Original in Swedish: http://snaphanen.dk/2011/01/09/s%C3%B8ndagskronik-den-tigande-ministern/
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By Julia Caesar
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Four weeks have passed since the suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, 29, blew himself up in the middle of Christmas shopping in Stockholm. According to Zia Alkanani, head of Iraq’s anti-terror agency, the TV channel al-Arabiya, Abdulwahab was trained in jihad in the Iraqi city of Mosul during the three months before the terrorist attack.
The data are consistent with the message that Abdulwahab himself left behind in a sound file. He asks his family for forgiveness because he had lied. He had not traveled to the Middle East because of work. The cause was training as suicide bomber. Taimour Abdulwahab’s intention was to take as many innocents as possible with him in death.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (m) took 19 hours before he said a single word about the terrorist attack to the Swedish people. And when he opened his mouth, then came – nothing more than empty platitudes.
“What has happened is undesirable and unacceptable,” said Reinfeldt. Real powerful words in a national emergency. Then he called the terrorist attack “unacceptable, as Sweden is an open society” and spoke of “safeguarding the Swedish transparency and have patience with democracy.”
Twelve days of silence
Twelve days have passed since four Swedish nationals and asylum seekers in Denmark were arrested on suspicion of advanced plans for a massacre against the Jyllands-Posten in Copenhagen:
• Mounir Dhahri, 44-year-old native of Tunisia.
• Omar Abdalla Aboelazm, 30-year-old Lebanese with Swedish citizenship
• A Salman, 26-year-old Iraqi, asylum seeker in Denmark.
• Munir Awad, 29-year-old from Lebanon with Swedish citizenship.
In Sweden was Sahbi Zalouti Ben Mohamed, 37, arrested, registered for census purposes in Järfälla. Tunisian with Swedish citizenship. Fredrik Reinfeldt is silent. Twelve days of silence. His silence roars like thunder in the sky. It eats into our minds, the harsh vacuum of us – just in the inner room where the security and confidence have their abode. We nine and a half million Swedish citizens are left to ourselves with our questions and our concerns. The person whose responsibility it is to explain what is happening to our country, the one whose job it is to take our fears seriously, is silent.
The place where there sould be a mature and responsible leader is echoing empty.
The position as Father of the nation is vacant.
A 27-year “unaccompanied refugee child”
A few days into the new year the “unaccompanied refugee child” Abudala Karim was apprehended in Uganda on suspicion of belonging to the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab. He was assumed to be on his way to Kampala to perform a suicide bombing. The man lives in Sundsvall. In his pocket he has a two month old Swedish alien’s passport, plus a Kenyan passport. The Kenyan passport shows that the man is from Kenya and was born in 1983, thus 27 years old – not born in 1992 and from Somalia that he has cheated about to the Swedish authorities. He has brought himself into Sweden on false premises, large tears rolling in force as an “unaccompanied refugee child” has been applied and a permanent residence permit, PUT, was granted without any unnecessary issues raised.
Bosnian war criminals
Around the same time 42-year-old Mirsad Mesanovic was arrested at Kastrup Airport, Bosnian with Swedish citizenship, on suspicion of murder during the Balkan War 1991.
Mesanovic is since 2007 the subject of a Slovenian arrest warrant for war crimes. But Swedish prosecutors has redefined the crime as manslaughter, which means that it cannot be prosecuted any longer. He lives in Åhus in Skåne, is married and has two children, sports coach, local politician on the Left and juror.
In court is a different war criminal, Ahmet Makitan, 44, charged with aggravated breach of international law, murder, kidnapping and torture. He was a school janitor in Sollefteå until his secret was revealed. During the civil wars in the Balkans in 1992 Ahmet Makitan served as camp guard at concentration camp Dretelj in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the first war criminal who has been arrested in Sweden and put on trial.
It is a beautiful little collection, products of the unprecedentedly lax asylum policies of Sweden. Sweden is a lawless country. The Immigration Act does not apply. The Swedish handling of asylum cases and other immigration exposes Swedish citizens’ lives to risk. And not just us. They are now detained Islamists, brought to a safe haven in Sweden who had intended to slaughter the entire Jyllands-Posten’s editorial board. Swedish immigration policy is not only an issue for Sweden. It also exposes people to our neighbors in grave danger. How long will they put up with that?
And Fredrik Reinfeldt shuts up.
