While browsing Snaphanen early this morning I came across a YouTube video about Malmö called “Welcome to the New Sweden”. Even though Snaphanen is mostly in Danish, the video seems to be from Swedish TV. But, fortunately for us monoglots, the main part of the video was from Fox News, in English with Swedish subtitles.
What’s frustrating is that sometime in the interim YouTube has gone down, so readers will be unable to see the video until the site is repaired. Fortunately I transcribed parts of the video and took screen-caps while it was still available. The embedded YouTube link is below the jump, and I hope it’s working by the time you read this.
The video focuses on the enormous influx of Muslim immigrants into Malmö, and the effect that it is having on Swedish society in general. Most of the immigrants are young, and come from various parts of the Muslim world — Iraq, Iran, Somalia, etc. Many are illiterate when they arrive, speak no Swedish, and have difficulty acculturating to a completely alien society.
The unspoken subtext, of course, is that Sweden doesn’t really require them to acculturate.
The Fox interviewer spoke to a civil servant in Malmö:
Q: You have a thousand students in a Swedish school?
Q: How many are Swedish?
Just 0.2% of the school’s students are “persons of Swedish background”! Many of them have to be taught through interpreters, and most of them never complete school.
Another civil servant says:
They are not part of the Swedish society, so to speak. It is difficult for them to get into the society.
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The video contains footage of riots and disturbances among the “youths” in the immigrant parts of the city. According to the narrator, when trouble happens in certain districts, the personnel in arriving ambulances are intimidated by the “youths”, and are told whom they may carry to the hospital, and who must be left behind.
Earlier this year a mosque was set ablaze — whether by angry Swedes or the immigrants themselves is not made clear — and, when the firemen arrived, the violent mob refused to allow them to put out the fire.
In previous discussions here about Malmö, we had at least one Swedish commenter who asserted that there are no problems in the city. He offered to give visitors a tour to prove to them that they can go anywhere, that Malmö is a normal city.
Well, which is it? Are the scenes in this video anomalies? Were they rare occurrences, unrepresentative of the “normal” Malmö? Were they staged by the Fox News crew?
How can 99.8% of the student body at a school be made up of immigrants with a different language and religion, and not affect the culture at large?
When large swathes of Swedish metropolitan areas are, de facto, no longer Sweden, what becomes of the Swedes?
Since it is official government policy to permit or even encourage this situation, to whom can the average Swede turn?
I have nothing but questions; no answers. Maybe some of our Swedish and Danish readers can offer their own opinions about what is to come.
Hat tip for additional information: LN.