Kent Ekeroth is the International Secretary for Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats), and will almost certainly become a member of the Swedish parliament after the elections that will be held this coming September. The most recent polls put his party at 5.6%, well above the 4% threshold needed for representation in Parliament.
The Swedish establishment — the major political parties, the media, and academics — is engaged in a blatant no-holds-barred effort to suppress the Sweden Democrats, due to SD’s anti-immigration platform and their uncompromising stance against the Islamization of Sweden. The elites’ goal is to keep SD out of Parliament, but at this point it seems unlikely that they will succeed.
Kent Ekeroth was recently interviewed by Jamie Glazov for Front Page Magazine. Below are some high points from their discussion.
On Multiculturalism in Sweden:
Well, a friend of mine once described Sweden as a “politically correct dictatorship,” which is a rather good description on how far things have gone in Sweden. I can give you a few examples of exactly how far we are talking about. Our prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, said the following soon after he was elected in 2006:
“The core Swedish is only barbarism. The rest of the development has come from outside.”
Mona Sahlin, now the party leader of the Social Democrats, which is the largest party in Sweden with about 35% of the votes, said in 2002:
“I think that what makes so many Swedes envious of immigrant groups is, you have a culture, an identity, a history, something that binds you. And what do we have? Mid-summers’ eve and such ridiculous things.”
The party leader of the Center Party, who is in the current government coalition, said the following:
“It is really not the Swedes that built Sweden. It was people that came from abroad.”
These three quotes are a pretty clear indicator that things have gone very wrong in Sweden. The Swedish media is censoring the fact that the perpetrators of violent crimes are foreigners…
Our courts have even started taking the cultures of perpetrators into account when sentencing. Recently a father got a lower sentence for beating his child with the motivation from the court that “the use of corporal punishment of children is accepted and allowed” in the home country of the father.
On the attempts to silence and censor Sverigedemokraterna:
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First, the media tried silencing us before the 2006 elections. That didn’t work. Then they tried stigmatizing us by calling us racist and the like. That hasn’t really worked. Then they tried to convince people that we were incompetent or unreliable — and that still hasn’t worked. Now they are back to the strategy of trying to silence us. For instance, despite that we are in the polls above the threshold for getting into parliament, we are not invited to the TV-debates before the election. As a comparison, the Green Party, before their entry into the Swedish parliament, were allowed into the debates. But they treat us differently.
Furthermore, they try attacking the funding for our party, much like what happened to Vlaams Belang in Belgium, even though their situation is even worse…
Schools invite the other political parties to present their opinions but often stop us from coming, despite recent decision from the highest judicial office in Sweden that we cannot be left out.
On the lack of fairness in Swedish elections:
FP: Can there be free and fair elections in Sweden?
Ekeroth: We have good reason to think that they might be free but not so fair… The problem is that the people in the different voting stations around the country in many cases have “forgotten” to display my party’s election notes, or they are out them, or have them in a different room, or they put them in the back of the other ballot papers, thus trying to prevent people from actually being able to vote for us. This has been, and continues to be, a serious problem for us.
It is only our party that faces this kind of treatment…
On the Islamization of Sweden:
We have gotten the usual problems with crime rates skyrocketing, especially violent crimes, but in addition Swedish society has adapted to Muslims’ demands. Pork meat has been withdrawn from some schools in Sweden, the Muslim holiday Ramadan has been introduced in a school north of Stockholm, separate bath times for men and women are in effect in the southern city of Malmö due to Muslim demands.
Also in Malmö, the Social-Democratic mayor, issued a boycott against a tennis game between Sweden and Israel, to cater to his Muslim constituency — a clear indicator of an Islamized territory.
But of course, the worst part so far is the violence we see from the Muslim group; they are grossly over represented when it comes to violent crimes such as rape, assault and the like. People from the Middle East and Africa are, for instance, five times more likely to commit rape or assault than the rest of the population.
Read the rest at Front Page.