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Not Everyone Can Say #MeToo in Sweden

Sweden has let in a huge wave of young male migrants, many of whom have created an insecure environment for women; when these women have cried for help and tried to share their stories, the Swedish media and politicians have refused to listen. By – Nima Gholam Ali Pour The Swedish media recently reported that police no longer have time to ...

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Swedenstan worried about future of U.S. funds for Palestinian aid agency

The Swedish ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday he is concerned about the Trump administration’s plans to review funding for a humanitarian agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees. By – todayonline.com “My concern (is) that as we talk about region stability, withdrawing funding for UNRWA would be very negative both in terms of humanitarian needs of over 5 ...

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Swedish government investigate rise number of rapes

Sweden investigates soaring number of rapes as politicians demand to know if it is linked to migration after one in 24 women fall victim to sexual offence Survey found 4.1% of women have fallen victim to sexual offences in Sweden Swedish Crime Survey figures related to four years between 2012 and 2016 Government has called for an investigation to find ...

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Swedish woman dies after being raped by Muslim migrant

A woman suffered badly after being raped by an Eritrea African Muslim, and died shortly after the brutal sexual abuse. Because she is no longer alive, the immigrant is not required to pay compensation. He also escaped expulsion to his home country and was sentenced to the minimum punishment by the unusually generous District Court. By – Brünnhilde  The incident occured ...

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Sweden steps up cyber defence measures to block #FakeNews

The growing undercurrent of risk linked to the increase in cyber terrorism threats is changing both the character and direction of Sweden’s national security policy and associated defence apparatus. By – Gerard O’Dwyer In particular, Sweden’s government and national security leaders are pursuing a more aggressive, capital-intensive programme to scale-up spending and strengthen the Nordic country’s long-term capacity to defend itself against potentially damaging ...

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Stockholm metro explosion: Man killed after picking up hand grenade

A man died after he picked up a hand grenade and it detonated, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said.  By – Samuel Osborne  The blast took place on Sunday at about 1100 local time [1000 GMT] just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson. The man, ...

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Political Islam and Sharia Should Be Outlawed in Sweden

“Let us look… at the parallel legal system that is gradually creeping into the EU….The emergence of these enclaves, reinforced by elite policies of multiculturalism, group identity politics, and the deconstruction of Western heritage, has contributed to the fracturing of Western European nations and has weakened the overall sense of mutual responsibility for one’s fellow citizens.” — Andrew Michta, The American ...

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Anders Thornberg: Security Chief Says Terror Threat Is ‘New Normal’ in Sweden

Anders Thornberg told the BBC that, while the Scandinavian country only had to monitor around 200 extremists a few years ago, it now has at least 3,000 to contend with — no small task for a country of just 10 million people, where the authorities are already unable to deal with a growing migrant crime wave. By – Jack Montgomery  “We have never seen something ...

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UN precedent shows Sweden’s Wallstrom wrong to oppose Security Council meeting on Iran

While Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström questioned the justification for a Security Council meeting on the deadly Iran protests, past practice demonstrates that it addresses concerns about domestic situations in which repressive regimes attack their own citizens and deny them civil rights. By – unwatch.org Wallström should not be giving Iran a free pass on human rights violations.  At least 21 protesters have ...

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Swedish security chief warning on fake news

The head of Sweden’s security service has told the BBC the agency is not just dealing with an increased threat of terrorism but also the impact of disinformation and fake news. Anders Thornberg, the director of the service ( Sapo), says this year could be even busier than 2017 as the country prepares for an election in September. By – Gordon ...

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