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The Bloom Comes Off Europe's 'Multicultural' Rose

The morning after is never pretty. Especially the morning after rampaging Muslims murder people in the streets of Paris:

French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday declared that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it. “We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him,” he said in a television interview in which he declared the concept a “failure”.

Prime Minister David Cameron last month pronounced his country’s long-standing policy of multiculturalism a failure, calling for better integration of young Muslims to combat home-grown extremism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia’s former prime minister John Howard and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar have also in recent months said multicultural policies have not successfully integrated immigrants.

The fact is, unlike the United States, the Europeans had zero experience with integrating cultural aliens and went about replacing the non-existent children their women forgot to have in the name of feminist empowerment with hordes of, well, cultural aliens. Whoops. Meanwhile, in the heartland of soft-headed (if not actually malign) “multiculturalism,” Sweden, the female deputy prime minister broke down in tears at the failure of Sweden’s demented public policy of welcoming Muslim immigrants (video at the link):

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister broke down into tears as she announced the Government’s U-turn over the refugee crisis to reduce the number of people fleeing war and persecution from seeking asylum in Sweden. More than 190,000 refugees were expected to enter Sweden this year after the Government announced its open door policy in response to the refugee crisis.

On Tuesday, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said this policy would be reduced to bring it in line with the EU minimum, meaning many would only be granted temporary residence permits. Mr Löfven said the country needed “respite” from accepting such a large intake of refugees. “It pains me that Sweden is no longer capable of receiving asylum seekers at the high level we do today,” he told the conference. “We simply cannot do any more.”

Åsa Romson became visibly emotional as she announced the U-turn on asylum policy at the conference.

Hey — there’s no crying in politics! But there will be plenty of tears in the future when Sweden’s well-ordered, formerly homogeneous society (which was one of the reasons it was well-ordered) breaks down in the face of the horrifying Muslim crime wave that is starting to sweep the hapless country of former Vikings:

The 22-year-old terror suspect was cleared of all suspicion just days later and the investigation was dropped. However, Sweden’s terror threat alert has remained at level ‘high’ with police presence stepped up across the country since. But in the wake of the Paris attacks, officers themselves fear they have neither the protective gear nor the weapons needed to fight any potential terrorists if they launched an assault on Swedish soil.

“We are sent out without adequate weapons, only a nine millimetre service pistol. We are also told that there may not be enough protective vests and ballistic helmets,” wrote one police officer, named only as ‘Christian’, in an internal incident report written between November 18th and 20th, and seen by investigative news agency Siren.

“It feels like being sent out on a lion hunt with a pea-shooter and a jumpsuit made out of zebra meat,” he added.

Well, you know what they say about karma:

Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.

The Swedish entity, called the William J. Clinton Foundation/Insamlingsstiftelse, was never disclosed to or cleared by State Department ethics officials, even though one of its largest sources of donations was a Swedish government-sanctioned lottery.

As the money flowed to the foundation from Sweden, Mrs. Clinton’s team in Washington declined to blacklist any Swedish firms despite warnings from career officials at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm that Sweden was growing its economic ties with Iran and potentially undercutting Western efforts to end Tehran’s rogue nuclear program, diplomatic cables show.

How about that!