Sunday, March 26, 2006

The War Against Swedes

The Fjordman Report
The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.

Last year, I wrote a post about how Swedish society was disintegrating and was in danger of collapsing, at least in certain areas and regions. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe. The “Swedish model” would no longer refer to a stable and peaceful state with an advanced economy, but a Eurabian horror story of utopian Multiculturalism, Socialist mismanagement and runaway immigration. Some thought I was exaggerating, and that talk of the possibility of a future civil in Sweden was pure paranoia. Was it?

In a new Sociological survey (pdf in Swedish, with brief English introduction) entitled “Vi krigar mot svenskarna” (“We’re waging a war against the Swedes”), young immigrants in the troubled city of Malmö have been interviewed about why they are involved in crime. Although it doesn’t say so here, most of the immigrants in question are Muslims. In one of the rare instances where Swedish media actually revealed the truth, newspaper Aftonbladet reported several years ago that 9 out of 10 of the most criminal ethnic groups in Sweden came from Muslim countries. Keep this in mind while reading from this newspaper article:

Immigrants are “waging war” against Swedes through robbery

The wave of robberies the city of Malmö has witnessed during this past year is part of a “war against Swedes.” This is the explanation given by young robbers with immigrant background on why they are only robbing native Swedes, in interviews with Petra Åkesson for her thesis in Sociology. “I read a report about young robbers in Stockholm and Malmö and wanted to know why they are robbing other youths. It usually doesn’t involve a lot of money,” she says. She interviewed boys between 15 and 17 years old, both individually and in groups.

Almost 90% of all robberies that are reported to the police were committed by gangs, not individuals. “When we are in the city and robbing, we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes.” This argument was repeated several times. “Power for me means that Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” The boys explain, laughingly, that “there is a thrilling sensation in your body when you’re robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if you’ve succeeded, it simply feels good.” “It’s so easy to rob Swedes, so easy.” “We rob every single day, as much as we want to, whenever we want to.” The immigrant youth view Swedes as stupid and cowardly: “The Swedes don’t do anything, they just give us the stuff. They’re so wimpy.” The young robbers don’t plan their crimes: “No, we just see some Swedes that look rich or have nice mobile phones and then we rob them.”

Why do they hate Swedes so much? “Well, they hate us,” they answer, according to Petra Åkesson. “When a Swede goes shopping, the lady behind the counter gives him the money back into his hand, looks him into the eyes and laughs. When we go shopping, she puts the money on the counter and looks another way.” Åkesson, who is adopted from Sri Lanka and thus doesn’t look like a native Swede, says it was not difficult to get the boys to talk about their crimes. They were rather bragging about who had committed the most robberies. Malin Åkerström, professor in Sociology, can see only one solution to the problem: “Jobs for everybody. If this entails a deregulation of the labor market to create more jobs, then we should do so.”

It is interesting to note that these Muslim immigrants state quite openly that they are involved in a “war,” and see participation in crime and harassment of the native population as such. This is perfectly in line with claims I have made before. The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in just above twenty years. Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six times as common today as they were a generation ago. Most other kinds of violent crime have rapidly increased, too. Instability is spreading to most urban and suburban areas. Resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects. Lawyer Ann Christine Hjelm found that 85 per cent of the convicted rapists were born on foreign soil or by foreign parents. And it’s not just Sweden. The number of rapes committed by Muslim immigrants in Western nations is so extremely high that it is difficult to view these rapes only as random acts of individuals. It resembles warfare. This happens in most Western European countries, as well as in other infidel countries such as India. European jails are getting filled up with Muslims imprisoned for robberies and all kinds of violent crimes, and Muslims bomb European civilians. You can see the mainstream media are struggling to make sense of all of this. That’s because they can’t, or don’t want to, see the obvious: This is exactly how an invading army would behave: Rape, pillage and bomb. If many of the Muslim immigrants see themselves as conquerors involved in a war, it all makes perfect sense.

Malmö, Sweden, set to become the first Scandinavian city with a Muslim majority within a decade or two, has got nine times as many reported robberies per capita as Copenhagen, Denmark. Yet the number one priority in for the political class in Sweden during this year’s national election campaign seems to be demonizing neighboring Denmark for “xenophobia” and a “brutal” debate about Muslim immigration. During last years Jihad riots in France, Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Göran Persson criticised the way the French government handled the unrest in the country. “It feels like a very hard and confrontational approach.” Persson also rejected the idea of more local police as a “first step” in Sweden. “I don’t believe that’s the way we would choose in Sweden. To start sending out signals about strengthening the police is to break with the political line we have chosen to follow,” he said. Meanwhile, as their authorities have largely abandoned their third largest city to creeping anarchy, there is open talk among the native Swedes still remaining in Malmö of forming vigilante groups, armed with baseball bats and concern for their children’s safety. As I’ve argued in another essay: If Arnold Schwarzenegger fails to get re-elected as Governor of California he may like to do a sequel to “Conan the Barbarian.” He could shoot it in Malmö. He will get the extras for free.

