“Is This Really the Sweden You Want to Leave to Your Children?”

As reported here previously, the Swedish chapter of PEGIDA staged a rally in Malmö on June 27. One of the speakers was a Dane named Peter Seier Christensen. Below is his excellent, straightforward, commonsensical speech.

Many thanks to Liberty DK for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:03   Now it is.
00:07   Dear democratic co-demonstrators:
00:10   Thank you for the invitation to participate in this demonstration.
00:13   I feel it is my duty, particularly in Sweden,
00:18   to show my support to the few brave men and women
00:22   who dare speak out against political correctness.
00:26   It takes courage to do this in Sweden. Just look around you.
00:30   Thousands of rabid red fascists
00:34   who want to prevent us from voicing our opinion.
00:38   Who try to frighten people from expressing their legitimate opinions.
00:42   Why are there so many police present today? Is it because WE are violent?
00:46   No, we would never harm any our political opponents.
00:50   It is the undemocratic counter-demonstrators
00:54   who are the reason that the police are present here today.
00:57   It is the modern fascism in Europe.
01:00   We also see it in Denmark.
01:03   I want to take this opportunity to talk about how I and many others in Denmark
01:07   witness with shock and horror what has been happening in Sweden in recent years.
01:11   How irresponsible politicians in cooperation with
01:15   irresponsible media undermine the future of the country.
01:19   You have of course the full right to undermine and change the safe country we used to know.
01:23   It was, after all, only 87% of your population
01:28   who didn’t vote for the Sweden Democrats last election.
01:33   You do NOT however, have the right to abolish democracy.
01:38   The scandalous December agreement where you abolished the positive parliamentarism
01:43   with the intention of excluding a large part of the Swedish people from democratic influence
01:49   is a stain on Sweden. It is the first step away from democracy.
01:54   What happens next?
01:58   With this agreement in place you have taken a step that is unheard of in a modern democracy.
02:02   In a recent poll the Sweden Democrats
02:07   garnered 22 percent of the votes. That is 22 percent of the population
02:11   that you have excluded from having any influence.
02:19   Those 22 percent can do nothing but stand outside and watch
02:23   how the politicians who have taken power are in the process of changing the Sweden we knew
02:28   with lightning speed, without thinking about the consequences for the citizens of the country.
02:33   And from Denmark we watch with wonder and fear how Sweden in just a very few years
02:37   has changed into a lawless nation in the North.
02:41   A picture of what happens if we stand by and do nothing.
02:45   In this past week alone I have read about shootings and bombs going off,
02:49   car bombs and hand grenades being thrown, in Sweden.
02:53   Sweden has the next highest incidence of rapes, surpassed only by Lesotho in South Africa.
02:58   The incidence of rape is ten times higher in Sweden than it is in Denmark.
03:03   Ten times!
03:08   Malmö’s courthouse was the target of two bombings last year alone.
03:12   Recently Swedish police has said that there are 55 no-go zones, areas they no longer have any control over.
03:17   That is 300,000 people who live in Sweden, but who are not subject to Swedish law
03:23   or protection of the state. They live in lawless areas.
03:29   The foreman for ambulance drivers in Sweden has demanded military protection
03:34   in order to drive safely in these sensitive areas.
03:38   They have been shot at and stabbed. Is that really the Sweden you want to leave to your children?
03:46   In Sweden they imprison artists.
03:50   Dan Park sat for five months in prison.
03:54   The owner of his gallery received a two-year suspended prison sentence for showing Dan Park’s pictures.
04:00   An older woman told me that that Mamado Jallow called her a Nazi
04:05   because she went to the gallery to see the pictures.
04:10   That older woman had experienced Nazism first-hand as a child. She became so angry.
04:15   Is that how you wish to fight for freedom of expression for your citizens?
04:19   By frightening them into silence?
04:23   And is Sweden a country we other Nordic countries want to have as a neighbour?
04:28   Do we really have that kind of courage? We have a passport union in the North.
04:32   Citizens can freely move between countries.
04:36   Sweden behaves too irresponsibly for us to maintain that agreement in the long term.
04:40   We will have to, at some point, close the borders to Sweden.
04:48   Believe me, this WILL happen!
04:53   We are already beginning to feel the problem in Denmark.
04:57   The number of criminal charges against Swedes who commit crimes in Denmark
05:01   and who do not live in Denmark has risen 80 percent since 2010.
05:05   80 percent!
05:09   Swedish nationals are ranked at number four in being charged for crimes in Denmark.
05:13   We now have a specific problem with Swedes committing crimes in Denmark.
05:17   The police and the politicians are surprised.
05:21   I am not. Because your politicians have not taken upon themselves the mantle of responsibility.
05:25   Fredrik Reinfeldt is of the opinion that
05:29   Sweden should take in EVEN MORE asylum seekers. He said:
05:33   ”What does the word ‘enough’ mean? Is Sweden filled up?
05:37   Is the North filled up?
05:41   I often fly over the Swedish landscape. I would recommend others to do that as well.
05:45   There are endless fields and forests. There is more space than you can imagine.
05:50   Those who claim that the country is filled up must show where it is filled up.”
05:54   What does he imagine? That asylum seekers should be let out in the forests?
05:58   Should they not have places to live, food and to be integrated?
06:02   Does he not know that it costs money, and where does that money come from?
06:06   Those responsible for immigration are already counting on using 157 billion Swedish kroner
06:13   in the next five years alone in connection with new refugees arriving into Sweden.
06:20   Reinfeldt has furthermore said that “Sweden is not owned by the Swedes.”
06:27   Who then owns the country? The whole world?
06:31   That must be the first time in the history of the world that a leader has said that the citizens of a country
06:35   don’t have the right to their own country. It is shocking to see
06:39   a head of state being so irresponsible.
06:43   Sweden received 81,000 asylum seekers in 2014.
06:47   That is more than three times as many as in Denmark in relation to the population.
06:51   I am active in municipal politics, so I can see how we are being overwhelmed by the burden in Denmark.
06:57   The municipalities are desperate.
07:01   We do not have housing for the asylum seekers and are forced to create absurd solutions.
07:05   I dare not think how it must be to work as a municipal politician in Sweden.
07:13   I am standing here on behalf of PEGIDA.
07:17   I am not always in agreement with PEGIDA
07:21   Their political aims are not hard enough in my opinion.
07:30   But let me finish by mentioning a few of their political points: PEGIDA is FOR the receiving of war refugees.
07:32   People who are vulnerable regarding political and religious persecution.
07:36   PEGIDA is against misogynistic and violent political ideologies.
07:40   PEGIDA is against radicalisation,
07:44   religious and political. Some of the political radicals are here today.
07:50   PEGIDA is against hate speech, religious as well as political.
07:56   Does that sound like racism? Does that sound like fascism? It is not.
08:02   It is realism. Because we wish to live in a safe and secure society, a safe Sweden
08:08   and a safe Denmark, where everybody can walk safely and enjoy their statutory rights and to be able to express themselves.
08:14   The way I am expressing my opinion here today. Because it is my right.
08:18   Thank you.

For links to previous articles about PEGIDA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and related movements, see the PEGIDA Archives.