The Prime Minister’s responsibility
Ultimately, this is Fredrik Reinfeldt’s responsibility. He has long been sailing on a prawn sandwich, with a working line as sails and boasted that he and Finance Minister Anders Borg have led Sweden through the financial crisis. Beautifully so. But underneath there are much larger structural problems to deal with, problems that are in the process of deleting Sweden as a welfare nation. The large, never acknowledged leak in the Swedish economy is the costs of the immigration policy. And now it is clear what many of us have suspected a long time: that thanks to our “goodness” and “humanity” we have within our country’s borders around a thousand war criminals, and an unknown number of Islamist terrorists (200 acording to SÄPO, the Security Police), who are both capable and seriously want to damage Sweden and Swedes, plus other Nordic countries in the name of Islam.
And Fredrik Reinfeldt shuts up. Never has a silence rumbled so loud. The unspoken words sound like trumpets.
But what should the prime minister say? Regardless of the political basis it is possible to understand his difficulties. He can not very well blame the Socialists, although they probably were the ones who ruled Sweden when the suspected terrorists sought asylum and generously were granted both permanent residence and Swedish citizenship. He knows that in the case of the irresponsible immigration policy, he and the Alliance are just the same birds of a feather as the other old parliamentary parties. Yes worse!
New asylum records year after year
It is a fact that the number of asylum applications and the number of new residence permits granted in Sweden has broken new records year after year ever since the center-right alliance government came to power in 2006 In 2010, it was a record again. According to the Migration Board’s preliminary statistics 31 901 persons applied for asylum in Sweden compared with 24 232 in 2009. An increase of over 30%. The so-called “unaccompanied refugee children”, that is, the bearded young men who often lie to get a quick path into the country and represent the vanguard for their large families, increased from 2250 in 2009 to 2394. At the same time the corresponding figures have drastically decreased in the other Nordic countries.
Fredrik Reinfeldt can not say that he is unaware that an unknown number of terrorists and war criminals slip by in the handling of the lawless raffle which is Swedish asylum policy. If so he is both lying and seems to be remarkably stupid. So what should Fredrik Reinfeldt really say? It is not easy to know. His dilemma is that once he opens his mouth, out jump the frogs that seeks its equal in stupidity, hatred of the Swedes and contempt in judgment.
We Swedes do not exist
Some examples – the parade is getting quite long by now. It was extremely unfortunate, just a few months after his election victory in 2006 when the Prime Minister visited immigrant dense suburb Ronna in Södertälje:
“Old Swedish is only barbarism. The rest of the development has come from the outside. “(14 November 2006.)
Booom! There we Swedes got it in the face, so we kept quiet. Barbarians are what we are. It is the immigrants who have been responsible for Sweden’s development, not us.
After the beating of 24-year-old SD politician David von Arnold in Malmö in the election campaign in 2010:
“I would like to point out that those who live on running up an “us-and-them” mentality and a fundamentally hateful way of looking at relationships between people should not be surprised if that happens.”
If you get beaten because you are politician you can thus blame yourself. At least if you are Sverigedemokrat.
An unmatched record is the Prime Minister’s statements in a debate in the Riksdag on 9 December 2010 with the Sweden Democrats’ leader Jimmie Åkesson.
Åkesson requires that the law on hate speech also applies to Swedes in the situations where the Swedish origin of the population is in minority and violated, for example in schools or workplaces. Pay particular attention to Mona Sahlin’s (s), mocking faces in the background when Jimmie Åkesson makes his question. It is two days before the suicide attack in Stockholm City, but no one knows on this particular day. Fredrik Reinfeldt says:
“That there is a group that could be defined as the Swedes, and I understand that there is great interest in Sweden Democrats to keep coming back to the formulation, turns out very often be difficult to define. There are so many who feel Swedish and suddenly being told that they are not. It will be strange if you try to define it. “
Bad luck, when he manifests itself?
Either Fredrik Reinfeldt is totally clueless. Or perhaps he has a plain improbable bad luck when he manifests itself. I’m leaning towards the former. In Reinfeldt’s brain, there is simply no such thing as Swedes, even less pure Swedes. For him, everyone who has happened to set foot on Swedish soil is a Swede, a view he also shares with most of the press corps. He has such a bad perception of reality that he does not understand what tremendous violation it is towards the original population of Sweden when he repeatedly cast out these misguided statements. It is bad, very bad.
Many of his statements show an arrogance, moodiness and need for prestige, which ultimately seems to stem from an insecurity and immaturity. Fredrik Reinfeldt’s costume is definitely too big, and it will be long before he grows into it.
And Fredrik Reinfeldt shuts up. Perhaps he has “winter vacation”, what we usually call the Christmas holiday. But terrorism has not taken Christmas holiday. It lives around the clock, year round, and it wants to destroy us.