What happened to the famous Swedish nanny state, you say? Don’t Swedes pay the highest tax rates in the world? Yes, they do. But tens of billions of kroner, some say several hundred billions, are being spent every year on propping up rapidly growing communities of Muslim immigrants. Sweden has become the entire world’s welfare office, because the political elites have decided that massive Muslim immigration is “good for the economy.” Pretty soon, Sweden could have an “army” of just 5000 men. That’s five thousand troops to defend a nation that is geographically more than three times the size of England. And it may take up to a year to assemble all of them, provided they are not on peacekeeping missions abroad. That Sweden could soon need a little peacekeeping at home seems to escape the establishment. In 2006, the celebrated Swedish welfare state has become the world’s largest pyramid scheme, an Enron with a national flag.

Although Sweden is an extreme example, similar stories could be told about much of Western Europe. As Mark Steyn points out, the Jihad in the streets of France looked like the early skirmishes of an impending Eurabian civil war, brought on by massive Muslim immigration and Multicultural stupidity. Law and order is slowly breaking down in major and even minor cities across the European continent, and the streets are ruled by aggressive gangs of Muslim youngsters. At the same time, Europeans pay some of the highest tax rates in the world. We should remind our authorities that the most important task of the state — some would even claim it should be the only task of the state — is to uphold the rule of law in exchange for taxation. Since it is becoming pretty obvious that this is no longer the case in Eurabia, we have to question whether these taxes are legitimate anymore, or whether they are simply disguised Jizya paid in the form of welfare to Muslims and our new Eurocrat aristocracy. Although not exactly the Boston Tea Party, perhaps the time now has come for a pan-European tax rebellion: We will no longer pay taxes until our authorities restore law and order and close the borders for Muslim immigration.

It’s getting urgent. When enough people feel that the system isn’t working anymore and that the social contract has been breached, the entire fabric of the democratic society could unravel. What happens when the welfare state system breaks down, and there is no longer enough money to “grease” the increasing tensions between immigrants and native Europeans? And what happens when people discover that their own leaders, through the EU networks and the Euro-Arab Dialogue described by Bat Ye’or in her book “Eurabia,” have been encouraging all these Muslims to settle here in the first place? There will be massive unemployment, and tens of millions of people will feel angry, scared and humiliated, betrayed by the system, by society and by their own democratic leaders. This is a situation in some ways similar to the Great Depression that led to the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s. Is this where we’re heading once again, with fear, rising Fascism and political assassinations? The difference is that the “Jewish threat” in the 1930s was entirely fictional, whereas the “Islamic threat” now is very real. However, precisely the trauma caused by the events 70 years ago is clouding our judgment this time, since any talk at all about the threat posed by Muslim immigration or about preserving our own culture is being dismissed as “just like the rhetoric used against Jews by the Nazis.” Europeans have been taught to be so scared of our own shadow that we are incapable of seeing that darkness can come from the outside, too. Maybe Europe will burn again, in part as a belated reaction to the horrors of Auschwitz.


Baron Bodissey said...

Adaneshju – Please turn your long URLs into links so that they don’t mess up the post width.


Adaneshju said...

A quote I had been meaning to post here at some point:

Reminded of it by Junkyard Blog, quoting a Mark Steyn article here. A very good and strong quote imho, and really captures the essence of the 19th century British.

The speaker is British General Charles Napier (later head of Brit. military operations in India, and responsible for some large conquests) speaking on the topic of Sati--the Hindu practice of burning a man's widow upon his death.

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks, and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."

Frank said...

Alas, the focus is on Muslims today, but the problem is much much larger than that created by Muslims. It is the dream of a shining "multicultural" Athens gone bad. It is not so much the fact of multiracial (yes, I do dare use that term, so please feel free to call me a "racist"), but rather the rate of Asian/African influx that will sink the western world.

Compounding that is the slavish Anglo-Saxon social relativism, wherein European society becomes no better than that of the meanest cow herding tribe from Africa.

It is really too late to do anything about it anyway...we refuse to see the elephant in the room and prefer instead to discuss the mice problem.

leelion said...

Swedes wouldn't so easily be robbed, (or any other ordinary people in western countries), if their right to carry and use hand-guns hadn't been taken away by socialist powercrats. The right to self-defence should be encouraged and the reaction of an automymous individual to any violent threat met with a ferocious response.

