Why can’t the Swedish authorities be honest about crime and immigration?

It’s hard to recognise Sweden from the news reports we’re reading nowadays. Yesterday, a 15-year-old at an immigration centre stabbed and killed one of its female employees in Mölndal, near Gothenburg. It’s the kind of story that shakes the country to its core. Sweden has taken a staggering number of unaccompanied children – some 20,000 in the past four months – so the government has to act in loco parentis. To keep them out of trouble, as well as educate and accommodate then. It’s a very tough ask, a job that many Swedes fear is simply beyond the competence of government. In such circumstances, appalling things can happen.

  • Martin B

    Because they would all have to resign in disgrace.

  • Clinton

    “Sweden has taken a staggering number of unaccompanied children–
    some 20,000 in the past four months…”
    Except that many, if not most
    of those “children” are adult males well over 18 years of age that have
    shown up without a scrap of identification/documentation. It is in those
    adults advantage to claim to be minors, because it dramatically increases
    the amount of benefits they can access. Photos of the “15-year-old” who
    stabbed that woman volunteer at the Swedish immigration center show
    someone who looks to be in his late 20’s, with a considerable 5-o’-clock

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I agree; highly unlikely he’s 15. 15-year-old Somalis are likely to be less physically mature or developed than European teenagers of the same age because they’re so poor and badly nourished much of the time. No way would most Somali 15-year-old boys look like grown men.

  • David

    Because there’s no sensible explanation for what they’ve done.

  • CodexCoder

    Because ignorance is bliss (someone keeps saying that and it just isn’t even remotely true).

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Many of these so-called “unaccompanied children” are not children at all, just grown men who claim they are under 18 and have no papers…they do this because they know their asylum applications will get fast-tracked and they will get more benefits. Sweden doesn’t require any of them to show proof of age and they don’t have to be examined by a doctor either. In Norway (I believe it was Norway), when they started forcing undocumented so-called “unaccompanied minors” to be examined by a doctor (usually it’s just a simple X-Ray) over 75 percent were found to be lying about their age and were definitely over 18, some even close to 30. I’ve seen pictures of some of these “unaccompanied minors” in Sweden, and if they are under 18 then I am a size 2 Filipina pole dancer, just a-sayin’…

    • Justin St.Denis

      Hey, there’s nothing wrong with Size 2 ladies. I married a Size 2 lady. Sometimes, good things come in small packages!

      • Kathy Prendergast

        I wasn’t implying that there was anything wrong with being a size 2, just that I am definitely not.