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Sweden Democrat charged with assault

Sweden Democrat charged with assault

Published: 03 Sep 2011 13:11 GMT+02:00
Updated: 04 Sep 2011 10:09 GMT+02:00

One of the far-right Sweden Democrats' top politicians in Gothenburg has been charged with assaulting a bus driver.

The man, who has represented the party publicly in several debates and media appearances, allegedly hit a bus driver, when the driver asked him if he'd stamped his bus pass, according to the local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (GP).

The victim's version of the story is supported by a witness, a 20 year-old man sitting nearby.

The young man also reported having heard the Sweden Democrat shouting the racial slur "svartskalle" [lit. "black head"] to the bus driver, reported the newspaper.

The politician denies the charges, and states that he was provoked by the bus driver, who was blocking the bus aisle.

The Sweden Democrat claims to have merely pushed the driver aside.

Medical reports show that the bus driver fractured a rib in the incident.

"I absolutely didn't push him that hard. He must have got that some other way," the politician told the newspaper.

The Sweden Democrats' local party leader Mikael Jansson isn't all that concerned by the incident.

"I feel pretty calm, and can't say I'm worried that he'll be convicted in court," commented Jansson to GP.

The bus driver is demanding a 16,000 kronor ($2,500) indemnity to compensate for the humiliation and suffering caused by the incident, as well as the wages lost during his sick leave.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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14:57 September 3, 2011 by gh2008
i tend to believe in physics! broken rips must have been a result to much more power than just a "push aside".
15:16 September 3, 2011 by hackie
@Monitor Lizard, do you still have any brain left in your empty skull? Just a simple question. If you are able to answer it correctly, then I will be convinced that you have a little brain left...
16:15 September 3, 2011 by Borilla
SD big wig assaults a bus driver, breaks his rib and calls him a racially derogatory name. Party leader isn't all that concerned and thinks Mr. SD will get off. Is the fix in already? Has every appearance of the Third Reich.
17:00 September 3, 2011 by StuartM
I'm not surprised. These nazi scum are all the same. Anyone who tries to portray the SD as just another mainstream political party is dead wrong. These people are motivated by one thing only and that is hate: hatred for anyone who doesn't fit in with their fascist vision of an ethnically homogeneous Sweden. If they don't get stopped now through any means necessary they will only gain more and more influence within Swedish politics like we have seen next door in Denmark.
17:34 September 3, 2011 by StuartM
@ Monitor Lizard

It's fascist to want to cleanse a country of everyone who was born abroad or who has foreign parents or relatives in such an interconnected world. Obviously in the past people didn't travel as much and the population was understandably more homogeneous but it would be a mistake to think that there aren't numerous foreign influences which have shaped and enriched Swedish culture over hundreds and even thousands of years.
17:36 September 3, 2011 by lewni
Why no info on what the bus driver said/did? Only the usual slander on SD
17:40 September 3, 2011 by Tysknaden
@Monitor Lizard:

1.: There was no Sweden "for thousands and thousands of years.

2.: There was always a genetic mingling with other Scandinavian people/ with people from northern and eastern Europe.

This "homogenous"-story is a myth. The same kind of mythological bullshit the Nazis used by the term "Arian".
18:10 September 3, 2011 by Dave N
Even if this SD did assault the driver - this does not alter the fact that Sweden - along with every other Western country - is being colonised by people from the 3rd World who will never integrate and who will impose their ways on the Europeans when they eventually outbreed them.

The 3rd Worlders are also guilty of much more serious offences - wherever their colonies exist.
18:21 September 3, 2011 by Svensksmith
Maybe he was just an extremist.
18:40 September 3, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Why is it that SD are almost blamed for everything that has to do with racism? What is the nationality of the witness? Of the driver? Swedish? Oh yes. No doubts about this.
19:02 September 3, 2011 by tedd09y
There they go again.....This SD s are driven by hatery ....and the SD Leaders reaction to the incident is totally ignorant and offensive to the person whose rights s violated by some higher member of SD. Guys pls let s come to a consensus that a real moderate party exists in this country otherwise things go so wrong ..........
19:23 September 3, 2011 by Nightlight
"The man [...] allegedly hit a bus driver with foreign background"

I didn't know you could use foreign backgrounds to hit people with... o_O Would a painting of XIX-century Japan work?

