Posts Tagged ‘Swedish Green Party’

Swedish Greens make Åsa Romson the scapegoat for Gustav Fridolin’s incompetence

May 9, 2016


The feminist credentials of the Swedish Greens are going to take a real hit. The recent fiasco with radical islamists infiltrating the Greens is – to a large extent – the result of the incompetence of their male, co-leader, Gustav Fridolin. The Greens nominating committee (the same incompetent committee which proposed a radical islamist for a Steering Committee post) has just proposed that their female, co-leader Åsa Romson be replaced by Isabella Lovin.

It seems Åsa Romson, who has not distinguished herself, but who was not really responsible for the islamic fiasco, is to be the scapegoat and take the blame for Fridolin who, they propose, should remain. Certainly Fridolin’s popularity was low but Romson’s was even lower. The Greens have their conference at the end of the week. But there are few male contenders for the co-leader post to challenge Fridolin. Perhaps it is the lack of competent males which allows Fridolin to remain.

So it looks like Fridolin will escape the consequences of his incompetence. He has been pretty ineffective as Education Minister as well. But the Greens (or at least their nominating committee) seem to be rather sexist in the way in which they are protecting and favouring Fridolin.

The Greens nominating committee has little courage and their competence is already in question. But Fridolin should not be in government.


Islamists abandoning the sinking Swedish Green Party

April 28, 2016

It seems quite clear that after the recent revelations, islamists no longer see the Green Party as a useful vehicle for promoting the caliphate or the introduction of Sharia law. No doubt there is a witch hunt going on within the party. The word has gone out to islamists, it seems, to abandon the sinking Green ship. It may be a deliberate strategy to leave the party before they are asked to leave.

Swedish democracy, which already unduly favours minorities, is being strained by having the Green Party in government.

Sweden currently has a government of the minority for the minority. A minority in which a minority Green Party has more say than they are entitled to. And a Green Party in which a minority radical islamist element has far greater say than they are entitled to.

It started last week with Mehmet Kaplan of the Swedish Green Party being sacked (“resigned”) as Housing Minister from the coalition government. But on every day since a new name of an islamic politician sneaking out (or being  smoked out) of the Green Party has emerged. The two leaders of the Green Party (mouthpieces) Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin have not resigned. Instead they have called for a “new start” and have asked their discredited nominating committee to investigate whether the party should be led by others or whether they should continue with a renewed mandate. By stating that they are prepared to continue they are trying to limit the calls for them to step down.

Most of the calls for resignation are directed against Åsa Romson who has been very accident prone in her choice of words (comparing the Mediterranean to Auschwitz, placing Auschwitz in Germany, calling 9/11 “an accident”….). However it has been Fridolin rather than Romson who seems to have been largely responsible for the infiltration of the Greens by radical islamists. His blind charge to get a multicultural membership – come what may – is now backfiring. Of course he is very young (32) and has very little experience, and it shows. As Education Minister in the coalition he has demonstrated his childishness.

The list of islamists leaving or taking a time-out or being forced out is growing:

Mehmet Kaplan – started the Swedish Muslims for Peace and Freedom, tried to promote the Erdogan line, consorted with Turkish right-wing groups, compared Israel to the Nazis, invited hard-line islamists to speak to the Swedish parliament, has publicly used the four-finger Muslim Brotherhood. Resigned as Housing Minister

Yasri Khan – Current Chairman of Swedish Muslims for Peace and Freedom. He was being proposed by the Green Party nominating committee as a member of the Steering Committee, refused to shake hands with women, refused to condemn capital punishment for apostasy, refused to condemn the treatment of bloggers in Saudi Arabia. Withdrew his candidature and stated he was leaving the Greens.

semanur taskin

Semanur Taskin – Leader (mouthpiece) of the Young Greens in Stockholm. Also a member of  Kaplan’s Swedish Muslims for Peace and Freedom and an Erdogan supporter. A very confused lady who supports the hijab but also sees the hijab as a symbol of oppression. Wants to introduce gender segregated swimming pools. Has abandoned the sinking ship that the Green Party is.

MP-politikern Derya Uzel Senir sa inför valet 2014 att hon och hennes parti aktivt skulle arbeta för att motverka ett erkännande av det armeniska folkmordet. Foto: Miljöpartiet

Derya Uzel Senir – Deputy to the Stockholm city council and a member of the Labour Market Board, Also a strong Erdogan supporter and a Armenian genocide denier. She has taken a time-out from all her Green party duties.

