Every day it seems like there’s some liberal rag out there ripping on Christians, but you don’t really read about Christians crashing cars into crowds, or flying planes into buildings…
On the flip-side, Sweden is seeing what happens when you turn a blind eye to the behaviors of people from a region that follows a certain religion of peace…
You probably had no idea (much like myself), but Sweden has seen a pretty significant increase in hand grenade crimes. Yes, hand grenades.
In 2018 EuroNews reported:
While the numbers have fluctuated over the last few years, cases seem to be spiking. In ongoing research, an inter-institutional team of criminologists and researchers have counted 78 cases of hand grenade explosions since 2010, with half of those cases occurring in 2016.
What is interesting to note is that Sweden’s “refugee crisis” began in 2015, the year before the largest number of attacks occurred… Interesting…
In 2015 a record-breaking 162,877 asylum seekers entered Sweden, which along with Germany was the preferred destination for a wave of Syrians, Afghans, and others.
EuroNews was quick to point out that most crimes are committed by native born Swedes, but they don’t exactly differentiate between petty theft, and throwing a freaking grenade into a building.
Sweden Democrats, a right-wing anti-immigrant party that has been steadily gaining ground in the country, blame Sweden’s openness to immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees for fuelling gang violence.
While a 2012 study led by Amir Rostami found that 76% of gang members are either first- or second-generation immigrants, the ethnic makeup of gangs is heterogenous (hailing from 35 different countries) and 42% of the gang members are born in Sweden.
Government studies found that the majority of people suspected of crime in the country are born in Sweden to two Swedish-born parents. And while people with foreign backgrounds are 2.5 times more likely to be suspected of crimes than ethnic Swedes, the vast majority of people with foreign backgrounds are not suspected of a crime.
Notice the phrasing “suspected of crime”. Not VIOLENT crime. Just crime.
Here’s what the government of Sweden reported, and be sure to note the year:
In 2017, a total of 113 cases of lethal violence were reported in Sweden. This number represents all forms of lethal violence, not only cases in which firearms were used. 113 cases is equivalent to 1.1 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. This number has fluctuated between 68 and 113 (0.71 – 1.21 per 100 000 inhabitants) since 2002. The overall trend in lethal violence was downward until 2014, with relatively large variations from year to year. Since 2015, the number of cases has remained at a higher level than in previous years.
The trend of violent crime was going down UNTIL 2015! What changed? The immigration laws!
Researchers at Stockholm University found that socioeconomic conditions seem to be what separates criminal activity between immigrants and others in the population. Rostami pointed out that Sweden has under-served its socially vulnerable areas with higher numbers of immigrants and low levels of education and income, which can increase risk of crime. Plus, strong labor unions keep entry-level wages high, which de-incentivizes the hiring of employees who lack education or Swedish language skills. About 16.6% of foreign-born men are unemployed according to OECD statistics, one of the highest levels in the EU.
Vincent James over at the Red Elephants does a great job of breaking down what’s going on overseas: