Two leading politicians in Sweden have posted a letter in the Wall Street Journal, titled, “Trump is right — Sweden’s Embrace of Refugees Isn’t Working.”
At his rally in Florida last week, President Trump referred to the situation in Sweden, which has been experiencing problems as a result of its open-door immigration policy.
Media pundits and their leftist counterparts loudly crowed that he had misspoken because Sweden is known to be one of the safest, most peaceful countries on Earth.
However, Trump’s detractors ignored the fact that the popular image is no longer the case, and Swedish politicians have started to speak out, saying that President Trump was indeed correct.
The letter in the WSJ on Wednesday said that Sweden’s problems with the nearly 300,000 asylum-seeking, mostly Muslim immigrants they’ve taken in since 2014 were actually understated by the president.
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“When President Trump last week raised Sweden’s problematic experience with open-door immigration, skeptics were quick to dismiss his claims. Riots and social unrest have become a part of everyday life,” according to two Swedish politicians who wrote a letter to the newspaper as a warning to the American people. “Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel are regularly attacked. Serious riots in 2013, involving many suburbs with large immigrant populations, lasted for almost a week.”
Jimmie Åkesson, party chairman of the Sweden Democrats, and Mattias Karlson, a group leader in Parliament, stated in their letter to the WSJ that Sweden has taken in more middle eastern refugees than any other country, to the detriment of its own citizens.
“Sweden took in about 275,000 asylum-seekers from 2014-16—more per capita than any other European country. Eighty percent of those who came in 2015 lacked passports and identification, but a majority come from Muslim nations. Islam has become Sweden’s second-largest religion. In Malmö, our third-largest city, Mohamed is the most common name for baby boys,” they wrote.
“The effects are palpable, starting with national security. An estimated 300 Swedish citizens with immigrant backgrounds have traveled to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State. Many are now returning to Sweden and are being welcomed back with open arms by our socialist government,” the letter continued.
“In December 2010 we had our first suicide attack on Swedish soil, when an Islamic terrorist tried to blow up hundreds of civilians in central Stockholm while they were shopping for Christmas presents. Thankfully the bomber killed only himself.”
Taking a page from President Trump’s playbook, their letter stated:
“Our party, the Sweden Democrats, wants to put the security and welfare of Swedish citizens first. We are surging in the opinion polls and seem to have a good chance of becoming the country’s largest party during the elections next year. We will not rest until we have made Sweden safe again.”
In concluding their warning to America, Akesson and Karlsson wrote:
“For the sake of the American people, with whom we share so many strong historical and cultural ties, we can only hope that the leaders in Washington won’t make the same mistakes that our socialist and liberal politicians did.”
Just two days after President Trump’s comments, violent riots against police broke out in an immigrant-controlled Stockholm neighborhood.
H/T: Wall Street Journal
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