Police hadn’t mentioned the August incidents at the “We are Sthlm” festival until newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on them this weekend following a string of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany. Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday there was “a large number” of sexual assaults during the five-day festival and that scores of suspects were detained.
He said police should have reported on the incidents at the time “given the nature of the crime.” He denied suggestions in the newspaper report that police kept quiet because the suspects were foreigners.
“We probably should have communicated this,” Gyllander told the AP. “But we wouldn’t have discussed ethnicity at all.”
Police in Germany have been criticized for not immediately reporting the incidents in Cologne, where authorities and witnesses later described the attackers as predominantly Arab and North African men.
Gyllander couldn’t confirm the ethnicity of the alleged attackers in Stockholm but said “this involves young men who are not from Sweden.”
Roger Ticoalu, who heads the city government’s events department, told the AP that a “large part” of those detained were from Afghanistan, many carrying temporary ID-cards issued to asylum-seekers.
He said about 20 teenage girls filed complaints of sexual assault and that about 200 suspects were detained and ejected from the festival for sexual assault and other offenses. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of them were arrested and charged. Full Story
Over the years the world has been forced to accept a lot of untruths and nonsense, just to be politically correct.
Certain cultures cannot mix; it is not so much as religions but as to how radically those individuals embrace their religion. One clear example was provided last week between the two Muslim groups in China. One group gets along well with the Chinese; the government supports them and is even investing in the area. The second group refuses to accept the local traditions and is being punished harshly by the Chinese government. If governments in the West had followed one simple rule, we would not have the problems we have today. That rule being, when you come to our country, our laws apply, and none of yours apply. If you don’t like it you can leave; no accommodations should be made other than offering people the right to practise their religion in peace. The keyword being peace; if there is any hint of violence, every person involved should be jailed and then thrown out of the country. This is old saying explains this outlook very well. When in Rome do as the Romans do.