Here is a translation of this Swedish article, courtesy a tea-loving snail. There are several imperfections in this article, but it is nonetheless refreshing to see this coming from Europe, which is still generally manifesting a dangerous unreality about the overall situation:
Ulf Nilsson: Islam is a dangerous religion.
A great victory for terrorism, it said on DN’s [Det Nye, a magazine]
front page a week ago on Friday.
Terrorists expose the world’s leaders as powerless, proclaimed a headline in the newspaper above an article submitted by Wilhelm Agrell.
The most important fact that we perceive about the terrorists is namely this: they cannot win.
They can murder, maim, hurt and unfortunately drive through exaggerated countermeasures, but they can’t win.
Sweden will not, I dare to say never, come to be a country ruled by
misogynous priests like Khomeini or Khameini. The same holds true for the entire West.
No one will ever succeed at forcing us to stick our bottoms up in the air and pray with our faces pointing towards Mecca.
On the other hand it is important that we defend ourselves. This can be done is many ways. First and foremost we must realize that Islam is a dangerous religion. Most Muslims in Sweden and other countries are perfectly okay, but just now there are the most dangerous extremists found within Islam. There have been Western extremists, nazis, communists, Christian and Jewish fanatics, but just now after New York, Madrid, Bali, London and dozens of explosions in Jerusalem, it is amongst Muslims that the most dangerous are to be found.
SÃ¤po [Swedish security police] think that there are lots of activists in Sweden. This is surely true. Recently I met a Muslim, he was Swedish as it happens, who refused to shake my wife’s hand because women for him are obviously unclean. People with such views we can’t accept of course and it is quite simply the police’s duty to hold extremists under surveillance.
We must also demand of our government that Sweden, like braver Denmark, commits itself 110% to the war on terror.
We don’t need to send troops to Iraq (even if I’d be all for it) but we ought to by all ways and means support attempts to introduce democracy to Pakistan, Iran and the Arab world.
In connection it would be nice if some debaters stopped ranting that it is poverty that creates terrorism. Al-qa’ida and other murder gangs bathe in Saudi oil money. A powerful blow against terrorism would for this reason be to introduce a sensible energy policy. More nuclear power, less oil dependency. Look at what petrol cost in the petrol-station, and look at the unemployment figures, then you will surely understand. And whilst we are on the subject of nuclear power strengthen our protection of Ringhals, Oskarshamn, and Forsmark. An idiot can see that power stations are ideal terrorist targets, thousands of victims, panic, economic damage and chaos!
Terrorists still shouldn’t win but far too many Swedes will lose far too much and shouldn’t think in any part that Islamic fundamentalist approve of a single Swede, Christian or other infidel.
Let us, before we forget London as we more or less have forgotten New York and Bali, stiffen our attitudes, honour killings and gang rape are forms of terrorism that we must stop accepting and glossing over. Religion is one thing, distorted and stinking varieties of religion are something completely different. The overwhelming majority of Swedes stand by Tony Blair’s side and yes! even George Bush’s. Men who murder exclusively for the pleasure of seeing us suffer and bleed we must fight with all means available.