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Swedish terror suspect: I want to be a martyr

A 20-year-old former teaching student accused of plotting to attack Sweden told a court on the last day of his trial that he wanted to be a martyr. Prosecutor Ewamari Häggkvist started the day at Attunda district court by asking the suspect if he aspired to martyrdom. “Yes. It’s the greatest thing one can achieve in Islam,” said the accused. ...

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Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things

Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun. The Local’s northern Sweden columnist, Paul Connolly, argues that Sweden must now teach newcomers how to be Swedes. Sweden has now more or less run out of resources with which to cope with more refugees, but for much ...

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Swexit? Support for EU plummets in Sweden

There’s been a big drop in the number of Swedes who say they back their home country being in the EU, according to a survey for pollsters TNS Sifo commissioned by Swedish public broadcaster SVT. Only 39 percent of Swedes think it’s a ‘good idea’ that Sweden is in the European Union, pollsters found, compared to 59 percent in autumn ...

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Swedish cabinet member compared Israel with Nazi-Germany

A political scandal is brewing in Sweden, posing a threat to the country’s Minister of Housing and its relations with Israel, after it was revealed that the Cabinet member, Memhet Kaplan, dined with leaders of extremist rightwing groups. And in a video, published by SvD, Mr Kaplan made comments that now have critics accusing him of antisemitism. The Swedish Green ...

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Sweden sees costs of migration crisis almost quadruple

The costs of the wave of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden due to the refugee crisis will be much greater than previously expected, forcing the government to earmark more money in the coming years. Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson on Wednesday (13 April) presented the centre-left government’s 2016 spring budget, which revealed that the Scandinavian country expects costs related to ...

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The War Against THE Swedish Flag

How love of country became racism. The Swedish flag, with its yellow cross and blue background, originates from the mid-15th century and became the main symbol of Sweden during the second half of the 16th century.[1] Despite its long history, it is only in the 21th century that the Swedish flag is being challenged by parts of Swedish society.  It is a challenge that ...

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Swedish Turkish leader resigns after “death to Armenians” speech

The deputy chair of Sweden’s main Turkish association has resigned after criticism of his speech at the weekend when he called for death to Armenians. Speaking to a crowd of a few dozen in central Stockholm Barbaros Leylani called for Turks to awake, and for death to what he called “the Armenian dogs”. The Armenian association in Sweden plans to ...

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A Beggar on Every Corner : Sweden

For the last few years, Sweden has been overwhelmed with Roma beggars from Romania and Bulgaria. Recently, the government estimated that there are now around 4,000 in Sweden (population 9.5 million). “We do not fool anyone. We just benefit from the opportunity.” — Bulgarian beggar in Sweden who said he “owned” five street corners. “If the begging is profitable, they ...

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Swedes invite world to call ‘random’ citizens on new hotline

Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourist Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to spark people’s curiosity about Sweden — our culture, nature and mindset. To help us do this, ...

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Almost zero coverage of brutal sexual attacks by Muslims

Sweden was once one of the safest countries in the world, until it began focusing on a multicultural immigration program. Men and women in Sweden have been swimming together in public pools quite peaceably for more than 100 years. But as the government has welcomed tens of thousands of Muslim migrants to be resettled in the Scandinavian country, some are ...

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