The "government knows best" mindset has been so ingrained that people meekly give away all their power to politicians and criminals and lay down like lambs. It's pathetic. The muslim crime wave in Sweden is yet another chapter in the ongoing war of the individual v the collective.

Unknown said...

Scottsa: The idea of Multiculturalism may have laid the foundations for a new world war, just as Imperialism did for WW1, Fascism for WW2 and Communism for the Cold War. Europe may manage to stave off Islam, but Europe's age as a region of global influence may well be over, anyway. The forces of chaos are so strong, and massive immigration, including non-Muslim immigration, is breaking down any sense of inner coherence and trust. There will be civil wars here. There is already a lot of self-segregation between the native white population and immigrants. It is conceivable that not just cities but entire regions or even countries within Western Europe will become split into native or immigrant enclaves, or that immigrants will simply be expelled from other countries.

The USA is in a stronger position, but she, too, is troubled by the same problems. Will the USA fall apart due to mounting ethnic and racial tensions under the glorious Multicultural ideal? Many Americans would no doubt find the idea laughable, but another American Civil War instead of another American Century it is in fact not impossible to envision. The Southwest is already becoming a part of Greater Mexico.

Maybe I'm being pessimistic here. The West has seen darker times before, and still made a roaring comeback. But I do sometimes wonder whether the West truly is finished this time, and that Multiculturalism and massive immigration indicate that the Western spirit is gone. If so, I hope that the global leadership role will pass to non-Muslim Asians, not Muslims.

Frank said...

The British banned Sati. To try to whitewash history and make it a homegrown ban is one of the more ridiculous post-colonial revisionisms I've heard yet. I suppose you believe the Thuggees were stamped out by Indians too?

And btw, if we are going to play time period poker, the last documented case of Sati was last year in a rural village, not to mention custom revivals in 1956 and 1981. To my knowledge the custom of burning witches has had no recent revivals, and Jew gassing is hardly a Christian passtime, either by rote of custom. FYI, neither Hitler nor the Nazis had anything to do with Christianity.

Your attempt to give the "full picture" is at best a red herring and at worst plain wrong. Next you'll be telling us that it was Muslims who pled with the British to stamp out slavery of the African coast?

These attempts at revisionism do not do justice to the group being revised. It does no service to anyone to believe that pre-colonial India was a happy subcontinent until nasty Clive showed up, or that Native Americans lived in sylvan harmony with nature and each other until Columbus showed up.

The fact of the matter is that Anglo-Saxon society, for a variety of reasons, is the best that has ever been. It is not perfect, and it has committed offences, but it is nonetheless best. Trying to drag it down to the level of other social systems has been all the rage since the sixties, and its time someone stood up and pointed out that people in the west do not, as a rule, flood boats, planes and inner tubes trying to get away to India or Syria.

William Zeranski said...


So, you dug up one ‘case’ of witch burning in a backwater in Ireland--in 1895, no less.

BUT, let’s keep the facts straight. Sati was still legal in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, in the country of INDIA until 1846. ALSO (in quick search) in November of 1999, a Dalit woman living in a village in Bundlekhand was forced to chuck herself on fire (immolate--is the nice-nice word).

When you refer to ‘gassed Jews’ I assume you are refering to Nazis? If so, and if you care to stick to facts, Catholics, including nuns and priests, were gassed and burned up by Nazis.

You must show an event--a current event--were Christians have burned up a witch or anyone else for that matter. And since you brought up the gassing of Jews, do remember that the greatest number of murders during the 20th century were performed by atheists, i.e. communists, Lefties and the rest of their ilk, and the Muslim radicals seem to be making an effort to catch up with their fellow totalitarians.

Now, as you wrote:

“Can a social practice committed by some greedy people who are trying to grab the husbands property be used to slander an entire religion?”

You must be kidding? YOU just maligned the whole of Christianity for the "Christian" practice of witch burning and Jew gassing?

I think of that Dalit woman living in a village in Bundlekhand, chucking herself on fire

How rich her husband was we’ll never know, but the woman was still ‘immolated.’

Fellow Peacekeeper said...

Bruno's Clash of Fascisms has a similar theme to Fjordmans.

Fjordman : Great article! I really miss the Fjordman blog. I think you are dead right - if a relatively civilized solution cannot be enacted SOON, the fightback from a future traumatized Europe is more than liable to be frightful.

