Sweden: Capital of the Rifles of the West
By Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard
February 14, 2015
Original in English: Sweden: Capital of the West Rape
Translation: Joseph Skilnik
- Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the Swedish homogeneity of once to a multicultural country, violent crime grew by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is already second in rapes, losing only to Lesotho in southern Africa.
- It is striking that the report does not address the issue of the background of the rapists. However it is necessary to keep in mind that in statistics, the second generation of immigrants are considered Swedish.
- In an impressive number of cases the Swedish courts demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, acquitting suspects who alleged that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.
- Internet radio station Granskning Sverige asked the leading newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen why they described criminals as "Swedes" when in fact they were Somalis without Swedish citizenship. They were very offended when asked if they felt any responsibility to warn Swedish women to stay away from certain men. The journalist asked why this should be their responsibility.
- In 1975 the Swedish Parliament decided unanimously to change the homogeneity of Sweden from once in a multicultural country. After forty years the dramatic consequences of this experiment are emerging: violent crime has increased by 300%.
- If we look at the numbers of rapes, the increase is even worse. In 1975 complaints were filed with the police of 421 rapes, in 2014 were 6,620. An increase of 1,472%.
Sweden is already second on the global list of rapes.
According to a 2010 survey Sweden with 53.2 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants loses only to the tiny Lesotho in southern Africa with 91.6 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to figures published by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet, known as Brå), an agency reporting to the Ministry of Justice, 29,000 Swedes reported in 2011 that they were raped (indicating that complaints are made to the police In less than 25% of cases).
Instead of taking action on the issue of violence and rape, Swedish politicians, authorities and the media do their best to rationalize the facts. Here are some explanations:
The Swedes are more inclined to report crimes.
The law has changed, so that more sex crimes are now considered rape.
The Swedes are unable to cope with the increase in gender equity and react with violence against women (perhaps the most fanciful of all justifications).
A long-standing feminist myth is that the most dangerous place for a woman is her own home, where most of the rapes are committed by someone she knows. That claim was contested by the Brå report:
"In 58% of cases, the perpetrator was totally unknown to the victim. In 29% of cases, the perpetrator was known and in 13% of cases the offender was close to the victim."
Brå reports that there is no significant difference between women with Swedish or foreign background when it comes to the risk of being raped. It is striking that the report does not address the issue of the background of the rapists.
In 1975, when politicians decided that Sweden should become multicultural, the Swedish population was 8,208,442. In 2014 it increased to 9,743,087, an increase of 18.7%. The growth is due exclusively to immigration as Swedish women give birth to 1.92 children compared to the average of 2.24 immigrants. However it is necessary to keep in mind that in statistics, the second generation of immigrants are considered Swedish.
The recent growth of the Swedish population is unparalleled. Never before in the history of the country has the population increased so rapidly. Sweden is currently the fastest growing country in Europe.
In the last 10 to 15 years the majority of immigrants came from Muslim countries like Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Could this huge influx of immigrants explain the explosion of rape cases in Sweden? It is difficult to give a precise answer because Swedish law prohibits registration based on religion or ancestors. One plausible explanation is that, on average, the people of the Middle East see woman and sex differently from the Scandinavians. And despite the Swedish establishment's effort to convince the population that all those who contribute on Swedish soil become exactly the same as those who have been here for dozens of generations, the facts point in a completely different direction.
The latest statistical survey on immigrant crime compared to Sweden was conducted in 2005. The results are almost never quoted. As if that were not enough, anyone who dares to speak of these results, such as in social networks, is relentlessly attacked.
Denigrate ethnic groups
Michael Hess, a Swedish Democratic Party politician, encouraged Swedish journalists to familiarize themselves with the Islamist view of women regarding the rapes that took place in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Arab Spring. Hess says: "When you journalists will understand that it is deeply rooted in the Islamic culture to rape and mistreat women who refuse to respect Islamic teachings. There is a strong link between rape in Sweden and the number of immigrants from Middle Eastern countries and North Africa (MENA) ".
This observation made Michael Hess accused of "denigrating ethnic groups" (hets mot folkgrupp), which is considered a crime in Sweden. In May of last year he was convicted but had a prison sentence and suspended fine, the suspension was due to the fact that he had no previous conviction. There was an appeal against the verdict in a higher court.
For many years Michael Hess has lived in Muslim countries, he is well acquainted with Islam and how Islam views women. In his trial he presented evidence of how Sharia law deals with rape and statistics indicating that Muslims are overrepresented among rapists in Sweden. But the court ruled that facts are not relevant:
"The Court (Tingsrätten) notes that the fact that Michael Hess's statement corresponds to the truth or not, or seems to be true for Michael Hess, is irrelevant in this case. Michael Hess's statement must be judged based on timing and context. Michael Hess, who is the author of the book, has been quoted as saying that Michael Hess, Hess obviously was not part of a balanced (saklig) or trustworthy (vederhäftig) exposition. Michael Hess's pronouncement should therefore be seen as a form of contempt for immigrants of Islamic faith. "
What can be concluded from the statistics available?
As part of the evidence presented to the court by Michael Hess, he made use of all the statistics available to him on immigrant crime in Sweden before the statistical authorities stopped the assessments. Michael Hess tried to find answers to two questions:
Is there any relation between the incidence of rapes and the number of people with foreign backgrounds in Sweden?
