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Liberal journalist: “Sweden Democrats bears responsibility for terror threats”

Deteriorating safety

Published 18 October 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Sweden Democrats and critics of Islam are responsible for the heightened security situation, according to Aftonbladet's Lina Stenberg.

Infamous Swedish establishment newspaper Aftonbladet’s editorial writer and columnist Lina Stenberg argues that it’s not radical Muslims who are responsible for Sweden’s elevated security situation – but the Sweden Democrats and those critical of Islam and immigration who have “provoked” the Islamists.

“Now Swedes risk their lives simply for being Swedes. We must not forget who bears a significant responsibility for the heightened security situation, who invited Paludan to burn Qur’ans, and those who stoked the fires saying ‘if they get upset, burn a hundred more’ despite the world’s horror”, she comments on Monday evening’s bloody terrorist act in Brussels, on the platform X (formerly Twitter).

When the opinion maker and journalist Sakine Madon asks what the Aftonbladet profile means by “responsibility”, Stenberg replies that she is referring to “the same gang that benefits from pitting Muslims against ‘the Swedes'”.

“Where do you draw the line?

However, many question her blaming of those who “offend” radical Islamists, and twitter user Laura Saiepour wonders where the line is drawn.

“Where do you draw the line? Salman Rushdie was recently stabbed for writing a book, 30 years ago. Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing images he WARNED about. Lars Vilks lived under death threats because of his art, ex-Muslims do because they have left the religion, etc. Exactly where is the bending of the spine appropriate? When is it NOT okay for people to be killed? Where is the limit to ‘risking one’s life’?” she asks.

Omar Makram, who runs the podcast “The Last Supper”, also questions the logic and wonders what kind of life it is to live in subjugation and constantly adapt out of fear of otherwise being murdered by radical Islamists.

Lina Laments

Following the storm of criticism, Lina Stenberg has lamented the response she received, arguing that anyone pointing out the Sweden Democrats as responsible for the security situation risks being subjected to an internet mob.

“Don’t you dare suggest that SD is responsible for the heightened Swedish security situation. Then you’re accused of being in Erdogan’s leash, siding with the rapist, and generally being an idiot by right-wing Twitter and its brave keyboard warriors”, she comments.

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