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Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

Published: 07 Jun 2011 18:11 GMT+02:00
Updated: 07 Jun 2011 18:11 GMT+02:00

Monday, June 6th was Sweden's National Day, a day when thousands of newly naturalised Swedish citizens attended receptions and ceremonies across the country in honour of their decision to take Swedish citizenship.

Since June 6th was declared an official public holiday in 2005, 145,291 people have been granted Swedish citizenship, according to Migration Board statistics.

Among the largest groups represented among the newly minted Swedes are immigrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Russia, Serbia, Iraq, Turkey, Poland, the United States, Syria and Somalia, according to the agency.

In 2010, the Migration Board received a total of 32,891 applications for Swedish citizenship, and so far this year, nearly 15,000 applications have come in.

By the end of 2011, the agency expects to have received a total of 37,000 citizenship applications, marking nearly a 13 percent increase compared to 2010.

The figure is expected to climb further in 2012, when the Migration Board expects 40,000 people to seek Swedish citizenship.

One of the explanations for the rise in citizenship applications is the introduction in April 2010 of an online application form, allowing prospective citizens to submit an application via the Migration Board's website.

"So far, the system has worked well, but with the increase in applications, the service will eventually need to be further developed," Jonas Lindgren, a department head with the agency, said in a statement.

"Electronic applications are the future and I'm happy we've had a positive response from our applicants."

Between June 6th, 2010 and May 30th, 2011, a total of 20,864 people were granted Swedish citizenship, according to Migration Board statistics.

Stockholm County welcomed the highest number of new citizens in the past year, registering 6,638 new Swedes.

The countywith the next highest number of newly naturalised Swedes is Västra Götaland (3,285), home to Sweden's second largest city of Gothenburg.

Skåne, home to Malmö in southern Sweden registered 3,014 new Swedish citizens in the last year.

Meanwhile, Gotland County, which consists of the Baltic island of Gotland, saw a mere 42 people take citizenship in the last 12 months, while Jämtland County in northwestern Sweden welcomed 97 new citizens.

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18:33 June 7, 2011 by zircon
I am from Krypton. How can I apply for Swedish Citizenship?
19:44 June 7, 2011 by Frank Arbach
....and is the citizenship application just for yourself, Mr Superman? Or will Ms Supergirl and Krypto the dog be included...?

Lol!
21:09 June 7, 2011 by Stickeroo
I am from Western Sahara...how can I apply? We aren't even a country...!!!
00:14 June 8, 2011 by dekul
@ what?: if you do not like to live in sweden go to hell or go to zionist regime. ..sweden is kingdom of humanity..like you pyscho who have hate against others human and their belief should stay away from sweden..

WELCOME TO SWEDEN ..THE LAND OF FREEDOM AND HUMANITY..VIVA SOCIALISM OF SWEDEN
00:31 June 8, 2011 by swedejane
@What?

And what exactly is "swedish blood"? Genetically, I have connections to this area going back 20,000 years...but there was no Sweden. So, in your arbitrary world, should only people who were born here the last 400 years be allowed?

Oh, but didn't you hear? Sweden's population would actually be decreasing without immigration. What are your brilliant suggestions as to how to handle an economy with a decreasing population? How do you suggest a small country with a population the size of L.A. compete in a globalized economy by closing the doors and interbreeding until the whole madhouse goes up in flames? Please enlighten us...we're all waiting for your pearls of wisdom to fall down upon The Local's message boards.
00:34 June 8, 2011 by Grindsprint
I am from Dalarna. May I please join Sweden...?
00:59 June 8, 2011 by wenddiver
@Zircon- Your application has been delayed Mr. Man, because our records reveal you are anaturalized US Citizen, not a Kryptonite. We have actual records of you taking an oath to support Truth, Justice and the American way.
02:32 June 8, 2011 by zircon
I suspect Zod has something to do with that.
03:04 June 8, 2011 by Syftfel
Swedish citizenship must be earned. Not doled out like a social program in order to generate votes for the social dems. We must not allow the inflationary immigration pressures to diminish the value of Swedish citizenship.
06:28 June 8, 2011 by thestudent
I live in Finland where (amazingly enough) you are required to pass a very hard test that measures your fluency in either Swedish or Finnish.

In Sweden you dont even have a language requirement, so paradoxically enough, you need to know more Swedish in Finland than in Sweden to become a citizen.

