Is Sweden Subsidizing Violent Immigrants?

I knew Sweden was a Welfare State, but I now wonder if it is a Xeno-Welfare State–with a government that uses pubic funds disproportionately to attract foreigners. Consider these quotations:

  • “There are no apartments, no jobs, we don’t dare go shopping anymore [without a gun], but we’re supposed to think everything’s great. … Women and girls are raped by these non-European men, who come here claiming they are unaccompanied children, even though they are grown men. … You Cabinet Ministers live in your fancy residential neighborhoods, with only Swedish neighbors. It should be obligatory for all politicians to live for at least three months in an area consisting mostly of immigrants… [and] have to use public transport.” — Laila, to the Prime Minister.
  • “Instead of torchlight processions against racism, we need a Prime Minister who speaks out against the violence… Unite everyone. … Do not make it a racism thing.” — Anders, to the Prime Minister.
  • “In all honesty, I don’t even feel they [government ministers] see the problems… There is no one in those meetings who can tell them what real life looks like.” – Laila, on the response she received from the government.

These quotations come from an article at The Gatestone Institute. A man who had recently been granted asylum grabbed some knives and killed a mother and son at an Ikea.

In response,

letters and emails poured into the offices of Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Stefan Löfven. Angry, despondent and desperate Swedes have pled with the Social Democratic PM to stop filling the country with criminal migrants from the Third World or, they write, there is a serious risk of hatred running rampant in Sweden. One woman suggested that because the Swedish media will not address these issues, Löfven should start reading foreign newspapers, and wake up to the fact that Sweden is sinking fast.

The liberals hold up Sweden as an ideal welfare state, but it is failing.

More and more senior citizens fall into the “indigent” category; close to 800,000 of Sweden’s 2.1 million retirees, despite having worked their whole lives, are forced to live on between 4,500 and 5,500 kronor ($545 – $665) a month.

Meanwhile, elderly immigrants get benefits even though they never paid into the system. No wonder it is running out of money. Furthermore, illegal immigrants get state-paid medical and dental. This is a benefit denied to retired taxpaying citizens.

For this and other reasons, the Swedish people are fed up.

When many states refused to take in Syrian refugees, some Christians took a moralistic stance: we should welcome strangers. They acted like Obama feels compassion toward the refugees.

No, Obama created the refugee crisis. (The ridiculous Xeno-Welfare States of Europe didn’t help, but he aggravated the problem.) He offered to take some of them to share the burden with other European nations.

Of course, he won’t feel any of the burden. That will be imposed on us.