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Is Sweden Invaded by “Muslim Rapists?”

Pegida-Germany protest against refugees dubbed as “rapefugees.” It is a meme that has taken off on the right in Europe.

Is Sweden the “rape capital” of the world, as Breitbart and Islamophobes worldwide claim? What is the background to the high figures of reported rape in Sweden? Is it the so called “Muslim invasion of immigrants” that is responsible for it? Is “the Muslim rape culture” behind it? Or is it simply that Sweden has stronger laws against sexual offenses like rape, and that Swedish women are raised not to take shit!

I am from Sweden. When I went to school 30 years ago I heard about a case of two young white American exchange students who raped Swedish young girls. Many Swedes reacted with horror. Many blamed ALL Americans for the wrongdoings of these two. “All American white youngsters are like that, racists and rapists,” “USA is insane,” “Americans are rapists.” “Too much American TV-violence.”

Breitbart and Islamophobes worldwide do the same thing to Muslims. “Muslims rape women” they claim. “Muslims” are currently “raping” Europe, according to the Breitbart Senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

The so called “evidence” for this is the claim that the numbers of rapes allegedly is “skyrocketing” in Europe, and it is all blamed on Muslim immigrants.

It is worst in Sweden they claim. Sweden is a burning hell were “Muslims” rape, kill and burn down cars, they say.

Is Sweden the “Rape Capital of the Western World?”

Breitbart hates Sweden more than any other European country. Sweden is both a stronghold of feminism and a country that has accepted a lot of refugees, especially Muslims. And we all know that feminists, migrants and Muslims make Breitbart go bananas! Almost every time Breitbart talks about “Muslim rapeculture” in Europe they bring up Sweden as the worst case scenario. Sweden is the “rape capital of the Western world” it is claimed.

As “evidence” for this international statistics are cited. Indeed, according to those statistics a lot of rapes are reported in Sweden: 63,5  rape incidents per 100,000 citizens. The USA with 300 million people has 27. That would lead you to think that the numbers of rapes are skyrocketing but then you look at the figures. Sweden with ten million people has 5,960 rapes, Azerbaijan 16, India only 22,000, Lebanon 19, Mozambique 44! And Saudi Arabia claims that there is almost no rape, (and lash the raped women instead), Egypt has about 100 all in all, Canada 576.

So what is going on here?

Statistics

Does this mean that Sweden is unsafe for women, and that Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Mozambique are paradise for women?

Of course not, there are big differences between all countries. The first is that what is defined as rape in Mozambique and Saudi Arabia is not the same as in Sweden or Germany and what is legally defined as a rape in USA is not the same as in Sweden.

Mozambique still has the old colonial laws that stated rapists to go unpunished if they marry their victims and stay married for at least five years. Saudi Arabia, well… Lots of women are raped but the legal system doesn’t seem to care about that. Egyptian law is not protecting Egyptian women very well.

The Swedish law considers lots of acts as sexual assault and rape that other countries don’t. There has been a lot of discussion globally about the case of Julian Assange. If you agree to have sex with a woman in Sweden, using condom, and you take it off in the end of the sexual act, without the consent of the woman, it can be regarded as rape. Sweden has strong laws against marital rape, and rapists can be convicted even if the wife herself doesn’t report the rape by the husband. There are proposed laws that will make sexual harassment online a crime, like sending unsolicited pictures of a penis to women. Sexual bullying at work is regarded as a crime, and if it involves physical contact without consent it might be regarded as rape.

In the USA marital rape is still not entirely regarded a crime in 13 states.

The second difference is that different countries report rape statistically in different ways. If one person rapes a woman 100 times it can be regarded as ONE crime in some places. In Sweden it would be reported by the police as 100 rapes.

There has been some discussion about this online.

Imagine, for example, if your boss rubbed against you in an unwanted way at work once a week for a year. In Canada, this would potentially be a case of sexual assault. Under Germany’s more limited laws, it would be zero cases. In Sweden, it would be tallied as 52 separate cases of rape. If you engaged in a half-dozen sex acts with your spouse, then later you felt you had not given consent, in Sweden that would be classified as six cases of rape.

