Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Kent Ekeroth, the international secretary for the political party, Sweden Democrats (SD) and a candidate for the Swedish parliament in the elections in September 2010.
FP: Kent Ekeroth, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to talk to you today about the Islamization of Sweden.
Let’s begin by you telling us a bit about the political climate in your country. To what extent have political correctness and multiculturalism infiltrated the society and what destruction are they wreaking?
Ekeroth: Thanks Jamie.
We’ll a friend of mine once described Sweden as a “politically correct dictatorship,” which is a rather good description on how far things have gone in Sweden. I can give you a few examples of exactly how far we are talking about. Our prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, said the following soon after he was elected in 2006:
“The core Swedish is only barbarism. The rest of the development has come from outside.”
Mona Sahlin, now the party leader of the Social Democrats, which is the largest party in Sweden with about 35% of the votes, said in 2002:
“I think that what makes so many Swedes envious of immigrant groups is, you have a culture, an identity, a history, something that binds you. And what do we have? Mid-summers’ eve and such ridiculous things.”
The party leader of the Center Party, who is in the current government coalition, said the following:
“It is really not the Swedes that built Sweden. It was people that came from abroad.”
These three quotes are a pretty clear indicator that things have gone very wrong in Sweden. The Swedish media is censoring the fact that the perpetrators of violent crimes are foreigners. One example of this is when a major Swedish newspaper, Expressen, printed a picture of a criminal that they pixeled to avoid identification. Moreover, they whitened the pixels so that the readers would not see that he was a non-white.
Our courts have even started taking the cultures of perpetrators into account when sentencing. Recently a father got a lower sentence for beating his child with the motivation from the court that “the use of corporal punishment of children is accepted and allowed” in the home country of the father.
This list can be made very long.
FP: Tell us about your party. What efforts are being made to block you from getting into parliament?
Ekeroth: There are a lot of efforts to stop us.
First, the media tried silencing us before the 2006 elections. That didn’t work. Then they tried stigmatizing us by calling us racist and the like. That hasn’t really worked. Then they tried to convince people that we were incompetent or unreliable – and that still hasn’t worked. Now they are back to the strategy of trying to silence us. For instance, despite that we are in the polls above the threshold for getting into parliament, we are not invited to the TV-debates before the election. As a comparison, the Green Party, before their entry into the Swedish parliament, were allowed into the debates. But they treat us differently.
Furthermore, they try attacking the funding for our party, much like what happened to Vlaams Belang in Belgium, even though their situation is even worse. They have tried stopping the local organizations from funding the national party with funds by questioning if we are allowed to use local money for such purposes, even though the other parties have been doing so for a long time. They are now trying to stop our party bonds from being used. These rely purely on the aid of common people who support our cause.
Schools invite the other political parties to present their opinions but often stop us from coming, despite recent decision from the highest judicial office in Sweden that we cannot be left out. Again, the list of how the Swedish establishment is treating us very differently can be made very long.
FP: What political violence has there been in Sweden? Why is it often ignored by the establishment and media?
Ekeroth: We have been attacked with tear gas, baseball bats, knives, stones. Homes of representatives of our party members have been attacked; an axe in a door, smashed windows, threats sprayed on doors, their cars have been burned, bullying in the streets from gangs, usually left wing thugs, we have had glass bottles thrown at us and so on.
Once in a small city in the south of Sweden, a gang of left wing extremists attacked a meeting of ours, where our party secretary’s arm got hurt badly. The police, despite our calls for their presence, showed no interest in it. A commanding officer after the attack said that the investigation would not lead anywhere, “due to political pressure.”
FP: Can there be free and fair elections in Sweden?
Ekeroth: We have good reason to think that they might be free but not so fair. We use so-called “ballot papers” where each party has its own paper. And in the voting station these ballot papers are there for people to take, depending on who they want to vote for. The problem is that the people in the different voting stations around the country in many cases have “forgotten” to display my party’s election notes, or they are out them, or have them in a different room, or they put them in the back of the other ballot papers, thus trying to prevent people from actually being able to vote for us. This has been, and continues to be, a serious problem for us.
It is only our party that faces this kind of treatment due to the other political parties, who all think the same about immigration and multiculturalism.
Furthermore, just the fact that the different ballot papers are on display means that people who don’t bring their own ballot papers will reveal who they are voting for, which of course should be a secret. And due to medial pressure and stigmatization of our party, there might be people who want to vote for us who will not do so, since they don’t want their vote exposed if they vote for us.
FP: So to what extent has Sweden been Islamized?
Ekeroth: We have gotten the usual problems with crime rates skyrocketing, especially violent crimes, but in addition Swedish society has adapted to Muslims’ demands. Pork meat has been withdrawn from some schools in Sweden, the Muslim holiday Ramadan has been introduced in a school north of Stockholm, separate bath times for men and women are in effect in the southern city of Malmö due to Muslim demands.
Also in Malmö, the Social-Democratic mayor, issued a boycott against a tennis game between Sweden and Israel, to cater to his Muslim constituency – a clear indicator of an Islamized territory.
On or “national day” (equivalent of you Independence Day), instead of praising what made our society great, the politically correct forces made sure that Arab and Kurdish folk music was played. In another place, the “national day” arranged by the local municipality was held in mosque.
The police took a Swedish politician into questioning for displaying a historically correct painting of Muhammad with his 6-year old bride Aisha, thus limiting freedom of expression.
A few years ago, the leader for the largest Muslim organization in Sweden called for the introduction of Sharia-laws in Sweden. This was rejected by the Swedish society but just the fact that they go public with such a demand goes to show their increased confidence.
But of course, the worst part so far is the violence we see from the Muslim group; they are grossly over represented when it comes to violent crimes such as rape, assault and the like. People from the Middle East and Africa are, for instance, five times more likely to commit rape or assault than the rest of the population.
We have riots in Islamized territories such as Rinkeby close to Stockholm, where just a few days ago we could witness riots in the streets. Police were attacked by stones. Firefighters where stopped from stopping the arsons that the immigrant gangs had started etc.
In Rosengård in the southern city of Malmö, about 30-40% of the population are foreigners and a large part of this percentage are Muslim immigrants. We have similar areas in the second largest city of Gothenburg and all over the country.
This list can be made long if you like, but hopefully you get the gist of the situation here in Sweden.
FP: Yes, I think we get it. It’s not the most positive picture to see. Thank you Kent Ekeroth for joining us today and good luck in your fight against the surrender of your nation to Sharia.