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Sweden slammed for new Iraqi deportations

TT/The Local/dl · 19 Dec 2010, 10:10

Published: 19 Dec 2010 10:10 GMT+01:00

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Last Wednesday 20 Iraqis, including five Christians, were put on a plane back to Iraq.

“I am concerned since this is not the first time that Sweden has forcibly sent back refugees to Iraq,” Council of Europe parliamentary assembly chair Mevlüt Cavusoglu said in a statement.

“This has occurred notwithstanding the unequivocal position of UNHCR.”

The UN refugee agency UNHCR also expressed its dismay over the new deportations, and pleaded with Sweden to stop them.

“UNHCR strongly reiterates its call on countries to refrain from deporting Iraqis who originate from the most perilous parts of the country," UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told journalists in Geneva on Friday.

“This forced return comes at a time when our five offices in Iraq are noting a significant increase in Christians fleeing Baghdad and Mosul to the Kurdistan Regional Government Region and Ninewa plains [in the north].”

She added that the current exodus began following an al-Qaeda attack on a Baghdad church in October.

Despite international concern about the resumed deportations, Swedish migration minister Tobias Billström refused to wade into the matter, instructing his press secretary Edvard Unsgaard to direct questions about Iraqi deportations to the Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

“Because we have independent courts and agencies which make decisions on these matters, it is they who make these assessments,” Unsgaard told the TT news agency.

The government and the Riksdag are only responsible for making laws and rules, Unsgaard continued, pointing out that ministers aren’t supposed to get involved in an agency’s assessments.

“When Sweden is criticised it’s for the assessments that have been made. And it’s the Migration Board that has made those assessments so the Migration Board must answer as to why they’ve made those assessments,” said Unsgaard, who emphasised that the deportation decision shouldn’t be considered the policy of Sweden as a whole.

“Sweden has no general position; it’s the individual agencies that make these assessments. We can’t answer specific cases,” he said.

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According to Cavusoglu with the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights is currently “inundated” with cases dealing with Iraqis in Sweden.

He urged Sweden to give the court more time to review the cases before resuming the deportation of Iraqis.

“It might transpire that requests of some of the returnees have not yet been dealt by the Court,” he concluded,” he said.

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09:40 December 19, 2010 by calebian22
If sectarian muslim violence, sunni on shia, is a good enough reason to be a fearful refugee, is it so hard to accept that muslim on Christian violence is a sad reality in Iraq as well?
10:12 December 19, 2010 by Ravioli
Muslim on Everyone violence occurs in Iraq and every other Muslim-majority country. I have several friends who are Medaens (sp?) and even people in their tiny, insignificant religion are subject to death threats and violence from Muslims. No one ever wants to talk about that though...
11:01 December 19, 2010 by raandy
Better off without them.
11:57 December 19, 2010 by kenny8076
im new to this european politics but why is it that Sweden is in the EU if they are alwasy breaking EU laws or regulations........ im always reading the EU is mad at Sweden about something....... And why would Sweden want to be in the EU when they cant run their country as they see fit?

on a side note........ they all need to be sent back....... its time they stand up for themselves and make a change..... just like European countrys did and America did..... quite running like a bunch of babies and have some dignity!!!!
11:59 December 19, 2010 by olevilla
Why cant the Muslim refugees seek refuge in other Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia,Egypt UAE,Qatar etc? After all, they share same language and culture.. Why Sweden?
12:15 December 19, 2010 by Iraniboy
^^^ Lot of Islamophobe or anything slightly dark phobia is ovserved in most of thelocal.se forum!!

By the way I'm against this slam. Why UN is not slamming those countries which made this problem in the first place? If US/UK attacked Iraq, they should face the consequences of making millions of Iraqis homelss and give them shelter either in Iraq or in their homeland, UK/US. This was not Sweden's fault!
13:26 December 19, 2010 by Chickybee
Real Muslim refugees would go to other Muslim countries if they really wanted asylum but it is a well-known fact that they don't. Those that do migrate to other Muslim countries create tension in countries such as Jordan where, e.g. Palestinians are now threatening Jordanians with radical Islam creating sectarian and ethnic tensions.

