Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch is currently visiting Sweden at the invitation of Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats). A Swedish reader has kindly translated an article from Aftonbladet about Mr. Spencer’s visit.
Note the very unflattering photo of the “Islamophobe” that the newspaper chose to post with its article. No media bias there — just the facts, ma’am.
Islam-hater speaks for the Sweden Democrats
Almedalen — The Sweden Democrats are using Almedalen to propagandize against Islam — with the help of the American Islamophobe Robert Spencer.
“He is one of the most dangerous ones,” says Mohammed Kharraki, president of Sweden’s Young Muslims.
The author Robert Spencer believes that a Muslim lobby seeks to destroy the Western society. He argues that the West is threatened to be forced into Islam. Today he speaks in Almedalen for the Sweden Democrats.
“Will take over Europe”
“The Muslim collective would like to expand its influence in the West in order to establish enclaves in Western Europe. As in Malmö, where Islamic law rules, in reality,” said Spencer on his view of Sweden.
You see Islam as a real threat to the West?
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“Yes, of course. Islam’s goal is to dominate, not to be dominated. So said the Prophet Mohammed. There are countless witnesses who have heard Muslim leaders express that Islam will take over Europe and the USA,” he says.
SD’s International Secretary, Kent Ekeroth, agrees:
“Jihad is a long-term threat to Sweden and Europe. We already see tendencies: demands for Sharia law in Sweden, adaptation by the community, and violence in the wake of a large Muslim population in Gothenburg and Rosengård, he says.
“How do you regard the fact that Spencer is accused of Islamophobia?
“Islamophobia is when you have an unwarranted fear of anything, but our fear of Islam is not unfounded, and this Robert Spencer will explain,” says Kent Ekeroth.
“Strong racist views”
But Mohammed Kharraki, president of Sweden’s Young Muslims, is critical:
“Robert Spencer belongs to a group of debaters who have very strong racist views. He tries to paint a picture of Muslims as a threat to society,” he says.
A comment from Thoralf Alfsson’s blog:
Aftonbladet, which thus calls Spencer an “Islamophobe”, does not enlarge upon why they consider that any criticism of Islam must be called “Islamophobia”, and at the same time also consults a pure Islamist and anti-Semite, Mohammed’s own smooth-tongued little snot puppy, the president of Sweden’s Young Muslims, Mohammed Kharraki, when Spencer — with nine books about Islam behind him — is to be called into question.
The same Mohammed Kharraki accuses The Sweden Democrats for using Almedalen to propagandize against Islam (5th of July) — when he himself in command, the day after stages a thorough propaganda demonstration in favor of Islam.
Note: The above quotes from Robert Spencer have been translated from English to Swedish and then back into English, so they may not be verbatim.
A slightly different version of this post will appear later today at Big Peace.