Our Swedish correspondent PMP has sent a report about two different aspects of the Somali community in Sweden. The first aspect involves the intimidation of Somalis by gangs of unspecified ethnicity. The second aspect features a story about a young “person of Swedish background” who was brutally beaten and burned by Somali “youths”.
Below is PMP’s report, based on two articles in Avpixlat. The first concerns the Somalis in Forserum, and the second the attack on the white teenage boy.
The ugly face of Swedish Media
Let’s examine two recent news items in Sweden.
Recently there has been a huge media focus on the persecution of Somalis in the small town of Forserum. Just today the headlines hit the front page on a major newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet. Yesterday, it was represented in a news highlight in the mainstream media.
Stones had been thrown at the windows of the local Somali organisation. People had shouted ‘n*****r’ and other defamatory words.
Somalis are upset after harassment and violence towards their group.
Now, most recently, we learned about another event in Sweden. 18-year-old Rudolf Moilanen, was on his way home late at night. He was sitting alone in a bus station in Swedish Jordbro. several men arrived at the bus station who spoke English with each other. First they beat Rudolf unconscious. Then they poured fuel on his body, and lit it on fire. Then, they kicked his body down a hill.
Miraculously, Rudolf has woken up, and is alive, but will be injured for life. In the hospital he could give details about the event. Just the other day, a Somali youth was arrested as a prime suspect in the crime. Rudolf believes the others were Arabs.
18-year old Rudolf was beaten unconscious and set on fire.
Now, in the media, there has been an almost complete silence about Rudolf’s religion. There appeared a brief article here and there, but every effort seemed to be made to forget this case as soon as possible.
Luckily, alternative media has kept the case alive and reported on its developments.
I just recently learned that there now will be a demonstration for the Somalis, largely by Swedes. A manifestation against racism.
But, say — who will demonstrate for Rudolf?
We sympathise with Somalis who have been harassed. But why do we not sympathise with an 18-year-old Swede, whose life has been ruined, partly by a Somali?
This is where Sweden is today.
|0:00||These last three weekends, guys over 10 years|
|0:04||have thrown stones through the windows. One member|
|0:08||was prevented from parking his car outside and abused in the street.|
|0:12||A year ago, there were 160 Somalis|
|0:16||in Forserum. Now, only some 60 remain. 95 have moved away,|
|0:20||due to the harassment. And the Somali association has recommended|
|0:24||that all Somali families move away from this town.|
|0:28||‘I really like this town, but presently we just can’t live here.|
|0:32||Not only me, all Somalis have a hard time here.|
|0:36||Not only me, all Somalis have a hard time here.’|
|0:40||Adult Somalis go in groups of 2 when shopping.|
|0:44||In the town centre, only blond Swedish children play.|
|0:48||All Somali children need to stay inside. Today, they didn’t even dare to go|
|0:52||to school and kindergarten. Fx Muhammad’s 11-year old son|
|0:56||was abused in the playground and at home|
|1:00||… [?]. ‘Today, no children could go to school because we all are afraid.|
|1:04||People are afraid to go outside, even we parents are afraid.’|
|1:12||The pastor at Centrumkyrkan has taken an initiative for|
|1:16||homework for both grown-up Somalis and their children. Therefore, he knows several members|
|1:20||of the group well and reacts strongly against what is happening.|
|1:24||‘I think this is really distressing, but at the same time I can understand|
|1:28||that they feel this way, when I think of what they have been exposed to here, but I think this is really|
|1:32||distressing to hear.’ ‘Do you think this is a large group which|
|1:36||keeps on terrorising?’ ‘I should say that I know it is a small|
|1:40||group, so this is not a kind of majority|
|1:44||here in Forserum that doesn’t want Somalis here, but they are a small, small group.’|
|1:48||It appears this is a core group of not more than 4 or 5 members. Eksjö|
|1:52||police will look closer into it, and we will be back tomorrow.|