A noted international security expert is warning that historically peaceful Sweden is “on the way to civil war” due to is soft justice system and the government’s inability — or unwillingness — to eliminate expanding “no-go zones” where crime has become rampant.
In an interview with the Ingrid & Maria news blog, Olle Fjordgren, who’s worked as a security adviser for governments in Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Mongolia, said, “We have basically given up and the criminals have seized power. Right now we have nothing to oppose and I can’t see that we could reverse the development.”
In describing Sweden as a “freight train heading for a rock,” Fjordgren noted further that the government’s unwillingness to face the realities of how bad rising crime has become — due in large part to an influx of Muslim migrants — over fears of being called “racist” means that Sweden is dangerously close to becoming a “failed state.”
And frankly, that is unheard of for a European country.
Fjordgren cited Lebanon as an example of what happens to the civil society when integration does not take hold and rival ethnic and criminal gangs engage in battles over territory. He said there is “only one possible development” for Sweden in the future: A “civil war.”
The security expert said as a last resort the Swedish government could adopt a New York City-style zero tolerance policy for crime. However, he said, that isn’t likely given the government’s liberal approach to justice.
“The judiciary must ensure that these dangerous people are incapacitated and removed from the streets,” he argued.
Studies have traced Sweden’s rise in crime to the country’s open borders policy regarding migrants from largely-Muslim countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
A Spectator study noted, “Murder is up 40 percent since 2012; the number of gun homicides has more than doubled in ten years. Compared with Britain, it is five times more common for young men in Sweden to be shot and killed.”
Statistics released in August found that 58 percent of convicted rapists and 85percentt of all convicted assault rapists in Sweden were born outside of Europe. — Jon Dougherty
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