Racism in Sweden?? It can’t be! Surely you are mistaken…
The Swedes love the black people and the brown people and the red people and the yellow people. That’s why they invite thousands of them in every year.
They love the Muslims and the Sikhs and the voodoo doctors. They love the Somalis and the Turks and the Pakistanis and the Samoans.
But there’s a limit of tolerance beyond which not even the Swedes will go. Want to guess where they draw the line?
Woman turned away by doctor — for being American
An American woman has been refused treatment by a doctor in Blekinge in southern Sweden because of her nationality. The woman’s husband has now reported the incident to the Medical Responsibility Board.
Valery Johansson, who lives in a small town just outside Nashville, Tennessee, was in Sweden to celebrate Christmas with her husband’s family.
On Christmas Day, worried that she may have contracted strep throat, she sought medical help. Her husband and niece made an appointment for her at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn.
“We went up there and the nurses were really nice. They did some swab tests, which they then passed on to a doctor,” Johansson told The Local.
But when the American woman, accompanied by her husband and niece, went to meet the doctor in his treatment room, he declined to examine her.
Rather than introduce himself, the doctor waved the patient’s papers and shouted “she doesn’t have strep throat, she doesn’t have strep throat”. He then added that he would not treat her.
“He said he didn’t like Americans,” said Johansson.
He also disliked hearing English spoken in his treatment room and soon walked out.
“We just couldn’t believe it. We were left standing there with our mouths hanging open,” said Johansson.
This doctor is a piece of work, eh? But there’s more:
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According to Johansson, the doctor was a Palestinian who objected to American foreign policy in the Middle East.
Mrs. Johansson, fortunately, knows how to play the game by Swedish rules:
In the report Johansson has claimed that she was discriminated against on ethnic grounds.
Before returning to the United States at the beginning of January she also intends reporting the incident to the American Embassy in Stockholm.
Stockholm. The worldwide center of human rights. The Olympus of Moral Superiority. The home of those high-minded folks who love to lecture the American barbarians on their misguided, ignorant, and benighted ways.
What goes around comes around.
Hat tip: LN.