The U.S. news media, preoccupied with Obama administration scandals, gives scant coverage to events in England and Sweden, where crime waves led by Muslim immigrants bear similarities to those occurring in the United States.
In mid-May, both of these European countries were rocked by Muslim immigrant-led crimes. Politically correct U.S. news media and government officials have chosen to soft-pedal them.
On May 19, 2013, immigrant riots started in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, allegedly caused by the police shooting of a 69-year-old machete-wielding immigrant. In response, immigrants claimed that the Swedish people are “racists” and treat immigrants badly. Unemployment is the major complaint raised by immigrants, most of them from Africa and the Middle East.
During the past two decades, Sweden, known worldwide as a tolerant country, has received large numbers of Muslim émigrés. Sweden, although one of the wealthiest, stable, and permissive countries in the world, is experiencing Muslim uprisings.
In 2008, Muslim-sparked riots took place in the Swedish city of Malmo — racism was the excuse. Scholars studying the Muslim population in Sweden note that rapes in that country are the highest in Northern Europe. The country’s Crime Prevention Council reported that Sweden had 46 rapes for 100,000 residents. The U.K. was a distant second with 23 rapes per 100,000 residents.
The council also found that it is four times more likely that the rapist is born abroad than native born. Another study reported that 85 percent of the Swedish rapes were by foreign-born persons.
Malmo, in the near future, is likely to become the first Scandinavian city to have a Muslim majority. Already the city leads the country in crime. Studies postulate that the Koran permits rapes of non-Muslim women, and Swedish reports indicate that the majority of rapists are from Africa and the Middle East.
In 2010, it was reported that Jews were being driven from Malmo by Muslim violence. Again, little or no news coverage of these religious/ethnic-based crimes was made either in the United States or Europe.
Swedish citizens are voicing their objections. They complain that Swedish immigration laws are outdated. Sweden's tolerant laws are allowing Islamic immigrants to overrun the country and force their culture, religion, and beliefs on the people. Muslims now make up the majority of criminals. Muslims have not assimilated but push their idea of Shariah (Islamic law) on a permissive and secular Swedish population.
One Swedish citizen commented that Muslim countries do not permit any Christian or other non-Muslim religions. Swedish natives, who are finding that multiculturalism doesn’t work, say “This is our country, not yours!”
The U.K. is experiencing similar problems. On May 22, 2013, England suffered a blow to its nationhood, when two allegedly British-born men of Nigeria descent in mid-day in London’s Woolwich section, brutally killed a British soldier with a machete/meat cleaver and knife and wounded two others. One witness alleges that the men were attempting to take organs from the dead man.
One of the killers, photographed by a video camera, calmly said they wanted “to start a war in London tonight,” among other rants. He also reportedly said, “Allah Akbar. We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”
Most British officials, including the leftist mayor of London and the prime minister, immediately labeled the violence a terrorist attack. However, a columnist for the liberal Manchester Guardian questioned whether violence on a U.K. soldier was a terrorist act, as the U.S. and U.K. were committing violence on Muslims, especially civilians. The columnist appeared to be legitimizing the violence as part of the Muslim murderer’s “eye for an eye” rant.
The columnist, who also opined that Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Muslim shooter, wasn’t a terrorist, may believe, like President Obama, that it was merely “workplace violence.”
The columnist mistakenly suggested that U.S. President Ronald Reagan abetted in the killing of civilians in El Salvador with his support of the Contras. Some in the news media either flunked logic class or did not take it in school. Along with the Guardian columnist, a radical Muslim preacher in England blamed the Woolwich attacks on the prime minister and the U.K. for their Afghanistan actions.
Many British complain that 40 percent of Londoners are foreign born, and a majority of those are Muslims. The Brits, like their Swedish compatriots, blame lax immigration laws, multiculturalism, and political correctness for increased crime and the loss of national ethos, mores, and society.
Meanwhile, in the United States, recent bombings and attempted bombings by Muslim immigrants must give members of Congress pause as they seek to craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Naturalization requirements and detailed vetting of all applicants for U.S. visas and citizenship are essential. U.S. citizens do not want to hear yet another Muslim immigrant testify in court that he lied when taking the citizenship oath — as the Times Square attempted bomber did.
It is high time, in the aftermath of Fort Hood, Bengazi, Boston, and the London butchery, for the United States to grasp the realities of today’s world.
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
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