Sweden: Is Islam Compatible with Democracy?

Part I of a Series: The Islamization of Sweden

In Sweden’s last census in which citizens were asked about their religious beliefs, in 1930, fifteen people said that they were Muslims. Since 1975, when Sweden started its transformation from a homogenous, Swedish country into a multicultural and multi-religious one, the number of Muslims has exploded. Now, approximately one million Muslims live here — Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya from all the corners of the world — and Mosques are built and planned all over the country.

No one, however, seems to have asked the crucial question upon which Sweden’s future depends: Is Islam compatible with democracy?

Slightly off topic…

I was looking for a pic for this post and stumbled across this Eco-Friendly “Swedish wooden toy”. He’s called Gary The Gorilla.


This is an Eco-Friendly “Swedish wooden toy”. He’s called Gary The Gorilla. Doesn’t this look like a weaponized blunt object attached to a rope? What kid wouldn’t be swinging this at their siblings or classmates?