Is there any relation between the incidence of rapes and any specific group of immigrants in Sweden?
The answer to the two questions was an unequivocal "yes." Twenty-one research reports from the 1960s to the present day are unanimous in their conclusions: no matter if the calculation was made taking into account the number of rapists or suspected rape, men of foreign descent were overrepresented vis-à-vis the Swedes. And this greater representation of those with foreign background continues to increase:
1960 to the 1970s - 1.2 to 2.6 times more than the Swedes
Years 1980 - 2.1 to 4.7 times more than Swedes
Years 1990 - 2.1 to 8.1 times more than Swedes
Years 2000 - 2.1 to 19.5 times more than Swedes
Although they were adjusted for variables such as age, sex, social position and residence, the huge discrepancy between immigrants and Swedes remained.
Reports of crime research in Sweden have become a rarity, but in the eighteen reports made between the years 1990 and 2000, eleven have dealt with rape. Two of the reports address the relationship between rape and immigration and both confirm that there is a connection.
The data are available to the authorities, politicians and the press, yet they insist that the data does not reflect reality.
How can we explain then that in 2008, Denmark, Sweden's neighbor had only 7.3 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 53.2 in Sweden?
The Danish legislation is not very different from the Swedish legislation and there is no apparent reason why the Danish are less willing to lodge a complaint than the Swedish ones.
In 2011, 6,509 rapes were reported to the police and only 392 in Denmark. The population of Denmark is about half of the Swedish, so that even if adjusted to the Swedish one the discrepancy would still be considerable.
In Sweden the authorities do everything to hide the origin of the rapists. In Denmark, the state's official statistics department, Statistics Denmark, found that in 2010 more than half of the convicted rapists had backgrounds of immigrants.´
Since 2000, only one research report on immigrant crime has appeared. The report was conducted in 2006 by Ann-Christine Hjelm of the University of Karlstads.
It was found that in 2002, 85% of those sentenced to at least two years' imprisonment for rape in Svea Hovrätt, a resource court, were foreigners born or second generation immigrants.
In a 1996 report by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention concluded that immigrants from North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) are 23 times more likely to commit rape than Swedish men. Data on men in Iraq, Bulgaria and Romania are respectively 20, 18 and 18. Men from the rest of Africa are 16 times more likely to commit rape, and men from Iran, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are 10 times more likely than men to commit rape. The Swedish men.
A new trend has come to Sweden with full force in recent decades: collective rape, virtually unknown in Swedish criminal history.
The number of collective rapes rose spectacularly between 1995 and 2006.
Since then there have been no further studies on this subject.
One of the worst cases occurred in 2012 when a 30-year-old woman was raped by eight men in a housing project for asylum seekers in the small town of Mariannelund.
The woman was known to a man from Afghanistan who lived in Sweden for a few years. He asked her out. She accepted.
The Afghan took her to a shelter for refugees, leaving her totally defenseless. During the night she was repeatedly raped by asylum seekers and when her "friend" returned he raped her too.
The next morning she managed to call the police. The Swedish Public Prosecutor has called the incident "the worst rape crime in Swedish criminal history".
Seven of the defendants were sentenced to 4.5 to 6.5 years in prison. Punishment is usually reduced by a third of the time, so they will soon be ready for further attacks, presumably against unfaithful women.
In cases of collective rape, both the accused and the victims are often young and often the perpetrators of immigrants are immigrant backgrounds, in most cases Muslim countries. In an impressive number of cases the Swedish courts have shown compassion for the rapists. Several times the courts acquitted suspects who alleged that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.
A memorable incident occurred in 2013 in the suburb of Tensta in Stockholm. A 15-year-old girl was locked up while six men of foreign descent had sex with her. The Court of First Instance convicted the six defendants, but the appeals court acquitted them because there was no violence and also because the court understood that the girl "was not in a situation where she could not defend herself."
In the current month the Swedish media reported a violent rape on the Finnish ferry Amorella on the crossing between Stockholm and Åbo in Finland. Bullet headlines told readers the criminals were Swedish:
- "Several Swedish Men Are Suspected of Rape on the Finnish Ferry" (Dagens Nyheter).
- "Six Swedish Men Rape a Woman in a Hut" (Aftonbladet).
- "Six Swedes arrested for rape on a raft" (Expressen).
- "Eight Swedes Suspected Rape on a Ferry" (TT - the Swedish News Agency).
Watching more closely, it became clear that seven of the eight suspects were Somalis and the other Iraqi. None of them had Swedish citizenship, so they were not even Swedish in that respect. According to witnesses the group was on the ferry looking for sex. Police have released four of them (but they are still suspect) while the others (all Somalis) remain in jail.
Internet radio station Granskning Sverige asked the leading newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen why they described criminals as "Swedes" when in fact they were Somalis. That's irrelevant, the journalists said. They were very offended when asked if they felt any responsibility to warn Swedish women to stay away from certain men. The journalist asked why this should be their responsibility.
"If women knew maybe they could have stayed away from these men and avoided the rape," said the Granskning Sverige reporter. That was when the journalist immediately hung up the phone.
The Gatestone Institute agrees with articles written by Ingrid Carlqvist for this institute as of today, however Gatestone no longer has it in its staff.