BBC wrote,

Official figures from the United Nations show that there were 17 kidnaps per 100,000 people in Australia in 2010 and 12.7 in Canada.

That compares with only 0.6 in Colombia and 1.1 in Mexico.

So why haven’t we heard any of these horror stories? Are people being grabbed off the street in Sydney and Toronto, while the world turns a blind eye?

No, the high numbers of kidnapping cases in these two countries are explained by the fact that parental disputes over child custody are included in the figures. If one parent takes a child for the weekend, and the other parent objects and calls the police, the incident will be recorded as a kidnapping, according to Enrico Bisogno, a statistician with the United Nations.

And the third factor is that the focus on the rights of women has led to an increase in reported rapes to the police. Swedish women are more conscious about their rights and are not afraid to report sexual assaults or rape.

Immigrants?

Globe and Mail writes:

But aren’t refugees and immigrants responsible for a greater share of Sweden’s sexual assaults?

In a sense. Statistics show that the foreign-born in Sweden, as in most European countries, do have a higher rate of criminal charges than the native-born, in everything from shoplifting to murder (though not enough to affect the crime rate by more than a tiny margin). The opposite is true in North America, where immigrants have lower-than-average crime rates.

Yes, you read correct. Immigrants have higher rates of criminal charges than natives in most of Europe, but in the USA it is the opposite. (We´ll have to return to this fact some other day.)

Sweden doesn’t have statistics that cover the descent of convicted rapists. Denmark, the neighbouring country, has it.

Denmark is one of the countries that has “skyrocketing” rape figures according to Breitbart. Well there certainly is a statistic overrepresentation of immigrants in the rape statistics. The Danish paper BT reported some years ago that three times as many with immigrant background are sentenced for rapes than those with Danish background. That sounds scary, right?

Lets look at the statistics. This is from 2015. The first headline is about crimes that have to do with sexual assault (Sexualforbrydelser). The second headline deals with rape (Voldtaekt). The statistics show the number of convicted per year and their descent.

89.77% of Denmark’s population of over 5,580,516 was of Danish descent. That means that there are 10%, or about 560,000, with foreign descent. Of them something like 200,000 to 250,000 are Muslims. In 2015, 553 people were convicted for sexual offenses, 456 were of Danish descent. 49 were convicted of rape, 21 were of non Danish descent (statistikbanken). Bad, but hardly so alarming that you can claim that “Europe is collapsing” due to “foreigners” that “predominantly” are “Muslims.” (And some of the non-Danes are visitors to the country who do not live in Denmark.)

Below you have the figures for 2014. 425 with Danish descent were convicted of sexual assault in 2014, compared to 39 foreigners (less than 10%). 18 with danish descent were convicted for rape, 12 of foreign descent. (statistikbanken) Yes, immigrants and their children have higher rates of crime than native Danes, but it is hardly the disaster Breitbart talks about.


There are differences between Denmark and Sweden, but not big ones What is true for Denmark should be true for Sweden.

The irony is that Breitbart hates feminism and the concept of equal rights for women. Feminism makes women look ugly, they claim. They have written several articles ridiculing women that have reported about rape and sexual assault. Just search on Breitbart and you´ll see: Rape+hoax. Rape+fake. Rape+lie.

Breibart makes fun of rape victims, and claims there is an inflation in fake rape allegations. But still they claim to be concerned about so called “Muslim Rape.” Hypocrisy!

There are a lot of problems still in Sweden and Denmark with oppression of women, and with rape and sexual assault and some immigrants bring with them a view of women that is not acceptable to most Swedes. But that does NOT justify slanders against all immigrants or Muslims.

Not the first time

It should be emphasized that there are many similarities between the current hatred against Muslims and the way Jews today, and historically, have been slandered and hated,

The Nazis spread the same lies about Jews in the 30s, as Breitbart spreads about Muslims today. It was claimed that there was such a thing as “Jewish Rape Culture.” Especially the magazine Der Sturmer was famous for spreading these kinds of lies. 

In the picture below, from Der Sturmer,  you can see the satanic Jewish snake that is raping a woman, and in the background you can see the Jewish Talmud.

