Fact Check: Trump is Right. Violence is Rising in Sweden

While Trump may have slightly misspoken referring to violence in Sweden occurring the previous evening, he was correct about rising violence generally.

By Rachel Alexander Published on February 21, 2017

The media pounced on President Trump after he declared Saturday that large-scale immigration in Sweden is not working out. Appearing at a campaign rally in Florida, the President defended his ban on immigrants from dangerous countries.

We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.

Swedish authorities immediately responded with denials, and much of the media media fixated on his reference to “last night.” Trump clarified later that he was referencing an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, which had aired the night before.

Left-leaning news outlets like The Atlantic actually referred to Sweden as “low crime.” Trump addressed them as well in a tweet:

From Swedish Police Investigator Peter Springare’s Viral Facebook Post

This is what I’ve handled from Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment.

Suspected perpetrators: Ali Mohammed, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again. Christopher … what, is it true? Yes, a Swedish name snuck in on the edges of a drug crime. Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again.

Countries representing all the crimes this week: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown, unknown country, Sweden. Half of the suspects, we can’t be sure because they don’t have any valid papers. Which in itself usually means that they’re lying about their nationality and identity.”

— Posted February 3, 2017

Rising Number of Rapes and Violence in Sweden, Largely by Muslim Immigrants

This was all an exercise in diversion from this glaring fact: Sweden’s increase in violence comes largely from the large influx of Muslim immigrants entering the country.

Rapes have increased by an alarming 250 percent since 2003, rising from 24.9 cases of reported rapes per 100,000 inhabitants to 66.5 last year. Reports of sexual molestation incidents increased by a “striking” 20 percent between 2015 and 2016, reaching 10,500 in 2016.

Örebro Police investigator Peter Springare says the crimes are mostly committed by Muslim immigrants. On February 3, he wrote on Facebook, “Mohammed, Mahmod, Ali, again and again.” Springare is now reportedly under criminal investigation for “incitement to racial hatred.

In January, Malmö Police Chief Stefan Sinteus issued a desperate plea for help combating “the upward spiral of violence.” The city is composed of 32 percent immigrants. British UKIP leader Nigel Farage refers to Malmö as “the rape capital of Europe.” 

Over the past 15 years, Sweden has taken in 650,000 immigrants seeking asylum. About 35,000 claimed to be “unaccompanied minors,” but could very well be young men disguising their age in order to improve their chances of not being deported.

Many are unemployed and jobless, straining the country’s welfare system. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, another 25,000 to 45,000 immigrants are expected this year.

Videos of the rioting and burning uploaded to YouTube reveal the extent of the violence, and contradict the media’s claims there has been no increase in violence. Rioters often outnumber the police, as they throw stones at the officers and beat them up.

What’s Really Happening

In the video below, a Swede in Rinkeby contradicts Swedish politicians and media reports. She says there isn’t a large police presence; they show up after the riots calm down. Law enforcement has set off 55 no-go zones, she reports. Law enforcement will not go into them unless in large patrols. The left-leaning media denies the existence of the no-go zones.

Malmo - Sweden - Ulf Liljankoski:Flickr

The heart of Rosengård, Malmö, in Sweden, where 60 percent of residents are foreign born. The generous Swedish welfare system with its above-standard housing is a big draw for immigrants.

Videos show the radical Islamists plotting against law enforcement. They will plant a bomb in a trash can, then put it on fire. When the fire department comes to put out a fire, the bomb explodes on them. Similarly, they set traps for the police. They will report a rob and throw rocks at them.

The woman goes on to say that Trump’s remarks were accurate. In fact, the reason the violence doesn’t make the news is because it’s so prevalent. “There aren’t any headlines about this kind of stuff,” she explains, “since it’s so common.” Additionally, the Swedish politicians who deny it’s happening are “too proud … to admit they got it wrong. … They want to believe that they are so morally superior to everyone else that their multiculturalism can’t fail and that their feminism can’t fail.”
 

 

Rape as Jihad

Such violence by Muslim immigrants is not unique to Sweden. The problem is cropping in other European countries that have welcomed immigrants from Muslim countries. Writing in Algemeiner, Abigail R. Esman described the infamous New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne, Germany, as “a different kind of terrorist attack.” Muslims in Europe have long exhibited misogyny, abuse and sexual exploitation of women, writes Esman, author of  Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West.

All of these trends have paved the way for sexual violence as a natural weapon for jihad in the age of ISIS. Indeed, we’ve seen it used not just in the mass gang rapes in Europe in recent years, but in the sexual enslavement of Yazidi girls in Syria and Iraq. We’ve seen it further in ISIS propaganda that even encourages its male members to rape women to bring them “closer to Allah.”

Thirty years ago, political and media elites might have been able to hide this. But they can’t prevent ordinary citizens from recording violent riots and arson with their smart phones and uploading the footage to YouTube and Facebook. The truth will get out.

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  • Linda

    Neither you nor President Trump know more than the Swedish government. How dare you spread fake information about other countries you know nothing about.

    • So the video is not of a riot in Sweden, then?

      • Linda

        Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But you do not know the genesis of it, nor who is rioting or why, or how rare or frequent such things are. There are plenty of videos of American looting, rioting, police shooting unarmed black men all over the place…..how would you like a European person to put a video story of that together with their own spin and narrative, and not give the official report, facts or background? They could make a realistic looking film that black peoples lives are in danger here in the US, that it’s open season on them. How would you like someone who has never set foot on US soil making sweeping pronouncements about the state of affairs? Some would say the US is on verge of collapse right now, and could back it up with plenty of “evidence”.

        • Bruins Fan

          I hope that your house is the next house burned by the Muslims and that you are the next rape victim of the Muslim mob ….

        • bethsbabies .

          Oh, PLEASE, Linda, so you yourself admit that you don’t even know that it’s NOT accurate, yet you attempt to shame people who put the video up because it “might” be a spin rather than facts??? Are you serious? My God, how ’bout you open your eyes and look at not just this report, but HUNDREDS of others, and not just about Sweden but also Germany and other places where these radical Muslims are making life sheer hell for the people who have naively invited them into their country!! People like you are just absolutely frightening in your delusion and your ability to deny the glaringly obvious!

  • Autrey Windle

    I have read and seen several interviews of this chaotic situation in Sweden. I am grateful that I live in a country where when I am raped the government doesn’t cover it up to protect the contemptible men who did the crime just to protect the governments bleeding heart policies where women and natural born citizens are free prey for violent refugees. We do have some of this with Obama’s sanctuary policies but we have a new president who will silence the critics by protecting the people. Poor misguided Americans who have never been on the receiving end of these heinous crimes must be pitied and forgiven for not seeing any other side but the propaganda.

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Seems like those Swedes clinging to their flawed idealogical position on all things immigrant have adopted a strategy guaranteed to fail. What possible benefit can such obfuscation produce ? Will Sweden be the first western nation to be absorbed by this rabid display of shariah sanctioned savagery ? Will the realists on the front lines be swallowed up by the idealists feigning ignorance through government sanctioned circumvention ? Will IKEA be the only reminder of Swedish culture available for export ?! I hope that prognostication is unmerited. The present refusal by members of this Swedish bureaucracy to come to real terms w/this crisis suggests otherwise …

  • Bruins Fan

    LOL..You Swedish meatballs had those riots comin! You deserve to have
    your cities burned to the ground by that murdering subhuman Muslim mob
    you let into your country in the name of “liberalism.” I look forward
    to reading more stories about how the Muslims are raping your daughters
    and killing your sons for the glory of their great false prophet
    Muhammed….Allah akbar

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