When emergency personnel enter sharia enclaves in European cities, paramedics are often attacked or threatened when they attempt to treat women. The husbands, brothers, sons, and cousins of Muslim women do not want the hands of any kafir man — or any man outside the family, for that matter — to touch their women, and thereby violate the family honor.
There may well be a similar explanation for what happened in Rosengård last night. Rosengård is a notorious culturally enriched neighborhood in the southern Swedish city of Malmö, and violent incidents occur there almost every night. Based on the vague newspaper account, all we know about last night’s fracas is that the patient (who was never actually treated) may well have been a woman, and that members of the family attacked the ambulance crew.
Below is the news story from Expressen, as kindly translated by our Swedish correspondent Freedom Fighter:
Ambulance staff attacked by youth gang
An ambulance was attacked by a gang of youths in the Rosengård neighborhood in Malmö last night. When the ambulance returned under police escort a riot erupted with the paramedics attacked by the gang of youths. They defended themselves with their flashlights.
“This is not our job,” said Paul Kongstad, responsible for ambulances in southern Sweden.
An ambulance was responding to a distress call on the road in Cronmans, Rosengård, where the mood quickly became intimidating. More and more young people arrived at the scene, at least thirty were in the crowd, and the ambulance crew were forced to call the police for protection
“According to our information it was a relative of the sick person who behaved aggressively on the spot,” said Mr. Paul Kongstad, operations manager for the ambulance service in Sweden.
When more police and ambulances arrived there was uproar, one person described it as a wrestling match between the youths and the ambulance personnel.
The ambulance staff were forced to fend off attacks using their flashlights. Something that they shouldn’t have to do.
“We need to really find out what has happened. You must be able to protect yourself, but you may not resort to violence. It is not our job but that of the police,” said Mr. Paul Kongstad.
Too few police officers
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Only four police cars were on the spot, so instead a second ambulance was called in to keep order. But police do not regard their incident control as a failure.
“We felt that four cars were enough,” said Cindy Schonstrom-Larsson, spokesman for the Skåne police.
Two people were arrested by the police for the violence and threats against officers and one more person was also taken into custody.
The ambulance left without a patient. The atmosphere was described as vicious.
“We still do not know why an ambulance was called,” said Paul Kongstad of the ambulance service.
Ambulance staff have no training in physical self-defense.
This year’s summer so far has been relatively quiet for the rescue service in Rosengård. Those who worked last night at the incident will receive counseling from their employer after the traumatic experience.
“We always follow up after events that have been traumatic for ambulance teams,” said the head of the ambulance in the Skåne region, said Mr. Paul Kongstad.
Police want to stress that there is no connection with previous attacks on emergency services in Rosengård.
“It is because of the people involved. There was also alcohol involved,” said Cindy Schonstrom-Larsson.
Two men in their 20s were arrested as well as a woman in her 40s. They are suspected of having kicked and spat at the police officers. The person taken into custody was a woman in her 20s, who tried to rip open the door to a police car.
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