Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tensta is Burning

Our Swedish correspondent CB just sent a translation of an article from Aftonbladet. He included this preface:

Now it’s burning in Tensta. It was probably just a matter of time before this had to happen.

The question is whether this is the beginning of the same pattern of events as we have seen in so many other cities in Sweden lately. Last weekend there were several fires in an immigrant suburb in south of Stockholm, but it died down afterwards in that area. And this isn’t the first time cars and trucks have lit up Tensta at night.

But will it continue, as in Gothenburg and Uppsala? That remains to be seen. We’ll find out in a week or two.

And now the translated article:

Waited two hours — for the fire brigade

Tensta burning(Photo caption: Several Tensta fires — Late yesterday evening fires started at several locations in the Stockholm suburb Tensta. One truck was totally destroyed before the fire brigade arrived. “If it happened at Östermalm [one of the rich areas in central Stockholm] they would come at once”, says an upset Tensta resident.)

The truck was totally burned out

The residents of Tensta had to wait for two hours before the fire brigade came and extinguished a burning car.

“If it happened at Östermalm they would come at once,” says one upset Tensta resident.


Late last night fires started at several locations in the Stockholm suburb Tensta.
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Many called in fire alarms, but outside Tensta Art hall a truck was totally burned out before the fire brigade arrived at the location.

“Threw rocks”

“It burned for two hours before the fire-brigade came here. I was afraid that the Art Hall was going to catch fire,” says Ismet Kilincalp, the recreation leader at Hjulstaskolan, who came quickly to the scene to disperse all the curious.

According to the police, youths had thrown rocks, and they wanted to secure the area before the fire brigade went in.

“It’s terrible, of course, but you can’t just drive up when they throw stones,” says Fredrik Löfgren, field officer of the subway police.

“We are not afraid”

Mats Söderberg, the fire chief at Kista [nearby suburb] fire department, understands that many are upset over that delay in the response.

“Of course, I would feel the same way. We are not afraid to come in here, we have good relations with the people living here,” he says.

Ismet Kilincalp thinks the police exaggerate.

“It is small children who want attention who started the fires. But I haven’t seen anybody throw stones,” he says.

— Malin Axelsson

3 comments:

Robin Shadowes said...

I think Mona Muslim lives in Tensta or maybe I just have mixed it up with something or someone else.

Zenster said...

“If it happened at Östermalm [one of the rich areas in central Stockholm] they would come at once”, says an upset Tensta resident.).

What poor people lack in political clout they often make up for with physical clout. Neglect them long enough and they will begin to solve problems on their own.

I realize that European, and especially Scandihoovian, nanny states tend to neutralize independent thought and action but let enough people's cars get torched and pretty soon some of those "yoots" are going to start showing up in emergency rooms or morgues.

There is no finer way of inspiring vigilante action than by neglecting to promptly provide citizens (especially indigenous ones), with the emergency services that their taxes pay for. Results are always obtained, one way or the other. It is only a matter of time.

Derailed Cluetrain said...

While that is true, Tensta is one of those places where no natives who are not drunks or junkies actually live. At at guess, the place is 95% foreign and at least 80% Moslem (there are some Greeks and Eastern Europeans there as well). It is well withing the Zone.

That is not to say that there won't be vigilante action, eventually, just that the crust of "ordinary citizens that have had enough" is very thin there.

The primary arson victims are the co-religionists of the "youths" and other immigrants. Sweden's only presence in these areas is to keep the water, heat and sanitation going, handing out monthly welfare checks to the whole population and spend tax payer money on Somali Culture Clubs and Islamic Integration Associations.