Friday, July 24, 2009

Strangers in a Strange Land

Cultural Enrichment News

When this unpleasant story first surfaced, I wasn’t certain that it was an example of cultural enrichment. Since all the reports came from the Swedish media, they were at pains to make sure that the reader had no clue as to the ethnicity of the participants.

However, since then the facts have emerged, and now the father is on trial. This is the most significant sentence in The Local article:

“Despite the fact that the children are born in Sweden, two of them needed interpreters in court.”

These boys are 17 and 18 years old, and were born in Sweden. But they don’t speak Swedish. Their older sister, however, has grit: despite never having gone to school, she was determined to learn Swedish, and she did.

The father is blaming everything on the mother, which means that he must be desperate, because it is shameful and humiliating for any Muslim man to acknowledge that his wife controls the household. He can expect to be an object of ridicule among his fellow Muslim prison inmates.

Thus does Sweden reap the rich harvest of Multiculturalism, more than two decades after the seeds were sown:

Children Tell of ‘Hell’ Under Abusive Father

Three children of a father accused of abusing and imprisoning his family spoke out on Thursday as the trial of the 58-year-old kicked off in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.

Despite the fact that the children are born in Sweden, two of them needed interpreters in court. They testified about abuse, fear and never having attended school.

The father warned of the dangers of Swedish society, telling his children they would be raped and lobotomized and that all Swedes were racists.

“If all the children in Sweden were lobotomized, why are they so happy?” recalled one of the daughters, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper.
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Between September 2003 and March 2004, the children were confined to the family’s apartment, never leaving the dwelling once, according to public prosecutor Johan Strömbäck.

Three of the children have sought compensation totaling 148,000 kronor ($20,000) for deprivation of liberty (frihetsberövande), including missing out on their education.

During a morning court hearing, three of the man’s four children testified about their experience while confined by their dominating father, who is a native of Iran.

The 17-year-old son related how he peered out of the bathroom window and watched other children play, thinking that “we want to go to school, we want to live like other children.”

“It was hell, it’s impossible to describe. If I think about it, my entire soul quakes,” he said.

His brother, who is a year older, described how he spent long periods crying and crying, and talked about his desire to go and play football with other children.

But he wasn’t allowed to go outside, or to have any friends.

“We always got to play the quiet game,” explained one of the sons, according to the Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT) newspaper.

“I remember one time when I was horsing around loudly and he took me to another room and forced a glass jar filled with pepper in my mouth.”

Both brothers needed the assistance of an interpreter, but their 22-year-old sister testified in clear Swedish.

She said that she had to fight to learn the language, despite the fact that she was born in Sweden, just like her brothers.

She explained that she clearly remembered how smug her father was when he learned that children who were not residing in Sweden were exempt from compulsory school attendance.

“He has deprived us of our rights as Swedish citizens,” the daughter said.

“I’ve never attended school, either in Iran or in Sweden. Not one single minute.”

The children’s mother also testified during the emotionally charged hearing.

“They don’t know what the inside of a school, or a classroom, or a bank looks like,” she said.

“I sometimes felt like he had control our breathing.”

Shortly after her husband’s arrest on June 27th, the woman filed for divorce, citing that the man had abused her and the children for 20 some years. She has also requested that she be given sole custody of the two children who are still under 18.

The youngest child, a 16-year-old daughter was treated differently than the others, and doesn’t believe she was deprived of her freedom.

Prosecutors were delayed in bringing charges against the man after uncertainties arose regarding his identify.

According to the original indictment, the father is listed as being 68-years-old, but according to Strömbäck he is actually a decade younger.

“He says himself that a mistake was made in the translation of his original documents,” the lawyer said.

When the 58-year-old man took the stand in the afternoon, he denied all the accusations against him, claiming his wife and children were lying.

He said his children had made up their stories out of fear of their mother.

“She’s taken over the whole family and controls their lives, not me,” he said.

He claimed that his wife was a “fundamentalist” and wanted to send the children to schools in Iran run by mullahs.

The father also refuted accusations that he had beaten his children.

“I’m against violence, it’s the mother who is violent,” he said.

“She does what she wants in the name of Islam.”

He said his children did in fact attend school in Iran and that there are diplomas to prove it at the country’s education ministry.

However, the 58-year-old was unable to produce any diplomas in court.

According to him, the children’s mother forbade them from attending school in Sweden.

“They want to make me look like a monster,” he said.


For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

Hat tip: TB.

10 comments:

Vigilante said...

Is Sharia law tolerated in Sweden? Is it too late to draw that line in the sand? (Sorry! I haven't kept up!)

Robin Shadowes said...

There is no official sharia courts like in britain but there is at least one unofficial, perhaps not too surprisingly in Malmös Rosengård. Tas been going on for at least 12 years as I have learned on various blogs and forums. It's likely there are other unoffail courts as well in other cities but nothing I can conirm.

Robin Shadowes said...

It has been going on for at least 12 years as I have learned on various blogs and forums. It's likely there are other unofficial courts as well in other cities but nothing I can confirm.

Grrrr!!! I hate these typos.

Zenster said...

It makes one wonder precisely what will be required to turn this situation around.

A lecture tour by Loreena Bobbitt might certainly have a huge impact upon the levels of spousal abuse in Muslim households. Even just a few thoroughly abused women employing such scissor-happy methods would make a deep and lasting impression upon the male Muslim population.

I can only speculate that if enough of these hyper-abusive Muslim male chauvinist patriarchs were dragged from their houses and beaten to death by mobs of angry relatives and neighbors that they would slowly come around on the subject as well.

But this is only speculation and I fear that whatever measures which finally do prove necessary or effective will likely be far more horrible than those that I envision.

Brocher said...

Scandolous that this woman can behave in such a way, she has obviously been exposed to the corrupt Western ideology for too long!

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left said...

"The father warned of the dangers of Swedish society, telling his children they would be raped and lobotomized and that all Swedes were racists."

Okay, so this Musulman believes that:

1. Swedish society is dangerous.

2. Swedes rape children.

3. Swedes lobotomize children.

4. All Swedes are racists.

So.......why, exactly did he bring his entire family to Sweden???

Roman said...

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left
Probably the right words for the attempt of an answer are - "hijra" and "jizya". "Psychosis" and "toxicity" make sense as well, from Western viewpoint...

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left said...

Roman, since you mention JIZYA, I have to wonder if this ULTRA-VIOLENT THIRD WORLD BARBARIAN THUG...oooppss.....I mean, uh..."Cultural Enricher" has a job? Or is he being subsidized by the taxpayers who actually have to work for a living so that their own government can suck them dry to give their hard-earned money to their replacements from the third world.

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left said...

Okay, let's try that again.......
This Musulman believes that:

1. Swedish society is dangerous.

And Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. are NOT dangerous??

2. Swedes rape children.

Really. But adult men do NOT sodomize young boys or marry nine year old girls in the MME??

3. Swedes lobotomize children.

Lobotomize? Watch what happens when
you "educate" children by making them recite the Koran from the day they are born. When they finally detonate that suicide bomber belt and their brains get spattered all over the walls, floors, and ceiling, then you'll see a LOBOTOMY!

4. All Swedes are racists.

Yes, of course... racist, Racist! RRRACIST!!! But... if they were such Racists! why did they let this THUG...uh, I mean..."Cultural Enricher" into their country??
(Maybe because they are not racists, but rather, they are damned fools.)

Zenster said...

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left: So.......why, exactly did he bring his entire family to Sweden???.

For all the free money! Do you honestly think this paragon of Islamic virtue felt anything for his spouse and spawn?