Maybe not a coincidence
You might recall that about two months ago, the newly-installed Swedish government of Stefan Lofven recognized the 'state of Palestine
' as its first act in office. Shortly thereafter, Lofven's government failed to pass a budget and as a result that country is going to elections
. Coincidence? Maybe not
As many Swedes have grown sick and tired of a political elite giving
in to Islamic demands, it is generally expected that the country's
anti-immigration party, the Sweden Democrats [SD], will do very well in
the next elections.
The Sweden Democrats are one of Sweden's youngest parties. They
entered Parliament for the first time in 2010 with 5.7% of the vote.
Last September, SD became Sweden's third party with 12.9% of the vote.
The SD want to stop immigration and turn the tide of Islamization.
Although the party was founded in 1988 by neo-Nazis, it was taken over
at the beginning of this century by a group of Conservative students. In
2005, the then 26-year old Jimmy Åkesson became party leader. Mr.
Åkesson reformed the party and ousted everyone with racist, fascist or
neo-Nazi sympathies. Under his charismatic leadership, the SD have
continuously gained in the polls.
The party might well end up after the elections as the kingmaker of Swedish politics
-- a party whose support will be needed by both the Left and the Right
if they want to be able to form a government. As the leftist parties
will in all likelihood not be prepared to team up with a party that aims
to restrict immigration, Sweden's next government will probably be a
Conservative minority coalition with SD support. In return for its
support, the SD could demand tougher immigration policies and perhaps
also the reversal of the recognition of Palestine as a state.
Labels: European Islamization, Palestinian state RIGHT NOW syndrome, Sweden