The article below about Modern Multicultural Sweden (and Denmark) was written for yesterday’s print edition of the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet by Bent Falbert, the retired editor-in-chief of the paper. Steen sent us a pdf of the piece, so I don’t have a URL for the original. But our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc has kindly translated it:
Sweden is becoming a great nation. Her population recently passed 9.5 million. During the past seven years it grew by 500,000 persons, among them almost 400,000 immigrants, mainly Somalis, Afghans and Iraqis.
The explosion goes on. A new Swedish ruling implies that immigration and family reunions are facilitated substantially. Hitherto the authorities could reject foreigners without papers, but the new verdict forbids that, because people in chaotic countries might find it hard to obtain sufficient authentication.
Asylum-seekers tend to send unattended children ahead to Sweden. Insofar they are under 18 they have a legal right to public housing and a new life in Sweden. The authorities try to sort out cheaters who are probably 18-20 years old, and accordingly should be rejected right away, but exact determination of their age is tricky without papers. The Swedes have to accept their claims. Confidence is better than control.
Supporting these young people at institutions costs up to 5,000 SKr. per day. The municipalities get their costs refunded by the state, but cannot refuse to accept the ‘children’.
In the next phase the bigger children’s families in e.g. Somalia follow in order to obtain family reunion in Sweden. Such family reunions are expected to increase by 15,000 persons annually, which brings the total to something like 50,000-60,000 per year.
Swedish taxpayers’ expenses to all their new compatriots from warmer countries are surging. Just food, housing, administration etc. until they are granted asylum will amount to eight billion DKr. in 2012.
The generous Swedish subsidy rates and sabbaticals for families are also in themselves expensive, and they were not intended for asylum-seekers without jobs but with many children.
“Daily care for one asylum-seeker costs Swedes up to 5,000 SKr. per day”
The total influx of asylum-seekers is expected to be 90,000 persons annually. The prognoses are constantly adjusted, especially since rumors in for example Somalia and Afghanistan now say that becoming a Swede is easy. One need not even work, which half of them do not anyway.
Incredible as it is, the enormous immigration from distant countries all over the globe has not has not resulted in any Swedish debate worth mentioning. Among politicians, it is considered racist and inappropriate to air concerns, let alone to criticize Sweden’s rapid transformation into the world’s proportionally greatest immigrant country. Well, there is plenty of room in the huge forests…
Likewise, Swedish media are dominated by pious, cowed editors, who carefully remove any criticism of immigration and its consequences from their dailies, websites and broadcasts.
It’s not like that in Denmark, where discussions of a fair asylum policy is permitted in public. Then, how are things in Denmark?
“Every month 100 rejected asylum-seekers are given a new reception center”
According to the Danish Bureau of Statistics the population has grown by 163,000 from 2004 to 2012. We are now 5,561,000 Danes. Of these, 445,000 are immigrants (2012) and 140,000 their descendants.
As far as asylum-seekers are concerned we are not even close to Sweden. The Asylum Board expects 5,000 asylum-seekers during 2012, 800 of those from Somalia, which is the fastest-growing nationality.
But Denmark has great difficulties getting rid of rejected asylum-seekers. Their numbers grow by 100 each month, and they must be housed while waiting to be ferried home — or for improved conditions in their homelands…
Accordingly, new asylum centers have to be erected on a constant basis. Recently the citizens of Juelsminde discovered that the entire Hotel Juelsminde Beach close to Kattegat had been rented to 134 asylum-seekers from Asian, Middle Eastern and African countries. The locals can expect to see a lot of new neighbors who demand all kinds of facilities, such as leisure activities, schooling and work. Other centers are established in Ringsted, Hilleroed, and on the islands Langeland and Lolland. Every month a new one. As of writing some 5,000 asylum-seekers inhabit such centers.
The increased pressure from Somalia is felt in Denmark as well, especially after a verdict in the European Court of Human Rights. The verdict stated that England could not expel two Somalis, even if they were criminals, because life in Somalia is considered dangerous. It has been so for 17 years, and today 17,000 Somalis who are extremely hard to integrate live in Denmark.
According to this new verdict some 200 formerly rejected Somalis have already been granted asylum. The same thing goes for Iranians and Syrians who cannot be sent back to their violent dictatorships.
Rejected Afghans can be sent home, but most object and the process can last forever.
Why do I write all this? — Well, I imagine that although I can’t solve Denmark’s problems it is important to realize the numbers — and what we are doing.
One can only preserve freedom of speech by using it on sensitive matters.
Besides, it’s a special schadenfreude to mention the crazy situation in which the stupid, lunatic Swedes have created for themselves. Good Sunday!