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Hombre wrote:goodbye Sweden - Hello Swedistan.
Sure, but some brave people open their mouths and try to stop the invasion of Muslims. Like this former Swedish MP. Only, it is way to late too turn the tide.
Muslim minister accused of 'hidden agenda'

A former Swedish MP has slammed Sweden's new Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan, saying that the Muslim politician has a hidden agenda.

Social Democrat politician Nalin Pekgul went on the attack against Mehmet Kaplan from the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) in a debate article in one of Sweden's leading broadsheets.
Her piece in the Dagens Industri newspaper was prompted by a statement Kaplan made to the Turkish media, in which he claimed that the reason young Muslims are joining the terror group Isis is because of widespread Islamophobia in Europe.

Kaplan, who is Sweden's new Housing Minister, argued that the government should give more money to Europe's mosques in an effort to tackle the recruitment.

But Pekgul suggested that young people were signing up because they felt lost or rootless and that Islamist extremists were taking advantage of their vulnerability.
"It's unforgivably naive to think that giving money to these kinds of [Muslim] organizations and mosques will work against segregation and will reach out to these youths who are being radicalized," she wrote.
"It's exactly this kind of naivety that people like Mehmet Kaplan are counting on, and it's time for everyone who wants to oppose the radicalization to realize the damage Mehmet Kaplan and others like him can accomplish."

Kaplan previously hit the headlines after he compared Swedish jihadists in Syria to Swedish freedom fighters in Finland during World War Two.
He later apologized and said his comments had been misinterpreted.

But in today's article, Social Democrat politician Nalin Pekgul wrote:
"I'm convinced that he said exactly what he meant to say".

Kaplan, a 43-year-old born in Turkey, is a former spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Sweden. He has been a member of the Green Party since 2003.

"For fear of being labelled as an Islamophobe, no one dares question Mehmet Kaplan and his hidden agenda," added Pekgul.
She also drew comparisons between Kaplan and Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrat party.
"Jimmie Åkesson has claimed time and time again that he isn't racist and that he actually doesn't have anything against immigrants, rather that he just wants to reduce the volume of immigrants.
Similarly, Mehmet Kaplan says that he supports equality between the genders, but there are few secular muslims who'd believe that he wasn't an Islamist."
The word Islamist is a controversial one and some media outlets have been criticized for using it as a synonym for Islamic fighters or extremists.
The term broadly refers to those who want a country's government and society to operate in accordance with Islamic laws, which do not promote egalitarianism.

It is unclear how Nalin Pekgul intended her phrasing to be interpreted.
In her article, she also wrote that with Kaplan in government, Sweden's Green Party heads Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson "have sent a clear signal to Sweden's muslims that the Islamists now have the support of the Swedish establishment".
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Hating Jews in Sweden

A brief history of Jews in Sweden and how anti-Semitism is part of Swedish core identity. Learn how pro-Hitler they were until Hitler attacked them, and how they have tried to limit the numbers of Jews. Might explain why they love Muslims: just as Jew-hating as themselves.
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"You can insult the Christians, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews. You can slander the Catholics, you can spit on the Madonna and Jesus Christ. But, woe betide the citizen who pronounces a word against the Islamic religion. " Orianna Fallaci

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Ibn Rushd wrote:Hating Jews in Sweden

A brief history of Jews in Sweden and how anti-Semitism is part of Swedish core identity. Learn how pro-Hitler they were until Hitler attacked them, and how they have tried to limit the numbers of Jews. Might explain why they love Muslims: just as Jew-hating as themselves.
All the royal officials at the king's gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor.
http://biblehub.com/esther/3-2.htm
Then the royal officials at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why do you disobey the king's command?"
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Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Therefore they told Haman about it to see whether Mordecai's behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a Jew.
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Jews were a tribal people who like all tribal people respected their own god while having contempt for customs and rights of others and tried to bring about benefit to their tribe at the expense of others.(Christian classism and Hindu casteism are but extensions of this phenomenon).For example Mordecai would not bow down to Haman even though wealthy and affluent Persians did the same.Reason is that he would not bow down to anyone except God of his clan/tribe and might be possibly to his clan elders.However exalted may be a Gentile ,he is simply not worth paying respect according to the Jews of those period.

