Mass Migration Takes Its Toll on Sweden: Prime Minister Calls on Armed Forces to Help Fight Out of Control Gang Violence

Swedish Prime Minister says Swedish laws ‘aren’t designed for gang wars and child soldiers’.

For decades, Sweden defended liberal immigration policies that were frankly suicidal, due to destroy its social fabric.

During the 2015 migration crisis, the Swedish took in more immigrants per capita than any other European nation.

These policies have been reversed by the former administration, and have been further tightened by current PM Ulf Kristersson’s government.

But the damage is done: about 20% of Sweden’s 10.5 million inhabitants were born abroad, and violence became a thing in the former Scandinavian paradise – Malmo became the rape capital of Europe.

This week, two more people were killed in separate shootings in Stockholm on Wednesday, and a young woman, thought to be an innocent bystander, was killed when a bomb tore up a house in Uppsala.

Reuters reported:

“Sweden’s prime minister summoned the head of the armed forces and the police commissioner in a bid to stem gang violence, he said on Thursday, following a wave of violence that has taken at least 11 lives in September alone.

[…] ‘This is a difficult time for Sweden. A 25-year-old woman went to bed last night on a completely ordinary evening but never got to wake up’, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said during a rare televised address to the nation. ‘We will hunt the gangs, we will defeat the gangs,” he said’.”

Kristersson won the election partly on a promise to tackle growing gang violence. It has given greater powers to police, and passed laws with harsher punishment for gun crimes.

“‘The measures have yet to take effect, but Kristersson blamed former governments for the problems. “It is an irresponsible immigration policy and a failed integration that has brought us here’, Kristersson said.”

The PM gathered the national police commissioner and the supreme commander of the armed forces, in en effort to evaluate his present options.

“The police estimate that about 30,000 people in Sweden are directly involved with or have ties to gang crime. The violence has also spread from major urban areas to smaller towns where violent crime was previously rare.”

The 11 shooting deaths have made September the deadliest month in Sweden since December 2019.

Associated Press reported:

“Getting the military involved in crime-fighting would be a highly unusual step for Sweden, underscoring the severity of the gang violence that has claimed a dozen lives across the country this month, including teenagers and innocent bystanders.

[…] It wasn’t immediately clear in what capacity the military would get involved, but previous proposals have focused on soldiers taking over protection duties from police to free up more resources for crime-fighting.

‘Sweden has never before seen anything like this’, Kristersson said in a televised speech to the nation. ‘No other country in Europe is seeing anything like this’.”

Welcoming hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers from the Middle East and Africa has a steep societal price.

Over 60 people died in shootings last year in Sweden, the highest figure on record.

Swedish media links the latest surge in violence to a feud between rival factions of the Foxtrot Network criminal gang.

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