SWEDEN FALLS, OTHERS STAND
Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
Your various Nordic/Scandi nations have different ways of dealing with their sudden and massive Islamic infiltration.
Sweden is trying a total capitulation strategy:
In Sweden, a tax-funded TV ad created by a government-backed “charity” called “Individuell Manniskohjalp” (Individual Relief), or IM, informs Swedes that their old country is never coming back.
Translated to English, the slogan for the campaign is #TheNewNation. “There is no way back,” the ad begins. “Sweden will never be like it was. Europe is changing and Sweden is needed as a safe space for people who seek refuge. Now we must look forward and find a way to live side by side.”
As African and Middle Eastern faces intermixed with Swedish faces cycle through on the screen, the ad informs viewers that Sweden is in for some dramatic changes. “It’s time to realize the new Swedes will claim their space, and will take up room with cultures, languages and customs,” the narrators say in Swedish, alternating between male and female voices. “It’s time we see this as a positive force. The new country is about shaping a new future.”
The very definition of Swedish is changing, the ad continues, adding that the old Swedes need to adapt to the new country and the customs of the "new Swedes." “To be Swedish must be more than skin color and place of birth, it must be you, me, and everyone together,” the narrator continues. “It's not only new Swedes that need to integrate. Everyone needs to integrate, even established Swedes.”
Norway, however, wants to remain Norwegian:
Norway’s migration and integration minister has faced calls to resign after telling the country’s Muslim immigrants they must adapt to a society in which “we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face.” Sylvi Listhaug, a member of the country’s populist, anti-immigrant Progress Party, made the comments in a Facebook post Monday.
“I think those who come to Norway need to adapt to our society,” she wrote. “Here we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face. You must abide by the values, laws and regulations that are in Norway when you come here.”
And Denmark’s Queen Margarethe II isn’t completely cool with Muhammad’s disciples:
The Queen, who is one of Europe’s most respected and long-serving royals, said politicians needed to “put their foot down” and strictly uphold the country’s principles of democracy and gender equality in her unprecedented rallying cry.
She said: “It’s not a law of nature that one becomes Danish by living in Denmark. It doesn’t necessarily happen.
“We thought that these things would take care of themselves. That if you walked through the streets of Copenhagen and drank the municipal water and rode the municipal bus, you’d soon become a Dane.
“It was so obvious to us, and therefore we thought that it must also be obvious for those who settled and lived here. It wasn’t.”
Danish Culture Minister Bertel Haarder has learned a similar lesson:
He said: "She described precisely the development that many of us have gone through. I remember saying at the beginning of my tenure as Integration Minister that the number of immigrants and refugees did not matter meant so much, as long as they found work.
“It sounded good, but unfortunately it was not true. It is the number that matters.”
It's taken them a while to catch on, but catch on they have.