Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malmö Riots Spread to Stockholm

On Sunday I reported on the intifada in Malmö that arose among immigrant “youths” in reaction to the closure of an informal mosque in Rosengård.
Tensta riots
Last night and early this morning, thirty to forty people rioted in an immigrant suburb of Stockholm to show their support for Rosengård.

According to The Local:

Fire and rescue services came under attack from stone-throwing youths in Tensta in northwest Stockholm on Monday evening.

A number of police units were sent to where a gang of youngsters had set fire to car tyres, rubbish bins and a skip, as well as attempting to set fire to a car, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Rescue workers were subjected to heavy stone-throwing and quickly moved out of the predominantly immigrant-occupied area after they managed to put out the fires. There were no reports of any injuries.

Police said they did not know what had caused the disturbance and said there was no apparent connection to last weeks riots in Malmö. By midnight the situation was under control but police remained in place.

“We’ll be here as long as we’re needed,” police spokesman Björn Engström told Dagens Nyheter.

Below are some excerpts from Expressen, kindly translated for Gates of Vienna by Reinhard of FOMI:

Serious Disturbances during the night

Police fear the riots in Rosengård are spreading into the outskirts of Stockholm. Youngsters in Tensta started fires and threw stones at the Fire brigade trucks.

“We want to show our support for Rosengård,” says one of the youngsters to Expressen.

“We support Rosengård. They’ve shut down a mosque to use it as a party venue.”

“That’s haram,” says one of the teenage boys who won’t give his name.
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Situation under control

“It’s going to get worse than this,” says another boy who is at most 16 years old.

A student of civil economics, Suleyman Ali, 20, tried to calm the gang.

“There is a need for young role models who can show that one can become something even if one has grown up in Tensta.”

At 1:00 a.m. the police had the situation under control.

Reinhard includes this additional material:

Also note this article. This writer, who has lived in and studied Islam in Rosengård and now works for Malmö college (not university, högskola), writes that the mosque in Rosengård is run by Wahhabists, who should not be helped in any way.

This mosque in Rosengård is probably the most radical of all Swedish mosques. AFA [Antifa, the “anti-fascist” anarchist network] wrote a press release stating that they supported the Muslims because they were evicted; it had nothing to do with ideology.

Pernilla Ouis, a former convert to Islam who seems to have converted back, writes in Sydsvenskan about the Salafists involved in the mosque: “It is incomprehensible how anti-fascists can support such a fascist group as this.”


Hat tip: VH.

8 comments:

Alex said...

Property rights are always the first to be attacked.

randian said...

It is incomprehensible how anti-fascists can support such a fascist group as this.

In what sense are antifas actually against fascism?

Czechmade said...

Because you know owning something is very fascist and confiscating something is very antifascist.

Thats why the antifascists never work - not to own something - anticipating the coming confiscations.

In Chile and Spain some of these zealots managed to confiscate one property even 2-3 times.

Afonso Henriques said...

"It is incomprehensible how anti-fascists can support such a fascist group as this."

It will continue to be for decades.
That's what we get with demonisation. "Fascism" was so damned demonised that now, anything ant it, is automatically good. Demonisation (of anything) is always wrong and will hit you in the back one day or the other.

And as such, the antifas will continue to be seen as the good guys for decades. In the end, how can they not be good if they are anti-evil? What a clever name, hãn?

The Israelis should be called anti-undevelopement, should they not? Of course not, that is too capitalistic...

Alex said...

Anything the antifas oppose is, by definition, fascist.

QED.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master - - that’s all.”

~ Lewis Carroll, in Through the Looking Glass, Chapter VI

Homophobic Horse said...

They're opposed to property rights because they are against order, or "archy".

NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING

NADA NADA NADA

BAKUNIN SCRIBBLES ON HIS NOTE BOOK SO HARD HE TEARS THE PAGE

Gradient said...

I have to agree. I dont like vigilante justice b/c it is crude, often misdirected at innocent individuals who are not personally th reasons for the grievance, and has the effect of making the more civil immigration reformers need to try too hard to distance themselves from accusations in the media. However, given that our own states roll over and play dead in the face of violent, rebellious immigrant communities, and ('fascist') cultural marxists, who ironically brand themselves antifas, there is little else one could expect from beleaguered natives of Western countries but to exact equivalent retribution equally as random against any one fitting a profile. I excuse no act specifically but expect the desperation caused by govt apathy towards the well beings of its own natural born to foster further acts by them, if for no other reason than to make a statement that they've had enough. If the state is bothered by that it can damn sure send police after immigrants who commit acts of violence against native nationals. If the govts are too demoralized at this point then they can stand back and watch the flames.

It is an act of cutltural suicide that the states like England and Sweden rush to prosecute native citizens for acts of violence against immigrants while they turn around and bend over for violent immigrants who attack their own nationals. If the states refuse to protect their own native citizens in an orderly way, they can expect their own native born citizens to protect themselves in a not so orderly way. Such is the nature of group self preservation.

spackle said...

Ah yes, Christmas time in Malmo. We have come a long way from "Fanny and Alexander".

Merry Christmas everyone.