Swedish newspaper on Mohammed sketch: We’re not sorry

posted at 12:38 pm on September 2, 2007 by Allahpundit

Anyone know where I can buy futures in Swedish flags? Demand’s about to spike in the Middle East:

A leading Swedish newspaper on Saturday said the country would not apologize for the recent publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon which has inflamed devout Muslims around the world.

Dagens Nyheter said in an editorial Sweden “has a duty from now on to defend its principles and present an open dialogue.”

It said offended Muslims would not receive the apologies they are asking for…

Svenska Dagbladet, another broadsheet, said Sweden was now in a situation “which could escalate and slip away from Swedish control”.

Some observers did, however, note important differences with Denmark, where the publication of cartoons deemed offensive two years ago caused deadly riots in several countries.

Unlike its Danish neighbor, Sweden has a reputation for taking in refugees and immigrants, the paper said. Sweden is the primary destination in Europe for asylum-seeking Iraqis, who are the second-largest immigrant community there.

Aside from the surprising fact that several Scandinavian papers have reprinted the drawing, presumably in a show of solidarity, everyone’s following the script. Islamic governments, including “friendlies” like Egypt, are deliberately stoking the fire by issuing public denunciations when they should be keeping their fat mouths shut and Sweden’s diplomatic corps is left to issue the only sort of apology it can, i.e. “sorry you’re so thin-skinned.” Expect a little torch action by this Friday.


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I suppose that this is the last act of defiance before Sweden succumbs to Islam. At it’s a pretty cool one.

thuja on September 2, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Visual, we need visual!

geckomon on September 2, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Swedes? With stones?

Harpoon on September 2, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Where’s the cartoon? I haven’t seen it.

Blacklake on September 2, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Now if we can only get those protectors of free speech at Comedy Central to air South Park’s “Super Best Friends” episode again.

Harpoon on September 2, 2007 at 12:56 PM

“…Expect a little torch action by this Friday…”

Good. Bring it. This would be the perfect opportunity to finally say enough is enough. Loot, riot, mob rule intimidation? Shoot to kill. Period. We tried, too hard, to pull this “religion” out of the stone age and into modern times. The response? Sharia-law behavior. Enough…

JWS on September 2, 2007 at 1:02 PM

Swedish “chutzpah” should be available on the free market for the Liberals!

Mcguyver on September 2, 2007 at 1:12 PM

If I were an artist they would be really upset at what I would draw.

ajmontana on September 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

It said offended Muslims would not receive the apologies they are asking for…

All riiight! Spines sighted in Europe!

Good Lt on September 2, 2007 at 1:15 PM

Yes! Can we import some of those cajones here?

darwin on September 2, 2007 at 1:16 PM

Anyone know where I can buy futures in Swedish flags?

Buy stock options of Dupont, the manufacturer of nylon which is the primary material used in flags.

You will get your I-Phone, AP.

Mcguyver on September 2, 2007 at 1:17 PM

Why drop bombs when you can drop cartoons.

Just send B52s and drop millions of Mohammed cartoon leaflets all over Syria and let’m riot.

During the confusion, stage a coup and take Syria out of Iranian control.

Never know, could work.

Speakup on September 2, 2007 at 1:20 PM

Where’s the cartoon? I haven’t seen it.

Blacklake on September 2, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Visual, we need visual!

geckomon on September 2, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Michelle has the ‘toon.

hillbillyjim on September 2, 2007 at 1:24 PM

This is actually a good thing. Seems when we do things like this Muslims kill Muslims in protest, which is always a good thing.

Tim Burton on September 2, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Why drop bombs when you can drop cartoons.

Just send B52s and drop millions of Mohammed cartoon leaflets all over Syria and let’m riot.

During the confusion, stage a coup and take Syria out of Iranian control.

Never know, could work.

Heh. I say OK.

Good Lt on September 2, 2007 at 1:28 PM

Did Islamic Rage Boy retire?

Dusty on September 2, 2007 at 1:36 PM

How long before the first cartoonist is knifed?

How soon before the first car blows?

drjohn on September 2, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Sometimes Europe needs an up close and personal reminder about the snakes they have taken into their tents.

