Thursday, February 12, 2015

don’t forget the 4th of July

Sweden is an old country with traditions 
reaching back centuries.

Dagens Nyheter, a daily newspaper founded in 1864, asked local politicians if Ramadan is a “Swedish tradition.”

Did they suggest the Summer Solstice festival, perhaps?

How about the August festival for eating crayfish and fermented herring since the early 1500’s?


Well, surely the festival of St. Lucia, celebrated since the Middle Ages.


Uh-uh.  Actually, no.

And this is not a joke. 

In a survey taken by a prominent Swedish daily, the politicians to be politically correct and likely fearful for their lives, stated with a straight face that “Ramadan is a Swedish tradition.”

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