Sweden has to be commended for allowing such immigration but its wisdom is now being questioned as integration has clearly not worked and the creation of parallel societies in Sweden is now a reality. I am leaving to join my family in Luxembourg now where immigration is very strictly controlled for Muslims.
14:03 December 19, 2010 by occassional
It is a bugger really as it seems that when they are not on benefits, they seem to be busy with things that go boom. Some of them of course! But then again, it is only some that are being deported. So there.
14:12 December 19, 2010 by Tennin
I think Sweden has done alot for refugees. Sweden has taken in more Iraqis then all the EU countries combined. How come the countries who aren't taking in so many aren't called racists or being questioned for not doing their share to help out??? Sweden is a small country by population, Sweden can only do so much, I think the US should be responsible for taking in more, after all they did start the war.

Findland is known for not taking in too many refugees. I took this from their migrationsverket website "Since 2001, the annual quota has been 750 refugees." http://www.migri.fi/netcomm/content.asp?article=2661 Come on 750 people!?!
16:31 December 19, 2010 by vita.vita

Check your eyes or learn to read, these are Christians who fled from Iraq.


Who is being called a racist for not taking in Iraqi refugees? Got a link?
17:16 December 19, 2010 by Decoster
Sweden is on the way to be racist country, it is clear that the trend of being racist is very obvious. regardless the reasons that lay behind that.
18:23 December 19, 2010 by Tennin
@ Vita vita

Sorry I don't have a link, but I've heard it from many former classmates that they think it's racists that Sweden lowered the amount of Iraqi and Somalian refugees. I knew some old classmates that went to go demonstrate yesterday in Göteborg about the whole ordeal.
20:41 December 19, 2010 by jimmy1988
This kind of deportations should be done a long time ago. Not 20 but at least ten tousand for keep the balance between native population and foreigners.
20:44 December 19, 2010 by 4thtankie
@iraniboy and all the fluffy monsters,

go home and sort out your own crap on your own doorstep and the usa/uk and many other countrys would have to go in and sort out your crap hole of a country. in fact it wouldn't be a craphole if you all stayed put and fixed it, but yet all the immigrants (mostly men) run like rabbits and leave the weak, frail, elderly and young to try and fix the crap. we tolerate you due to our free speech but you lot don't tolerate us even in our own press.....nerikes story for eg. iraniboy........go home to your own country your full of hot air.
21:42 December 19, 2010 by Ravioli
@ Tenin- This demonstration/protest that you heard about was against the Islamic suicide bomber, right?
21:43 December 19, 2010 by Iraniboy

No I won't! Sweden with all the news we hear in thelocal.se has few extremists like you but in Iran there are a lot of people like you who cannot see someone else who lives in a different way. The only things that keeps SWEDEN as it is now is its liberal values and the only thing that takes back the Middleast is this narrow minded aggressive Anti-XYZ values that YOU and some of the posters above and some Iraqi, Iranian,... share together. So no thanks I see far too less people like you here as I saw in Iran!
22:24 December 19, 2010 by winkel
Supply & Demand. The supply of "refugees" is infinite, nothing you can do to prevent them trying to smuggle in. To address this issue seriously Sweden must become a cold house for people traffickers, and that begins by removing the oxygen of publicity of those in Sweden who welcome and 'demand' the import of foreigners. Yes the "Human Rights" industry of non-governmental workers, lawyers, politicians and all others lining their pockets. Make no mistake, these people fuel the people smuggling trade as much as the crime gangs organizing it.
22:44 December 19, 2010 by charubun pananon
If I were the Swedish, I would like to ask, are there any EU countries would like to import more of the refugees ?
01:43 December 20, 2010 by hearnoevilseenoevilspeaknoevil
Well It's about friggin' time !!!

Keep up the good work Sweden, TUSEN TACK : )
02:07 December 20, 2010 by Tennin
@ Ravioli

No it has nothing to do with the Islamic suicide bomber. It was because alot of Somalians and Iraqis had their refugee status rejected or their family weren't allowed to join them. So I guess they decided to go to Göteborg to demonstate.
03:22 December 20, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
Three cheers for the Minister for putting words into action ,perhaps he should have

asked which country wants them so that the failed asylum seekers can be send there.Meanwhile,of paramount importance to Swedish people and the security of

the country,deport all known immigrants that are classified as a threat to Sweden's security ,no need to worry about being called racist as the security of the people

and country is much much more important .
04:29 December 20, 2010 by No Haram Done
Perhaps if 40 years ago Europe had begun taking in minority CHRISTIAN immigrants from the M.E. (the Iraqi Assyrian Chaldeans, Egyptian Coptics, Syrian Melkites, Lebanese Greek Catholics, etc.) instead of taking Muslims (along with THEIR well-known inability to ASSIMILATE), we wouldn't have to be protesting the CURRENT wave of MASSACRES of CHRISTIAN minorities by MUSLIM governments!

