news based on its newsworthiness or significance, but instead the news is printed if it matches the ideology and worldview of the editorial staff."

That seems to be such a problem on both sides of the Atlantic that it's a small minority of media that doesn't follow the "ideology and worldview of the editorial staff."

Markku said...

kepiblanc wrote:

" The present situation reflects the history : Finland's position at the outmost corner of Europe / Soviet Empire has protected it from mass immigration."

What do you mean Soviet Empire? Finland was never part of the Soviet Empire.

"And it's colder than a lawyers heart."

This is true, depending on what you compare it to. But it's not colder than Sweden.

"It is a proud country with a great history of fighting oppression, but recently it joined the EU,"

In 1995, together with Sweden and Austria.

"which means it's beginning to spiral downwards with the rest, albeit maybe 5 or 10 years behind. As the article descibes, the metases of the EUrabian cancer now has reached Finland."

Correct.

"
Sweden was independent of Denmark during most, but not all, of its history. Sweden and Denmark fought many wars, the latest around 1714 when Sweden conquered its southernmost parts (Skaane, Halland and Blekinge) from Denmark. But since then Sweden has not been at war. I guess that's why Sweden can't see the enemy, no matter how obvious."

Your details are a bit off the mark. The Great Northern War against Russia ended in 1720. Even after that Carl XII organized a campaign against Norway, but got a bullet in the back somewhere along the campaign.

" Furthermore, Sweden has been a "de-facto" one-party state for some 70 years with almost un-interrupted socialist rule. It is "sans comparaison" the most political correct country on the planet, with a "uniformed" press, a strong tradition for anti-semitism (I can't for the sake of me answer why) and a very smart and efficient oppression of political opponents."

Where do you get that strong anti-semitism thing? Sweden took thousands of Jewish refugees during the WW II.

"As a result Sweden now has a Muslim population around 20% with ballistic crime rates, national deficits and unemployment."

Sweden has a nominal Muslim population of about 4-5 percent. Crime rates are not ballistic at all in the country as a whole, although in Malmö this is true, and the economy is in much better shape than in the EU on average. Unemployment, however, is roughly at the same level as in the EU on average.

"Sweden are about to hold general elections mid-September, but no matter what, a Social-Democratic party will be in power."

Actually, the right-wing coalition won, led by Reinfeldt of the largest conservative party.

" I dare say : Sweden is doomed (just read a few lines from Fjordman)."

I give you this: if the Nordic countries should ever fall to Islam, Sweden would be the first.

" Norway - as always - is some 5-10 years behind Denmark. Much like Denmark A.D. 1998. A Muslim population of something like 10% with crime - especially violent crime like rape - skyroketing."

Your numbers are again way exaggerated.

"But as opposed to Sweden, Norway is a democratic country with freedom of speech so at least Norway has an opposition, including a "islamophobic" party (Fremskrittspartiet)."

Sweden has the anti-immigration Sverigedemokraterna (Swedish Democrats), supported by about 3% of the electorate.

" Norway's economy is strong, in part thanks to its huge deposits of oil. My best guess is that Norway isn't lost, but will "wake up" - like Denmark did. And Norway has the good fortune of being outside the EU."

Norway is indeed somewhere between Denmark and Sweden.

" Iceland has no immigration worth mentioning. I guess it's simply too cold."

Iceland is also quite wealthy. Icelandic summers are cool but also winters are very mild.

" Denmark is familiar to all of you on this blog. Immigration has come to a standstill, crime is under control, but still completely dominated by Muslims (something like 15% of the population)."

The number of muslims is more like 5% of the Danish population.

" The economy is excellent, no unemployment, no national debt."

Denmark has lower unemployment than Sweden but the figure is far from zero.

" Political parties have different agendas - as they should - and the press is without any doubt the most independent on the planet. As a result,"

The whole planet? But I have to admire the Danish refusal to submit to bullies.

" Denmark is under political attack from most of the world, especially the Islamic part of it. Our greatest threat comes from the EU, of which we still - alas - is a member. But - honestly - I don't think the Caliphate has a snowballs chance in hell, much less in Denmark."

Islamic fanatics indeed have a snowballs chance in hell of bringing about a caliphate anywhere. They haven't been able to do it even in the Islamic world itself! Just consider the mutual hatred the Sunnis and the Shiites have for each other.