*wanders off to find a suitably foreign background to try this out*
20:17 September 3, 2011 by Shawntooth
"I bet he is innocent, and the bus driver is at least as much (and probably more) to blame for the incident."

just how sad is this? without witnessing what actually happened or being able to read any police investigation reports, he's already "betting" that white swede is morally superior and has more credibility than the immigrant, talking about racial profiling..... indeed "nothing wrong" with the homogeneous ethinical blueprint for the past "thousands and thousands of years" (geeeez), it's the hatred with whatever threshold you can pick up based on ethnicity, sexuality, gender...that are chilling.....if majority of the people think like that, then african americans will never gain equal rights, with the argument of "nothing wrong with that".....the world history is a history of integration, which very often goes through xenophobia - war - integration, we eventually become one anyways....there's only one race, mankind which comes from africa.

nowadays whenever SD got really questioned, they use islamization as a shield as it comes so convenient; yet does "making sweden swedish" sound like they are only targeting islamization? it's everybody that has merely a different apperance from them, the deeply rooted racism + awareness of political correctness lead to the fact that very often they can NOT even admit the racism buried in their subconsciousness...it's not that the majority of the people are too idiotic to comprehend what they're talking about, it's the true intention behind every noble excuse they have is not sth a true humantarian can bear, or anybody who knows that it's hypocritical to sit in a perfect bubble judging other's unfortunate while not taking any responsibility for the world.
20:30 September 3, 2011 by truthbesaid
@Monitor Lizard..... For so long I have tried to keep my cool and just read Thelocal and ignore the ignorant comments from people like you but this time I need to educate you and remind you of your history.

You wrote and I quote "What's wrong with an "ethnically homogenous Sweden"? " Have you forgotten how Swedes migrated in millions to the USA around 200 years ago because of hardship at home(Sweden)?

Get this into your thick skull now an forever, "MIGRATION OF HUMANS AROUND THE WORLD IS NATURAL AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN UNTIL THY KINGDOM COME".
21:08 September 3, 2011 by Gamla Hälsingebock
Human Migration:

Yes!

It will also bring with it, dissension, war, hatred, prejudice, genocide and all those good things that happen when people move into another peoples "space" and vie for their resources.

Pacem in terris...LOL
21:41 September 3, 2011 by iammucow
As for the broken rib thing, I believe doctors can tell if a fractured rib is an old or a fresh injury. It would be an amazing coincidence if he just happened to crack his rib earlier that day, and then just happened to get pushed by a bus passenger, and it just happened that passenger was an SD member. I don't want to pass judgement, but I find it interesting how often SD members find themselves in this situations. I highly doubt the bus driver had any idea who he was and decided to hassle him.
23:10 September 3, 2011 by Tysknaden
@Monitor Lizard: And I have to inform you about the fact, your racial theories are a little bit ridicolous, anyways. The modern Swede is genetically partly related to the mass of eastern slaves, imported by the Vikings.

@All the other SD people: Sweden's biggest problem is alcoholismn. A little weakness of your masterrace. You will end up like the northamerican Indians. Pregnant women, children... It' a desaster! And NO DIGNITY!

@The human brain in general: It is just impossible to break the rib of a healthy person just by "pushing". It needs a lot of power to break a rib manually. Who was this SD politician? Bruce Lee? And we have a witness. - Lucky! All this looks fishy, planned and staged - at least to me.
23:18 September 3, 2011 by Migga
How is this even news? Do you know how many of these incidents that take place any given month?

The only reason this made the news is that it`s an opportunity for the media to slam SD. What does the mans political affiliation have to do with the case? Nothing, but they sure make an effort to make it known.

The bus has a camera and it will show that no crime has taken place. There has actually already been an investigation but it was dropped. It has now reopend because the busdriver is considerd a civil servant.

Are you all really that stupid to belive that the bus driver kindly asked the old man if he had payed and then the next second, without any reason, the man hit the bus driver hard enough to brake his ribs?

My point is that there is more to this story than what is being reported. It has such a spin on it that it`s ridiculous. And the fact that it`s even is being reported is laughable. Regarding the witness I would like to know what he really saw and heard.
02:47 September 4, 2011 by ghaziusman
@ Migga

How is this even a news???

Because its involve a politician, and Sweden is a country where Politician are accountable for their wrongdoings, even if they buy chocolate with govts money,

that make Sweden a healthy democracy. also media is not demonizing SD they always make fool of themselves.

No one is saying that Mr. Black bowed in front of Mr. SD and ask for the ticket Mr. SD punch him in the chest but even if they were arguing ( which is not a crime ) Mr. SD Punch him which is a crime and called him name which is hate crime and he should be accountable for that.
03:43 September 4, 2011 by Migga
@ ghaziusman

So all politicans are held accountable? Like the 46 year old immigrant leftist in Kristianstad who raped a teen boy two months ago and is listed in Vänsterpartiet?

No, there is a different when it comes to which politicans are held accountable. And for what crimes.

So he punched him in the chest? You were there and saw this? There has already been an investigation which was dropped. That tells me enough to question this entire case. At the same time we know that there is a camera on the bus and that will tell the story like it is. No use to argue about it.
07:34 September 4, 2011 by prince T
I am appalled to read the levell of racism that is displayed on this forum. I am ashmed to be called a swede. @ monitor lizard jusr talk without thinkin. Please use ur brain sometimes like someone said and stop presentin fantasies as reality
08:56 September 4, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Someone wrote that he wanted a consensus on this thread. What kind does he want? That Swedes are not racists? Well, ask the Swedish race biologist Hjalmar Lundborg who wanted to prove that the Samis were of an inferior race. He got support both for his research as well as trough papers published by several noteworthy scientists of the time.

