Sweden is providing a possible preview of things to come for the U.S. as it struggles with the incredible influx of mostly Muslim refugees into its country.
The story is the same throughout other European countries. The migrants bring with them large numbers of people who clearly feel contempt toward Western laws and societal norms. The wave of New Year’s rapes in Germany was perhaps the most stunning and repulsive example of the problems Europe is dealing with, but reports of crimes committed by immigrants are growing day by day.
On Monday, Swedish authorities revealed that a squad of 10 police officers last week was forced to flee from a violent mob of migrants when the police arrived to rescue a 10-year-old boy who had been repeatedly raped at a refugee center.
A police officer described the scene for the Vestmanlands Läns Tidning newspaper: “Even more people appeared behind us. I was mentally prepared to fight for my life. We were 10 police officers in a narrow corridor. And I hear someone yell that there is an emergency exit.”
Staff at the the Signalisten asylum in Västerås had tried to recover the boy, but had been unable to because of the hostile refugees, so they called police.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday called for an increase in police staffing, as authorities are struggling to get a handle on the migrant situation.
The refugee centers are proving to be Ground Zero in a clash of cultures that is frequently erupting into violence.
Also on Monday, a refugee center worker, 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher, was stabbed to death at a center in Mölndal by a 15-year-old suspect. According to authorities, Mezher had written a thesis in which she had argued that creating a trusting relationship with people was essential for a social worker.
The number of sexual assaults in Stockholm public swimming pools has risen with several incidents involving refugees, and Swedish police have warned about gangs of migrants who grope and fondle women in train stations.
Earlier this month, Swedish authorities were accused of covering up several sexual assaults by migrants from Afghanistan during a music festival.
U.S. officials seem oblivious to what’s happening in Europe.
Last Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Democrats in the Senate successfully filibustered a bill that would have blocked President Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S.
“Women, children and families fleeing persecution are not the enemy,” said Minority Leader Harry Reid , who is once again carrying Obama’s water. “We should be focusing all our effort on defeating the real enemy.”
George Soros? Oops, did I say that out loud?
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan blasted the Democrats for their pig-headedness, saying, “By blocking this measure, Senate Democrats are making it that much harder for us to keep Americans safe. Even the administration’s top law-enforcement officials say there are gaps in our refugee program that terrorists can exploit.”
Obama claims his program can screen out potential terrorists, which is highly doubtful. Even more doubtful is that the overburdened federal system can expect any success in screening out refugees who just have a bad attitude and general hatred for all things Western.
But the White House shows no signs of even recognizing the potential problems.
Refusal to learn from the experiences of Sweden and the rest of Europe means Americans can expect the same sort of violence to be coming to a neighborhood near them soon, courtesy of our president.