Sunday, February 08, 2009

A Failure to Hold the Fort

The International Free Press Society has posted an account of today’s events in Malmö by Lars Hedegaard, who was present for the demonstration. Some excerpts are below:

Malmö DemoIt was clear from the beginning that this time the police in Malmoe, Sweden, were under orders not to repeat the sort of behavior they had evidenced when supporters of free speech and Israel’s right to exist tried to demonstrate in the city’s main square on January 25. On that black Sunday, the police did absolutely nothing when a mob of Arab degenerates placed themselves a few meters from the 300-400 peaceful demonstrators and were allowed to cut the cable to the loudspeaker and pelt the assembly with rocks, bottles and homemade bombs.

The police were not entirely passive though. When it became clear that the aggrieved Allahu akbar-crowd was not about to be assuaged despite the presence of “dialogue police” — yes, they do have such a uniformed outfit in Sweden — the ordinary police decided to remove the lawful demonstrators and leave the battleground to hecklers.

It has later come to light that the police had been under orders not to act against the illegal counter-demonstrators regardless of how threatening they behaved.

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A police insider told the Skaanskan newspaper that this order had caused deep resentment in the ranks and lead to a lack of trust in the commanders. Many from the rank and file didn’t like the fact they had been prevented from protecting peaceful demonstrators who were simple exercising their right to assemble.

“We in the police want to be proud of our work. Nobody is proud today,” said Skaanskan‘s source.

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Under the heading “Several arrests during Israel demonstration” the Sydsvenskan, the leading newspaper in Southern Sweden, once again tries to twist the truth.
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Those arrested had nothing to do with the pro-Israel demonstration, which was in fact completely peaceful and conducted with calm and dignity.

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After the demonstration Sappho.dk asked a long-time observer of Swedish affairs why the police had not simply disbanded the counter-demonstrators and carted them off to jail.

“Look,” he said:

Malmoe is a town of 270,000. In the Malmoe community of Rosengaarden alone there are 23,000 registered immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries plus an unknown number of illegal residents. The Swedish authorities are letting 100,000 new immigrants in every year, and by 2049 Sweden will have a Muslim majority if the present trend continues. How can you expect the police to stand up to the Muslims when they know that in a few years, they won’t have a chance in hell to hold the fort?

For the rest of the story, and more photos by Steen, visit the International Free Press Society.

2 comments:

Russel said...

Maybe it;s because I am one glass of wine down but "a rocket? homemade bombs?"

Are you sure of that?

Zenster said...

A police insider told the Skaanskan newspaper that this order had caused deep resentment in the ranks and lead to a lack of trust in the commanders. Many from the rank and file didn’t like the fact they had been prevented from protecting peaceful demonstrators who were simple exercising their right to assemble.

Few better ways exist of undermining law enforcement morale than by eroding trust in the command structure. Time for a vote of "no confidence" by the police officers' union.