Back in February, President Trump made a statement about emerging issues in Sweden concerning immigrants. He was well aware of the issues the country was dealing with as both the number of immigrants increased as did the significant level of crime attached to the group in impacted communities around Sweden. Instead of taking the opportunity back in February to address the issues with what some call a “tsunami of immigrants,” Sweden took a stab at Trump.
They were rushing to hide the recent violence and push the idea that their open borders were far more successful than they are. An article was published entitled “Here’s what happened in Sweden Friday night, Mr. President,” which claimed to show an accurate picture of Sweden. Now, this same article has been turned into a coffee table book entitled Last Night In Sweden and traveling art show.
The problem is not with what is shown in this collection, but actually what is not shown. The pictures are an apparent attempt to focus on the vision of Sweden their government wants tourists to see. It is a collection of the best of life for those who are obviously ethnically Swedish. There are pictures of Swedish women enjoying life in the kitchen and Swedish youth practicing their tubas.
While there are a few hints of other ethnicities within the pictures, they are only there as a secondary support to the average Swedish citizen. There is the Somali refugee pushing a Swedish woman through a retirement home, and then an inspiring story about a disabled Algerian refugee turned gym owner.
Last Night In Sweden is an ethically cleaned up version of life in Sweden. It neglects to showcase any of the realities of life on the ground with a flood of immigrants. There has been a significant increase in violence and crime related to their open borders that is not to be found in this collection of everything Swedish. Many things are missing from the creative work, which according to a review of the book and refugee crisis includes:
“You won’t see Muslim violence in Sweden’s public libraries, which has increased so dramatically in the last couple of years that many librarians are looking for other jobs. You won’t see a picture of the three condos in which a newly arrived Syrian immigrant’s three wives and sixteen children are being put up at a total cost to Swedish taxpayers of $1.75 million. You won’t see a picture of Muslim “morality police” patrolling neighborhoods and controlling women’s conduct. You won’t see Muslim men cutting in front of Swedish women in queues and then calling them “whores” when they protest.
You won’t see a gang of Muslim youths raping an infidel teenager. You won’t see a Syrian refugee raping the fourteen-year-old daughter of the woman who took him into her house out of compassion. You won’t see ten men committing a gang rape in August of last year – or their arrest, which finally took place earlier this month because it took that long for the police to fit it into their schedule. They are too busy these days investigating murders to spend much time on rapes.”
For each of the issues listed above, there is far more that have not been mentioned. The local police and courts are overwhelmed by reports of rape. There is such an issue with local women being raped that police quietly produced a series of pamphlets for young immigrant men to explain the fact that rape is frowned upon in Sweden.
There is also enough of a danger to Swedish women that the yearly Bråvalla summer music festival will not be held anymore. Last year there were simply too many sexual assaults at the hands of immigrant men.
While local police describe the increase in Muslim crimes as being an “upward spiral of violence,” this is not the picture perfect life that is being made into a coffee table book. Swedish police inspector Lars Alvarsjö has publicly warned that the scale of immigrant crime is stretching the country’s police departments and courts so thin they are almost to a breaking point.
This is also not a part of the joyful picture book or traveling art exhibit. With local police and courts overwhelmed, the increasing violence is simply left out of the creative work that is being sold as representing life in Sweden. This desire to hide the truth from the rest of the work may, in fact, contribute to on-going problems. Sending President Trump copies of Last Night In Sweden as a way to mock his concern does little to fix things either.