Saturday 26 October 2019

Daily explosions in Sweden

It was only last year that the BBC Radio Four broadcast a programme which asked why right-wing people were obsessed by peaceful prosperous Sweden and failed to find an answer. Now even the BBC reports the violence that has become a daily feature in Swedish life. 

Indigenous Swedes are not the reason for this crime wave.

I wrote about it here.

These explosions of which Andrew Neil speaks have not resulted in injuries, thankfully, but it is a long way from the Stockholm we imagined until recently.

Sweden today: Explosions took place in three different locations in and around Stockholm in one night last week. There were no injuries, just the usual shattered windows, scattered debris and shocked people woken by the blast.

Explosions so normalized in Sweden that SVT, Sweden’s BBC, did not even mention the three explosions in the country’s capital on its national news programme that evening. Instead, the main domestic story was the purported censorship of ‘big female bodies’ on Instagram.

Between January and June this year, more than 100 explosions were reported in Sweden, up from about 70 in the same period last year. A total of more than 160 suspected attacks with explosives were reported last year.

Wilhelm Agrell, professor of intelligence analysis, Lund University, warns situation so dire integrity of Swedish state in jeopardy. ‘State’s monopoly on violence has been hollowed out bit by bit and no longer exists .. armed criminal violence is increasingly similar to terrorism

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