I've heard of extended childhood, but this is ridiculous.
Every time you hear talking points about the Muslim migrants being widows, orphans and children, remember how low the bar is set. If you're under 40, you too can be a child.
This revelation comes in Ingrid Carlqvist's regular roundup of insanity in Sweden at Gatestone all of which is worth reading and much of which will make you feel like Alice stepping into a lefty wonderland where ISIS is up and sanity is down.
November 9: Social commentator and whistleblower Merit Wager revealed on her blog that administrators at the Immigration Service had all been ordered to "accept the claim that an applicant is a child, if he does not look as if he is over 40."
A staggering 32,180 "unaccompanied refugee children" had arrived during 2015 by December 1 -- since then another 1,130 have come -- and the government finally decided to take action. If its proposition is approved by Parliament, everyone who looks adult-aged will be forced to go through a medical age-determination procedure. One of the reasons Sweden stopped doing these in the first place, was that pediatricians refused to take part in them. They said the procedures were "unreliable."
We can't reliably determine "gender" anymore. Why should we be able to determine age? Age is another social construct. If you identify as a child, shouldn't you be considered a child?
Now most normal people can look at a 39 year old and determine that he isn't a child. But Swedish leftists live in an imaginary world in which this just isn't possible. Still they are discriminating unfairly against all the 50 and 60 year old children out there who also deserve to be taken in and put on permanent welfare.
And when a system can't even decide if a 40-year-old is a child, what are the odds it can figure out if he's a terrorist?