Sweden Approaches the Brink, Keeps Head in Sand
Sweden was the first European country to fully embrace the "diversity" myth, which posits that nation-states are unquestionably improved by a huge influx of non-native cultural aliens. The vogue for "multiculturalism" -- which is effectively a process by which the native culture is supplanted and replaced by a foreign one, otherwise known as invasion and conquest -- has since spread to other nations, to the manifest detriment of each of them.
And yet the manic ability to continue to prize "diversity" at the expense of national cohesion continues, aided and abetted by the international media (in this case, Reuters) which is completely on board with the cultural-Marxist program of Western cultural destruction:
Youths torched and vandalized scores of cars in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and surrounding towns and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Tuesday the disturbances looked organized " almost like a military operation".
Note the obfuscatory word, "youths," which has become a standard journalistic euphemism for "young Muslim males."
It was unclear what triggered Monday night's unrest but Sweden has seen a rise in violence in areas with high unemployment and other social problems and the incident echoed rioting in the capital Stockholm in 2013. Mounting public concern about gang-related and other violence has become a central issue in campaigning ahead of a national election on Sept. 9.
How about that!
Police said that up to 100 cars were either set fire to or vandalized in Gothenburg, Sweden's second-biggest city located in the western part of the country, and in nearby towns such as Falkenberg and Trollhattan, an industrial area with high unemployment. There were no reports of injuries.
Two men, 16 and 21 years old, were arrested on Tuesday and police said it expected to make more arrests during the day. Police said gangs were involved but gave no details.
Including the names and cultural nationalities of the perps in the gangs.
"It seems very organized, almost like a military operation," Lofven said in an interview on Swedish radio. "Society is always going to react strongly to this kind of thing." Lofven visited the region on Tuesday and met police. The violence echoed rioting by hundreds of youths in Stockholm and some of its poorer suburbs in 2013, sparked by the police killing of a 69-year-old man wielding a machete in a suburb that prompted accusations of police brutality.
Law and order is a key issue ahead of the election after a spike in gang violence saw more than 40 people shot dead last year. Despite economic growth that has for years been the envy of most of Europe, Lofven's Social Democrats, the bigger party in the current minority coalition, are on track for their worst ever election result, according to opinion polls.
Voters also worry about the welfare system, falling school results and the effects of a surge in immigration that saw around 160,000 people seek asylum in Sweden in 2015.
Reuters resolutely refuse to link "immigration" from the Middle East and other Muslim territories with its inevitable result, crime and violence; whether the press or the Swedes or anybody else doesn't like it, the fact remains that there can be only one winner in the cultural clash between Islam and EU-style secularism, and it isn't going to be secularism.