Sweden: Launching the Swedish Free Press Society under police protection

The Free Press Society is dedicated to protecting free speech. They mainly work to remove laws that limit free speech and to fight what they see as the greatest threat to freedom of speech: Islam.

I recently posted an article that described the degree of political correctness in the Swedish media and the amount of troubles with Muslims in Sweden – “Swedish specialty: Pink pixellation of dark-skinned criminals and pixellated anonymization of wanted criminals“.

Swedish Free Press Society, Malmo January 31 2012.jpg
(Picture courtesy of Snaphanen.dk)

A Swedish branch of the Free Press Society has long been needed. Translated from The South Swedish, January 31: “There Exists a Mental Stalinism in our Country“:

Malmö. Inspired by the Free Press Society of Denmark, the Swedish Free Press Society held its first meeting in Malmo on January 31, 2012.

Immigration and Swedish journalists were on the firing line. Speakers included Lars Hedegaard, who has been convicted by a Danish court for his verbal attacks against Muslims.

“There is a mental Stalinism in our country. A politically correct terrorism destroying our country.” This statement by journalist Gunnar Sandelin summed up the feelings of many visitors at the Swedish Free Press Society’s first meeting, in the Youth Center in Malmö on Tuesday evening.

“Come and listen to what you may never see, hear or read about in the Swedish media!,” it said on the invitation.

Tonight’s topic: immigration.

One hundred pre-registered visitors were told by the founder of the Swedish branch, Malmö journalist Ingrid Carlqvist, that the Society will take up ‘all the subjects that are taboo.’

Four speakers were invited, all journalists: Danish Lars Hedegaard and Mikael Jalving, Norwegian Hans Rustad, and Swedish Gunnar Sandelin. They all had a similar message: Swedish journalists are cowards and the problems with immigration are swept under the carpet.

Since the Free Press Society started in 2004 in Denmark, it has become known for its harsh criticism of Islam and Muslims. The chairman, 69-year-old Lars Hedegaard, was convicted in May last year for breaking the Danish racism paragraph, the equivalent of the Swedish law on incitement to racial hatred.

“When Swedish girls are raped, mass raped [by Muslims], there is nothing wrong with it seen from an Islamic perspective. It is their right,” said Hedegaard in an interview that 2009 has been published on the site snaphanen.dk. …

In Malmö last night Lars Hedegaard just said that Islam is the most dangerous threat to the West, and that many Muslims are “not satisfied until their religion rules over all others.”

“We must be able to discuss such things freely. Therefore, the Free Press Society is important,” Hedegaard said, and wished his Swedish colleague Ingrid Carlqvist good luck.

Many Swedish Democrats were in the audience, among them the Regional Council Jens Leandersson, Ted Ekeroth and Hans-Olof Andersson, chairman of SD Lund.

A large amount of police officers patrolled the neighbourhood around the Youth Centre. Even more appeared when the artist Lars Vilks (known for his drawing of Muhammed as a dog) turned up with his entourage of agents from Säpo, the Swedish secret police.

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  1. says

    That people have to be protected to speak freely – says it all!!

    To the Swedish journalistsFirst they came for them – and we said nothing…

  2. says

    CLIMATE OF FEAR AND INTIMIDATION: ARE THE LIGHTS GOING OUT?:

    Here’s a very incomplete list of organizations or people self-censoring, or hiring bodyguards, or going into hiding, or taking other precautions, and sometimes getting killed or wounded after receiving death threats and violence from Muslims following the example of Muhammad, who said there would be no punishment for murdering someone who had insulted him.

    Audience in Lecture Hall, Queen Mary College, London (man goes to front of hall, films audience, announces he will track down anyone who says a negative word of Muhammad. The lecture — on Islamic law — is canceled.)

    Monty Python comedian (self-censors in fear of Muslims)

    Yale University Press (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    National Archives of Canada (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    French newspaper (after being firebombed for printing a cartoon of Muhammad, the next day the paper prints that cartoon again, and more! Bravo!)

