Update: Diana West has a much more thorough post on Sweden today, here.
The radical move is blamed on the large number of Arab Muslim migrants (other non-Arabs, like the Somalis, add to the number) who have been “welcomed” into Sweden in the last few years and now have enough of a population to sway the Socialist government there.
Al-Hijra, as readers here know, is the Islamic doctrine of conquest through immigration. No heads need to roll, they just must get into the country in great numbers, start producing the next generation and insert themselves in the democratic process. It is all about numbers!
This is one more bit of evidence to back my bet that Sweden will be the first European country to fall to the Islamists.
Times of Israel:
Stockholm’s announcement over the weekend that it would recognize the independent state of Palestine was influenced by the vocal and growing Muslim minority in Sweden, Israel’s ambassador to Sweden charged Sunday morning.
New Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said during his inaugural address Friday that Sweden would recognize Palestine, a move that would make it the first member of the European Union to recognize a Palestinian state.
Loftven’s party, the Social Democrats, are “anti-Israeli,” ambassador Issac Bachman told Israel Radio, but another reason for the statement “is the large Arab minority, which has grown unbelievably this year.” Bachman charged that Sweden has taken in some 80,000 Arab refugees in 2014, mostly from Iraq and Syria, and claimed there were 700,000 Muslims living in the country.
“All this against a social-democratic background, which is pro-Arabic, pro-Islam and anti-Israeli,” Bachman said.
In July, the Swedish Migration Board said it estimated 62,000 Syrians would apply for asylum in the country in 2014, among 80,000 expected refugees seeking asylum in Sweden this year.
And, now here comes that intellectual bright light, Jen Psaki, over at the US State Department with harsh words for Sweden (not!):
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psakia said the US looks forward to working with the new government of Sweden — a close partner — but called international recognition of a Palestinian state “premature.”
Meanwhile in nearby Norway, the Norwegians are trying to get rid of their Muslim trouble-makers.
See our complete archive on Sweden, here.