In any case, I am still working on mine after five years and seriously thought about moving to Sweden, just so I can get citizenship and move back Finland

Something doesnt make sense here
07:30 June 8, 2011 by What?
"swedejane"

by your reasoning and logic I can tell right away that I'm already wasting my time.

"Genetically, I have connections to this area going back 20,000 years" - gimme a break! Are you related to Santa Claus and all the royalties on the planet too?

what kind of crack are you snorting?

Sweden would be doing much better without all the scum that is allowed to be imported to destroy our culture. They are now being grouped and shunned in ghettos and entire cities like Landskrona. Nobody wants to live there as they are all social outcast suckers. Sucking on social assistance and doing nothing, just trying to figure out their next crime.

I grew up in Malmo and in my youth you didn't see "inborn" Iraqi's and muslims with a pronounced "Malmo dialekt". To answer your question, I guess this is one of the hard ways to define "swedish blood". I don't think the 3rd generation of immigrants cousins belong in Malmo if they wear a damn rag on their head! Even if they are born in Malmo! Anybody going to a mosc or bow to a minaret every day needs to go home where their ancestors came from.

true - the entire population of Sweden would fit in LA, or NY, but are those 69% of the LA inhabitants "American"? Why do we have to put up with Spanish instructions and directions in Spanish in the USA?

Have you ever heard an answering machine to a company saying "Please press 2 for Swedish"? No! But damn it - I have to press 1 for English most of the times to get through public answeringmachines!

Sweden would do better keeping their jobs in Sweden and not outsource it to China, India and Taiwan for guys who can do the job for $1.00/day. That is as bad as the reputation that Walmart has for their slave labor and how they make money; sucking out their employees.

There is really no price in "business" anymore to make it genuine. A Volvo is not even a Vovlo anymore as it has been sold to Ford! It's all about greed and the millions and billions in profit. Not caring for the working on the floor, but how the CEOs and the government people can retire with fat accounts.

So what toe did I step on? Are you a muslim or a tax sucker?
07:31 June 8, 2011 by jackx123
the student:

I agree with you.

there should be a mandatory test in the swedish language after say 1 year of residency or lose the rights to remain a.k.a. holland. where potential immigrants MUST watch movies about the dutch life including sexually explicit material.
07:33 June 8, 2011 by What?
There is really no price in "business"

should be

There is really no pride in "business"
08:56 June 8, 2011 by an22ff
@"Swedejane" absolutely right

@"what?" please consult a doctor and ask the doctor "what? is wrong with you"

You are mixing up things. business, population, race, blood, answering machines, english, spannish and countries without any reason. just on the basis of hate.

Don't waste your "precious time" and let this news portal be a source of news not a reason to hate someone before someone "report abuse"
08:58 June 8, 2011 by HollyMacarony
@ What?

Racist Americans who visit this site are so funny lol

Bunch of hypocrites. You brag how US is the greatest country in the world because of its diversity and freedom yet you call for ''racial'' purity... yankee idiot.
09:19 June 8, 2011 by What?
you've got it wrong! I was born in south of Sweden and I'm planning on moving back soon as I'm sick of the US. The economy is being intentionally crashed. Nothing to brag about the US - we are in $14 trillion in debt and soon facing hyper inflation and a complete crash.

When I come home I want to be able to meet my grand kids with joy and happiness and fly the Swedish flag without being called a "racist". This is so off the rails that it is not even funny.

Recently when I've been home visiting I'm just sick of all the muslim invations and the pity for "poor vicitims" who are invited and just destroy the economy, culture and jack up all the taxes. Why should tax payers pay for them?

I spent half my life paying tax to Sweden and the other half of my life to the US government. I have a house in both countries.

Parasite suckers just makes me barf. Muslims with their "divine rights" are not wanted by anyone who live next to them. The redtape government guys who invited them need to get this reverted and cleaned up.
10:07 June 8, 2011 by cowboykodp
This is getting out of hand;

As an American I am embarrased by these "American" idiots. Believe me, there is nothing "American" about the likes of WHAT.

Every society has numbskulls. Yes even in the US. So if you judge all Americans by these bitter, uneducated, losers on these forums: then you are no better than them.

In the US or Canada, if you are not a native American, then you are an immigrant.

As Swedejane suggests, this is also the case in Sweden and most European countries. As much as the Original Black man offends at times, he is right about where we all come from.

Get over yourselves people and stop hating. In psychology it is called "tranference". Meaning, if you hate yourself and your life, then you transfer that hate to others to feel better about yourself. Otherwise, there would be mass SD, racist, bigot suicides.