    Hollywood (self-censors by canceling a movie project about Jews in Malmo, Sweden, after learning of frequent Muslim threats and acts of violence against Jews in Malmo);

    Talk-show host David Letterman (At Al Qaeda website a frequent commenter calls on Muslims to cut out Letterman’s tongue and kill him.)

    Paris Dipersico, author (beaten by two Muslim men for writing things “against Islam,” such as “Islam is a religion of ‘peace’, and Muslims will kill you to prove it.”)

    Director of the museum in the Hague, Wim van Krimpen (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    UK religious studies teacher Gary Smith (Muslims hit him over the head with an iron bar, fracturing his skull, hemmorhaging his brain, breaking his jaw, and slashing his face, for not teaching Islam as they deem appropriate)

    Norwegian politicians (Iraqi-born cleric Mullah Krekar threatens politicians with death if he’s deported from Norway).

    State Senator Greg Ball (receives suspicious package with greeting “Asa Lamu Laikum Dead Man Walking,” (the first part of which is Arabic for “peace be upon you”) ;

    2010 Tennessee candidate for Congress Lou Ann Zelenikj (death threats from Muslims);

    Barrister Tom Zreika (seeks police protection after non-stop phone threats from Muslims);

    Japanese translator of Rushdie, Hitoshi Igarashi (murdered);

    Norwiegan translator of Rushdie, William Nygaard (shot);

    Italian translator of Rushdie, Ettore Capriolo (knifed);

    French singer Veronique Sanson (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Artist Molly Norris (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats, changed name, went into hiding);

    The producers of South Park (self-censor in response to Muslim death threats);

    Journalist Lawrence O’Donnell (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Cartoonist Lars Vilks (house firebombed);

    Philosopher Robert Redeker (in hiding, under government protection);

    Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh (murdered);

    Author and former member of Dutch parliament Hirsi Ali (full-time bodyguards);

    Author Salman Rushdie (in hiding, under UK govt. protection);

    Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten (bodyguards hired);

    And again Jyllands Posten (five jihadists discovered planning to shoot as many people as possible);

    Atheist Sabri Husibi (death threats from Muslims);

    Lyricist Javed Akhtar (death threats from Muslims);

    Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard (almost killed by a Muslim with an axe);

    Director of the film 2012; the comedian Penn Jillette; the British potter Grayson Perry (all three self-censor in response to Muslim death threats);

    Lawyer Majed Moughni (death threat from Muslim);

    Author Taslima Nasreen (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Disc jockey/musician Jakub Rene Kosik (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Coptic Orthodox priest Zakaria Botros (Al Qaeda bounty of $60 million on his head);

    Pop star Deeyah (hires extra bodyguards);

    Politician Shiria Khatun (forced by Muslim threats to her children to dress in a “less Western” manner);

    Christian minister Dr. Peter Hammond
    (death threat from Muslim);

    Actor Omar Sharif (Muslims call for his murder);

    Artist Sooreh Hera (self-censors in response to Muslim threats and forced into hiding);

    Artist Sarah Maple (gallery workers threatened, gallery window smashed, 24-hour police protection);

    Beatle Paul McCartney (death threats from Muslims);

    150 Austrian Coptic Christians (Austrian interior ministry found jihadist list targeting each of them for violent attack);

    100+ Canadian-Arab Christians (each one targeted on an Al Qaeda website);

    Volvo and Ikea (threatened by terrorist group);

    UK Muslim scientist Usama Hasan (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Islam expert Robert Spencer gets a death threat; and another death threat; and another death threat; and yet anoth…well, you get the idea.

    Robert Spencer continues to speak out, but countless others are self-censoring in response to the climate of intimidation. The lights are going out. The growth of Islam means the death of civil liberties. It’s time to resist.

  3. says

    Good to see at least some stirrings of self-preservation in Europe for western culture.
    Maybe all is not lost yet.
    Way to go, guys…………Good luck to you all.

  4. says

    What with the inevitable rise of “right-wing” parties throughout Europe,notably Wilders’,the Q Society in Austalia,now these folk in Sweden,the picture starts to change……Every Western country needs such organisations.How about it anyone in the UK? Douglas Murray….?