We'd instead have APPRECIATIVE people who'd GRATEFULLY enjoy a REAL civilization (that would be EUROPE & especially Sverige)!

THEN, the Islamic M.E., shed of its "inferior" Dhimmi population, could show The World how its new-found "purity" is leading it to achieve new & GREAT accomplishments for all of HUMANKIND!

"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance, it only organizes hatred" - Jacques Martin Barzun (born 30Nov07), French-born American historian of ideas and culture
09:56 December 20, 2010 by Ravioli
@ Tenin- Not against the suicide bombing?? Hmmm. One would think that if 6,000 people could organize a protest against Sverigedemokraterna or if one could assemble a huge protest against deportations, then for sure a group could put together a protest against something so deadly and that puts such a huge black eye on an entire group of people, against the Islamic suicide bombing.

Hmmm. Makes me wonder about some people's priorities.

@No Haram done- You are on the money.
10:59 December 20, 2010 by Revenge
What are you people talking about??? what muslim countries??? All countries that you are talking about are not ruled by islam (middle east, north africa..etc) they are ruled by gangs who are fighting among eachother and no one can stop them because they have money and power, Why seek asylum in sweden? the answer is simple: I hope to be treated as a human being.

Sadly by coming to sweden and asking for asylum I got shocked by racism and the high fear of the immigrants asif I have done nothing from one stupid situation to another, where should I go? The moon!!

Just for the people who think: why most immigrants are agressive? I discovered that we (immigrants) get agressive because many of us get punished even before doing anything. As an example me, I am locked for the last 10 months and 20 days in a closed deportation camp for no reason. I have not even insulted anyone, how do you think i will get out of here?

Before judging immigrants I hope first you see what they have been through.
11:05 December 20, 2010 by qed16
Good riddance...
11:46 December 20, 2010 by johnny1939
Why doesn't the US take all refugees? After all they start all these wars anyway. They have so many restrictions who can and who cannot enter their country so why not the same for others? But that is how it works in this US world these days.
13:28 December 20, 2010 by flintis
Never happy some people, they get a free trip home & all they can do is moan about it, ungrateful sods.

@revenge, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, UAE, Tunisia, Lybia, Marocco, Algeria etc, ruled by marauding gangs are they?
00:08 December 21, 2010 by americanska
kenny8076 ..... when exactly did europe (the continent) stand up for itself in recent history anyway?
00:11 December 21, 2010 by jbat
"This kind of deportations should be done a long time ago. Not 20 but at least ten tousand for keep the balance between native population and foreigners."

What a load of bulllsshittoo...jimmy1988... so you are not foreigners?

Agree with "Revenge"...

I also blame those muslim countries that not accepting muslims refugees.. but nothing new.. they are just puppet govt rules by greedy family...
00:12 December 21, 2010 by americanska

exactly which war did we ever "start" and how did we start it?

the only two you could try to claim...in the history of the world...is the revolutionary war (which was completly justified) and the iraq war (which free'd poeple from a madman that was murdering them)
01:43 December 21, 2010 by jbat

iraq war (which free'd poeple from a madman that was murdering them) ????

hahahahahahaha... freeing people from their selected government.. and then let these people become refugees and then you and your govt make campaigned so no one will accept this refugees.. the same person you claim US tried to save...

you shittt americann.. you talk like shiiitt man!
03:24 December 21, 2010 by qed16
America sure did start the Iraq war.

The idiots Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney thought they could bring democracy to the animals over there in Iraq in return for some easy free oil.

They underestimated the primitive brutality, childish tribalism, violent nature and of the inhumanity of the Muslim Iraqi people.

Rather than uniting to create a new peaceful order or defeat the US, the first thing the Iraqis did was start looting their own country and then turn on each other, killing each other in droves over tribal nonsense.

But of course, ask a Muslim and it's the Americans fault that Muslims kill each other in scores...

Maybe they're right. Sadaam was the government they had because only a terrorist dictator could keep order in a place afflicted by the medieval Islamic death cult which is incompatible with civilization and brings only chaos and destruction wherever it goes.
06:30 December 21, 2010 by Revenge

I agree with you that some people get free tickets and they are not greatful, but this applies on people who do not have problems, but can you tell me what happens if this person has real problems????

