A group of young political activists volunteering with anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats have travelled to Greece to inform would-be asylum seekers about the deteriorating situation in Sweden.
Taking photographs and handing out flyers to migrants as they stepped off boats onto migrant war-zone Greek island of Lesbos, the group were captured on camera wearing Sverigedemokraterna — Sweden Democrats — branded jackets. The three activists were spotted by another group of young Swedes, open borders activists who tweeted out pictures of the group and their flyers, which soon went viral in Sweden.
Speaking to popular left-wing daily Afton Bladet, one of the campaigners who happened upon the anti-migrant activists articulated their anger that their fellow countrymen weren’t rushing to help migrants into Europe. Hanna Thåström, who was “flabbergasted” by the activists said: “They did not help, but they stood and just and filmed.
“I was very upset, because it is not human to stand to watch when people are in a crisis situation. To stand and photograph people who may not want to be filmed”.
— Svenska Dagbladet (@SvD) November 9, 2015
As part of the Sweden Democrat’s campaign to educate migrants arriving to Europe about the reality of the situation, the volunteers have also been travelling throughout Europe handing out flyers. One that was intercepted by leftist pro-migration activists in Lesbos told migrants there was “no money, no jobs, no homes” for them in Sweden.
Dispelling the common perception of Sweden as a utopia for migrants, the flyer explained in English, the most common language among newcomers:
“You might have heard positive things about our country and the Swedish people. That we are friendly, generous, and hard-working. This might be true, but our society is falling apart.
“Our wealth is gone. We have to borrow money to provide education and basic health care for our citizens. Due to decades of mass immigration our previously safe country is not safe any more.
“Not only do we have a very high number of shootings and gang related violence, where grenade attacks in public spaces are no longer surprising, but Sweden now also demonstrates the second highest number of rape reports in the entire world”.
The Sweden Democrats have been accused of distributing lies in their flyers by mainstream media commentators and political activists in favour of mass migration. Yet as Breitbart London has reported on at length over this year, rape is a serious problem in the country with foreign rapists let off their crimes with minimal punishment, and grenade violence is flourishing.
İsveç'in göçmen politikasını eleştiren siyasi parti (SD), Yunanistan'ın Lesbos adasında mültecilere broşür dağıtıyor pic.twitter.com/xncyxFZgWI
— Herr 5 Postasson (@5posta) November 9, 2015
Buoyed in the polls by their opposition to the migrant crisis, the Sweden Democrats conclude the flyer with information about how Sweden is yet to change, should they form the whole or a part of the next government. Making clear what legal improvements they would make, the Democrats wrote: “…you will eventually be sent back home.
“Sweden is a modern Western country. Here, women and men are equal. Forced marriages and polygamy will never be accepted. Halal slaughter, wearing niqab or burqa in public places will be forbidden in our country”.
Another flyer shows rows of uncomfortable looking camp beds in a warehouse with a link to welcometosweden.net, a website registered by the Sweden Democrats last month but as of yet unused.
The Sweden Democrats confirmed this week that the flyer and volunteers in Lesbos were their own, and were part of a “huge effort” by the party to get their message out not only at home but across the whole of Europe. A party spokesman said: “We will also buy the right amount of space in the media, on television and newspapers outside Europe. The goal is for it to reach people before they start to come”.