Swedish school bans the Swedish flag

The students at the Swedish elementary school Söndrumsskolan got a public message from the school principal saying that all use of the Swedish flag is prohibited.

“We want to make sure the students do not offend anyone using the flag,” principal Hans Åkerman told Nyheter Idag.

A masquerade, during which a student painted his face in the Swedish flag colors and even used a toy gun,  provoked a reaction from the school board at Söndrumsskolan (Söndrum School). Principals Hans Åkerlund and Maria Rüter have now spoken about the new rules for school activities.

The two principals state that the Swedish flag is banned, with the exception of public ‘flag days’ in the calendar, such as the Swedish National Day, and in the event of international exchange with foreign students. Any other use of the Swedish flag is prohibited. When ‘Nyheter Idag’ spoke to principal Hans Åkerlund he explained the idea behind the new rules.

He claimed that using the flag in a wrong manner could offend students. However, when asked, principal Åkerman admitted that there have not been any previous problems at the school with someone being offended by the Swedish flag, nor did the student have bad intentions with his Swedish flag face painting.

“The rule is a preventive measure,” Åkerlund said in telephone when we spoke with him…

Note: The original is in English but I have edited the text slightly as it appears to have been done using Google Translate, or by someone not very familiar with English. A note at the site explains that the writers have done a quick translation due to reader interest.

  • That makes total sense – for Sweden.

    • Minicapt

      But are the OISE and TDSB taking notes?


    • Clausewitz


    • Frau Katze

      Remember, this not a satirical piece, although it sounds like it.

  • Carlos_Perera

    The Swedes have pulled way ahead of the competition in the preemptive dhimmitude rally. I don’t think the current lot has much hope of gaining admittance to Valhalla (or to the Christian heaven, for that matter).

    • It is a nation committing suicide.

      • Clausewitz

        I blame it on them watching way too many Bergman movies.

        • Canadian

          It is impossible to watch a Bergman movie till the end.

          • David Murrell

            I remember in my liberal-left days, in the early ’70s, watching Bergman films all the way through. I recall the mind-set at the time, where liberal-lefties were trained to believe that they actually liked Bergman films. At the end of such a film, we would sit around and gab, about how we liked the film.

            As I recall Woody Allen did one of his first serious films, as a tribute to Bergman films. He actually copied (plagiarized?) pretentious shots from Bergman’s films. Allen’s film (its title fortunately escapes me) was typical at the time. It was shot to train liberals to like Bergman.

            I think part of becoming a neoconservative is to face reality, and to admit that we were wrong: Bergman’s films stink to high heaven. They say a conservative is a “liberal who was mugged by reality”. Yes, but a conservative also was a liberal who finally admits Bergman’s is an awful film maker. The same holds true for Fellini films.

          • If you’re familiar with The Dukes of Hazard” you might enjoy this: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2005/08/ingmar_bergmans.html

          • Man_with_Hat

            Professor I wish to add Polanski to your list. I never really went through that phase having been born into this family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Everett_Chalmers
            If you see any pictures of the UNB hockey team around 1930 you may see my namesake Dr. Bob and my father Dwight.

          • Canadian


          • Clausewitz

            The only reason why North American’s watched Bergman films was for a little flagrant T and A.

          • Canadian

            I cannot think of any other reason.

      • RevnantDream

        Its already a corpse

    • Frau Katze

      No kidding.

      The written rules state that using the Swedish flag in a wrong manner could constitute the crime ‘hate speech’. When asked about this, principal Åkerlund explained that ‘students with foreign background could get offended if they see someone wearing a Swedish flag, especially together with a toy gun’.

      • Achmed

        I am sure Justin will ban the Canadian flag from public use so as not to offend us including the many in his inner circle.

        • David Murrell

          Justin will allow the Canadian flag at pro-Islamist hate-rallies.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Just another nail in the progressive coffin, the average Swede is probably pissed at hearing this.

    • Many are but they have not reached a tipping point – yet.

      • Canadian

        A lot of them seem to think that they have to be replaced by muzzies for Sweden`s sakes.

  • Surele Surele

    Svenska is kaputski.

  • Achmed

    Calling yourself Swedish is racist as it offends my people.

    Now those others in Sweden better not offend us if they don’t want more riots and burnings? Rapes they’ve come to learn to live with.

  • Oracle9

    If the Swedes were going to give away their country they could have least notified Westerners to come and pick it up. We wouldn’t have been offended at all!

  • phuque uguugle

    I know what my first tattoo would be.<:o)

  • WalterBannon

    that school principal should be fired, or better yet tarred and feathered

    • David Murrell

      The only was to stop this mindless political correctness is to fire people like him. The trouble is that this driveling fool has a p-c school board backing him up. People — and this includes people in Toronto — have to regain control of their school boards, in order to fire these p-c school principals.

  • Blacksmith

    Goodbye Sweden it was nice knowing you. Hello swedenistan.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why not? Sweden’s not a country anymore. It’s more of a brand.

  • cassius969


    I mean its your country and you have the right to do what you want,

    BUT WHAT THE FUCK !!!???