80% of world countries are ruled by gangs and sweden also ;-) I discovered that here sadly.
07:37 December 21, 2010 by flintis
@revenge:- Define "real" problems.

The main reason most of these people come to Sweden is that they know they'll get free meals, lodgings, mobile telephone, pocket money etc etc

You have a strange perception of how 80% of the world is governed.

I don't recall which "gangs" are supposed to be running these countries & the last I looked the majority of the western world is ruled by Elected goverments.

Maybe you could enligthen us on which gangs are ruling the 80% & who is ruling the other 20%. Maybe they're the countries ruled by communist or Islamic gangs!!
09:21 December 21, 2010 by unseen

you keep calling me and my people animals!!!!!!!!

you are WRONG! we are people like you, not animals!
09:34 December 21, 2010 by Revenge

I do not know if i shoild answer you or not, i will give it a try anyway. If you need some one to define -real problems- well..... I ask you to go back to school.

Yes, you are right again that the majority of immigrats are here either for european passport or free meals and lazy life, uýou also skipped the idea that some people are here and they had no choice, as an example, do you think a normal human being will leave his home land, family, friends, memories, culture....etc to come to sweden!!! And for what? to be treated bad!! Yes my dear child some people are here because they are in danger back at home land & they thought that sweden is a country where they are welcome and will help them to start a new life (all over). Hehehehehe..... what a joke! from danger to imprisonment. Human rights!!! LooOooL you should go and see reality in sweden, do not count on what others say, you will be surprised.

Elected governments!!! can you tell me how these elected governments manage their campains and which kind of messeges they send to the people and what kind of dirty tricks they use to get elected. Using people's suffering or playing on the rasicm cord....etc to win an election is not democracy..... it is an abuse.

I hope you understand what i am trying to say here, I am sure you will think that this is just a bla bla bla bullsh*t. I just ask you to go and see yourself and try to be neutral in your search for the truth.
12:07 December 21, 2010 by 123abcd1983

The only reason why sweden is become more racist is because they are taking too many refugees.

Sweden is a small country and they cannot taking care on so many people. What is the consequences if those refugees cannot getting a job? It will create a lot of social issuse.

I think a lot of people have realised that Sweden is not as safe as before. The reason is they cannot digest all the refugees.

I think it is better for sweden to help those refugees already in Sweden to integrate to the society first, before start to taking more people.

I am Singaporean , so
12:16 December 21, 2010 by 123abcd1983
If a boat can only take 20 passengers , but you let 40 passengers to take it.

What will happen? Yeah the boat will sink.

It is the same theory for the refugees case as well. You only help when you think you can do it.
14:12 December 21, 2010 by flintis
@revenge:- I have real problems, everyone I know has some kind of problem, all problems are real as long as someone believes they have a problem.

They are problems of differing gravity, although you're answers defy logic, why come all the way from Iran/Iraq to Sweden if you know you're liable to be placed in imprisonment?

Why would Arab muslims leave not only their homeland but a whole way of life to come to Sweden, when they could go to neighbouring Arab lands where at least they are familiar with the culture?
16:35 December 21, 2010 by Revenge

LoOoL yeah sure, your girlfriend/boyfriend left you is a problem, you do not have money to buy xbox yeah sure a major problem.... etc I am talking about life here, when some one is trying to kill you or a group of people are.... well only then you can understand the true meaning of problems, do you think people leave their land and come to sweden to get an xbox or abf/gf??? Maybe some people do but NOT all.

I am not an Iraqi and i did not come to sweden by my own will, that was the available solution at that time and to be honest i was happy because I thought things were different, as usual I am wrong again.

What does islam have to do with arabs!! not all arabs are muslims and if you want to know the answer for your question ( when they could go to neighbouring Arab lands where at least they are familiar with the culture?), it is hard to explain that by words, I hope you go and live in an arabian country for a year and only then you will understand..... let me give you a hint: Same Sh*t.

Your hate towards arabs, muslims and immigrats is blocking your brain from working normally, try to keep your hate aside and think as a normal human being, only then you might understand.

I also have questions, the simplest one is: why an immigrant should go to the doctor with handcuffs?? knowing that he has done no crime. Can you answer this one for me??????
18:27 December 21, 2010 by qed16
@ flintis

"Why would Arab muslims leave not only their homeland but a whole way of life to come to Sweden, when they could go to neighbouring Arab lands where at least they are familiar with the culture?"

Because Muslim culture is a compete and utter failure incapable of creating peace, economic prosperity, or freedom. Just open a newspaper.

