Pleasant news from Norway, where the Integration Minister (its probably a bad sign already when you have an ‘Integration Minister’) has stated that “We can’t end up like Sweden”.
From The Local:
Sylvi Listhaug used Sweden as the cautionary tale when speaking about recent terror attacks in Europe, as well as a package of asylum reforms due before the Norwegian parliament shortly.
“Many of those who have carried out terror attacks in Europe are born and raised in France and Belgium. It shows how important it is to succeed with integration and that is again connected to how many come to Norway. Therefore a tight immigration policy is important,” she said.
Obviously nobody has informed this gal that terrorism only arises from racism and inequality (and perhaps gendered pronouns).
The article continues:
In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels, there has been a debate in Norway on so-called parallel societies and neighbourhoods where the police don’t dare to patrol. Listhaug acknowledged that the problem exists.
“We have foreign fighters who have left Norway and [we have] radical environments. We should not stick our heads in the sand and say that everything is good here. But fortunately we are a long way from the conditions we see in some other countries, for example Sweden,” she told NTB.
There was no response from the Swedish Integration Minister to these reprehensible insults. However, a quick google search shows that the position has been a busy one this last year. Last week, the minister made headlines by stating that Gypsies (Roma) in Sweden have suffered and do suffer “endemic discrimination”; in February she stated that “all municipalities must take refugees” (in accordance with current government mandates); and last August her predecessor declared that “race does not exist”, a reality which was subsequently enshrined into Swedish law.
Her colleague the Swedish Health Minister also made headlines this week when he stated that Swedes are not having enough sex (only 3.8 times per month).
Note: Yes this article was intentionally lighthearted. It is a horrible, horrible situation in Europe but you gotta just laugh at the insanity sometimes too.