TB submits this translation of an essay by Ralf Pittelkow.
Ralf Pittelkow is a journalist, public debater and writer. He is also the husband of former Danish social minister Karen Jespersen from the ruling party (V) in which she still works. Together they have, among other things, written the book ‘Naivists and Islamists’. The book describes how islamists work on creating muslim parallel societies in Denmark and the rest of Europe. It also describes how little naïve politicians have understood the threat from the islamists.
That lack of understanding about the Islamists is a world-wide phenomenon. The shroud of willful ignorance in the US continues unabated. The Yale Phenomenon is a recent egregious example. As Diana West titles one of those posts, Yale Prof: Danish Motoons “Objectionable,” Incest, Polygamy OK.
Sweden as a horrific example
Ulrich Vogel, a priest for the last seventeen years at Tingbjerg Church in Copenhagen, has had enough. He has been exposed to harassment, wanton destruction and threats, apparently from gangs of young immigrants. A brick through his window, furniture cut up, computers stolen. Now he is absent owing to illness and will move away from Tingbjerg.
Problems like these are known in another immigrant-dominated area, Gellerup in Århus. Gellerup Church has endured housebreaking, arson and a violent attack on a priest. At one time they chose to hire guards from a firm with immigrant employees.
In Vollsmose in Odense we see attacks on individuals and institutions representing something Danish. “Opposite racism” it is called by police officer Kim Thyssen, who has ten years of experience from Bøgeparken in Vollsmose (interview in the magazine from The Police Union).
Police have been shot at and assaulted in other ways. Behind these attacks are small groups but the rest of the inhabitants protect them.
Ordinary Danes are also affected.
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According to Thyssen, Danish kids have problems playing in the sandbox; and it is the cars belonging to Danes that are burned; it is the Danes’ apartments which are broken into; it is the Danes who are exposed to street robberies and who are being targeted with air guns.
What we are seeing are indications that society is dissolving. Muslim parallel societies have become so extreme that they display direct aggression towards the rest of the society. Regularly we also see attacks on firefighters and ambulance teams.
In Denmark this development has not come as far as in several other countries. The tendencies of disintegration are especially significant in countries where the political correct elites have made their people into multicultural experiments.
Sweden is a horrific example.
Sweden has become an ever more ethnically segregated society. Its problems with violence are completely out of control. At the end of August and the beginning of September they experienced on a daily basis wanton destruction by youth gangs who committed arson and attacked police, guards, firefighters and others with stones and the like.
The social disintegration has given Sweden the doubtful honor of being one of EU’s most violently criminal societies. In 2008 more 2466 murders and fires were reported. They have the European record in reported rapes – a level far beyond what we see in Denmark.
Still more Swedes are now dreaming about isolating themselves in protected and secured housing areas – called “gated communities”. According to a research with the title “BoTrender08” every third Swede would like to live like that.
The politically correct elite in Sweden have a standard explanation on the high level of crimes by immigrant groups and the subsequent social disintegration: it is society’s fault. One is a racist if one states that Muslims arrive with cultural baggage that brings extraordinary problems to any attempts to integrate them, especially when the immigrant groups are so large.
But if the problems is simply caused by the society’s bad treatment of the immigrants, then Sweden must treat its immigrants far worse than Denmark since the problems are bigger in Sweden.
This simple logic is not to be found in the Swedish debate. On the contrary the critics of the Danish immigrant policy become ever more primitive and strident as the Swedish bog and fear for reactions from the population like in Denmark, is growing. The latest example was a Swedish television program about ‘the racism’ in Denmark that TV2 aired this week.
Sweden shows ever more clearly how badly the elite’s multicultural experiments can turn out.
By the way, in researching some old material on Sweden, I came across this interesting exchange in the comments of a 2008 entry on a PJM blog:
Commenter Eric says:
The country is rapidly falling apart. They are ahead of even Britain in the surrender to their Muslim minority. Their current PM even rejects the notion of Swedishness and says that the Swedes are just another ethnic group occupying an otherwise ordinary piece of real estate. They take political correctness and multiculturalism to new absurd heights.
Check out the Gates of Vienna blog for regular updates on the Islamic Republic of Sweden.
Europe is done because of guilt driven Liberalism. One day we may be fighting against a nuclear armed Islamic Europe.
Commenter jonesy55 replies:
Eric, forgive me but a blog named “Gates of Vienna” isn’t the first place i’d think of looking for balanced coverage of this issue.
Can you deny that Sweden has a very low murder rate? Have you ever been there?
Commenter Susan takes ‘jonesy’ to task:
“Eric, forgive me but a blog named “Gates of Vienna” isn’t the first place i’d think of looking for balanced coverage of this issue.”
probably you get the rose tinted reality that you want to hear from a site called “muslimsownyoura$$.com”
You are the kind of person that would read the Goebbels to know how they treated the jews back then.
Can you deny that the stories written there are true? Rape is rampant in sweden thanks to local swedish. Malmo suburbs are no-go areas for police and the swedish perfect socialist state is collapsing because of wild immigration.
Eric is right.
So there you go. Gates of Vienna defenders and bashers abound. I love diversity.
Thank you, T.B., for what ol’ jonesy55 would call an unbalanced, unfair report on Sweden. However, jonesy wants to know what you could possibly know about the situation. And that Ralf Pittelkow? Jonesy has a question for him, too: Have you ever been there?
Update and Hat tip: Frank Kitman for the origin of the Thyssen quote.