Sweden: Following the recent truck attack in Stockholm, a Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet, called for banning cars and trucks because they can be deadly weapons for terrorists. Reducing the number of vehicles in Sweden was endorsed last month by Karolina Skog, the Environment Minister, who said that driving is a gender-equality issue, because more men drive than women, and reducing driving would also reduce carbon emissions.
Sweden’s government reported that fewer than one in five foreign rapists were deported for their crimes between 2010 to 2014, and the deportations for child rape were even lower at a rate of 13%. These astounding statistics speak louder than words about who really controls the Swedish government. As in most so-called democracies, it obviously is not the voters.
President Trump held a rally last weekend to garner support for his immigration policies and he told the crowd, “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.” People were confused by his imprecise reference to Sweden, and he was ridiculed on social media. He later tweeted that he was referring to a news report that he saw on Fox News that revealed Sweden’s migrant problems.