Swedish Left Party politician Barbro Sörman has stoked controversy by suggesting that it’s “worse” when Swedish men rape women compared to when immigrants commit sexual assaults.
“The Swedish men who rape do it despite the growing gender equality. They make an active choice. It’s worse imo,” tweeted Sörman.
Sörman, who describes herself as a socialist and a feminist, made the comments in response to what she claimed was too much media focus on the fact that most of the rapes in Sweden are committed by immigrants.
She attempted to justify the remarks by claiming that Swedish men are brought up in a society of gender equality and therefore should be held to higher standards than migrants, who come from cultures where women are treated as second class citizens.
Sörman later tried to walk back the comments, claiming that her sentiments were “clumsily expressed”. She subsequently deleted her Twitter account altogether.
The comments are yet another example of how leftists don’t believe in equality – they think the bar should not be set as high for so-called minorities, otherwise known as the bigotry of low expectations.
Sweden is widely known as the rape capital of Europe due in no small part to immigrants – mainly Muslims – being massively over represented in official rape statistics.
Rapes in Sweden have skyrocketed by a shocking 1,472% since the mid-70’s, with 6,620 sexual assaults being reported to police in 2014 compared to just 421 in 1975.
“77.6 percent of the country’s rapists are identified as “foreigners” (and that’s significant because in Sweden, “foreigner” is generally synonymous with “immigrant from Muslim country”), writes Selwyn Duke. “And even this likely understates the issue, since the Swedish government — in an effort to obscure the problem — records second-generation Muslim perpetrators simply as “Swedes.”
Conservative politicians who try to draw attention to this problem have been charged with hate crimes, while some Swedish rape victims are reluctant to report sexual assaults to police because they fear it may “offend” the immigrant perpetrator.
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