So they come to live off of the "inferior" infidel devils taking our money with one hand and cursing our "depraved" culture with the other.

And in their attempts to escape what their evil cult has created, they import their cultural failure like a cancer to us.
18:34 December 21, 2010 by Revenge

qed! 16? hmm..... I guess you are still a child to understand about these stuff, go back to your xbox and I assure you when you get older you will understand what is really going on, for now try to focus on your studies and play with your friends.
18:55 December 21, 2010 by 123abcd1983
I don't agree to call muslim as animal too. It's not nice to discrimanted people in that way.

Yes, I do think Sweden shouldn't take too many refugees. but the reason is because it need time to help those refugees already in Sweden to integrate to the Swedish society first before taking more. If not it will just destroy the harmony in the community.
19:06 December 21, 2010 by qed16
@ Revenge

Unfortunately for you, stupid college kids are the only ones naive enough to sympathize with you. That will change too.

Those of us who pay taxes, and see you for what you are, are prepping the stage to deal with your kind.

If it's so terrible here, do us all a favor, and just go back to the hellholes that you spawned from voluntarily.

Since it's all the same. It's run by "gangs" anyway. You idiot.

Spare us your typical Muslim delusions, blaming everyone else for your failure and inferiority.

You're going to have "real problems" here soon enough. Count on it.
19:17 December 21, 2010 by vms
There is no chance whatsoever that muslim immigrants, refugee or not, will ever "integrate" into Swedish society. They have no interest in doing so; in fact, their religion forbids it. How else to explain the fact that almost all the people arrested in the last few years for terror-related crimes in the USA, Canada, and the UK have been muslim native-born citizens?
20:26 December 21, 2010 by americanska
The world would be a terrible place if America and it's military stayed out of international affairs. You can not deny that.

But most of of you jihadists wannabee's on this website don't know much about the history of the world. Just what have been brainwashed while at the same time sucking on the teat of the west.
21:15 December 21, 2010 by qed16
@ Amerikanska

We're on the same side, but I wouldn't go around giving a blanket endorsement of American foreign policy... The Iraq war was indefensible.

Just ban Islam in the US and Eurabia, go hands off and let them kill themselves. That's about the only thing they have any talent for.
22:42 December 21, 2010 by Revenge

People like you are the ones who are making this world worse. You are narrow minded. Hope Sweden does not contain too much kids like you, it is a shame. Racism will lead you nowhere, hate generates hate. I forgive you because you do not know, but the moment you start to know I am sure that you will have difficult time to forgive yourself.
23:37 December 21, 2010 by qed16
@ Revenge

Thanks for forgiving me for my intolerance of the most intolerant, hate filled ideology in the world.

I actually don't subscribe to any theories of racial superiority. I simply believe in of the evil of the Islamic death cult. One only needs to look at a newspaper for evidence.

I guess I'm a "culturist". No one is born to be a repressive, simple minded, Koran quoting cave man.

Non-Muslim Middle Easterners are welcome in the West as far as I am concerned. Many are trying to escape the horrors inflicted on them by Islam.

I really don't hate you. I pity you for having been brainwashed into a sinister, medieval cult that condones wife beating and pedophilia, loves violence and hates the knowledge and freedoms that makes every other culture superior to your own. Again evidenced by just looking at the backwardness and chaos of the Muslim world.

PS - Great handle btw. Speaks volumes...
01:59 December 22, 2010 by andrewsrocks
@ americanska It seems like the US brainwashing machinery did a perfect job with you son... I don´t defend muslims but having to read you is far more annoying than the "fluffy monsters". Are you missing FOX news perhaps? Hey! Why don't you go and free(bomb) people in Saudi Arabia?, North Korea?, Egipt? Ecuatorial Guinea? Kazajistán?Libia?Mauritania? Myanmar?Pakistán?Siria?Sudán?Cuba?Venezuela?... They are oppressed people living under totalitarian regimes too.. like Irak...:S
06:01 December 22, 2010 by volvoman9
Qed16 , Well said. Does anyone see what is happening here. Western Europe is leading the trend to lose patience with this barbaric culture of lunacy. I predict that the Muslim "culture" ( in fact an oxymoron itself) will soon be sent packing. This will give license to anti Muslim sentiment world wide as this "culture" is seen for the barbaric,tribal, patriarchal, farce it has always been. There is no room for the tolerance of other cultures in the doctrine of Islam and there will soon be no tolerance for the doctrine of Islam in the free and developed world.