....Maybe not such a bad thing....
10:15 June 8, 2011 by infidel2012
@ What

I hate muslims as well, but I blame the ignorant Swedes that voted for the politicians that hav allowed unregulated mass immigration. Unfortunately I didn't read up on this immigration problem before moving to Sweden, I guess I expected it to look like it does in the travel brochures and books, but those were most likely printed up back in the late 60's early 70's.

However, I'm here now, and Sweden is still a better choice than living in the States, but rest assured come next election, I'll make it a point to be first in line to cast my vote for the Sweden Democratic Party : )

As far as your statement about speaking Spanish in the USA, I will concur that it is a fact that in Southern California, it is a secondary language, but only due to the fact that half of the Hispanic population is grandfathered in as there defendants of the first Californians... Mexicans.

I support this because California was originally part of Mexico, and was taken by the US only because there wasn't enough Mexican army to defend as they were quite busy defending other parts of Mexico.
10:22 June 8, 2011 by wenddiver
@Holly Macaronny- We do practice diversity in America, we invited people from Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Italy to come to the US and live like we did back in Britain. We never brought any boats of brain washed savages who wanted to blow themselves up here.

We never told you to do that??? I mean hell, whatare you crazy??? What type of person would take such advice?? When somebody say something like that, you just look them in the eye and say "are you out of your ever loving gord???" If they persist, punch them in the nose.

I don't see how you could get this so wrong "have you never seen the current Mississippi state Flag" that was voted in during the last couple years. Definetly don't let anybody into your Country to make us happy, because we couldn't care less.

@What- Get your Swedish flag and fly it with pride. Beat to death anybody who insults it. I have a large Flag pole with a Second Louisiana Infantry Confederate Battle flag on it(yes it is Square like all real Rebel Flags, those rectangular ones come from China) in my yard and would gladly shoot any punk who tried to take it down. It is always flown on Stonewall Jackson's Birthday and Death. If you defend Sweden's traditions they will live forever. Sweden lives in your heart, not in some Government, fly it with pride.
10:25 June 8, 2011 by cowboykodp
@infidel

You hate Muslims, and Swedes are ignorant.

Vilken tur that you have arrived in Sweden to enlighten everyone.

But NOOO you nor SD are racists..... Go back to your trailer park. Your mom, sorry your girlfriend misses you. You inbred moron.
11:20 June 8, 2011 by Puffin
@the student

Why is it "amazing" that you would need to speak Swedish in Finland when there are some parts of Finland that are 100% Swedish speaking such as the Åland islands - by the way you would need to live in Sweden for at least 5 years before you could apply for citizenship - some types of permits don't even count for citizenship

@jackx123

What do you mean by "1 year of residence" - you cannot even apply for Swedish citizenship until you have lived in Sweden for between 3 and 8 years - average 5
11:34 June 8, 2011 by cowboykodp
@wendy

Arnt we the history buff!!!!

We did not "invite" Europeans to the US. At the time people in Europe did not have 2 cents to wipe their asses. They immigrated to the US because of economic and political reasons.

Not at all different than the people of middle east, Africa, Russia,and Asia now.

Hate comes from fear. Guess we are not so tuff now are we, General Lee?

The world is changing and you better adapt. People like you have fallen by the waste side throughout history. Do you want to live your entire life in fear? What a meaningless existence.

Fight, Flight, surrender. Your evolution is lacking.
11:35 June 8, 2011 by johnny1939
I hate the word "racist" whatever one happens to disagree with one might be labeled as one . It is dangerous to open ones mouth these days before carefully consider what you are going to say so it will not offend anyone. So much for free speech!!!
13:18 June 8, 2011 by Swedesmith
I think immigration can be a good thing for Sweden if it is controlled in reasonable numbers and there are jobs for the immigrants to do and they are willing to work and better themselves. Also, they must learn the language and be willing to assimilate into the Swedish culture. If, in a few generations, they talk Swedish, act Swedish and love Sweden, what difference does it make if their skin is brown, black or yellow?

However, people from Islamic countries often have a vastly different beleif system than the average Swede. This creates huge culture clashes. Couple that with Islam's resistance to change and the inability of unskilled, non-Swedish speaking youth to find jobs who then, due to boredom or discontent, get into mischief or worse.... Well, therein lies the problem.