Antisemitism Germany 5

In the 1930s it was claimed that Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe were overrepresented in the criminal statistics of Germany. That might be true since they were socioeconomically poorer that native German Jews. In the same way as Breitbart does today, the nazis claimed that this was “evidence” of “Jewish criminality” and “Jewish rape culture.”

Sweden, and the Nordic countries are on the top of the list of countries where women have the most rights, where there is most equality between genders.  There are problems, but lets solve them without blaming all Muslims and without spreading lies.

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  • Khizer

    “Which countries have stoning a woman to death for cheating”

    Yeah I would like to know that too, which countries allow this to be done legally? Be more specific.

    On the topic of adultery and ‘stoning’, here is an indept look into the issue,

    http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/anti-sex-laws/

    “which countries marry little girls off as young as 7 and 8”

    Only Saudi Arabia, ONE Muslim country. In other poverty stricken Muslim countries, girls get married in their teens to boys of similar age, and no, not because of Islam, but because of poverty,

    Poor families see raising daughters as a heavy burden and so are willing to unload them onto others through marriage, it’s contrary to Islamic teachings, but this is unfortunately rooted in tribal traditions, which are very apparent in many poverty stricken nations.

    “Oh did you see the woman getting caned and punished in Indonesia for, drum roll please, talking to another man.”

    Never heard of it, would be better if you provided a source for this.

    “which countries have honor killings”

    Some countries, mostly Pakistan, Afghanistan and India (a Hindu majority country). It’s prevalent in those and a much lesser extent in the Middle East. And again, honour killings is tied to tribal traditions, not Islam. Many Hindus and some Christians even do Honor killings.

    “it says in the Koran be kind and gentle to women because they are somewhat like cows”

    What? Please give the verse/evidence, and give it in context.

    “which countries legally allow you to beat your wife because the Koran says it’s ok.”

    Read this,

    https://discover-the-truth.com/2017/02/15/the-laws-on-domestic-violence-in-muslim-majority-countries/

    And this,

    https://discover-the-truth.com/2017/02/03/a-historical-analysis-of-the-beat-verse-quran-434/

    “which countries make women wear silly head scarves and make you cover your entire body even at the beach.”

    Legally? I can only think of Saudi Arabia and Iran. Such laws aren’t present in other Muslim countries, mostly Muslim women choose to wear head scarves and dress modestly since they believe it is their duty towards Allah.

    “which countries throw homosexuals off of roof tops ”

    I would like to know those countries myself, do tell…

    The only Muslim countries that do this legally are Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

    And regarding the ‘gay penalty’ in Islam, Illisha stated perfectly,

    “Also, there is not and never been a death penalty for ‘gay people.’

    The concept people are divided into categories such as “homosexual” and “heterosexual” is a modern concept, and not one recognized in Islam. As such, “being gay” is not even a thing, never mind a sin. It is homosexual BEHAVIOR that is a sin, not “being gay.” Furthermore, it’s not even homosexual behavior that is punished, but rather the ADVERTISING of such behavior that is punished, because it disrupts the social order, which Islamic doctrine seeks to preserve.

    If a man were to have a clandestine homosexual affair with his neighbor, for example, that person would be a human being (not a fixed identity of “homosexual”) engaging in PRIVATE homosexual activities, for which he would answer to God, not to man. But if that person then decided to go outside in some state of undress, wielding a giant sex toy, and agitating for acceptance of homosexual behavior and identity, as we see in the US today, then that person might be subject to punishment. I say “might” because not every Muslim society has viewed this in the same way. Look at how the Ottoman Turks decriminalized homosexual behavior at a relatively early point, even in comparison to parts of the West.

    Many of these rulings depend on NUANCE. When the nuance is lost, the whole idea is distorted. To declare that Islamic doctrine prescribes the death penalty for “being gay” is to display ignorance of the subject matter.

    Like adultery, being convicted would require a confession–and the whole point is NOT to punish personal behavior. It is, as with laws pertaining to adultery, to preserve the social order so that people can live in harmony and serenity, in a sustainable society.”

  • You are spreading misleading information. Repeating misleading information doesn’t make it any closer to true.

    DUMPING accusation after accusation after accusation with not so much as a paragraph break is not a way to start a good faith debate. If you don’t stop treating this as a mirror site for Jihad Watch, your comments aren’t going to be posted.

