Oh no – remember when President Trump spoke at length about the need for strong borders and immigration control, pointing to Sweden he referenced their weak borders and soaring immigrant crime rates.
In the days that followed, mainstream media claiming that Trump lied and even the Swedish Government issued a number of statement that claiming Trump was wrong. Well, now the Integration Minister from Sweden’s ruling Liberal Party has been forced to admit she lied when speaking to the BBC about the number of reported rapes in Sweden.
Ylva Johansson was giving an interview on the BBC News channel when she said there was no connection between crime and immigration and the level of rape in Sweden is “going down, and going down, and going down.”
“The level of rapes is not actually high in Sweden”, she also said, after attacking former UKIP leader Nigel Farage – who recently said Malmo was the “rape capital of Europe” – claiming he “doesn’t really know what he is talking about.”
But, Ms. Johansson was lying herself with the latest figures showing a 13% increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016!
The misleading claims drew sharp criticism from MPs, economists, and criminologists.
“We don’t need more fake news,” Tweeted the Moderate party’s labour policy spokesperson Elisabeth Svantesson. She called on the Ms. Johansson to explain herself, adding: “In what way is the number of sex crimes decreasing?”
The minister was forced to correct herself on Saturday. “I based my answer on information that I had at the time, that the number of reports of rapes went down in 2015,” she told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
“It was wrong of me to speak of a development that was only based on one year. The preliminary figures for 2016 unfortunately show that the figures are on the rise. It’s important to be correct, of course,” she added.
As we all now know, Sweden’s liberal approach to immigration has seen an influx of drugs and crime as well as established Muslim ‘no-go zones’ which have excluded native Swedes from designated inner city suburbs.
Is this what we want for the U.S.A?