There will have to be a lot of "give and take" on both sides to solve this problem. Otherwise it will only get worse.
14:34 June 8, 2011 by helveeta
I agree Swedesmith, I have a lot of friends here in Sweden that came here from other lands and speak Swedish and have good jobs. What KILLS me is women in burqas on permanent mammaledig! I am not racist but I am totally against extreme religions and people who have more than 2-3 children. The world will one day run out of resources and having more than 3 (actually 2) children is just irresponsible and selfish. Religion is the reason for wars and deaths not to mention the whole principle of it is simply insane. Sweden should be more careful when letting those types in.
15:46 June 8, 2011 by Uncle
Interesting...

so far the only argument that could be heard from the "open minded" cowboykodp is that everyone who does not agree with him as an idiot and inbred by definition.

leftists, together with the islamic friends over here are proving again how violent and aggressive they could be.

May I ask you, "progressive" cowboy, "the Light of the USA"... How does openmindedness lives in your brain together with the welcoming the most regressive, aggressive and closed minded people?

When you run to hug your muslim brothers at the airport, do you support honour killings that are on the rise in Sweden? What do you say about their definitions of Jews? Attacks on jews are on the rise in Malmö also...

How about female position in muslim family? Does it bother you, or in the fire of love for the fellow immigrants, you think that it is their business, if they would like to wrap their 4 wives in cocoons and beat them with sticks (on the soft parts of the back, as the latest fatwa from some genius in Saudi Arabia specifies)?

I mean - you hate us - the inbred rednecks, who cannot spell a word, but you seem to wash with your love people who arrived directly from the 9th century! How do you live with this dissonance? Just interesting to know.
15:49 June 8, 2011 by technoviking
An immigration policy that exists to benefit Swedes themselves and not immigrants as victims would be a start.

There is a place for educated, useful, skilled foreign workers who will contribute to an advanced economy. We don't need anymore unskilled huddled masses from fanatical, violent countries.

At the same time, people need to face reality. Islam is not compatible with Western society. Not every Middle Easterner is a devout Muslim, but the many that are are not going to accept the Western way of life.

Islam opposes freedom of speech, women's rights, equality, our "depraved" lifestyles and ironically tolerance itself. It seeks control of every aspect of political, legal and social life with zero tolerance for "diversity".

It is not "moderate" as an ideology. The terrorists are not just "crazy" even if some Muslims choose to practice moderation.

In reality it's the most effective form of self replicating, extreme right wing brainwashing in the world today and it oppresses its own people in every nation it touches. No thanks.

Instead of spouting generic rhetoric about how we must tolerate every ideology try reading what they actually espouse. Tolerating aggressivly intolerant ideologies is not morally mandated for anyone even if you are a liberal.
15:50 June 8, 2011 by Fishtank
Is it Friday today?
18:36 June 8, 2011 by cowboykodp
@Uncle;

You still around? Goodness, give it a rest already.

We have gone through this before, many times... But just for the sake of your puny mind, I will reiterate.

I love the US, I love Sweden, I love Jews, I love Muslims, I love Christians, I love Hindus, I love all our differences. It makes life interesting.

But as usual, you and your buddies are at it again. Oh well, no skin off my back.

Keep fear alive.
19:24 June 8, 2011 by technoviking
@ Uncle

I think this is where you are supposed to launch into Kumbaya with a blind Muslim child as a solution to the world's problems.

Otherwise you're still a redneck.
19:40 June 8, 2011 by cowboykodp
@Tech-NO-viking

That is the point exactly... You and your buddies would not be doing that?

Still don't get it?

Good thing you people make up a negligible portion of the world population.
19:46 June 8, 2011 by Uncle
technoviking I am too busy assisting pregnant muslim woman to get social benefits for her and her 9 children, as her husband is unavailable due to his freedom fighting in Tajikistan.

I will engage into "We will overcome" with the local "Muslim Brotherhood" in a short while.

cowboy. I am always around. Oh, yeah YOU love everyone. What I do not get is how can you love the sheep AND the butcher at the same time. This you somehow avoid to answer.

But don't strain yourself too much. The question was rhetorical.

Hey, wanna see a funny thing? Check out this. A Kuwaitee parliamentary is proposing using prisoner non-muslim women as sex slaves to protect the high morality of the muslim men. Apparently it is acceptable by sharia.

But I get it she is an extremist. Rotten apple...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000292/Men-allowed-sex-slaves-female-prisoners-job--WOMAN-politician-Kuwait.html#ixzz1OexabfSp
21:15 June 8, 2011 by technoviking
@ cowboykodp

Guess I don't get it. Maybe I need to light up a fatty and pop in a Phish CD and think about it some more. ;)

I like your sentiment in the abstract but tolerance is a two way street.

