• Sweden edition
 
Suicide bomber pic mars Green's integration site

Suicide bomber pic mars Green's integration site

Published: 26 Nov 2012 07:53 GMT+01:00
Updated: 26 Nov 2012 07:53 GMT+01:00

An online integration campaign by Sweden’s Green Party has been marred by "racists", who uploaded images of criminals with foreign backgrounds including one picture of Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab.

“We have had a lot of racists who have uploaded things, but we have taken them all away,” Green Party spokesman Sven Elander to the Expressen newspaper.

The party’s campaign, “Open More Doors” (Öppnar Fler Dörrar), began this autumn and allowed people to upload their own images and messages highlighting their own tales of integration and assimilation in Sweden.

According to the website, the campaign aims to create a society where everyone is welcome, regardless of race.

However, some users took the chance to upload pictures of known and suspected criminals of foreign descent.

One of these images featured Abdulwahab, who killed himself in central Stockholm on a street filled with Christmas shoppers in 2010.

In the picture, which was uploaded anonymously, Abdulwahab is seen in a suit standing with three other people, one of whom appears to have just graduated from university.

The caption reads “Immigrants often have higher education than Swedes, and contribute to you and me”.

Another picture showed two teens who were sentenced for aggravated assault after viciously beating a 61-year-old man in Kortedala in western Sweden in March.

One more showed a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of murdering his sister in Landskrona in April.

“It’s tragic that there are so many people with so much hate in them. But it shows also that there is need for a campaign such as this,” Elander said.

The party has since claimed that moderators simply didn’t notice the pictures.

“In this case, the pictures must have slipped through. The pictures have made it past the moderators by mistake, but they’ve taken them down now. And such pictures won’t be there anymore,” he added.

An expert on the freedom of the press, Nils Funcke, has pointed the finger at the party, claiming that bad moderation is a poor excuse.

“You can’t hide behind a lunatic, that makes you just as much of a lunatic yourself. It’s piss-poor argument. The Green Party is responsible in this case for all the pictures that were uploaded,” he told Expressen.

The Local/og

Follow The Local on Twitter

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

11:07 November 26, 2012 by Pursuivant
So when you censor irritating facts, this makes it all OK?
11:24 November 26, 2012 by RobinHood
Other pictures and captions on the Green's website include Stalin; "immigrants can help bring about industrial changes that impact millions of lives". Doktor Mugg; "Finns in Sweden rock the porcelain!", and Darth Vader; "Turn to the Green side Luke".
21:04 November 26, 2012 by lapua338
The Green Party are full of lefty multicultural sh#t. Multiculturism has failed in both the UK and Sweden. Multiculturalism has encouraged exclusion rather than inclusion, by siphoning minority communities away from the mainstream, and condemning them to live parallel lives. By living parallel lives, minorities preserve their ethnic behaviours and "values" that run counter to a broader, progressive society. And these separate communities provide fertile soil for radicalisation.
06:04 November 27, 2012 by WhiteRabbit1807
In the 1960's "Anti-racists" forced ALL and ONLY white countries to open their borders to non-white immigration. Then "Anti-racists" forced ALL and ONLY white people to "integrate" or face penalties for being "naziswhowanttokill6millionjews." Now "Anti-racists" are calculating that ALL and ONLY white children will become minorities and eventually EXTINCT. If "Anti-racists" did this to ALL and ONLY black countries, it would be called a genocide. "Anti-racist" is a codeword for anti-white.
Today's headlines
Swedes open coffin of 850-year-old king
Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Swedes open coffin of 850-year-old king

UPDATED: Scientists pried open the 850-year-old casket of King Erik the Holy on Wednesday, hoping to find out more about the king, his crown, and his eating habits. READ () »

TeliaSonera announces first-quarter profit drop
TeliaSonera CEO Johan Dennelind. File photo: TT

TeliaSonera announces first-quarter profit drop

Stockholm-listed telecom operator TeliaSonera on Wednesday said profits had fallen in the first quarter, but hoped offering customers more data solutions in the future would turn things around. READ () »

