Monday, December 11, 2006

Islamic violence in Sweden

Bruce Bawer:

In Sweden, whose murder rate is currently twice that of America and where Muslims now constitute over 10% of the population and are disproportionately unemployed and prone to violence, the Swedish press routinely depicts America as crime-ridden. Polls show that the majority of Swedes are deeply disturbed by their country's dramatic social changes and highly critical of the policies that brought them about. Yet the crime and violence generally go unreported, so only rarely does any of the criticism seep into the press. Though two-thirds of Swedes question whether Islam is compatible with Western society, this issue is simply not open for public discussion.

To quote Jonathan Friedman, a New Yorker who teaches social anthropology at the University of Lund, "no debate about immigration policies is possible" because Sweden's "political class," which controls public debate, simply avoids the topic. Recently, the city of Stockholm carried out a survey of ninth-grade boys in the predominantly Muslim suburb of Rinkeby. The survey showed that in the last year, 17% of the boys had forced someone to have sex, 31% had hurt someone so badly that the victim required medical care, and 24% had committed burglary or broken into a car. Sensational statistics — but in all of Sweden, they appear to have been published only in a daily newssheet that is distributed free on the subways.

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At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Big Bill said...

Sweden's murder rate is twice that of the USA?!?!?

Where does he get his stats? I searched and found the Swedish murder rate was a small fraction of the USA murder rate.

He does his cause no good by bullsh!tting this way.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

He may have gotten it from a mistake in an article in the Economist:

Correction: Sweden's murder rate

Oct 23rd 2003

From The Economist print edition

Due to an inaccuracy (now corrected) in Interpol's database, our comparative chart in an article on South African crime on October 11th exaggerated Sweden's murder rate by a factor of more than five. Our apologies, especially to law-abiding Swedes.

Small mercies


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