May the Almighty shower His blessings on us all.
If anything this is nothing less than testimony to Sweden’s great humanitarian generosity and tolerance by providing a home for those who have fled persecution and intolerance, violence, poverty and lack of democracy and opportunity in their places of origin.
All this contributes to the notion of Sweden being a great Nation – and of Sweden having been a great Immigrant Nation – and there too there is a point of Saturation
Undoubtedly, this demographic reality will be a contributing factor to the outcome of the September elections and political parties, not least of all the Sweden Democrats, will be pandering to various sections of the Swedish electorate, to capture their votes.
The current reality is compounded by further recent developments such as
not to mention the on-going debates and changes in European attitudes towards e.g. the Burka - especially in France – and as we see, both Fredrik Reinfeldt whose position is in my opinion more definitive and liberal – and Mona Sahlin who ( like Obama) appears to be still shooting from both sides of her mouth and would also like to win as many Muslim and Muslim sympathisers’ votes as possible, both of them, ( Reinfeldt and Sahlin) without jeopardising their respective party’s popularity by alienating Swedish opinion which could be less liberal than the freedom that Muslim women’s Muslim religious fashion demands not about underwear but about public / private externals such as hijab and Burka - to conceal women’s other beautiful body parts which according to Islam were not meant to be viewed by unauthorised people, in public spaces and places.
Here are a few common perspectives about the burka in non-Muslim lands (dar al-Harb)
As to the germane question of how to reduce the unusually high unemployment figures among immigrants, including highly qualified professional ones, Ivan Daza puts some of the available statistics to good use and if only the Swedish government of today and tomorrow could incline their ears to what he says they could then take further steps to put in place policies that could be implemented as solution to the problems that have to be solved, failing which there will be some inevitable and quite predictable consequences such as the time bomb that Lady Nyamko Sabuni says is already ticking – because as psychologists, we all know that violence is always if not mostly, preceded by frustration….
The first paragraph of the very first response to the Local’s article reads:
“The third largest population is from Iraq. Over 100,000 Iraqi’s are now in Sweden. We must find productive uses for their talents as soon as possible.”
I think that Ivan Daza who has been working on behalf of enlightenment for some time now, in this article that I quote through this link throws considerable light on the possible solutions to the problem of how to use the enormous human capital of the foreigner/ immigrant in Sweden and for his many efforts in this regard, in my humble opinion he deserves at least a box of chocolates:
My only reservation about the article which is perfect in the original Swedish is that the automated translation is far from perfect, but his intended meanings are clear enough and will have to do , if I’m to quote him through this link.
There are also considerations about the kinds of steps that are being taken in Britain for example, to cope with even greater diversity than what we have in Sweden – taking into consideration the great differences of course, between We Sweden and Great Britain which under Queen Victoria could boast of an Empire on which the sun never set – an empire which has now been replaced by a Commonwealth which accounts for a good number of the UK’s immigrant population which is more easily absorbed into British mainstream because first of all there is much less of a language problem ( the Commonwealth is co-extensive with the varieties of the English Language) – and furthermore, the UK , like the Netherlands has been used to dealing with immigrants for a very long time.
First of all there is this common background shared by much of Europe: the fear of Eurabia, a demographic nightmare for the Judeo- Christian & secular axis of humanity
But the UK and Sweden have one feature in common (not that I am about to suggest any equivalence between the BNP and Sweden Democrats, except that they both appear to be – realistically or not, anti- Immigration, and not without cause or reason, and both seem to be hovering above 6% popularity in their respectively great democracies.
British National Party:
In the meantime the Swedish ministry of Integration and Equality could be taking a closer look at how Britain for example is approaching a not vastly dissimilar problem:
May the Almighty bless us all….
In conclusion I should just like to add that the most beautiful (futuristically speaking) vision in the post-multiculturalism debate is the book by the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth’s, the most excellent Chief Rabbi Lord Sir Jonathan Sacks. It’s highly recommended reading for everyone who is interested in the future of the multi-ethnic diversity of our European countries: “The Home We Build Together “by Jonathan Sacks
May the Almighty open all hearts and shower His blessings on us all.