It only took a few thousand torched automobiles in France for them to pay attention.

Asher on September 2, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Guess it’s time to break out my colored pencils again. I had so much fun the first time.

Thomas the Wraith on September 2, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Finally, the Euros are startin’ to show some balls. Keep it up, Sven, ya might just save your country.

Tony737 on September 2, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Anyone for stopping ALL immigration of ALL muslims/ middle easterners? We have about 2 million in America, and they contribute…what? We need to import them because?

JWS on September 2, 2007 at 1:57 PM

JWS, because they’re doing the jihad that Americans won’t do.

Tony737 on September 2, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Tony737, I KNEW there was a reason…

JWS on September 2, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Guess it’s time to break out my colored pencils again. I had so much fun the first time.

Thomas the Wraith on September 2, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Good job!!!

Keep it up.

The hateful emails are precious!!

Mcguyver on September 2, 2007 at 2:12 PM

Good. Bring it. This would be the perfect opportunity to finally say enough is enough. Loot, riot, mob rule intimidation? Shoot to kill. Period. We tried, too hard, to pull this “religion” out of the stone age and into modern times. The response? Sharia-law behavior. Enough…

I remember reading that Swedish police shot Muslim rioters back in 2001.

aengus on September 2, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Europeans have been able to pretend that the imposition of sharia on their continent was an unreality, some evil neocon mindgame. No more.

Halley on September 2, 2007 at 3:00 PM

The hateful emails are precious!!

Mcguyver on September 2, 2007 at 2:12 PM

Thanks. It’s been 18 months and I still get threats and hate-filled emails and comments. I got two just yesterday. Whenever the words “Muhammad” and “cartoon” end up in the headlines I get hits from Muslim countries – people just looking to be offended. It’s quite remarkable.

Thomas the Wraith on September 2, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Buy Swedish!

Buy Danish on September 2, 2007 at 3:35 PM

Get in the car, kids, we’re goin’ to IKEA to have some Swedish meatballs for dinner!

And I love the editor’s quote:

Dagens Nyheter said in an editorial Sweden “has a duty from now on to defend its principles and present an open dialogue.”

His use of “…from now on…” tells me that he really, really, really gets it. Capitulation gets you…nothing. Basically, he’s telling the radical Islamists who threaten to riot if the Swedish media doesn’t submit that many in Europe have tried submission. They don’t like it. And it doesn’t make any difference to these murderous bullies anyway. So, you know, have at it. Get mad. Get really, really mad. Because you know what? We’re mad as hell, too, and we’re not going to take it anymore. Your anger is your problem. Just imagine if all of Western Europe took this approach…

Rational Thought on September 2, 2007 at 3:49 PM

“…Get in the car, kids, we’re goin’ to IKEA to have some Swedish meatballs for
dinner!…”

Rational Thought on September 2, 2007 at 3:49 PM

Lol. And don’t forget some of that “cool” furniture!

JWS on September 2, 2007 at 5:08 PM

Now if we can only get those protectors of free speech at Comedy Central to air South Park’s “Super Best Friends” episode again.

Harpoon on September 2, 2007 at 12:56 PM

Here.

kiakjones on September 2, 2007 at 5:46 PM

Here’s where Sweden’s immigrantation policy has led them:

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/03/muslim-violence-crime-or-jihad.html

Veiled girl gang in Stockholm attacks old ladies

A group of five teenage girls have been accused of a wave of vicious attacks against old women in Stockholm…

The girls, aged 17 and 18, have been remanded in custody for attacking the women in Tensta and Rinkeby, suburbs of the capital.

Their victims, mostly in their seventies and eighties, were usually mugged outside their homes…

In one of the muggings, the girls stole a 71-year-old’s handbag and pushed her down a flight of steps. In another case, a 78-year old woman was pushed to the ground and kicked where she lay.

The girls worked in groups and wore veils during the attacks, making it harder for the police to identify them.

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While Sweden Slept, by Bruce Bawer

Recently, the city of Stockholm carried out a survey of ninth-grade boys in the predominantly Muslim suburb of Rinkeby. The survey showed that in the last year, 17% of the boys had forced someone to have sex, 31% had hurt someone so badly that the victim required medical care, and 24% had committed burglary or broken into a car. Sensational statistics — but in all of Sweden, they appear to have been published only in a daily newssheet that is distributed free on the subways.

