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At his Florida rally on Saturday night, President Donald Trump outlined some of the reasons why he’s instituting his “extreme vetting” plans for refugees from seven countries.
Trump told the thousands gathered in Melbourne that terror incidents in Nice and Paris — and the rush of immigrants in Germany — were brought about by lack of vetting of immigrants. Then he made this statement about Sweden:
“You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
But, as he later explained via tweet, Trump was referring to a Fox News segment about the spike in crimes against Swedes by immigrants from Middle Eastern countries.
It turns out, Trump was watching a segment of Tucker Carlson‘s show about Sweden’s immigrant crime wave.
Fox News reports that one person who knows all too well about the increased crime wave in Sweden is state police investigator Peter Springare, who recently wrote about the issue on his personal Facebook page. The post went viral:
Jag är så jävla trött. Det jag kommer att skriva här nedan, är inte politiskt korrekt. Men det skiter jag i. Det jag…
Here’s part of what the police investigator wrote [note: this is the translation provided by Facebook]:
What I will write here below, is not politically correct. But I don’t care. I don’t care about all of this, will soon still retire after 47 years in this activity.
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.
Countries representing the weekly all 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.
Now we’re talking just örebro municipality.
In addition to naming names and countries of origin, he talked about refugees not having the proper background checks.
Then the investigator wrote another post the next day about being labeled as a ‘racist’ for talking about refugee crime:
Om man inte kan diskutera problemet med kriminaliteten bland invandrare utan att hänföra den till rasistisk propaganda,…
He wrote that few people will honestly talk about the immigrant crime issues:
I’m on immigration and the reception of asylum seekers in an orderly and structured forms, so I am once and for all not racist bent when we come to it.
However, I am very concerned about the crime and intend of the immigrant criminals, which strongly overload and is about to overturn our justice system.
The problem is that nobody wants to talk about this.
This is not to hang out immigrants and asylum seekers as criminals. This is to safeguard these groups and all other non-criminal who live and work in this country. Once again; it is about immigrant crime and immigrant criminals. Not about immigrant / Asylum seekers as a group.
Fox News reports that Sweden has allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants and refugees into the country in the last 15 years:
Sweden has taken in 650,000 asylum-seekers during the past 15 years – including 163,000 in 2015 alone, The Spectator reported. Of those refugees, 35,000 were unaccompanied children – or at least claimed to be. The children – mostly males from Afghanistan and Somalia – are only identified as minors by the age the applicant gives.
Regardless of whether the issue is politically correct or not, the police investigator says his experience on the job doesn’t lie.