"Integration was poor and, alongside [that], we have experienced intense immigration. Our society was too weak, while money for the police and social services [was] too little. Segregation has gone so far that we have parallel societies in Sweden. We live in the same country, but different realities," Andersson said during an April 28 speech.
According to RMX News, the prime minister's Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) had been in power for 28 years. Within that period, Swedish residents born in another country had doubled to two million; immigrants now represent 20 percent of Sweden's population. The number of immigrants living in Sweden is far higher compared to its Nordic neighbors Finland, Norway and Denmark – which have all taken a hard stance against immigration.
Violent crime ballooned by 300 percent after the SAP-controlled Riksdag, Sweden's parliament, unanimously adopted multiculturalism. Rapes also increased by 1,472 percent after the move, propelling Sweden to the No. 2 spot on the list of rape-plagued countries after Lesotho in southern Africa.
Shootings in Sweden also hit a record high in 2021, with 46 persons being killed in 335 shootings across the country. Most of these shootings occurred in the cities of Malmo, Gothenburg and the capital Stockholm – all migrant hotspots. Swedish law enforcement is increasingly unable to contain rising crime committed by gangs of migrants, contributing to the country taking the No. 2 spot again when it comes to gun crime, following Croatia.
Sweden's reputation as a hotbed of violent crime has also gone beyond its borders – a far cry from its reputation as one of the safest European countries two decades prior. (Related: Sweden goes from being one of the safest countries in Europe to the second most dangerous.)
In 2021, the German Bild newspaper ran a headline that read: "Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe." Refugees escaping the Russia-Ukraine war in early 2022 also voiced out their request to avoid being sent to Sweden as the country was "too unsafe."
Andersson's remarks followed violent riots during the Easter weekend involving Islamic migrants. Rioters attacked law enforcement officers and burned police vehicles, leaving 100 wounded. The riots stemmed from far-right politician Rasmus Paludan's burning of the Quran, Islam's holy book, in neighborhoods with predominantly Islamic residents.
Paludan, who leads the Straight Course party, told the RAIR Foundation in April that he aims to "educate the public about the damaging effects of Islam, fight against the implementation of Islamic law in Sweden and Denmark and protect Swedes who are under attack by Islamic supremacists."
"Sweden has been much more disturbed by Islam than Denmark. Our actions have shown that freedom of speech and freedom of peaceful assembly no longer exist in Sweden. Now, Sharia is the law of the land," said the Swedish-Danish politician.
According to Paludan, Stockholm should be more careful about who should be allowed into Sweden.
"More than one million people in Sweden do not believe in freedom of speech, freedom of public assembly [and] freedom of democracy. The very concept of democracy is not liked by these people."
He also criticized the police's impotent response to violence caused by Islamic migrant gangs, pointing out that this weak response proves fatal when dealing with "primitive forces that only understand the language of power."
Paludan dubbed the Swedish police's failure to keep migrant violence in check and preserve a constitutional right as physical weakness, adding that law enforcement actively deciding not to even attempt to fulfill its mission amounts to mental weakness.
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