“We will leave no stone unturned”
On the debate site Newsmill, Eduardo Grutzky, Argentine-jew refugee and former youth leader of the suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, writes:
“The current political situation in Sweden will provide the high season for all sorts of reactionaries, who claim to be able to stop young men from becoming terrorists. Society’s response should be the opposite: instead of the Prime Minister’s words that the suicide bomb was “undesirable”, the message should be that “we will turn over every stone”.
Eduardo Grutzky rejects the Swedish method to try to appease the Islamists, the misconception that if we are good to them, they will be kind to us. That kind of logic is completely unknown in Islam.
“Those who govern Sweden now grope for measures to appease the Islamists, so they in turn can affect the” too radical “and violent Islamists. Concessions to a violent and destructive power was tested as we know, before the Second World War. The result was not satisfactory. Hitler interpreted every concession as a sign of weakness and managed during a crucial period to build up their strength and eventually almost destroy the well-intentioned nations who at all costs had been trying to avoid a conflict. When those in power are afraid, they want to negotiate and avoid conflict. “
This should Fredrik Reinfeldt have told the Swedish people
I’ll give Fredrik Reinfeldt further suggestions. This he should say to the Swedish people:
“I ask the Swedish people unreservedly for an apology for the concern and the damage that I and my government has done to you by misguided immigration policies. The consequences we can see now, and they are not unexpected. In our attempt to be nicer and more generous than any other country, we have completely lost contact with the ground and allowed the development to run off at an unsustainable way. For decades we have released the terrorists, war criminals, fanatical Islamists, rapists, murderers and other people of whose identity we do not have a clue, and they are completely out of control now. We just have not bothered to ensure that the Immigration Service follows the Aliens Act because we are so incredibly terrified of being called “racists” or “xenophobic”. It has been and is far more important for us to demonize the Sweden Democrats as much as possible and by all means make sure that they do not get any political influence, although they have 20 seats in parliament, than to conduct a responsible immigration policy. It has also been more important for us to get a pure Islamist, Abdirisak Waberi, in parliament than to open ourselves to cooperation with the Sweden Democrats. Prestige considerations is always the heaviest.
“I regret it deeply and am devastated”
All of this I regret deeply. Yes, I am devastated. I have not understood the seriousness until the explosion on Bryggargatan, and barely even then. I have tried to be a multicultural Prime Minister to appease all immigrants. But something went wrong, I understand now. From now on, I and my alliance mates will radically tighten asylum and immigration policy. We will only grant asylum under the Geneva Convention, that is to say to people who really have grounds for asylum. We will be committed to tackling all forms of Islamization of Sweden. We agree that a totalitarian, violent and oppressive ideology of women from the 600′s is out of place in Sweden, and we will not spare any means to show it in action. All Islamic schools will be closed, all claims for special treatment of Muslims will be rejected and we will immediately raise the return premiums substantially for those who prove themselves impossible to integrate into Swedish society. Furthermore, we will invest significantly in the elimination of the Swedish shameful European Championships in rape by forceful action against sexual violence and other violent crime. Immigrants who commit crimes should be deported, and we will make a legislative change so that removal is possible even if you have had time to get a Swedish citizenship.
We, the moderates want Sweden to be a safe and open country to live in. Up to now we have not given any indication of putting that into action. We have sailed calmly and chuckled delightedly about the people who rest content with pin-money in the form of earned income tax credits, there has been enough that you should vote for us. But we have our scouts out there on the web and the blogosphere, and we are starting to realize that there discontent is growing to a popular rage against our policy, despite the earned income tax credit.
If nothing else, we recognize the gravity now that terrorism has come to Sweden. Again, I ask without reservation Swedish people for an apology. The damage I have done is immeasurable, but I want to do everything possible to atone for it “
Reality always have time to catch up
Such a statement we will of course never hear from the Prime Minister’s lips. Fredrik Reinfeldt is afraid. Anyone who has too big a costume knows it. A prime minister may have deficiencies. He can be cocky (as Goran Persson), great wisecrack and manipulative (as Olof Palme), autocratic (as Nicolas Sarkozy) or mixed buffalo and womanizer (as Silvio Berlusconi). He can live in bigamy, as Per Albin Hansson (s, 1885-1946). But one thing a prime minister may never be: a cowardly weakling. A prime minister must have the backbone. He must have courage and integrity and be humble enough to change his mind when he chose the wrong course.
He must never betray his people. Ever. This Fredrik Reinfeldt has made, again and again. He has no reason to feel calm one minute. Reality always has time to catch up. When voters are no longer satisfied with an earned income tax credit but are beginning to ask awkward questions about Islamic terrorism, rape championships and other consequences of mass immigration, the moment of truth is there for the Alliance government and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. The nightmare has only just begun.
By Julia Caesar