It has been said that the fundamental problem with all religions is that they are devised by the same people that corrupt them. Mankind is inherently corrupt and therefore incapable of of selfless behavior.

What we are witnessing are the death throes of an ancient and irrelevant culture that is reduced to acts of suicidal terrorism in order to gain an audience to it's petulant childish frustration.

The question of why the Muslim culture relocates in startling numbers to the west and refuses to return to their "cherished" homeland is obvious. Any human given a taste of freedom and western culture will crave the very advantages it offers and cannot return to the repressive poverty ridden past they have escaped. The real tragedy is that while criticizing the west they attempt to force the same failed ideology upon their hosts. This is why they are being and must be forced out of our world and compelled to clean up their own mess.

And Andrewsrocks If you wonder why we have not bombed the rest of the middle east you have not been following American politics. If Palin and her ilk gain control we may very well live to witness Armageddon. The Crusades never really ended.
07:38 December 22, 2010 by flintis
@revenge #40:- I was using the Arab/muslim/Iran/Iraq as an example. I have no hatred to anyone who has done me & my kinfolk no harm or has no wish to do us harm

#why an immigrant should go to the doctor with handcuffs?? knowing that he has done no crime# If they are illegally in the country, that is a crime in it's self.
08:11 December 22, 2010 by Revenge
@ flintis

So why immigrats are on the streets then?? why not lock them all?...... hmmm, I found a better idea why not to shoot them all, that will save you money. It is really useless to discuss this.

Over and out
03:52 December 24, 2010 by qed16
@ Revenge

No one is proposing violence.

Only Muslim cave men need to resort to that as a default...

All we need to do it send you all home and you'll do a perfectly good job at killing yourselves for absurd reasons anyway, as you've done relentlessly for centuries...

But of course that's all the West's fault too, I'm sure.

Please leave and take your failed wretched excuse for a "culture" with you and let us continue on with the business of civilization.
10:05 December 25, 2010 by bako.ohanyan

- QED is Right, Gangs do control 80% of the world, just like 80% of world currency is the dollar. I find no value in enlightening you, or writing an extensive reasoning explaining my ideology. All governments advertise their brand of Right/Wrong, and when it comes to the end of the day, it is god who allows everything to happen. We should be positive and productive, loving and desire wisdom. If you are truly the genius you think you are, you will find that God controls all.

I also beg this.

Don't blame Muslim people for the horrible things they are experiencing it is all orchestrated by the same evil, they are just as brainwashed as some of our American people. Nonetheless their IDEOLOGY - ISLAM, does exactly what QED said. But their is good people everywhere and I hope one day you find Christ, and if your really special Christ will find you. Did I force you in the sentence? No, am I going to burn down your Mosque if you don't convert? No.

Remember starting a religious war is what the atheists want, so they can come out and say, look religion is the problem! Its the reason for all this bloodshed, we need to get rid of religion.

Muslims are human beings too, likewise created in God's image, they are not soulless animals, and I pray for each and every one of them, yes we all agree they follow an evil Idealogy, full of hallucinations and violence, but we should be trying to help them. Many muslims do not closely follow their religion, and they have same human fleshly desires of sex, wealth, jealousy. Remember not to judge the people of the world! but that doesn't mean go be a sheep to the slaughter! No the Christian genocide from the 20th century will not be repeated! Armenians, Greeks, and Christian Assyrian that were slaughtered and raped for their beliefs! Let us not forget what happened, and what Islam is capable of!!!!
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Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Fury at plans that 'threaten the IB's survival' in Sweden
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Are we just going to let half the country die?
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Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
Angry elk chases Swede up a lamp post
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Swedish for programmers: 'It changed my life'
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'Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens'
People-watching: October 20th
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Top 7 tips to help you learn Swedish
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A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together - now they're heading for marriage
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‘Extremism can't be defeated on the battlefield alone’
Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother
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Stockholm: creating solutions to global challenges
Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot
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Why you should 'grab a chair' on Stockholm's tech scene
Could Swedish blood test solve 'Making a Murderer'?
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Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room
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One expat's strategy for making friends in Stockholm
People-watching: October 14th-16th
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Nordic fashion in focus at Stockholm University
Man in Sweden assaulted by clowns with broken bottle
Nobel Prize 2016: Literature
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Record numbers emigrating from Sweden
People-watching: October 12th
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'Swedish startups should embrace newcomers' talents - there's nothing to fear'
How far right are the Sweden Democrats?
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