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Stockholm Suburb: “It’s too Dangerous for Children here, Many are Wearing Bulletproof Vests”

Nalin Pekgul, a well-known Social Democratic advocate of suburbs with a high concentration of immigrants, is leaving her own suburb Tensta because she thinks it has become too insecure. Tensta has become too dangerous for the children, she says. Nalin Pekgul, who is a Muslim herself, has also noted that fundamentalist variants of Islam are growing stronger in Tensta. Her children come home and wonder why their mother doesn’t wear a hijab or why their family don’t go to the mosque. They also have heard that Muslims are better than Christians. “I don’t like it when my son comes home and says that ‘Mom, we Muslims don’t lie, but Christians do, because they don’t have God.’ He hasn’t got that from us . We had not reckoned on this religious fundamentalism,” she says.

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Swedish Welfare State Collapses as Immigrants Wage War

The wave of robberies the [increasingly Muslim-dominated]city of Malmö has witnessed during this past year is part of a “war against the Swedes.” This is the explanation given by young robbers from immigrant backgrounds when questioned about why they only rob native Swedes, in interviews with Petra Åkesson for her thesis in sociology…

“When we are in the city and robbing we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes.” This argument was repeated several times. “Power for me means that the Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” The boys explain, laughingly, that “there is a thrilling sensation in your body when you’re robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if you’ve succeeded, it simply feels good.” “It’s so easy to rob Swedes, so easy.” “We rob every single day, as often as we want to, whenever we want to.”

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Immigrant Rape Wave in Sweden

The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in just above twenty years. Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six – 6 – times as common today as they were a generation ago. Most other kinds of violent crime have rapidly increased, too. Instability is spreading to most urban and suburban areas.

An Islamic Mufti in Copenhagen sparked a political outcry after publicly declaring that women who refuse to wear headscarves are “asking for rape.” Apparently, he’s not the only one thinking this way. “It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,” says Hamid. “The Swedish girl gets a lot of help afterwards, and she had probably f***ed before, anyway. But the Arab girl will get problems with her family. For her, being raped is a source of shame. It is important that she retains her virginity until she marries. It is far too easy to get a Swedish whore…… girl, I mean;” says Hamid, and laughs over his own choice of words. “Many immigrant boys have Swedish girlfriends when they are teenagers. But when they get married, they get a proper woman from their own culture who has never been with a boy. That’s what I am going to do. I don’t have too much respect for Swedish girls. I guess you can say they get f***ed to pieces.”

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The New York Times and Sweden: The Dark Side of Paradise

Ethnologist Maria Bäckman, in her study “Whiteness and gender,” has followed a group of Swedish girls in the suburb of Rinkeby outside Stockholm, where native Swedes have been turned into a tiny minority of the inhabitants due to rapid immigration… Bäckman relates that several of the girls she interviewed stated that they had dyed their hair to avoid unwanted attention and sexual harassment. They experienced that being blonde involves old men staring at you, cars honking their horns and boys calling you “whore.”…

The official explanation given by Swedish authorities to the increase [in rape charges] is that much of it is a “technical” increase due to the fact that more victims of rape now report this crime to the police. There is not a hint of evidence for this explanation. On the contrary, intimidation of people reporting any kind of crime to the police has rapidly worsened in Sweden during the same time period. Threats against witnesses in Swedish court cases quadrupled between 2000 and 2003 alone… Street violence of all kinds is soaring on a national level. Private security companies are in great demand in major Swedish cities, as a serious lack of police to combat rising crime has made many citizens tired of being robbed.. Gangs of 14- and 15-year-olds raping and robbing is now common in many Stockholm suburbs… At the same time, the underfunded and undermanned Swedish police officers feel “unmotivated” to fight crime, according to a study made by police researcher Stefan Holgersson, who interviewed 2000 Swedish police officers.

