At the Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida, the President indicated there had been a terrible event “last night” in Sweden.
Since nothing out of the ordinary had happened, the bien pensant began mocking him relentlessly.
My FB and Twitter feeds were filled with their cackling, “Pray for Sweden.”
ACTUALLY . . .
There is significant crime associated with Sweden’s immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East. There are areas where the local police fear going and, since saying so is a “thought crime,” they don’t talk about it publicly. Don’t want to be prosecuted by Big Brother, who does not accept truth as a defense.
Beside the increased crime, immigrants are also causing two major problems for Sweden’s welfare state. The first, and most obvious, is that they need (and demand) costly social services and income support. The second, and less obvious, is that the entire Swedish welfare state depends upon mutual trust that recipients are honest. Rampant fraud, stemming from the immigrant community, is undermining the system’s foundation of trust.
AS IF ON CUE
After the laughter at Trump had faded, the impossible happened: last night really did sink into rioting. A Swedish police officer stopped an immigrant for some violation and was attacked by rock-throwing miscreants, who then led their fellows into an all-out riot.
The rioters clearly have a rich sense of irony.
PRAY FOR SWEDEN
Nothing to see here, said all my friends who, only the day before, had posted the mocking phrase, “Pray for Sweden.”
They could use prayer now, but none of those folks are posting.
It could be worse. Just imagine what would happen to them if they actually prayed as Christians or Jews in that “immigrant community.” And you think stoning police was bad.