Sunday, July 26, 2015

such Swede sorrow


Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city and one of its oldest, founded in 1275. 


The castle is more recent, built in 1532.


And the beloved old water tower hosts art in its museum.

For centuries Malmö has been a center of broad religious discussion, from Lutheran settled in 1527 to a Jewish Synagogue, founded in 1903.


It was a great place to raise and educate your kids.
But Malmö is at the southern tip of Sweden, and the gateway for Swedish immigration.

Local tolerance has changed in the last decade, with 41% of the local population now no longer Swedish. 

The largest group immigrated from Iraq.

The National Review published a piece called “Losing Malmö” as broad stretches of the city are no longer safe for non-Muslim firefighters, police or medical technicians.
These “no-go” zones are reinforced through threats and violence.

As a result, this once peaceful Swedish town 
is now off limits. 

The Synagog was bombed.

But not by Swedes. They ran to help.

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