In India, muslims have serious objection to singing the patriotic anthem 'vande mataram''.Reason is the meaning of the anthem is hail our mother India who is espoused as a sort of exalted goddess.So no goddess real or imaginative is to be exalted as Allah alone is worth exalting(La Illah Rasoolallah,(No god except Allah exists))

Now might be you would have understood from where Muslims god the idea to distinguish themselves from non-muslims in the Quran and have disrespect for the king's laws or laws of the land.This does not mean they deserve to killed off altogether in line with Haman's ideas.Just shows that it is Jews who first initiated anti-gentilism and the gentiles responded with anti-semitism.
palli or halli in Dravidian languages means a village just like gaav in Aryan languages means a village.palli or halli in Aryan Mauryan Imperial era around 200 B.C designates a tribal hamlet.So many of those in South India are indeed descendants of tribals and are still keeping up that heritage.

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Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers.Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the things you are to teach and insist on.
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In Christianity while you have to show respect even to a non-Christian slave master,you would have to show even more respect if the master also happens to be Christian.A bit of partiality towards one's own religion is always welcome. :wink: .It is not just muslims who distinguish between fellow muslims and kafirs.

However this message is different to the Jewish message where Mordecai refuses outright to respect gentile ministers of the king.
palli or halli in Dravidian languages means a village just like gaav in Aryan languages means a village.palli or halli in Aryan Mauryan Imperial era around 200 B.C designates a tribal hamlet.So many of those in South India are indeed descendants of tribals and are still keeping up that heritage.

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This is Ibrahim Bouraleh. This man is a joke. He wants to bring the jihadist who have left Sweden to fight for Isis in Syria, Somalia, and Iraq back home. He says..
One of the key reasons these young guys are doing it is because they have a young person's mentality. It has nothing to do with religion, really. They want to change the world and they think this is how to do it. They think they're fighting for an ideology, for something they believe in.

These are people with good hearts, and we have to help them.
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If this has nothing to do with religion, why only Muslims want to "change the world"?
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"You can insult the Christians, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews. You can slander the Catholics, you can spit on the Madonna and Jesus Christ. But, woe betide the citizen who pronounces a word against the Islamic religion. " Orianna Fallaci

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A Muslim gang torched 10 cars at a police station in Stockholm. The gang set the cars on fire then held the doors shut to prevent the officers from extinguishing the fires.
"You can insult the Christians, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews. You can slander the Catholics, you can spit on the Madonna and Jesus Christ. But, woe betide the citizen who pronounces a word against the Islamic religion. " Orianna Fallaci

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Because of the import of young mail Muslims, there is going to be a shortage of woman, and that will give problems.
Immigration behind record population growth

Sweden is growing faster than ever. Record high immigration has sent population figures soaring, according to Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån), with the country soon expected to have more men than women for the first time in history.

On New Year's Eve last year the total population of Sweden hit 9,747,355 people, up by 102,491 since the year before, it has been revealled.

It is the first time the figures have grown by more than 100,000 in one year and the main reason is record numbers of people immigrating to Sweden, according to Statistics Sweden.

More boys than girls are born every year in Sweden, but they are outlived by women. But because most new immigrants are men, it looks like Sweden is is line for another first this year as the male population is expected to outgrow the female for the first time in 2015.

Population figures went up the most in the municipalities of Sundbyberg and Knivsta, both near capital Stockholm. But in Swedish towns Hagfors and Årjäng, the number of residents fell by 150 and 149, respectively, in 2014.

