Our Swedish correspondent Svenne Tvaerskaegg sends this grim report on the culture-enriching changes experienced by native Swedes during their summer excursions to the beach.
A summer weekend in Sweden
by Svenne Tvaerskaegg
A heat wave has been shimmering over northern Europe for the last few weeks. Temperatures in Sweden have been soaring, hitting daily highs of 30 degrees Celsius (86F) and more. And it is the height of the holiday season, so many families are spending their days at the beach, picnicking, sunbathing and taking dips in the sea or in one of Sweden’s hundreds of cool, blue lakes.
Unfortunately, a pleasant day at the beach in modern, multicultural Sweden isn’t what it used to be. Gangs of immigrant youths are invading many of Sweden’s beaches and making life very unpleasant for Swedish families enjoying themselves there. Last weekend the summer idyll on the beach of Lannabadet in central Sweden was shattered when a gang, according to police, “ran amok” across the beach screaming, shouting and threatening sunbathers. When the gang started attacking children and pushing them into the water one woman spoke up and asked them to stop. She soon had to back down when the gang turned on her, calling her a “Swedish whore” and threatening her and her daughter. The police were called and managed to calm the situation, but the woman who spoke up and asked the gang to stop says she will never visit Lannabadet beach again. She says the biggest disappointment for her was the attitude of the other Swedes on the beach. No one came to back her up. While the gang were assaulting Swedish children they sat passively on their blankets looking scared. Some turned their heads away and pretended not to notice.
It is easy to condemn the cowardice of the Swedes in not standing up to the gang, but the price for intervening can be high.
Another and more serious incident took place two days later on the beach of Långö near the town of Karlskrona. An immigrant gang showed up and started terrorizing the beach, eventually turning their attention to two young people, and began to harass them. Scared for their safety and wanting to get out of a dangerously escalating situation as quickly as possible, they telephoned their father to come and pick them up. Their father happened to be a high-profile local politician and an eager multiculturalist who has worked all his political life to bring the benefits of multiculturalism to Karlskrona. When he arrived at the beach he applied all his political skills to defuse the situation. It would be best for everyone if conflict could be amicably resolved. People can have their differences but with good will everyone can live together in peace and harmony in the new, multicultural Sweden. His words of conciliation were to no avail.
The gang turned on the father. Shouting “F***ing Swede” they kicked him to the ground and gave him a protracted and savage beating in front of his terrified children. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to hospital with fractures to his skull and jaw, but his injuries were so severe the local hospital had to transfer him to the nearby city of Lund for an emergency operation.
His distraught wife, also a local politician and an ardent supporter of multiculturalism, shows some of the disillusion increasing numbers of Swedes are beginning to have about multiculturalism when she wrote on Facebook of her husbands attackers:
I want to hate you so much. I want to hate you for the pain I see in my husband’s eyes. I want to hate you for the pain I see in our children. I want to hate you because the man you call a “f***ing Swede” and whom you savagely attacked is a man who eagerly fights for diversity in his everyday life. Just so you can have equal rights like everyone else.
No one has so far been arrested, and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.