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U2 singer Bono uses ‘devil clown’ to mocks Sweden Democrats at Paris concert

Bono was seen making a Nazi salute during a U2 concert in Paris, as he mocked the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party in the wake of the country’s general election. By – Sara Malm Performing as his ‘evil alter ego’ Mr MacPhisto, Bono shouted the name of SD leader Jimmie Åkesson while throwing his right arm out, after congratulating Sweden for discovering ...

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From Sweden to Brexit, immigration is the issue dividing Europe

The message is glaring from Sweden’s election result. There is one dominant issue in Europe’s politics at present, and it is immigration. It rules in Italy and Germany. It rules in Hungary and Austria. It rules from Serbia to Scandinavia. It dominates every meeting of the leaders of the EU. It obsesses the United Kingdom, except there it cloaks itself in the euphemism of “reaching trade agreements ...

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Sweden is starting to talk about leaving the EU

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government in a vote that many commentators believe is the most contentious in decades. By – Will Martin The election is likely to see a strong performance from the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing, anti-immigration party with historical associations with the country’s neo-Nazi movement. It is expected to finish among the ...

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Sweden’s ruling party hits election low as far right grows

Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain. By – AP Scroll 4Video After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the center-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote ...

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Sweden election: voters go to polls amid right surge

One hundred years ago this month, the Spanish flu pandemic wiped out up to 100 million people around the world. It was devastating, but the pandemic helped to create Sweden’s modern welfare state. By – Europe Here’s the latest from the Guardian’s European affairs correspondent Jon Henley, who is in the Swedish capital. Voters have said today’s general election is a “critical moment ...

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Jimmie Akesson, the architect of Sweden’s Right rising

Sweden Democrats leader says he purged his party of neo-Nazis but critics say he merely changed the party’s official rhetoric. By – Hélène Dauschy Jimmie Akesson, the head of the far-right Sweden Democrats, is a charismatic speaker who has succeeded in attracting mainstream voters with his efforts to cleanse the party of its neo-Nazi roots. With his Sweden Democrats tipped to ...

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Malmö pulled back ‘Democracy Ambassadors’ Promoting for Vote in Wake of Shootings

With the general election just around the corner, authorities in Malmö have chosen to take precautions against possible gun violence at the expense of voters’ turnout. By – Europe  The authorities of the southern Swedish city of Malmo have called back as many as 163 so-called “democratic ambassadors” after the youngsters, who moved around the area instructing the locals on the importance of turning up at the upcoming vote, ...

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Google’s pro-Muslim algorithms

Back in 2007, the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) lobbied the United Nations to impose worldwide blasphemy laws.  Even though the resolution enjoyed the support of many non-OIC members and even though it appealed to Western liberal thinking by arguing that “unrestricted and disrespectful freedom of opinion creates hatred and is contrary to the spirit of peaceful dialogue and promotion of multiculturalism,” the ...

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Statistics link Muslim immigration in Europe to sexual violence.

Sweden has one of Europe’s highest rates of sexual assaults. At 120.79 violent sexual assaults per 100,000 people, and 56 rapes per 100,000, the otherwise bleak socialist country ranks as having the second highest rate of sexual violence in the world. By – Daniel Greenfield What makes Sweden so exceptionally dangerous for women? Its militant feminism is embedded in its political culture and ...

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Nationalist vote set to shatter Swedish calm

Sweden has long enjoyed a reputation for moderation and balance, but is its political landscape about to change dramatically with Sunday’s election, the tightest race in decades? By – Maddy Savage Scroll 4Video  The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are on course to become Sweden’s second-biggest party, after a campaign that has focused on migration and integration. “They have the most things that ...

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