Quote of the day from a man identified only as a Swedish businessman, reacting to the latest Muslim riots in Stockholm:
A local businessman remarked, “I just feel sad for the insults we get from many Arabs and Muslims in this town. We consider them Swedes; they consider us enemies. We are doing our job, we are protecting them, and we will never fail them nor look down on them, [so] why are we received with such hostility?”
Unless the term, “Swedish” means only which passport one holds, maybe you shouldn’t “consider them Swedes.” A little more background:
According to a 2007 report by the Open Society Institute, Gatestone continues, the number of Muslims in Sweden is estimated to be between 250,000 and 400,000, representing 1.8-4.4 percent of the population. Swedes in general describe a reality in which Muslim fundamentalists are out of control and even feared by the authorities, Gatestone reports.
“Police cars that approach Arab and Muslim areas are regularly attacked with rocks. At the moment, local Swedish authorities are not sure how to keep providing public services in those areas. They are even considering rolling back certain state services there. It is just too risky to operate in such a hostile environment. A few residents of the Arab-Muslim areas in Uppsala describe their neighborhoods as ‘Sharia areas where Sweden’s government is not welcome,’” a police officer said.
Another person commented: “I am not sure where we are going in this country. We feel that we have lost our country forever to Islamists.”
Just remember, though: they’re “immigrants,” not Islamists.