  • Heather Johnston

    llisha Just like i stated to another on here – which countries stone women to death for adultery, which countries have honor killings, which countries marry little girls off to old men at 7 , 8 an 9, which countries allow men to beat their wives because the Koran says its ok, which countries blame the rape victim for getting raped, did you see the woman in Indonesia today getting punished and caned because she dared to speak to a man that wasn’t her husband. which countries don’t let women drive, which countries throw homosexuals from rooftops, which countries kill and slaughter Christians but Christian countries are “racist” just because they don’t want to be over taken by Muslims. Would you be fine with a mass migration of Christian Europeans into Iran let’s say, so many in fact that it could possibly change Iran from an Islamic country to a Christian country. I bet you would be all up in arms over that. How dare those secular Christians from Europe invade the muslims of Iran. It’s only those horrible, selfish Europeans isn’t it? One last one, don’t insult Mohamed, you might get your head chopped off.

  • Wow. Where are you getting your information? Jihad Watch?

    The Women of Islam
    For his day, the Prophet Muhammad was a feminist. The doctrine he laid out as the revealed word of God considerably improved the status of women in 7th century Arabia. In local pagan society, it was the custom to bury alive unwanted female newborns; Islam prohibited the practice. Women had been treated as possessions of their husbands; Islamic law made the education of girls a sacred duty and gave women the right to own and inherit property. Muhammad even decreed that sexual satisfaction was a woman’s entitlement. He was a liberal at home as well as in the pulpit…

    http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,185647,00.html

  • Heather Johnston

    Which countries have stoning a woman to death for cheating, which countries marry little girls off as young as 7 and 8, which countries have female genital mutilation. Oh did you see the woman getting caned and punished in Indonesia for, drum roll please, talking to another man. which countries do women have to have a male escort everywhere they go, which countries do not allow woman to drive. which countries have honor killings, it says in the Koran be kind and gentle to women because they are somewhat like cows, which countries legally allow you to beat your wife because the Koran says it’s ok. Geez, my hands are getting tired can I stop now. which countries make women wear silly head scarves and make you cover your entire body even at the beach. which countries throw homosexuals off of roof tops You are so right Islam is such a peaceful “religion” Yes, I see no violence, very progressive, just don’t insult Mohammed you’ll have you throat slit

  • Well, that’s your opinion. Good luck finding a site more to your liking.

    Bye-bye. 🙂

  • Hank Mansfield

    Meant what I said in the comment that didn’t post.

    Far as I’m concerned Loonwatch is apologetics and a smokescreen.

  • This article is about Sweden, not Germany. I wouldn’t dignify the American Thinker with a reply. Regarding anything.

  • Hank Mansfield

    Came here on a link from another site.
    Since it’s been proven to my satisfaction that events in Cologne a few years back on New Year’s Eve really happened just as Breitbart reported and the German government tried mightily to deny, I thought I’d provide the link that brought me here for a rebuttal.

    Reaching back to 1980 for your stats, Loonwatch?

    Ooops. The American Thinker piece dated March 10 2017 won’t drag and paste for some reason. The author is Paul Austin Murphy.

    Maybe American Thinker will allow Loonwatch to post a rebuttal in it’s comments.

  • Ierfan Ariefdien

    They are trying to have a “marriages bill” passed into law. They wish for the community’s beliefs and practices to be filtered through the legal system, and “approved” by others who are not even members of that community.They also want the legal system to criminalise practices by that community. They claim to have the community’s support in these endeavours!

  • Khizer

    You should have been more specific regarding women and children whom lost their husbands/fathers. You simply stated,

    “if most of the entries were women and children I would be more sympathetic because they are in the greatest need of what the west has to offer…”

    You didn’t mention lost husbands/fathers, and your rant on single Muslim men didn’t make me feel any better on what you think of Muslim husbands and fathers.

    Yep, your right, I am a Muslim. ‘Brainwashed’, oh please, I am simply pissed off at these hypocritical ideals, people like you expose. I have encountered your talking points on countless other sites, all of which are factless.

    “If you honestly do not understand why it is dangerous to let in too many army age Muslim men, then God help you.”

