A report has been issued in Sweden documenting decades of activity in the Nordic nation by the Muslim Brotherhood, which originated in Egypt. The report, commissioned by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, met with fierce backlash from Swedish academics. 20 Swedish researchers wrote a condemnation of the report, calling the research “substandard” and claiming it lacks evidence and sources.
In Sweden, any facts that contradict the government sanctioned and politically correct narrative will be met with aggressive resistance. Given what is known about the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities worldwide, the claims in this new report are not strange, and it is possible that these Swedes are denying reality, or failing to think creatively about a kind of problem with which they are unfamiliar.
According to the report, the Muslim Brotherhood is well-established in Sweden and has been operating there since the late 1970s. The organization has a number of Muslim-Swedish organizations operating as front groups, as is standard practice for the Brotherhood. They are all linked to the Islamic Association in Sweden, which the Brotherhood formed in the 1990s as a front group for its activities.
The Islamic Association in Sweden has founded other Islamic organizations in the country, such as Ibn Rush, Sweden Young Muslims, and Islamic Relief. Through these organizations the Muslim Brotherhood taps into taxpayer funding and gains influence in many corners of Muslim-Swedish society. The authors of the report conclude that the Muslim Brotherhood is “building a parallel social structure, which poses a long-term challenge in terms of Sweden’s future social cohesion.”
The Muslim Brotherhood has been labelled a terrorist organization by Russia, Bahrain, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Its slogans include “Islam is the Solution,” and “Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
According to the report, the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden encourages:
“…a system of ‘cultural pluralism’, where every minority group is on the same level as the majority group… The ideal is… that Sweden should be organized in different ‘groups’, each group having the right to practice its particular values. The Swedish population should, even though it is in the majority, be a group among other groups: all groups should have the same status.”
This is the same rhetoric the Muslim Brotherhood uses in other countries, encouraging a protected status for themselves that allows them to advance their own agenda of total domination. The Brotherhood’s English language website names, as one of its pillars, the call for the “introduction of the Islamic Shariah as the basis controlling the affairs of state and society.”
A recent propaganda video funded by the Swedish government tells the viewer that the old Swedish identity is now irretrievably lost, and that Swedes must accept the “culture, language, and habits” of the New Swedes who will “claim their space.” Not only must the New Swedes integrate, but the “Old Swedes” must also integrate to the culture of the immigrants. It ends with the words “The New Country” and shows a woman in a hijab.
If the Swedes accept the mindset that they must allow their society to be remade with new cultural practices, this leaves the door wide open for a fanatical force like the Muslim Brotherhood to assert itself.
The basic claims of the report should not be so controversial. The main group discussed in the report besides the Brotherhood is the Islamic Association In Sweden, which states on its own website that it is a member of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, widely understood to be an umbrella organization for Muslim Brotherhood organizations in Europe.
Swedish academics would do well to understand that the Muslim Brotherhood deliberately operates in a secretive manner. Experts on the matter in the UK have written that “from its foundation the Muslim Brotherhood organised itself into a secretive ‘cell’ structure…This clandestine, centralised and hierarchical structure persists to this day.”
The Swedes are used to open and transparent organizations, as Sweden is one of the most high-trust societies in the world. For an organization like the Muslim Brotherhood, which has as its goal to usurp the secular government and establish Sharia law, it would be rational to wear the cloak of secrecy.
The connection between the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism is well established, but the larger goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to establish an Islamic empire, a global caliphate, with Sharia as the law of the land. Violent Jihad is just one method of attaining this goal.
In January 2015, the Muslim Brotherhood released a statement in Egypt calling for jihad and martyrdom from its members: “It is incumbent upon everyone to be aware that we are in the process of a new phase, where we summon what is latent in our strength, where we recall the meanings of jihad and prepare ourselves, our wives, our sons, our daughters, and whoever marched on our path to a long, uncompromising jihad, and during this stage we ask for martyrdom.”
Hamas, the governing body in the Gaza Strip that wants to establish a Caliphate in Palestine, is one of the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sweden is an incredibly left-wing, feminist, “progressive” country. Consider that the goals of the American left and the Swedish left are little different, but in Sweden they simply face much less opposition. So we can see what it looks like when these leftist ideas gain total dominance in a country. Sweden is still in many respects a nation of great excellence, but the deterioration is evident. Simply look at Malmö, Sweden’s southernmost city, which is plagued by grenade warfare between immigrant gangs.
Around 300 people have traveled from Sweden to the middle-east to join ISIS and similar groups, and now an estimated 150 people have returned. The Swedes are debating how to deal with these returning fighters and whether they can be “integrated” back into society. Obviously, this is a suicidal level of delusion, as none of these people should be welcomed back into the society ever again. And the Swedes should be asking themselves why hundreds of Muslims are leaving Sweden to join ISIS in the first place. Sweden desperately needs a dose of reality.