This isn't about clothes, food, music or skin color.

Given the stats on widespread opinions in the Muslim world, behavior in the Muslim world and what the religion itself says, it appears it is most certainly not reciprocal tolerance.

If I decide to string together a bunch of hateful primitive repressive beliefs and call it a "religion" doesn't mean anyone has to respect or tolerate it.
22:23 June 8, 2011 by What?
Whow! Interesting comments and arguments.

It's obvious that the "muslim brotherhood" is disliked by 99% of the posters here and at least 98% of the Swedish population. (The other 2% are the imported tax sucking victims!)

It's obvious that their rites, religious practicies and culture do NOT MIX with the heritage of Sweden. Why would they have a microscopic "right" to impose their beliefs and change OUR culture? NONE!

The muzzies have no rights to change the traditions of Sweden - and Swedes have no business in arguing about the imaginary "allah" who doesn't even exist . He's not more real than Micky Mouse in Disneyland.

Imposing islam on Sweden is like mixing oil with water or like the Swedish saying is "pouring water on a goose"! It will NEVER mix and there will NEVER be acceptance of either sides' beliefs. As a guest in a foreign country one would imagine that the locals have the right to keep their own traditions and not be forced to be "converted" or accept imported crazyness?

The beliefs and practices of the koran belongs where it came from - middle east, so for God's sake - take the brainwashing theories back to where it belongs and stop imposing and enforcing it on the rest of the world.

What would happen to a Swedish missionary starting a Christian Lutheran Church in Bagdad? Then try to convert all the brainwashed allah followers? He would have his head on a pike in a public square or his building blown up pretty quickly!

Needless to say - the muzzie practicies and rites needs to be FORBIDDEN AND EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE TO CREATE LAWS TO PREVENT THEM TO PRACTICE THEIR IDIOCIES IN SWEDEN!

Hear me out politicians! Take responsibility for this now and extinguish them from our culture before it gets worse!
23:35 June 8, 2011 by zircon
Confusion. Sweden the Mecca of Social Engineering could be confused for something else? It's all poignant in the mind picture.

(Nothing personal. Personally I like Sweden to believe in Confucius.)
23:55 June 8, 2011 by What?
quite a non sequitur comment there - off topic.

you must be responsible for the mess of the muslims - or simply one of them!

that would explain your "confusion"! LOL
00:23 June 9, 2011 by dekul
@what and @Infidel= Go to the hell - to your racist zionist regimes...We swede like all human either if they are hindus, muslims, christians,jews ......etc...Like you racist person should be blocked from visiting sweden...

Try to get life and donot generalise all religions and humans...in every human there is good and bad...try to love humans then hating humans either if they are muslim or jews.....etc.

VIVa for the kingdom of humanity=Sweden
00:53 June 9, 2011 by What?
@dekul

right! how do we preserve the Kingdom of humanity with a bunch of ragheads trying to take over?

"we"? Are you speaking for the 9 million born in Sweden Swedes or the 2 million imported suckers?

you must not have much reality of being forced into every day life having to put up with the muslim "brainwashhood"!

the koran, minarets, allah and moscs - DO NOT BELONG IN SWEDEN! Much less a fricken mosc with a swedish flag on top!

How long would you live in Bagdad if you were trying to fly the swedish flag on a mosc?

Swuiishhhh - you'll get your head cut off!

It's so fricken absurd - wake up morons!
07:05 June 9, 2011 by Uncle
@ dekul

"Go to the hell - to your racist zionist regimes".

Haha, zionist (the right of Jews to their own land in Israel) regime... REGIME :)

The only democracy among muslim butchers who kill their own people in thousands without blinking.... that hang and expulse minorities.... that execute women for being walking on the street not with a husband.... That solved the palestinian problem quite quickly themselves by executing thousands of palestinians...

Zionist "regime" that is surrounded by countries that are more racist that the Nazi Germany... That regime? The regime that thinks that Jews should live there they lived for the last 3600 years? The one that has arab political parties in the parliament? The one that has muslim judges, muslim politicians, muslim beauty queens and muslim businessmen who are in the top of the society? That one?

The one that accepted 1 million Jews after they were kicked out from the racist muslim countries? The one that consists of cooperation and successful economy by having some 90% immigrants, 3 religions, 2 official languages? The one that in spite of the predating nazi fundamentalists efforts to kill everybody from babies to the old people manages to provide social welfare to the suicide bombers wives?

