A Swedish detective who has triggered a row by blaming violent crime on migrants has gone one step further and accused politicians of turning a blind eye to the problem because of ‘political correctness’.
Earlier this month Peter Springare, who has spent more than 40 years in the police, aired his anger on social media when he was told not to record the ethnicity of violent crime suspects.
Springare, 61, who is based in the central city of Orebro, wrote: ‘Countries representing the weekly crimes: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown, unknown country, Sweden.
‘Half of the suspects, we can’t be sure because they don’t have any valid papers. Which in itself usually means that they’re lying about your nationality and identity.’
Prosecutors launched an inquiry, suggesting he had incited racial hatred, but later dropped the charges.
Now Springare has told The Sunday Times: ‘The highest and most extreme violence – rapes and shooting – is dominated by criminal immigrants.
‘This is a different criminality that is tougher and rawer. It is not what we would call ordinary Swedish crime. This is a different animal.’
That seems to fit with the other news we’re getting from Sweden. Despite the PC clamp on news, it’s getting out via the Internet.
In his Facebook post Springare wrote: ‘Here we go; this I’ve handled Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, off of, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, Rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment.
‘Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again Christopher… what is it true. Yes a Swedish name snuck on the outskirts of a drug crime, Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again.’
A reader comments: The apathy and spinelessness of the Swedes in allowing their politicians to do this to their country is quite chilling. In Australia, either the electorate sweeps away the establishment parties in two years time at the next election, or it will be too late. I would love to believe that Bernadi and Hanson will hold the balance of power, but it seems unlikely. Neither is the full package – one lacks IQ and the other charisma. I find their courage admirable.
hat-tip Philip Barton