The crisis in Syria has had the biggest effect on population numbers, said Statistics Sweden. 26,113 Syrians emigrated to Sweden in 2014, compared to 5349 in 2012.

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has not yet brought more people than normal to Sweden. Last year 694 Ukrainians came to Sweden, up by 107 since 2013.

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Exposed: "Secret Asylum group" plans for 400,000 new immigrants to Sweden

The Swedish government has appointed a "secret asylum-group" planning for 400,000 new immigrants over the next five years - the equivalent of a large Swedish city, the newspaper Dagens Industri revealed yesterday.

The Secret Asylum group is a group of unelected left wing bureaucrats working for the government, that currently outlines the future population of Sweden. The plans have been "secret", DI states, and without the Swedish people's knowledge.

Some of those included in the secret group is Lars West Bratt, Eric Nilsson, Max Elger and Annelie Roswall Ljunggren - all well-paid bureaucrats working for the red-green government.

The group has made a decision that Sweden should receive at least 400,000 new immigrants from the third world over the next five years. The plan spans over the next general election, which after the December settlement last month, only will be a symbolic election. Sweden is now run as a mafia cartel of political power.

130,000 of the new inhabitants of Sweden will be "unaccompanied minors", ie illegal immigrant boys/men whom a large percentage are likely to be jihadists from Syria.

The Swedish Parliament has allocated 34 billion SEK in tax-money to cover the direct costs of the 2015 immigration. How much the five-year plan will cost the Swedish taxpayers is not clear, but it will be several hundreds of billion SEK, even if Sweden is already broke.

Last year Sweden set a new immigration record, which they will surely beat this year. And next year, etc. Until UN is proven right; Sweden will become a third world country.

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Sweden’s national job agency has sacked its whole network of immigrant resettlement assistants after it emerged that some of them are suspected of having pressed newly arrived immigrants for bribes and tried to recruit them to jihadist-style militant groups, such as Isis.
Swedish migrant aids ‘recruited for Isis’

“We have received indication that there have been instances of recruitment attempts or contact-making situations related to various militant fighting groups,” the head of the agency, Mikael Sjöberg, said of the decision to immediately fire all of its resettlement assistants.

The Swedish intelligence service, Säpo, is now investigating the case, he said.

The role of the agency’s resettlement assistants was to help newly arrived migrants find work by assisting them with, for example, the language or helping them with paperwork.

Although the agency would not name the suspected groups the agents recruited for, a source told Swedish tabloid Expressen that militant Islamist group Isis is thought to be among them.

Last year, the country’s intelligence service said that as many as 300 Swedes may have joined the ISIS insurgency in Syria and Iraq.

Some of the assistants are also suspected of having been involved in fraudulous activities and pressing people for bribes in order to help them.

“It’s to do with loans or gifts, like tablets, mobile phones and sometimes cash, in order to get connected to a specific assistant,” he was quoted as saying to Expressen.

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Asylum seekers demands to stay at luxury hotels

The thirteen asylum seekers in Värmland who occupied a bus this week are not satisfied with the standard that Sweden offers, but wants to stay in luxurious hotels.

- They were not satisfied with the standard, says a spokesman for the Swedish Migration Board.

Thirteen asylum seekers, all single men, refused last night to get off the bus that took them to their new home - a wilderness hotel in Värmland Långserud where they were offered free accommodation. But the men, who claim to have fled war and oppression, were not satisfied with the standard of the hotel and instead demanded to stay in a more luxurious accommodation.

- They were not satisfied with the premises, or the standard of the accommodation and also where it is located, says the rep for the Swedish Migration Board in Värmland, Lotta Anderberg.

- I think they had received information that they could stay in Karlstad, but in the urban area Karlstad, we have no accommodations available. They are spread around in Värmland, she continues.

- And these are people who have fled war? Or what are their reasons for asylum?

- I have no idea what they have for asylum reasons, we are not investigating it in Karlstad. They have sought asylum in Sweden.