Kamal Al Rifai

Kamal al-Rifai – He is/was the Green Party deputy in Burlöv Municipality. He is also the leader of the Syrian Association in Malmö and has invited the controversial Saudi imam, Salman al-Ouda (one of Osama bin-Laden’s teachers) to speak (preach) at a fund raising event. He says he is no longer involved with the Green Party.


Why is the Swedish Green Party still in government? (Green Party probably infiltrated by extremists)

April 22, 2016

UPDATE! It seems my assessment that the Swedish Green Party has been infiltrated and some sections hijacked by islamist extremists is shared by researchers at the Centre for Asymmetric Threats and Terrorism Studies at the Swedish National Defence College.

AftonbladetLars Nicander, Director of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party has been infiltrated by Islamists.
He draws parallels to the Soviet Union who tried to infiltrate political parties and organizations during the Cold War.
“People who seem to have links with or sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood have obviously gained a foothold in the Green Party”, says Lars Nicander.

How on earth can the Social Democrats continue to have the Greens within government? 

The 4 finger Muslim Brotherhood sign used in Egypt has been used by a number of islamists within the Green Party.

Kaplan  apparently making the Muslim Brotherhood sign Image: Expressen

Mehmet Kaplan apparently making the Muslim Brotherhood sign Image: Expressen

That radicals and extremists have always looked for cover within existing parties or organisations is a phenomenon which has taken off after the fall of communism. Former communists usually find a hiding place among so called Social Democrats or other left-of-centre parties, since it is no longer politically viable to retain the name “Communist”. In Sweden for example, the former Communist Party has tried to rebrand itself as the “Left party” though the members remain essentially communist. Radical left sympathisers have also found a cloak of respectability within supposedly environmental organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, The Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the like. Many of the programmes and actions ascribed to these organisations have effectively been hijacked by hard-left extremists who have no other home.

The same technique of hiding within sight under the cover of an existing organisation as used by the loony left is being adopted by radical islamist groups in Europe. They cannot openly form radical islamist parties in Europe, but they can join other organisations which are naive enough and gullible enough to allow them in. They are helped in this infiltration exercise by the reluctance of anybody to scrutinise them too closely, because – by the rules of political correctness – that would be racist. In Sweden it has been the Green Party which has been the most naive and gullible and so keen to avoid any charges of being racist, that it has been heavily infiltrated by radical islamists. There are some local sections of the Greens which have not just been infiltrated but have been hijacked by extremists.

The fall-out from the last weeks revelations of the extremist connections of the Green Party’s Housing Minister, Mehmet Kaplan, which led to his resignation are now exposing some of this. The head of the Swedish Young Muslims, Yasri Khan was a member and was being nominated for the Greens governing body when it was revealed that he would not shake a woman reporter’s hand. The naivete of the nominating committee (combined with an amazing cowardice) borders on gross negligence. Though his view of women was well known within the party, as was his reluctance to condemn the death penalty for apostasy, it was not shaking the reporter’s hand which exploded in the media. He had little choice but to turn tail and run. He subsequently withdrew his candidature for the governing committee and even said he was leaving the party. Both Khan and Kaplan have very strong connections to Turkish far-right and Erdogan support groups. They and others have even inveigled local sections of the Green Party to make trips to Turkey in support of Erdogan supporters. Erdogan’s supporters seem to be very well represented in the Party.

In any event, the reaction of feminist Sweden to the reluctance to take the hand of “unclean” women has exploded like a bomb in the face of the Green Party. The contemptuous part was that the “mouthpieces” (euphemism for leaders), Romson and Fridolin, did not – and still do not – quite understand how their party has been infiltrated and hijacked. Their own set of values too are highly suspect. They are both probably too young to have any conception of what the Nazis did to the Jews. For some inexplicable reason, the nominating committee are not being sacked on the spot for their gross incompetence. And now the Party is reduced to sending out instructions to the entire party – as if they were a bunch of rowdy toddlers – on how they are to behave, in the form of an open letter. The letter is signed by Fridolin and Romson — who could perhaps do with some behavioural therapy themselves.

The Greens came into the coalition government in 2014 even though they had the support of just 6.9% of the voters. That itself gave them a power position entirely out of proportion to their support. The Social Democrats needed them to stay in power. Their support is crumbling and yet Steafan Löfven and the Social Democrats have not the courage to dump them. To make matters worse the Moderates – who are in opposition but do not oppose – have not the courage either to face an early election by causing the government to fall.

Sweden currently has a government of the minority for the minority. A minority in which a minority Green Party has more say than they are entitled to. And a Green Party in which a minority radical islamist element has far greater say than they are entitled to.