'Imperfect EU better than revolting nationalism'
Fredrik Reinfeldt. File photo: TT

'Imperfect EU better than revolting nationalism'

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday urged young voters to head to the European parliamentary polls on May 25th "to cure the European disease of nationalism". READ () »

Ericsson quarterly profit defies sluggish sales
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg at the first quarter press conference. Photo: TT

Ericsson quarterly profit defies sluggish sales

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson on Wednesday announced a drop in sales but posted a sharp rise in first-quarter profit, which nonetheless fell shy of analyst predictions. READ () »

Fatal Norrköping brawl
Four brothers held as cops fear brawl reprisals
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Four brothers held as cops fear brawl reprisals

Swedish police fear that several people involved in a brawl in eastern Sweden on Monday night may be seeking revenge after two brothers were shot dead. READ () »

Sponsored Article
Beautiful pearls of southeast Sweden
The town of Västervik.

Beautiful pearls of southeast Sweden

Ask a Swede, and they are likely to say that their favourite holiday spot is in the southeast of Sweden. Eastern Småland and Öland offer a smörgåsbord of all the things dearest to the Swedes - from the beloved children's book author Astrid Lindgren to deep forests, long sandy beaches, perfect spots for that all-important 'fika', and a surprising amount of space, peace and quiet. READ () »

Weekend weather to bring summer warmth
Swedes enjoy hot dogs and cherry blossoms in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Weekend weather to bring summer warmth

The sun is set to stick around and temperatures could climb into the twenties over the weekend, Swedish meteorologists said on Wednesday READ () »

'Day-care rapist' admits molesting eight kids

'Day-care rapist' admits molesting eight kids

A 21-year-old man confessed on Wednesday to sex crimes against eight children at a day care where he was working as an intern. READ () »

Swedish cops nab man for having big muscles
An unrelated bodybuilder. File photo: Ann Törnkvist

Swedish cops nab man for having big muscles

Police in Sweden's south who hauled a muscular man in for steroid testing have had their knuckles rapped, after it was ruled that big biceps cannot be grounds for narcotics suspicions. READ () »

Swedish girls report more eating problems
Teen girls. File photo: Chloe Chaplin/Flickr

Swedish girls report more eating problems

A youth wellbeing report from Save the Children found that more teenage girls than in previous surveys reported having an eating disorder. READ () »

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Features
Sponsored: South-eastern Sweden offers Öland beaches and more
Gallery
Swedish underwear shop puts staff in front of the camera
Gallery
IN PICTURES: The Local's Property of the Week - Täby
Sponsored: India+Sweden Week - India Unlimited
Features
Sponsored: India+Sweden Week - A film, food, and finance feast
National
University applications rocket to record high
finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 18-20
TT
Society
Kids in Victorian garb mark Swedish Easter
Shutterstock
National
Swedish MP ordered chemtrail probe
Society
Swedish supermarket Ica pulls contested Easter commercial off air
Kungahuset
Society
Swedish royals set baptism date for princess
finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 16
Politics
Who's the prime minister's heir?
Advertisement:
Alfie Atkins
Society
Are children's books the key to families integrating in Sweden?
National
'Sweden Dem protests cater to party's martyr image'
National
'Swedish research grants were fantastic, but now it's like Australia'
Society
Only in Sweden: The ten problems you'd never encounter elsewhere
National
Swedes stopped to take my picture, but didn't look me in the eyes
Business & Money
A swipe of the hand replaced cash and cards in Lund
YouTube
Features
Video: Oliver Gee finds out how to embrace The Swedish Hug
TT
National
Abba duo hints at reunion
Private
National
Flash mobs hug it out across Sweden
Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 11-13
TT
Politics
Swedes to give six-hour workday a go
Stockholm School of Economics
Sponsored Article
Why a bachelor's degree is no longer enough
Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Blog Update: The Diplomatic Dispatch

28 October 15:16

The Green Growth Group Summit »

"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

712
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com