Some form of fascism (using the term strictly -nationalistic, authoritarian, mystical/religous) is the natural fallback for an educated and technological nation in reestablishing a nation-state from a failing state. And in any case collectivist political correctness, in sweeping out the old and traditional and kicking out the foundations of society, makes the introduction of any unfamiliar extreme government easier.

Its scary - sometimes its almost like Slobodan Milosevic was just a man ahead of his time, no?

William Zeranski said...


Do I feel maligned? No. Because I know better. I was illustrating my point.

I’m still toying with the phrase:

‘. . . it is _WRONG TO BLAME_ Christianity for a few millon cases of witch burning.”

A few Million. That’s a lot of witches. I mean, historically there weren’t MILLIONS of witches, but witches were burned, hanged, and crushed, also, if memory serves.

The point is: The Lord Jesus never said: “Hey, you go burn up some witches.” He would frown on that . . . .

But Sati has a direct and historical religious link, and like you, I agree that it is fortunate that Sati is illegal. But Sati is illegal in a secular-way, but not universally condemned, and illegal, in RELIGIOUS way.

Again, I think of that Dalit woman. Apparently, no one told her Sati was illegal.

Frank said...


I am aware of Roy, who is, in keeping with post-colonial revisionism, the native Indian who acts as the magnet for home-grown praise once enforced culture change has been deemed by the subject culture to be good.

In point of fact, outsiders had been trying to ban the practice as early as the Mughal period and continued throughout the Raj. Ironically the BEIC didn't issue a full ban for a whack of years because of cultural sensitivity, but began geographically limited bans before Roy was even born.

In any event, the side issues I brought in were by way of illustrating the type of revisionist history you are practicing here. To wit:

1 Jew gassing is not a Christian practice. It was a Nazi practice.

2 One would be hard pressed to find "a few million" cases of witch burning throughout medieval Europe, never mind the 19th century, and in any event sati was a commonly accepted rite of passage within Hinduism. If one wanted to equate that to a Christian tradition, one might more profitably compare it to marriage.

3 You might be able to separate the Cult of Kali from Hinduism writ large, and thereby make the argument that it is wrong to blame the religion for a few million cases of thuggee, but you simply cannot get away with it in the case of sati. Sati was as widespread in Hindu India as the the mass in Catholicism. It was not only, unlike witch burning, commonplace and expected.

I don't "blame" Hinduism for anything. But by employing the annoying tactic of social relativism here you are being dishonest to history and by ommission dragging western society through muck it doesn't deserve.

Wally Ballou said...

Whoah -

William goes way too far when he implies that witch burning was not a religiously inspired practice. Its practicioners certainly believed it was. Sure Jesus didn't tell us to burn witches, but the Bible seemed to be telling us just that in Exodus 22:18 "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live". We may have our own ideas about what that verse means, or whether it was translated properly, but right through the middle ages and early Renaissance, the believer took it quite literally. The process wasn't typically one of mob violence, either, but legalistic and rational. The witch was given due process and subjected to "scientific" tests (the infamous “Malleus Malefactorum") before condemnation.

Dr Daniel Robinson, a leading scholar of the history of psychology and the historical relationship between psychology and the law, has written siome interesting commentary on this phenomenon. Check out "The Learning Company" for his lecture entitled "Let us burn the witches to save them")

William Zeranski said...


Way to far . . . ?

Well, I NEVER wrote, said, thought, implied, or mused: ‘ . . . that witch burning was not a religiously inspired practice.’
Of course it was. The Old Testament has all sorts of goodies that have inspired stupidity.

Now here’s two points of order,

1. Exodus is an Old Testament book. i.e. God’s Covenant with the Israelites (the Jews).

2. The New Testament is the New Covenant. Here we’re have the Lord Jesus Christ.

I wrote: “The point is: The Lord Jesus never said: “Hey, you go burn up some witches.” He would frown on that . . . .”

This is still true, and I stand by it.

SF said...

Scott wrote: Whatever occured in the past is beyond our ability to change. What happens now is our responsibility. I would hope this forum [wouldn't fall] into the typical Islamic...argument [that] any injustice of the past can be [used] to justify any present atrocity.

Good point, but it's also been well demonstrated that "those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it."

Any people who calmly watch as immigrants of a different ideology ("religion", if you prefer) rape, pillage and plunder their society, and don't either deport or kill the offenders, deserves to be extinguished.

We've been seeing the "invade, pillage and plunder" part. We have yet to see a European nation formally taken over by Islam, but it seems only a matter of a couple of years before that happens.

The_Editrix said...

"Since Adaneshju mentioned the "Hindu" practice of Sati - could one also mention the "Christian" practice of witch burning and jew gassing?"

That is an argument, which is as a-historic as it is populist.