One person who seems to have a decent grasp of what’s happening with Muslim immigration in Sweden and Europe is Christopher Caldwell, who has written several articles about the topic, including one in the New York Times in February 2006 called “ Islam on the Outskirts of the Welfare State.” Visiting the Stockholm immigrant suburb of Rinkeby, Caldwell asked whether something like the French riots of the fall of 2005, with burning cars and rampaging gangs, could happen in Sweden. “Absolutely,” said one lanky boy near the window. “People burn cars here all the time. Not because they’re angry — because they think it’s fun.”

One person who seems to have a decent grasp of what’s happening with Muslim immigration in Sweden and Europe is Christopher Caldwell, who has written several articles about the topic, including one in the New York Times in February 2006 called “Islam on the Outskirts of the Welfare State.” Visting the Stockholm immigrant suburb of Rinkeby, Caldwell asked whether something like the French riots of the fall of 2005, with burning cars and rampaging gangs, could happen in Sweden. “Absolutely,” said one lanky boy near the window. “People burn cars here all the time. Not because they’re angry — because they think it’s fun.”

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Sweden: The Country that Sacrifices its Children, and Celebrates

Sweden is a country that has virtually no public debate about mass immigration, which continues at full speed. The Swedish political and media elites congratulate themselves for their Multicultural goodness. If sacrificing your own children is the definition of good, then exactly what constitutes evil?

[…]

A high school teacher in Malmö discovered that about a dozen Arab students were laughing and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” while watching a DVD of infidel hostages being beheaded in Iraq. The headmaster didn’t think the incident was such a big deal. At least 139 schools in Sweden suffered arson attacks during 2002 alone, a number which by 2007 has grown to at least 230. Such as an incident in Malmö, where three schools were put on fire during one night. “Teenage boys” are suspected to behind the arson. Björn Vinberg from the fire department in Kroksbäck in the Malmö area says it’s humiliating and degrading to put out fires again and again in the same immigrant areas, with school kids laughing at them and lighting a new one just afterwards. His colleagues have been to the same place no less than twenty times, all totally unnecessary.

From The Local, January 12, 2007: Rival gangs of 10-year-olds in the eastern town of Söderhamn have threatened to wipe each other out. One of the gangs is made up of indigenous Swedes and the other of immigrants, and police in the town are taking the problem very seriously. The conflict has escalated on the Internet, and police fear that there may be fatalities if the fighting is not stopped.

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“Let Them Eat Kebab” – The New Marie Antoinettes

Jens Orback, Democracy Minister in the previous Social Democratic Swedish government, said during a radio debate that: “We must be open and tolerant towards Islam and Muslims because when we become a minority, they will be so towards us.”

In 2006, a man was attacked and nearly killed for the crime of wearing clothes with his own national flag while Sweden was participating in the World Cup. Sweden, of course, has the same Christian cross in its flag as does England, and apparently, some “Multicultural youths” found this to be an intolerable provocation. The 24-year-old man was run down by a car in the city of Malmö. According to the police, he was wearing some clothes with Swedish national symbols on them, and this “provoked some emotions.”

VinceP1974 on September 2, 2007 at 6:46 PM

Why drop bombs when you can drop cartoons.

Just send B52s and drop millions of Mohammed cartoon leaflets all over Syria and let’m riot.

During the confusion, stage a coup and take Syria out of Iranian control.

Never know, could work.

Speakup on September 2, 2007 at 1:20 PM

How about we drop the cartoons and then have a second raid with B-52s with a more conventional load?

I hope this doesn’t ban me….

Mooseman

Mooseman on September 2, 2007 at 10:04 PM

If I were an artist they would be really upset at what I would draw.

ajmontana on September 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Ditto. I have a great idea for the islamic rage boy.

Texas Nick 77 on September 2, 2007 at 11:50 PM

Ban all flags with crosses on them!

You kowtow now, that’s where you’re heading.

Sweden joins the Resistance.

More cartoons!

profitsbeard on September 3, 2007 at 1:44 PM

Guess it’s time to break out my colored pencils again. I had so much fun the first time.

Thomas the Wraith on September 2, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Cool! I’m partial to “I Am Muhammad. Sweden Rocks!” myself – you know how Mo likes the big fat Scandinavian T-shirts…

RD on September 3, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Our apologies to the dog.

saved on September 3, 2007 at 5:41 PM