One of the eye opening books dealing with Swedish racism is Finns in the Shadow of the "Aryans" written by Aira Kemilääinen. The nature of this racism is xenophobia towards other peoples such as Finns, Sami and Baltic peoples and even distant Asians (often called Mongols by the Swedish racists, referring to Asians).

Kemilääinen, Aira. Finns in the Shadow of the "Aryans": Race Theories and Racism. Helsinki: Finnish Historical Society, 1998. 320 pp., ill.

Do you really think that SD was founded because there is no racism in Sweden? Wrong. There is and plenty,and I guess SD would have more members if Swedes were less coward to say what they really think about immigrants.

As far as the subject of this thread, let me ask some questions?

Why are some sure that the SD politician started all the fuzz?

Why don't you think that the opposite might be the truth?

How comes that SDs are always targeted as the criminals? O.K There has been some cases, but a sparrow does not make autumn.

Let's put our feet on the ground. When discussing politics and religion, we all will fall into Dante's Inferno. We all have our viewpoints and we will stick to them no matter what. But common sense is common sense and nothing else. Just by reading the story written in the infallible The Local, we can see that there are two sides to the story, like some debaters have posted here.

So, let's keep on believing what TL publishes here like if it was the Bible.
11:57 September 4, 2011 by hackie
@Truthbesaid (#14), you said my mind. I was just impatient to tell him his history. Shame has made him delete all his comments.
12:28 September 4, 2011 by foordranata
I sure hope I get to witness something like this.

Of course I do not, but if it happens, I will be invited to a certain cource of action.

I ain't no Swede.
13:29 September 4, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
It was not the lizzard who deleted his comments. It was Ricky Tracy. 8-0
13:32 September 4, 2011 by jostein
Well, if the victims version of events is absolutely true this politician should face jailtime, in my opinion.

Some things that remain unclear after reading the article is, what was meant by "provoked". And what was the driver doing in the aile to begin with? And what was wrong with the ticket?

Anyway, even if the driver was terribly unfair and motivated by racism or somesuch, he is still captain of his bus, king of his domain, in my opinion. You do not push the driver out of the way and enter the bus without his expressed will. If the politician felt discriminated or provoked he should have simply left the bus. And followed it up if he felt like doing his civic duty. So no matter what happened, his behaviour is unacceptable, to me at least.
13:34 September 4, 2011 by godnatt
One SD guy gets into a fight and every conservative in Europe is an evil racist.

But when immigrants fill the jails, firebomb the police, and rape for sport we should never generalize.

The hypocrisy is hysterical.
14:05 September 4, 2011 by foordranata
Jostein: This i exactly so. The driver is the captain of the ship. I have noticed that some weeds of free education have not quite understood this.
18:57 September 4, 2011 by vb74
@godnatt#27

Very well put.
19:02 September 4, 2011 by ghaziusman
@ migga

what is your argument, if a leftest can rape a boy so its ok for Swedish Tea Party leader to assault someone??

And I was not their, neither do you I am just wrote about why it is a news ( and I think it should be in news ), and he should appear in the court and court will give a decision. I am not favoring an Immigrant buss driver because I dont like buss drivers they are arrogant, But I like politicians so I want them not to act like A** Holes.
21:48 September 4, 2011 by Migga
@ ghaziusman

No you have completly misunderstood. My argument is that some politicans, SD for exemple, gets more flak then other politicanseven tho they commit horrid crimes such as rape.

Well what`s written in the news is often not the entire story. Especially not when it involves SD.
23:06 September 4, 2011 by Token-not-found
@StuardM

It's also fascist to silence anyone who doesn't agree with the policies or with multikulti being shoved down their throat.

There needs to be democratic dialogue on the matter , not extremism on both sides.

Extremism is the worst way to handle extremism.
04:52 September 5, 2011 by sjuttiosjusköterskorpåsjukhuset
Be careful Sweden. History DOES repeat itself. The Sweden Democrats are no more than Nazi thugs. You must be more vocal and not hide behind closed doors in apathy, lest your future becomes what Germany's was an octogenarian ago.
10:20 September 8, 2011 by Roffe
I HATE SD! They should be eliminated.
00:09 September 9, 2011 by Coalbanks
Jail? How about 1 week picking trash from streets with his conviction labelled to his orange coveralls?
18:26 September 10, 2011 by suckfist
A case of Swedes sacking up in the face of diversity. Not bad.
01:15 September 12, 2011 by esvahnt
i think all this thing could be called a hate affair against whites

the bad thing is that it promotes the allready stiff censorship to anyone who is not a supporter of integrationists
19:31 September 12, 2011 by Icarusty
@esvahnt

I agree mate. Next time I see a black kill a white, and then the black gets arrested, it is a hate affair against the blacks.

Keep on turning a blind eye, and excusing the inexcusable, whites.
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