    ‘Army age Muslim men’? You mean young Muslim men, right? What a sad attempt at stirring up fear of 20-30 something young men of a different religion. Also what is so ‘terrifying’ of young Muslim men? Their young, looking for new job prospects, willing to do physical labour like construction or more academic jobs like medicine, and will definately keep the capitalist societies of many Western countries from collapsing on themselves due to dying of manual labour job prospects amongst most of the local populations, especially the more cosmopolitan areas. These young Muslim immigrant/refugee men will make hard-workers, which I thought capitalism desperately needs in order to function.

    Do you honestly think that once a Muslim turns 20 something, they turn into a radical extremist? If you REALLY think so, why hasn’t there been hundreds or thousands of bomb attacks in Sweden every day?

    If you believe these young men are ALL somehow rapists, please give evidence, because otherwise such an idea is at best ridiculous, and at worst, may lead to persecution of these young men, for, well…..being young men of a specific minority religious group.

  • No, Islam DOES NOT have “violence built into its ideology.” That’s the assertion I’m challenging.

  • Heather Johnston

    LLisha Obviously, I was using hyperbole. Clearly, not all men are rapists. My point was to contrast Islam. Islam has violence against women built into it’s ideology.

  • Khizer

    “The amount of single men being let into the country is staggering. I mean if most of the entries were women and children I would be more sympathetic because they are in the greatest need of what the west has to offer, freedom from oppression and a chance to integrate and be more than a baby making machine. Sweden is a joke. They let women and girls go back to their respective countries for female mutilations and child marriages. Are you helping these women or are you just letting anyone in and hope it all works out in the end. All men can be rapists, but the very nature of Islam is not female friendly. It’s utterly indisputable. Take more pride in your own minds, read what the Koran says, look at what goes on in Islamic countries It is a violent, anti-female culture. Stop sticking up for the poor Muslim man who doesn’t give a crap about you. Most of them see white, western women as whores.”

    Such blatant, factless bullshit!

    What’s wrong with letting single Syrian men into Sweden? Are they not human, you bloody twit. Are you judging all these innocent men on the actions of a few bastards? That shows that you are a judgemental hypocrite. Those men are just as human as you and me, they want to escape the violence of the conflict in Syria, they want better lives, not to die because some pathetic hypocritical ‘freedom lover’ wants to strip them of the freedom to have better lives, lives free from the violence of war.

    Also, you want the women and children to have better lives, but don’t want their husbands and fathers to be with them, fucking disgusting.

    And wait…men can’t integrate? That’s some stupid thinking. Also you want these Syrian women, most of whom are housewives, to suddenly get jobs and support all their children by themselves, without the support of their husbands. You want the children grow up fatherless, that is horrible!

    “They let women and girls go back to their respective countries for female mutilations and child marriages.”

    WHAT??? What on earth are you babbling about? What if those women simply wish to return to their home countries, to their homes. Do you want Sweden to hold them hostage for their ‘benefit’? Also, how the hell do you know their going home for those things? Also not every Arab wants to do these horrible things to their women, your simply lumping people together into a pathetic stereotype. Do you have any proof that the Swedish goverment is sending them back over these reasons? Maybe those women want to go home. Not all Muslim/Arab women want to adopt western ideals of ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’, some are even repulsed by it.

    “Take more pride in your own minds, read what the Koran says”

    Maybe YOU should read what the Quran says, what you say further shows you lack any knowledge on it whatsoever.

    “Look at what goes on in Islamic countries It is a violent, anti-female culture.”

    Could you be more specific? Which specific Islamic countries are ‘anti-female’? Is Saudi Arabia comparable to Jordan, Yemen, Iran, UAE, etc? Could you give detailed examples of this ‘anti-female’ culture? I am honestly sick of this vague language fools like you use. If your going to make an accusation, be bloody specific and provide sources/evidence!

    “Stop sticking up for the poor Muslim man who doesn’t give a crap about you. Most of them see white, western women as whores.”

    So you are asking women, who care about the plight of these men, who also face a lot of discrimination in western countries, to stop caring for them, because YOU believe all of them are this evil mysogonistic stereotype horde and not humans with individual differences, passions, goals and humanity? Pathetic.

