MIGRATION MADNESS – 30 Syrian asylum seekers decided to occupy a bus for two days and stage semi-nude protests after being transported from Malmö to a small Swedish village called Grytan outside of Östersund.
Upon arrival they refused to leave the bus and demanded that they be returned to Sweden’s third largest city which now has a minority Swedish population i.e. multicultural Malmö. The reasons for refusing to stay in Grytan weren’t entirely clear and ranged from being unable to compose music to being given faulty information:
“I am 75 years old and come from the Middle East. Then I get sent to a place that looks like this,” a man from Syria told Östersunds-Posten, pointing to the icy road. “It is dangerous for me to be here.”
“Normally I play music and write songs. That’s not possible here, I become completely dead inside from living here”
“Yes, we don’t demand much. But now we must live 8 in each room, people with different backgrounds and ages. It is cold outside and cold in the rooms. I doubt that for example Germany treats its refugees like this”
“Either they take us out of here to a better establishment, or we start a hunger strike” – laments a displeased Muhammed.
One of the immigrants describes the village as being isolated from the service he had been expecting to get. This came as a surprise to one of Sweden’s Radios reporter who pointed out that she comes from Östersund to which one of the asylum seekers responded:
“Yes, but we are Arabs. We cannot live here in this kind of weather.”
Once the dialogue police were called to the scene they refused to evict the protesters most likely due to fears that Swedish journalists would start whining about inhumane treatment of refugees.
“One has to be cautious. This regards people seeking protection and removing them from the bus isn’t suitable. We hope to be able to solve this with dialogue. When a decision has been made by Swedish Enforcement Authority, we can assist” – said officer Bengt Stadin with the Jämtland Police.
The Migration Board was contacted by the media and one of their spokesmen, Fredrik Bengtsson, said that asylum seekers can live wherever they like in Sweden but that they would then have to take care of their own accommodation which makes sense considering the restrictions on building and uncontrolled mass immigration has led to a housing shortage and in turn the housing bubble i wrote about here.
“We have seen cases where asylum seekers have certain ideas of what awaits them in Sweden and when that doesn’t match reality, then problems arise. They don’t feel what they see here meets their expectations. We’ve had a large amount of people come to Sweden this year and so we can’t place them where they want,” Bengtsson said.
The standoff continued for two days until Friday when the protesters finally agreed to vacate the bus after Swedish officials apologized and caved in to their demands regarding being moved within 3 months.
One would think that this dramatic chain of events would end there but alas the asylum seekers have decided to protest in the mess hall until they obtain a written contract certifying that they will receive paid for apartments in Malmö or Stockholm within 1-3 months courtesy of Swedish taxpayers. They have threatened to leave and seek asylum in Norway or Finland.
Considering past experience I think it is safe to say that the authorities will appease these new Swedes in any way they can and I can’t help but think that maybe these are the same asylum seekers that arrived in a private jet a couple of weeks ago.
To make the situation more absurd the bus driver in question was not only forced to celebrate New Years Eve alone in a hotel room but he also claims he had his laptop stolen by one of them.
“Yes, now I’ve managed to sleep for 2 hours. And here I stand without a bus. Because the immigrants have occupied it and refuse to leave. Not only that but one of them has stolen my computer which has my whole life on it. But even so I wish everyone I know and everyone I don’t a really happy new year”
After pictures of the asylum seekers emerged several people on twitter noted that the refugees in question didn’t seem quiet as destitute as the Swedish media likes to portray.
Grytan-gate has received much attention in the last couple of days and has brought out the creative side of several Swedes
“The love of winter” – Tourist Brochure parody from user freddolino in the online forum Flashback
“I saw an ice patch and got scared, therefore I undressed. Now I’m soon off to molest little girls in the village.” – left
“What was I thinking when I decided to join this photo-op” – journalist in middle
“$10k for asylum in Sweden and I didn’t even get a lousy t-shirt”– right
Many former refugees have expressed disgust at the incident on twitter and one Lebanese woman actually travelled all the way to Östersund to yell at these so-called refugees which can be seen here.
One might think that those fleeing the Islamic State wouldn’t necessarily mind temporary stay in a rural village seeing as they are getting a safe haven, free accomodation, food, welfare, not to mention guaranteed permanent residence in Sweden. Others might claim that these individuals have been promised more lavish establishments by human smugglers and that they are not real refugees but I will avoid further speculation considering the internet here is being patrolled by the thought police.
I will however say this: Grytan-gate is symptomatic of this nations irresponsible immigration policies.
A wise (?) man once said:
It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
Would you like to read about:
Asylum seekers coming to Sweden in private jets?