Oh, I wish that the muslim bunch here would have 10% of the democratic and multicultural exeprience as the zionist "regime".... Good idea there dekul.
10:28 June 9, 2011 by cowboykodp
@ Techno

"If I decide to string together a bunch of hateful primitive repressive beliefs and call it a "religion" doesn't mean anyone has to respect or tolerate it."

Hmm lets see.

Jesus died and went to sleep in a cave and then he woke up in a few months and flew up to heaven. Then he will come back when the world is to end. Gays are against god, Abortion is against god, all other religions are wrong.

Moses parted the waters and talked to god in the form of a burning bush. And then gave the Israelites land between the 2 bodies of water. All other religions are wrong and we are THE CHOSEN peoples.

That sounds really progressive and modern to me??!!!

F all religions.

Point being, in a "democracy" such as Sweden and The US, either no religions are allowed or all religions are.

And UNCLE, don't fool yourself for a minute, Israel is not the Utopia you think it is. I have many Israeli friends, and they will tell you the same thing. Even Jews from non-European countries are subject to discrimination, not to mention the Israeli Arabs.

So in short, you people can scream all you want about the hate you have towards people who are different than the locals. But the locals have taken them in and will continue to take them in because it is in their economic interest.

So, back to the story... Congratulations on your Swedish citizenships. Good to have you.
13:57 June 9, 2011 by technoviking
@ cowboykodp

"F all religions"

Agreed. Though Islam has a more targeted design to specifically foment hate of others and replicate itself.

And you'd actually have a valid point if this were 500 years ago when Christianity was wreaking it's own havoc.

However fortunately for us in the West rationality and humanism became the dominant paradigm and religion has taken a backseat.

In the Muslim world it has not. It permeates everything. And as a result it's stayed as barbaric as Europe 1000 yrs ago.

We've changed for the better. They haven't yet. Maybe someday they will.

Until then, I don't want it imported to my doorstep. I like living in the 21st century.
19:22 June 9, 2011 by guliver
Coboykodp

Yes Israel is not Utopia ,for good and for bad this is what we manged to build in63 years ,initiating from punkt zero, but our agriculture is well developed ,health system is well known and we treat also patients from neihboring countries,

during the 63 years we got a few Nobel prices in Sweden,,and the country is now stable economiclly,

not everything is beutifull but after the 2 WW this is the only country we have,

we respect all religions

South Israel
19:56 June 9, 2011 by cowboykodp
@guliver

Hoping to visit Israel one day.

Keep up the good work and convince your politicians to bravely make peace with the Palestinians.

Time is running out. If this peace is not pursued, I am afraid your country will be under threat by the waves of change in the world.

I would hate to see that happen.
20:48 June 9, 2011 by guliver
Thank you! two states living side by side in peace is the solution,it was accepted immediatly by Ben Gurion on 29.11.47 with decision 181 of the UN to divide Palestine in two states a Jewish one and a Palestinian one,the arabs rejected it immediatly on 30.11.47 started our Indipendence war ,when 7 arabs countries tried to eliminate us, followed 63 years where they try again and again to destroy us :1956,1967,1973-they failed all tentative.

1982 with Oslo agreement - Rabin and Araft agreed again on the 2 states principe,but then Hamas went to power and refused any compromise with Israel,

Now we have Abu Mazen who says I am ready to recognize Israel right to exsist but he demands the right of return of all Palestinian to Israel ,asking us to do demographic suicide,

still I hope the leader will sit and discuss I guess everybody here is tired from wars ,and all understand that the 2 states solution is the only possibility to solve the issue.we know exactly that we shell have to give land for peace.we did it with Eygpt and Jordan we shell do it with the other neighbours for a real peace
22:29 June 9, 2011 by dekul
@what? and other pyscho who hate humanx= I am pure Swedish =who is socialist and relatives are jews+..etc.. who are not zionist nor pyscho like you...We swede dont hate human nor other beliefs...

Regarding So called mslm countries= pro zionist leaders are already almost gone just little left...

Regarding humanity of Zionist regime= google on it you will see UN resolutions are rejected by zionists...

West Bank mosque 'set alight by zionist settlers'= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11464621

Conclusion because of some fraction shall we blame all human= as true human we like all human regardless of race or religion= this is our Swedish law if you MFkrs dont like it =live in hell

VIVA SWEDEN = the real kingdom of humanity
23:19 June 9, 2011 by technoviking
@dekul

"I am pure Swedish"

Yeah right.

