US President Donald Trump’s remarks on the situation in Sweden regarding the dire impact of uncontrolled immigration in that country during a speech in Florida caused a backlash and furore of criticism by many media outlets and the response by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who cautioned the US President to use facts. But it seems the harsh criticism and mocking by the media against Trump was not entirely justified. Official Swedish statistics show that rape and violent crimes in Sweden have gone up exponentially since 2006 and spiked from 2012 to 2016. And while the Swedish authorities have stopped recording the nationality of the perpetrators to avoid discrimination and charges of racism, it is apparent that there is a correlation between the rise of crime and immigration in the country. The extent of the violence in some cities in Sweden, where immigrate make up the majority of the residents, can be observed by the concerns of some immigrants themselves who, although migrated to the Scandinavian country fleeing violence in the homelands are now actually considering going back to their country of origin due to security concerns. In a recent interview to Norwegian State broadcaster NRK, Somali Mohamed Dame is one of those who are fleeing Sweden after having been subjected to threats by criminal gangs in Gothenburg. Now he is thinking of escaping back to his more peaceful homeland again.
“It’s like a war zone,” he says about the Swedish suburbs to Norwegian NRK. Revealing that other migrants have fled parts of Sweden in fear of their lives, Mohammed Dame said he believes that Sweden is no longer a safe place.
NRK has in several reports described how Swedish society completely lost control over its so-called external districts, which instead [have been] taken over by criminal immigrants.
Among others [the newspaper] interviewed Mohamed Dame, who immigrated to Sweden from the Somali State of Hargeisa in the present Somaliland when he was six years old. 20 years later, he is “on the run”, but this time in Sweden, writes the Norwegian tv company.
“It’s like a war zone. You don’t know who gets shot. Shots can hit you anywhere. Now there are more weapons than ever. There are more drugs than ever. There is more insecurity. Everyone is scared. I dare say the truth, there are not many who venture there,” says Dame.
He worked as a civilian employee with the police [department], and after a group of [Muslim] criminals got caught [they] blamed Mohamed for [snitching on] them. After being threatened with murder and surrounded by gun-toting youths he is now at a secret location along with his children.
The situation escalates further because the police refuse to be hard against criminals, according to Mohamed. Many others have been forced to flee the suburb but there are few who dare speak out, he said.
“Many have fled with their children. They are afraid that their children or they themselves should be killed.”
Unless society reclaims control of Sweden Mohamed is considering to escape home to Somaliland, which he now perceives as more secure.
“I may have to move back. I do not know. But I don’t want to move around in Sweden [to another location]. I want to feel secure.”