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Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child

A Swedish department store chain has pulled a festive online advert after the child in the picture was subjected to racist abuse by online trolls. Sweden threatens action to stop Facebook ‘hate and lies’ (05 Dec 2016) The ad for Sweden’s Åhléns, featuring a dark-skinned boy dressed as a Lucia, led to comments on the company’s Facebook page questioning why ...

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Swedish women get hotline to report mansplaining

Women who have things mansplained to them in the workplace can now report it to a dedicated hotline. Unionen, Sweden’s largest union, is encouraging members to call up when male colleagues give them unsolicited lectures on things they already understand. The organisation, which represents 600,000 private sector workers, launched the advice line on Monday and said it will be open ...

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Omar El-Hussein Mockeries of Justice in Denmark

An appeal would have sent a signal to potential terrorists that Danish authorities look sternly upon logistical assistance to terrorists, and will do everything in their power to pursue justice. The only one at risk of actual harm is Lars Hedegaard himself: his attempted murderer remains at large. “I have resorted to making the suspected assassin’s name as well-known as ...

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Malmö in flames as vengeful thugs set cars alight

SHOCKING footage from Sweden shows police struggling to keep the deal on the unprecedented levels of crime as cars burn across Malmö. More than 20 vehicles were set on fire in the southern city, which has been plagued by increasing levels of violence amid growing tensions.The video shows chaos in Malmö as vandalism is only one of many incidents to ...

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Swedish migration minister admits refugee crisis fears

At the peak of the refugee crisis last year, Sweden’s Migration Minister feared that Sweden would be so overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers coming into the country that tens of thousands of them might end up sleeping rough in freezing temperatures. At the peak of the refugee crisis last year, Sweden’s migration minister feared that the country would ...

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Swedish PM rules out talks with SD party

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has knocked down suggestions that he let the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrat party join cross-party talks, saying its white supremacist roots meant it was “not a party like the others”. “This is a party with racist roots, which has come out of the white supremacist movement,” Stefan Löfven told Sveriges Radio. “I can never work together ...

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Swedish court jails dad over forced marriage

A dad who married his 23-year-old daughter to a man in Afghanistan has become the first person in Sweden to be convicted under new forced marriage laws introduced two years ago. The man was locked up for four years by Lund’s district court in southern Sweden on Friday on a number of charges, including forced marriage, assault and unlawful detention. ...

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Swedish Public Television Blocks Documentary Linking Jihad to Antisemitism for Fear of Offending Muslims

Swedish state television blocked the airing of a documentary linking jihad to antisemitism, out of fear it would offend the country’s growing Muslim population, the Danish language news outlet Berlingske reported. According to the report,Sveriges Television (SVT) is coming under fire for refusing to broadcast “Watching the Moon at Night,” due to “political correctness.” SVT was a major funder of the documentary, which takes an in-depth look at ...

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Wear a Headscarf Or Be Raped, Swedish Women Warned

Stickers calling for democracy to be replaced with Islam and for women who do not wear a veil to be raped have appeared in public places in Sweden. They have been reported to the police. Pictures of the stickers, which have been stuck to objects on streets in Nybro, Småland, have been circulating on social media. One of the stickers ...

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Swedish support for EU membership surges following Brexit

Support for remaining within the European Union has grown in Sweden since Britain’s vote to leave, according to a new poll. A total of 63 per cent of Swedes asked said they would vote to remain if a referendum on Sweden’s EU membership were held today, up from 53 per cent in June, the survey by Swedish pollsters Novus found. Meanwhile, public confidence in ...

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