Maybe according to your,paperwork. But you sound like a typical hateful anti-semitic Muslim immigrant on here complete with incoherent 5 yr old grammar.. Not buying it, Ahmed.

Swedes can write in English, troll. Go back to your cave.
02:58 June 10, 2011 by Bleichroeder
"Swedish citizenship applications on the rise" - from some weird reason the comments are about Israel. I think Sweden has a pathological complex with Jews and/or Israel. Very disturbing - but no longer surprising.
06:21 June 10, 2011 by thestudent
@Pufin you are missing the point, bro :)

The point is that you need to know Swedish (or Finnish) in Finland to gain citizenship. You do NOT need to know Swedish in Sweden to gain citizenship.

Doesn't make sense to me.

@jack123 you are another one who out in the weeds ...

In the Netherlands you must know Dutch to become a citizen and in many cases dual citizenship is not allowed.
06:23 June 10, 2011 by What?
@dekul

Who cares about who is "pure swede" or not - I was born in Malmo and lived most of my life now in the US. So makes that me an American or Swede having spent 50% of my life on both places?

I guess it comes down to the pride of still having a Swedish passport!

Jews are known to be good business men and not a menace to have around like the repulisive territorial muslims. it's not all about religion - it is how it is imposed and showed down the throat of those around you when they come and claim their new "religious territory".

If the muslims would keep their own crazy beliefs to themselves we would not have such a uproar and repulsive hatred. The muzzies can take all their covered up women and torture and punshish them all they want - BUT NOT IN SWEDEN!

And they should not try to change our laws to allow them to do so! If they get what they want they would have their own laws and public executions and stoning of women in public for showing their face. These guys live in the 600 B.C. and should move back to were the origin of these stupidities were invented.

"Allah" is not something tangeble or real - Micky Mouse in Disneyland is there and you can talk to him! "allah" is some suggestive brainwashing idiotic hypnotic crap that needs to be EXTINGUISHED FROM SWEDEN TO START WITH!

WE HATE MUSLIMS! Because they are intrucive, manipulative, savage and evil!
10:03 June 10, 2011 by cowboykodp
@What the F

You mean YOU hate Muslims. I highly doubt the Muslims give a flying Crap what you think.

"WE?" Very pretentious of you to speak for everyone.

Grow some balls, and do something useful with your life besides being a troll.

I love Muzzies, and Jews and Christians and Hindus.

Try it, and chill out. Your existence must be torture.
10:22 June 10, 2011 by Streja
Bleichroeder, those posters are not Swedish.
10:32 June 10, 2011 by wenddiver
@Cowboy kopd-

I love Muzzies, and Jews and Christians and Hindus.

Response- Do you spend the majority of your time hanging out in Public Restrooms? Do you think those people love you are that they are just using you. I'm trying to understand your culture, is that your profession or hobby? Do you know Pee Wee Herman? What did that personal statement have to do with passing our Swedish Citizenship to terrorist supporters? Don't you think you might be off thread.
10:51 June 10, 2011 by What?
THANKS infart !

Finally someone who understands and can see what I mean!

Actually one of my best friends used to live in "Rosengards staden" before it became an immigrant stuff a way center!

When I was young, in my teens there were no real issues and I had no problems visiting my friend. His parents are now dead many years ago and I have no reason to visit the place again as he has moved to a much better place in Trelleborg.

However, you find out that the police is afraid to make dispatch calls there when there is an emergency - as the kids are throwing rocks at the firetrucks and the police!

THAT is how the muzzie kids are raised! They are told and made to believe that everyone is an "infidel" (the people that feed and hose them!) and it is ok to throw rocks and fire bombs at them!

If I could get my hands on those little creeps I would string them up and hang them upside down from one of the bridges where they stand and throw rocks at the oncoming cars!

These cockroaches simply needs to be EXTINGUISHED! They are a pest and a menace to our culture and society. Why on Gods green earth are we paying tax money to these savage suckers?

I actually took my dad shopping there (Rosengards staden) last year when I visited and I was horrified to see how degraded the place has become in 30 years. I was afraid someone would rob me or smash the windows in my dads car!

The entire place should be leveled with the ground with all the muzzies and scum in it - and built up again from scratch!