- Because that is what many people wonder about, why are they not satisfied with the accommodation they get?

- Yes, and that is for me very difficult to answer, of course.

Lotta Anderberg also says that the Swedish Migration Board arranges free buses for asylum seekers several times a day so that they can get to shops and other services, but they are not happy in spite of it. The asylum seekers who wants to go anywhere else also get grants from the Swedish Migration Board to do it.

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A secondary school in Malmö has been closed after the teachers' union declared that it is too dangerous a place for students and teachers to attend due to widespread violence and criminality..

Malmö !!! The Bagdad of the north. Do not say more. The words Islam and immigrants are not used, but anyone knows what students they mean. For sure the names of those students are not Nils, Sven or Hans
Malmö school 'too dangerous' for students

Violence, threats and visits from adult criminals eventually became too much for the teachers' unions at Varner Rydén School in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård, whose safety officers have now closed the premises.

"Violence, threats and verbal abuse. There has also been trouble with students from other schools," said Hans Nilsson at the City of Malmö to news agency TT.

The responsibility now lies with the teachers' employer, the City of Malmö, as the school closure can only be waived by the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket).

The students at the school have been notified of the closure. But it is not yet clear where they will be placed.

"Fighting among the students means that security can't be guaranteed," said Catharina Niwhede at the National Union of Teachers in Malmö to the local Sydsvenskan daily.

The current dire situation has developed since the closure of nearby Örtagård School last autumn. Many of the school's students were relocated to Varner Rydén, bringing conflicts with them.

Hans Nilsson said that representatives of the school administration have tried to sort out the situation together with the principal and staff, but the situation has deteriorated to such an extent that a closure remained the only option.

"Some groups of students spread so much trouble that teachers can't handle it," Nilsson said.

The City of Malmö will now hire a security firm in order to make the school environment safer. Teaching staff will also be given help with security and conflict management.

Hans Nilsson also said that some students may be suspended from school, or transferred to other schools.

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Very interesting article about Swede's crazy immigration policy
Reverse cherry-picking

I recently wrote about the ballooning cost of Swedish immigration, and it struck me how completely different the Swedish approach to immigration is compared to other Western countries.

Canada and Australia are two countries with a sensible, structured and fair point system that determine eligbility for potential immigrants. While no system is perfect, these clear guidelines reward higher education and likelihood of swift assimilation into society.

In other words, all immigration above the UN-mandated refugee quotas are strictly cherry-picked to maximize the benefit for the host country. This in turn also benefits the immigrants, because there’s not a glut of new arrivals fighting for scarce jobs and there is no stigma in being a new arrival; employers know that if you’re an engineer fresh off the boat, your credentials have already been vetted by the government. It’s a win-win for everyone.

When I lived and worked in Silicon Valley, there was a lot of talk about the H1-B visa system and how it created friction vs. the native engineers. Still, some of the most brilliant people I’ve met were Indians who scored their visas through fierce competition at the top Indian universities. To say that these guys were beneficial to society is an understatement, both in terms of taxes paid and work contributions.

It is my firm belief that Sweden would benefit greatly from an addition of, say 50 000 highly educated and entreprenurial Indians, Chinese or whatever. Origin is unimportant; it is the qualities of individuals and what they’re bringing to the table that matters. Sweden has a huge problem with youth unemployment, and a few thousand hungry upstart companies would do wonders for everyone.

Unfortunately, Sweden has decided to do the polar opposite. Skilled workers face a dense forest of red tape, and the oppressive tax system makes the best and brightest look elsewhere. Getting perhaps half of the take-home pay you would command in Silicon Valley, for the privilege of living in snow and slush rather than under swaying palm trees? No sale.

No siree, the Swedish priority is those with the absolutely least likelihood of entering the workforce anytime soon, if ever. Humanitarianism is the one, supreme guiding light — which is fine up to a point when it becomes destructive. That is where Sweden is now. It’s like trying to save 30 people into a rescue boat that only has capacity for 10; when it sinks, everybody loses.

