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Big-brain politics: Swedish PM won’t blame immigrants for surge in immigrant crime

Big-brain politics: Swedish PM won’t blame immigrants for surge in immigrant crime

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With gang crime soaring in Sweden, the country’s Prime Minister still refuses to blame immigration for the problem. The statistics prove him wrong, but in Sweden, social justice is more important than actual justice. The country that gave the world ABBA and IKEA is now famed for a more sinister export: crime. Amid a wave of bombings and shootings, Denmark last week closed its border with Sweden, reintroducing passport controls and police checks for the first time since the 1950s. The tightening of security is necessary “to counter the threat from serious, cross-border crime,” said Denmark’s minister of justice, Nick Haekkerup. Thirteen explosions and a double murder on Danish soil prompted the lockdown, but in Sweden, the problem is worse. There were 162 bombings in Sweden last year, and 120 in the first seven months of 2019 alone. The right have blamed immigrant-led gangs for the crime wave, but Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, isn’t having any of it. Deny, deny, deny While…
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