Rosengards staden is such an eye sore and it is shunned by anyone living in Malmo. I hear from my relatives that the entire city of Landskrona is starting to look like Rosengards staden. It is truly horrific how our culture and land has been destroyed by these "poor victims" that bring their 20 cousins and 60 grand children and SUCK OUT our taxes through welfare! They do nothing all day long but cause trouble and eat our taxes!

How in hell am I suppsed to be able to retire on my paid in tax from my working years? It's already spent on all these ragheads and scum thinking they have rights to anything because they have one foot in the door and live in the country.

They need a big kick in the ass all the way back to the Middle East or where ever they or their grand parents came from before they started to suck out the hard working people in Sweden.

THIS is not what I envisioned to have my taxmoney spent on when I started to work in my early ears! Fy fan!

WHAT? can be DONE about this????????????????????
12:12 June 10, 2011 by guliver
Blecchroeder

I do agree with you ,the article was about Swedish citizenship , and some how I answered ,a comment posted here which was about my country.

We are very gratefull to the Swedish and Danish people who saved the Jewish people in Europe during the 2 WW ,we think they were the good light in that difficulties days,also my fother was saved by the Swedish Consoul in France.-

No pathological relation but a great admiration for that great people!
16:29 June 10, 2011 by Uncle
cowboy.

I tried to reply, but did not go through for some reason.

Any way, there is obviously a huge difference between "They disciminated me at the job for bank manager interview" that happens surely in every normal country to government backed rape methods of Lybians and Iranis and current slave trade that is also paid for by some muslim governments, don't you agree?

Back to the point - these tactics of the fundamentalists here to compare their behaviour in every aspect of political, economic, scientific and social angle to others do not withstand any criticism. You and I already established (indirectly) that their religion stops progress in any aspect.

They stop development of 50% of their faithful population and engage in violent solving of any problem in life. THEY are the ones who do not want to integrate. THEY are the ones that think that your future is whether to become faithful and perhaps avoid death (which is by definition impossible, the way sunnis and shia are killing each other in industrial amounts) or be dead.

Welcoming them is like welcoming an alligator to your tent with the hope that if you treat it right, it will love your company. The alligator will eat you not because he is evil, but because this is his nature and instinct that does not assume compassion or "good behavior" as prerequisite to be saved from him.

There are no good "infidels". There are no "moderate" muslims. There is one and only ONE word of God. It is not given to different interpretations, because if interpreted differently - you call God himself a confusing and confused moron, which is a blasphemy.

They are not evil. They are different. They are as a good companion in your tent (western world) as a Knight Templar who is thrown into a group of Satanists.
17:09 June 10, 2011 by technoviking
@Bleichroeder

@ dekul is about as "Swedish" as a Palestinian nail bomb.

He's posted under another name I can't recall but the "humans" the "=" and the infantile pseudo English gibberish are familiar. Rick M. might know which handle...

So his attempts at anti-Jewish trolling should be taken with a grain of salt.
10:14 June 12, 2011 by calebian22
Guliver,

The day that your politicians bend over and give anything "back" to the Palestinians will be a sad day indeed. The two years I spent working in Rishon Lezion were the best two years of my life. Isreal is like no place on Earth.
20:53 June 13, 2011 by guliver
Calebian 22

Thanks that is the big dilemma here,from one hand we do not want to control the life of millions of Palestinians who are living in the occupied territories,from the other hand we are affraid and suspicous on our future, if we go back to 1967 lines ,this is a kind of gambling on our future,if the peace will be stable and the risult will be of two people living side by side in peace ,it will be wonderfull,but if it will happen as it happened in Gaza after we withdrown all settlers and army from Gaza strip,and today we have to run from time to time to shalter,it will be very bad to us...

nobody knows for a sure what is right to do.....
07:44 June 15, 2011 by wenddiver
@Gulliver-I would not give them a single inch of Israel. Islam is evil incarnate and to empower the Terrorists is every bit as crazy as Nevil Chamberlin's giving Czechoslovakia to Hitler for "Peace in our Time".

What has their murder and Satanic Prophet won them? Nothing, Israel lives and the US will stand by her. Military prepardness, a national Strength based on shared Biblical and Democratic values, the ingenuity and talent of our peoples, and support of People who belive in Democracy and Freedom world wide.

Freedom always has to be defended somewhere any way, it might as well be in Israel. Whenever anybody tells you not to defend against the terrorists, just think of the final speech in the Movie Comedy "Team America" and remember there are three toes of People : Terrorists that are really A---oless, Americans tha come of like di-ks and wrongheaded leftists who think they can control terrorists who are P--sies.
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