Unemployment among unskilled immigrants is rampant, with all the costs and social challenges that come with it. That makes perfect sense if you think about it. If you have little education, there simply aren’t that many jobs in a modern, industrialized society. Especially since Sweden has powerful unions that make it a huge risk for an employer to hire. So even if the vast majority of the new arrivals really would like to roll up their sleeves, there’s just isn’t anywhere to turn but remain at home on the welfare dole.

Anyone pointing out that this is a problem is immediately shouted down as “racist” which makes the issue radioactive. The fact that the challenges would be just as great with a massive inflow unskilled albinos is irrelevant; any critique against the status quo can only based on an irrational hatred of foreigners.

On the flip side, this suppression of sensible voices leaves the stage open for actual racists who like to get into muddy theories of genetical predisposition towards laziness as the “explanation” certain groups have abysmal employment rates. And sure, every society has a certain percentage that really would rather lie on the couch and let others do the work. In Western societies, those afflicted with this clinical aversion to honest work are often easily identified by their Che Guevara T-shirts. But any sensible person recognizes that the high unemployment among immigrants is primarily caused by lack of job skills.

What make matters worse is that Swedish media and politicians insist on treating all “immigrants” as if it was a homogenous mass rather than groups with vastly different skills and opportunities. A Swiss surgeon is an “immigrant” and goes in the same bucket as the illiterate Somalian refugee goat herder.

Then you purposefully start intermixing the term “immigrant” (which is everyone) with “refugee” (which are almost always poor and uneducated). Voila! Magic! For starters, you can now create a strawman where anyone suggesting the country should accept fewer goat herders is really objecting to ALL immigration. (“Are you so terrified of foreigners you don’t want to let the nice surgeon in? Shame!”)

It also means you can now conceal part of the cost of the goat herder by letting the surgeon’s taxes paid average into the equation. (“See, the cost of immigration isn’t so bad! Have you no heart wanting to limit the refugees, now that you see how little they cost? We can afford to double the refugee inflow!”)

The latest wrinkle in the web of deceit surrounding Sweden’s extreme immigration is the idea that there are tens of thousands highly trained engineers, doctors and scientists languishing away in idleness or menial jobs because their credentials don’t get verified quickly enough. When you hear the Swedish PM talk, every single immigrant taxi driver and window washer is a rocket scientist with at least three PhDs and one Nobel prize. But thanks to Swedish bureacracy, it takes forever to validate their credentials.

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If I understand Liberal Party MEP Cecilia Wikström correctly , she is sad that Sweden is not situated at the Mediterranean Sea . Because now so many African boat people stay in Italy, or go to Germany , France or the rest of Europe , and they don't come to Sweden. Refugees should not be forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe in order to seek asylum, argues Cecilia Wikström.

But who keeps this woman from going to Afrika ones a month, with a Swedes cruizeschip, and pick up thousands of African boys.
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I am overwhelmed by sadness over the fact that in the year of 2015 there are still no legal ways for refugees to be able to reach Europe in order to seek asylum. It is the desperation and the feeling of having nothing to lose that forces people to pay exorbitant sums to unscrupulous smugglers for a place on an unseaworthy, overcrowded boat.
Together we can bring European solidarity to a new level. Europe must become a humanitarian superpower she said .
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ISIS is during the last days of February 2015,systematically blowing up and desecrating eons of Moslem and Christian artifacts, sculptures, monuments and religious buildings, and Sweden gives them a hand to remove this picture. How silly. What is the parliament going to do with the painting? Burn it? And what happened to modern Sweden ?
Swedish parliament removes Baroque artist’s bare breasted painting for offending feminists and Muslims
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A nude painting named Juno, which was painted by baroque artist G E Schröder and has hung in the dining room of the Swedish Parliament for 30 years has been taken down for fear of offending the sensitivities of feminists and Muslim visitors, Swedish newspaper, The Local reported on Thursday.

Explaining the ban on the baroque breasts, a source from the parliament said: “You have to think of the foreign guests, especially those from Muslim countries.”

The deputy speaker of Sweden’s parliament, Susanne Eberstein, also a prominent Social Democrat, added:

“I think it is more a feminist issue. It’s tiresome (looking at) a bare-breasted woman when I sit at public dinners with foreign guests. I think it feels a little hard to sit there with men who look at us women.”

One humourist in Britain wondered why Swedish lawmakers could not have emulated the famous English comic Mr. Bean (who once posed in a movie as an art critic) and get someone to paint a bra on top of the offending mammaries in order to preserve modesty and thus prevent offence.

In Sweden, the move is being lambasted as political correctness gone mad. It is not clear whether the Swedish Parliament will now stop taking women, and guests from Muslim countries to art museums.

Sweden is known for a conflictual relationship with issues of tolerance. The country recently attracted international attention for allowing a convicted paedophile man in his 60s to adopt a young child.

Baroque painter GE Schroder’s (barely) bare breasted “Juno” has been taken down by the Swedish parliament for offending feminists and Muslim visitors in a widely derided move

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More than 60 percent of Swedes believe that immigration is good for Sweden, but a new poll suggests growing concerns about integration in the country.

There is nothing wrong with immigration, but you need the right immigrants to keep your country happy. The Swedes government has still to learn this.
Rising fears about integration in Sweden

While a clear majority of Swedes support their country's open immigration policy, just 10 percent agree that integration efforts are working well, according to the survey by pollsters Ipsos commissioned by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
"The results should serve as a lesson for our politicians. Swedish people give a clear disapproval of how integration works,” David Ahlin, Head of Research at Ipsos told the newspaper.

Criticism of integration policies came from across bloc boundaries.

Among centre-right voters who support the four Alliance parties that formed Fredrik Reinfeldt’s previous coalition government, 66 percent said that these efforts were working poorly.

54 percent of those who back Sweden’s left wing and green parties offered criticism.

Unsurprisingly, supporters of the nationalist Sweden Democrats were the least supportive of integration efforts, with 85 percent slamming current policies.

"Most Swedes agree - across party lines, generations, in all parts of Sweden, different levels of education and so on. It seems that there is a fairly broad consensus,” noted Ahlin.

The most common complaint among respondents was that immigrants in Sweden can end up segregated or isolated from other Swedes, due to problems with housing, jobs and education.

Those polled also cited growing racism and xenophobia as a key issue as well as slow processing times for paperwork linked to migration.

But despite these concerns, the report’s authors argued that Swedes should still be proud of their open borders.

"We have long been an immigration country and it has been of major importance for society. The results confirm what other studies have shown. For example, Eurobarometer, which shows that Swedes are the most positive nation about immigration in the EU", said Ahlin.
There has been a growing debate about integration and immigration since Sweden’s last general election in September 2014, when the nationalist Sweden Democrats (SD) became the third largest party in parliament. The group is the only political party in openly in favour of cutting immigration to Sweden.

Since the SD’s success at the polls, discussions about integration have become more commonplace in the Swedish media and political sphere, with signs that other parties starting to review their own policies.

Sweden has a global reputation for peace and tolerance and currently takes in more asylum seekers per capita than any other European country, with 81,000 arriving in 2014.

In January, a separate survey by Ipsos suggested that immigration and integration were the biggest concerns for Swedish voters, after education.

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Gangsters in Goteborg. Gangsters, not terrorists, shot several people dead in a restaurant in Goteborg yesterday. They simply happened to be dining in an area rife with gang violence.
The shooting happened in an area of the city with a history of gang-related violence, police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm said. She said it was too early to speculate on the motive but said there were indications that the shooting was gang-related.

“There is absolutely nothing that indicates terrorism,” Brehm said.
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