Left/Green sanctimony is causing a debacle for Swedish foreign policy

March 19, 2015

The 2005 defence cooperation agreement between Sweden and Saudi Arabia was renewed in 2010 and was coming up for a natural termination or a mutual renewal again this year. Currently there is very little being done under this agreement. It could have been allowed to die quietly. But that was not loud enough and self-righteous enough for the Greens and the left of the ruling Social Democrats.

The Greens are new to government (and it shows in many areas) but they are implacably opposed to Sweden having any defense industry of any kind. The Greens and the left are utterly opposed to the “anti-feminist and anti-democratic” nature of Saudi Arabia. But the Greens and the left of the Social Democrats forgot that they were actually in government and were not just an irresponsible lobby group like Greenpeace or the WWF indulging in publicity pranks.  They were so mesmerised by the idea of showing off their moral credentials that the intention to terminate the defense agreement was announced in a great blaze of self-righteous publicity.  The Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (an old trade unionist with a good understanding of the importance of jobs) actually wanted to extend the agreement. But he was over-ruled by his far left and the Greens. His Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström (who, unlike the Greens, is old enough to know better), was more obsessed with demonstrating how Swedish foreign policy was feminist and green and occupied the moral high ground than in promoting Swedish interests and values. And so she forgot about her duties as a Foreign Minister and sharply criticised Saudi Arabia in most undiplomatic language. It verges on incompetence that the consequences of her statements were not analysed. She received a swift diplomatic “punch on the nose” when she was barred from speaking to the Arab League.

But the Greens and the left (and the Swedish media – who are all very politically correct and morally upstanding) basked in the warmth of their own sanctimonious self-indulgence. If they thought they were promoting Swedish values, they seem to have failed spectacularly. Instead they have fuelled the opposing views from the region about Swedish moral degeneracy and decadence.

But now the whole affair is becoming a foreign policy debacle. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have called their ambassadors home. Fifty seven other nations have backed Saudi Arabia in criticising Margot Wallström for “denigrating Saudi Arabia’s social norms, judicial institutions and political institutions”. Swedes are not being issued visas for Saudi Arabia any longer.

Sweden is left floundering with a foreign policy being made by children and governed by childishness. A policy built on trying to demonstrate a self-proclaimed moral superiority and which talks down to others smacks of the playground. It diminishes Sweden. Business will suffer and jobs will suffer. And it will take a long time to repair the damage. Right now almost the entire Islamic world has taken umbrage and Sweden’s voice has never been as irrelevant in the region.

(Soon after the left/green government took over they had recognised Palestine as a State – also to demonstrate their moral superiority. Needless to say Israel was not amused and they are not the flavour of the month with Netanyahu. And he is going to be around for a long time yet).

But the Greens and far left are still basking in their moral superiority and don’t even realise that they have done something very silly. That they have managed to earn the contempt of both Israel and the Arab World  – simultaneously – seems to be of little consequence.

Swedish Radio:

Saudi Arabia has informed the Foreign Ministry that they will not issue any new business visas to Swedes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that they received notice about this and say they will continue trying to resolve the issue bilaterally.

Companies that are in procurement or planning projects will not be able to send employees to the country. 

The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven had just received the information and said, “We do not want this situation with Saudi Arabia. We have been clear all the time that we want a good relationship with Saudi Arabia and we work seriously and systematically with it”.

Swedish Industry Minister Mikael Damberg also believe that the news is negative. “It is clear that this not good and we are working both to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia and to make sure that it does not spread to more countries. We are very careful to emphasize that what the government did was not to extend a military Terms of Collaboration with Saudi Arabia. And there was a very strong political majority in parliament not to extend”, says Mikael Damberg.

Tonight, the Minister and the Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström will meet with executives from Swedish industry regarding Sweden’s relations with Saudi Arabia. “I will talk about what the government is doing but also to listen to those companies that are active in the region to see if they have encountered a problem and if there are misunderstandings so that we can help each other” says Mikael Damberg.

On being asked what actions the government would take, he said “We are working very hard to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia. Both through diplomatic contacts here in Stockholm but also in place in Riyadh and in countries in the region. The work is intense.. We are also working together with Swedish companies in place in these markets. We take note that this has happened but we have no interest to implement some kind of retaliation or to escalate this”, says Mikael Damberg.

Both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have called their ambassadors home from Sweden. The reason is because of the statements made by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström about Saudi Arabia in connection with the Swedish government cancelling a controversial trade agreement.

At the same time 57 states have closed ranks behind Saudi Arabia in their criticism of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström. This means that almost the entire Muslim world is critical of Wallström’s statements.

“In its opinion Wallström has humiliated Saudi Arabia and its social norms, legal systems and political institutions,” says a statement on the website of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC).


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