Christians (without quotations) have given up burning witches a couple of centuries ago and I can't remember that the practice of "Jew gassing" has been an inherent part of Christianity. It was practised by people who sadly HAPPENED to be Christians. Most of them nominal Christians.

INHERENT part of Islam, however, is to hang girls as young as nine and to rape them before execution because virgins go to paradise.

Sleep well, all you cultural relativists and sweet dreams!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading and appreciating Fjordman's excellent reports for some time now. But I'm not sure what to do with them.

I'm a couple generations removed from Sweden. I read these articles and have difficulty getting my head around the concept of cultural suicide. It's incomprehensible in my classical liberal mind. I do believe it's happening. I just cannot believe it's being permitted. It seems rather odd that I get angrier at what I read about Sweden than Swedes appear to themselves.

So what to do about it? I do not want to watch Sweden die a demographic death. Then again, my link to Sweden is in the past. It's not my fight.

Unknown said...

It is all well and good to complain and highlight the alarming statistics in crime and immigration problems. What if anything is being done to solve these problems? Are we just documenting the eventual collapse of Europe and the US or are we going to do something about it? Can anything be done?

ronyvo said...

Saying it is not my fight is the most dangerous statemnt I read.
I am Coptic (Christian of Egypt). I left Egypt about 45 years ago because of the horrible atrocities by Muslim agaisnt the Copts.
but, I am fighting back by educating the westerners of the evil Islam.
We THE PEOPLE must act to save our countries from the Islamic invasion.
EVERYONE can do what he/she can do, at least by electing those who have the courage to publically denounce Islam and act accordingally.

Sofialogos said...

I believe people should respect this young generation and help them study and get jobs..if sweden and finland are so equal with everybody why do this happen? its because this people from other countries and not only islam...also if you have dark colored skin or latin..they see you as this makes them angry and frustrated.this doesnt give them the right to ve violent..but unfortunately they get violent. when people undertand that we are all thee same this could get better and never worse...but theres to much fear and hatred in the worldI hope young generations study and work honestly instead of stealing and doing so many wrong things. we have from both sides to change

Anonymous said...

The solution is stripping all non-native Swedes of their citizenship and do away with all the hate speech, hate crime thing and reverse them. And those youths are right. European men have no balls, overall. Any real man would have figured out that this is war and that immigrants act like a conquering army long ago. What disgusts me more than the immigrants is Europeans doing nothing about it.

What I fail to understand is when the heck will Europeans realize that their governments don't act in their interest and hence they should be overthrown. What's funny about this one though is that the Romanian army is about 20 times bigger than the Swedish one and we are buying new planes and so on.

And no, the purpose of governments is to protect the interests of the ethnic people that instituted them like defense from others.

Adanesju, we had that custom for a lot of things. Murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery... The whole idea behind larsony was to not hang people who steal in non-violent ways and make a difference. lol

ScottSA, there's no difference in between multicultural and multiracial. There are just two steps of the same thing. I have no interest in cohabit with Africans either, who actually commit more crime than Muslims.

Fjordman, I don't get how you can say that the US is in a better position. People of European descent in the US are a smaller fraction than here. While in 40 years for each immigrant we will have 2 European men, in the US in 20 years for each man of European descent will be one that isn't of European descent.

I also wonder when Jews will get the blame for communism and Bolshevism. I mean, their actions did end up in killing more than 100 million people.

Exile, I recall the Swedes teaching my country democracy and complaining about something, yet in Sweden the votes aren't even secret.

Poposhka, hey, we are in the same boat. When in Brussels I was told to not walk outside after sun set and I was in a fairly good region of the city.

sf, it's not really about a different ideology. It's about foreign in any way.

alzaebo, I suggest MMA.

Evy, I don't have to change one bit. I'm a native European and if they don't change they should be removed from my country and continent. Respect is also earned. If they're so angry and frustrated about how we do things here, maybe we should help them pack and ship them home. Including the Europe born ones.

Homophobic Horse said...

We can't chuck out the seditious foreign agents now RV. That would make us as bad as the terrorists and then a bit more. Oh no, we must continue the Multicultural project as both a gesture of peace and a symbol of moral superiority to both the fascists (i.e. you, RV) and the criminal immigrunts. It doesn't matter if it doesn't work, at least we tried.

And that pretty much wraps it up for the west.

Anonymous said...

Homophobic Horse, funny enough, I don't get why the right doesn't say that the people who like 'protecting' immigrants have blood on their hands. Like each rape committed by immigrants should be blamed on the people who support non-discrimination and opening the flood gates. Everybody can play the blame game and it's fairly easily to do it.