Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz, whose work has been featured often on TruthRevolt, traveled recently to a ‘no-go’ zone in Stockholm, Sweden, and ended up getting punched, kicked and choked by five Muslim migrants who didn’t want to be filmed.
As reported by the UK Daily Mail, Horowitz was in the Swedish capital to examine the effects of immigration in the country, but after entering the Husby area of the city. Husby, home to large communities of migrants, was the starting point for mass riots that spread across the capital’s poorer suburbs in 2013.
Horowitz said Sweden had taken in “more refugees from Islamic countries over the past several years, per capita, than any other Western country. These actions also happen to be a great source of pride among Swedes for doing something that one could only characterize as a selfless act of humanity.
“I am a product of immigration,” he continued, “and not only do I not have an issue with immigration I am one of its biggest proponents. But the reality of the situation, particularly across Europe, is that wholesale acceptance of migrants from Islamic countries is connected with deepening social issues across the continent.”
Once in Husby, Horowitz was immediately accosted by a gang of migrants who refused to let him film. The gang actually dragged Horowitz off into a nearby building before being scared off by someone’s approach.
A sound recording captures the moment the filmmaker says he was set upon in the “unprovoked attack.” The Daily Mail has more:
Horowitz can be heard asking, “How come it’s a problem to film here?” An unidentified man answers: “I don’t want to be filmed.”
When Horowitz asks why, the men start talking in Arabic before he is seized, despite demonstrating that he is not filming anything.
A man then says ‘let me see’ before Horowitz shouts ‘help, help.’ The audio soon goes silent when his microphone goes out of range.
“Nothing prompted the assault other than our presence,” he said:
“My crew ran off when they approached, but since I was miked we have the first few seconds of the attack. They repeatedly punched, kicked and choked me, as a number of bystanders watched. Eventually they dragged me into a building, which at the time I assumed was to finish me off. Once inside the apartment building vestibule, they resumed their vicious attack. But seconds later someone opened an apartment door directly above us, and it luckily spooked them enough to run away.”
Horowitz reported the incident to the police but was told nothing could be done — and that’s the very definition of a no-go zone.