Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), caused outrage when he appeared on state TV and declared that all of Sweden was a no-go zone.
Åkesson: “All of Sweden Is a Ghetto”
January 28, 2020
There are not only “vulnerable areas” in certain places in Sweden. The whole country is such an area, says Sweden Democrat (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson on SVT [Swedish Television] Aktuellt on Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday evening, Justice and Migration Minister Morgon Johansson (S) and Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmy Åkesson (SD) met in a debate on SVT Aktuellt 21.
The topic was so-called “quota refugees”.
Johansson wants Sweden to continue filling the country with thousands of people from the Third World. Sweden accepts about 5,000 quota refugees every year, mostly from Africa and the Middle East.
Åkesson held the opposite view.
“Sweden is full,” he explained.
Morgon Johansson believes that Jimmie Åkesson lacks empathy because he doesn’t want quota refugees. We are talking about the “most vulnerable” people imaginable, he [Johansson] argued. The minister went so far as to suggest that the SD leader is racist and really doesn’t want people in the country who don’t look like typical Swedes.
“Don’t talk to me about compassion. You chose to prioritize 9,000 adult Afghan men without asylum. Year after year, you prioritize people who should not be here. Where is the compassion for the elderly people who cannot access the welfare they are entitled to? Where is the compassion for all those who cannot get the care they need? People are dying in health care queues today in Sweden, and you want even more to come here and share the welfare? There isn’t any room for that,” answered Åkesson.
Johansson made a weak effort at a comeback and repeatedly appeared anxious and unsure. He trembled as he spoke.
“My opinion is that all of Sweden is a vulnerable area today,” the SD leader maintained.
That statement made Annika Strandhäll (S) go through the roof. Sweden is the best country in the world. That is a fact, she believes.
“Åkesson stands there in Aktuellt and says that all of Sweden is a vulnerable area today. He should get a counter-question. Thus, Sweden is the land that has the highest reputation in the world. When will the ‘black-painting’ SD and right-wing movements subject themselves to factual examination,” Strandhäll writes on Twitter.