    No, not all of them see them as whores, that is a moronic and reductionist statement. Do you have fucking Telepathy? Did you read the minds of all Muslim men around the world, from different countries, cultures, values and opinions? Did you? Do you know what EVERY Muslim man thinks of western women? Do you have this absurd ability? No, you don’t, so your opinion that EVERY Muslim man sees western women as whores is ridiculous and has no evidence behind it.

  • All men can be rapists, but the very nature of Islam is not female friendly. It’s utterly indisputable.

    Not really. I dispute that assertion.

  • Heather Johnston

    Feminism and Sweden shouldn’t even go together. Feminism came and went. It is a dead term now. The women of the Swedish government should be ashamed. They are terrible leaders. It blows my mind that that if you are raped the papers can’t even publish what the person looked or sounded like. And some of the rapists get the most ridiculous sentences, 2 years, community service, a slap on the wrist. What on God’s green earth are these people thinking. The amount of single men being let into the country is staggering. I mean if most of the entries were women and children I would be more sympathetic because they are in the greatest need of what the west has to offer, freedom from oppression and a chance to integrate and be more than a baby making machine. Sweden is a joke. They let women and girls go back to their respective countries for female mutilations and child marriages. Are you helping these women or are you just letting anyone in and hope it all works out in the end. All men can be rapists, but the very nature of Islam is not female friendly. It’s utterly indisputable. Take more pride in your own minds, read what the Koran says, look at what goes on in Islamic countries It is a violent, anti-female culture. Stop sticking up for the poor Muslim man who doesn’t give a crap about you. Most of them see white, western women as whores.

  • Assad destroyed Iraq? That’s news to me.

  • Exactly.

  • Khizer

    So Syria would lose the asshole who only serves himself (or Russia) and instead gain an asshole who only serves U.S interests.

  • Yes! There is a considerable evidence the US helped create this conflict in Syria. “Regime change” is not the responsibility or right of the US. The US elite doesn’t care about anyone (not even their own people) so they certainly don’t care about the people of Syria. If they managed to get rid of Assad, they’d shape Syria to serve THEIR interests and rob the place.

  • Khizer

    Can’t we all agree that Assad AND the West need to be held accountable for their crimes?

    The West’s goverment for all the wars and slaughter in caused in the Middle East and Assad for slaughtering his own countrymen.

    Honestly, to hell with them both.

  • I never defended Assad. But (1) I’m skeptical of any statistics because there is a lot of bias and there have been lies told (2) The West has no business in Syria at all, and needs to stop meddling everywhere because it only makes things worse.

  • George Carty

    It was Assad’s regime who killed the vast majority of civilian victims of the Syrian civil war, not the West: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a476a5a0b8c78b486b4048420fa991666f63c635436f876890ed2dd2927f78e5.jpg

  • Ailor Pewpew

    1) sargon of akkad is not a newsource, he’s a propagandist hatemonger posing as an intellectualist. 2) Sweden has double the population of denmark- do you even know what per capita means? 3) did you read the article? it specifically points out why sweden has more cases of sexual assault – more activities are classified under the lable, repeated harassment counts multiple times, etc.etc. 4) overwhelming majority of rapes are still committed by the native population – no matter where you look. yet nobody among those anti muslim hatemonegers seems to care about domestic rape and many of them are regressive on the issue, for instance claiming marital rape is not rape, etc.
    Refugess are a drop in the bucket when you compare them to the size of the population of the countries they are in and it’s not diffiuclt to figure out that the ‘rape epidemic claims’ are unbelivably inflated.

  • Ailor Pewpew

    can’t imagine what life must be like for people who can’t tell at the first glance when fake news like this comes out. The alt reich and the white supremacist websites are the only ones making those outrageous claims, and they never provide any proof – that’s enough to -know- that the claims are false. Not to mention multiple layers of deduction like the fact that the refugee numbers arent big enough to be any threat, are largely contained to small areas (not enough potential victims to create the catastophy that breitbarts and co. are trying to make you belive in), and the fact that if there was really a rape epidemic the authorities would take an emergency response. And the list goes on. Pause to think before starting a hysteria.

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