The Local describes itself as ‘Sweden’s News In English’. Which it is. And just like the rest of the media in that country it’s relentlessly Orwellian in its reporting, as dictated by the Orwellian ‘independent journalists’ union – see this post. If you read it (I don't recommend this!) you’ll see an endless paean to the joys of diversity, and never ever, ever anything that would suggest immigrants aren't all uncanonised saints.
But Sweden's proud position at the top of Europe’s Rape League Table, and the distinctly un-Swedish habits of Muslim refugees do pose some challenges for The Local’s ‘journalists’. For example, what’s an ‘independent journalist’ to do when a Muslim takes a fourth simultaneous wife, this time one that's ten years old, and then cuts his daughter’s throat for wearing a revealing burka?
Well, it goes something like this: “Swedish man charged with attack on daughter’. To the uninitiated, this could be someone named Sven Carlson giving his daughter a black eye. And of course that’s what you're meant to believe.
But Swedes are starting to act like their counterparts under another totalitarian system, Communism. (Check my post here). If a Russian read in Pravda ‘Comrade Brezhnev is suffering from a mild cold’ they’d have instantly realised that he was at death’s door. So Swedes now are beginning to realise immediately that the ‘Swedish man’ is nothing of the sort.
Anyway, I occasionally post a comment to The Local. Nothing ‘offensive’ (i.e. nothing even remotely like the ‘n’ word, no bad language, just skewering the ludicrous claptrap that passes for journalism on that rag). What happens? After fewer than ten such comments I've been silenced!
If I try to comment George Orwell comes back with “Posting privileges currently suspended”. It’s not currently, it’s permanently.
Yes folks, that's what passes for the marketplace of ideas in the Swedish media.
However, following on the Swiss minarets initiative, there is hope. Even in Sweden. It seems a Muslim cultural enricher decided that due to Islamic modesty she didn’t want to be bothered with Swedish hygiene regulations. She sued the agency for refusing her a job. Now you’d imagine that the dhimmi courts in that country would fall over themselves to apologise for the ‘offense’ and to order the dental agency to desist.
Hold on to something solid now, because…………..the court threw out her case. And not only that, they awarded costs against her!
I wonder did the judge read my comments in The Local?