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The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on Socialstyrelsens website on this link (in Swedish), but was quickly retracted (in Swedish) when the criticism poured in. The main objections were that the ...


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For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is illegal to marry anyone under the age of 18. There are many reasons for this. Children have a right to be children and to not have the ...


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That there is a police code is true. The Swedish police use different codes for different types of work as a way to track, for instance, how much resources they use. Some examples of such police codes are 204 (biker gangs), 209 (animal rights activist) and 207 (Satanist).Poliskoder Issues related to asylum accommodations are coded as 291. So it's not about ...


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No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason has nothing to do with a supposed increase in actual rapes. This is because crime victim surveys[1] have shown that the actual rates of rape have remained ...


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In her essay "Pomperipossa i Monismanien", Astrid Lindgren writes about a marginal tax rate of 102%. She does not claim an effective tax rate >100%, but gets quite close (99.75%) as she describes how only 5,000 kroner are left from a 2,000,000 income. The relevant part of the essay roughly translated: From the first 150,000, you can keep 42,000. The rest, ...


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Page 41 of the referenced study/document does claim that, per its projections/algorithms, Sweden's HDI will drop, from 0.949 to 0.906 (e.g. to 45th place). 45th place is relatively low-ish (for comparison, currently Portugal is in about 45th place) but not "third world" ... the absolute HDI is still above 0.9 ... part of the reason why it's projected to be ...


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There are two relevant differences between the "Top Conservative News" summary and the actual report from Swedish Radio, to which they are linking: The Swedish Radio report does not mention the ethnicity of the perpetrator. Since the report refers to the number of police reports and not actual convictions, the perpetrator is likely to be unknown in several ...


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The Top Conservative News web-site provides a reference from an article from Swedish Public Rado. Using my rather rusty Swedish, confirmed by Google Translate, the original source makes NO mention of the religion of the perpetrators. The anti-Muslim slur has been added by Top Conservative News. It says there were 300 reports of rapes of girls under 15 in ...


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According to a survey 3 of 4 (not quite the same a 8 of 10) police officers are considering changing job. But the main reason stated is that they are unhappy about the salary. Only 7% stated have mentioned threats and violence as a reason. The reasons for wanting to change job is stated as: Low salary (84%) Unclear leadership (57%) Fuzzy decision making (...


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The incident was extensively covered in regular Swedish media. It seems undisputed that a Syrian 14 year old boy committed the crime, but there are conflicting reports about the background events leading up to the murder. The offender did not face criminal charges, since he was below the Swedish age of criminal responsibility (straffbarhetsåldern), which is ...


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I recommend the following two articles that go a ways towards answering your question. One: Sex Matters during Adolescence: Testosterone-Related Cortical Thickness Maturation Differs between Boys and Girls by Bramen, Hranilovich, et.al. Relevant quotes: "Studies have shown sex differences in hormone-related brain maturation when boys and girls are age-...


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An editorial opinion (16 August 2012) from The Guardian was that Assange is not entitled to protection under the 1951 UN refugee convention. Refugee protection does not apply to the WikiLeaks founder and it is wrong of him to claim it As defined by the United Nations convention on refugees, a refugee is a person who "owing to well founded fear of being ...


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An internal memo from the police is covered by a news paper article Får interna direktiv: Ange inte signalement. The article does not contain the entire memo, but it does cite a few key parts of it. The internal memo was dated September 15, 2015 and signed by police press-communications personnel Wolf Gyllander and Carina Skagerlind. The directive said that ...


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It's a distortion of reality. The origin is probably https://www.rmv.se/verksamheter/medicinska-aldersbedomningar/metoder/ where they describe the method used. The result of an examination is given in different levels of confidence, "The assessment of the completed survey indicates that the surveyor is 18 years of age or older", "The assessment of the survey ...


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The Gateway Pundit does seem to imply that Herlitz was fired because he "revealed" that migrants are fraudulently posing as children. However, their translation of the original article makes it clear that this was not the reason he was fired. From the Gateway Pundit: Bernt was dismissed after 10 years of service at Folktandvården. The employer said he ...


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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden? I believe not, that simply criticizing immigration will not be illegal: Because see What about 'free speech'? below. Because I don't see (in the described change to the law) such a big change to the law. Because for example the Sweden Democrats party have and will presumably continue to communicate their ...


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It was a proposal in early 2015. Svenska Dagbladet reports on 18 Jan 2015 (Google translate output:) Sahlin supports proposals for help to jihadists The proposal from Örebro municipal Rasmus Persson to help returning jihadists with support for job search and a psychologist is supported by Mona Sahlin, national coordinator against violent extremism. ...


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"Cowan" in the OP refers to the 1865 book Curious Facts in the History of Insects, Including Spiders and Scorpions which states at page At Hurdenburg, in Sweden, Mr. Hurst tells us the mode of choosing a burgomaster is this: The persons eligible sit around, with their beards upon a table ; a Louse is then put in the middle of the table, and the one, in ...


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Summary The injured party is indeed named Mustafa Jafari, and he has a number of convictions but only one is for a violent crime (assault). He can not be said to be a "repeat offender of violent crimes" judging only from the published convictions, but he is a repeat offender, and has committed at least one assault before his incident with ASAP Rocky. ...


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As ChrisW already pointed out, both the disposition from the "Committee on the Constitution" (including some background information and reasoning behind the law changes) and the changes and amendments themselves can be found here in Swedish. Since the changes and amendments are embedded as images instead of printable text, it is not possible to run these ...


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Part of the claim is that Herlitz was able to distinguish legal minors (i.e. under 18) from legal adults by examining their teeth. Estimating age from the teeth has a long history. Here is a survey of a number of modern scoring techniques derived from linear regression studies of dental features that vary with age. All of these techniques give an estimate ...


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Yes, it is real. A follow-up to a short-lived and criticised experimental TV series There was a short-lived experimental series called Halal-TV, produced by Swedish state owned TV network SVT (Sveriges Television), and was inspired by a similar format from the Netherlands, De Meiden van Halal ("Halal Girls"). Halal-TV [was] a Swedish television show, ...


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The event took place in a housing complex for refugees on March 20th in Fagersjö, a suburb just outside Stockholm and received attention in main-stream media as well, e.g. in Dagens Nyheter, Aftonbladet, Expressen and SVT. The press release from the Stockholm Police is not published anymore, but can be found in Google's web cache. The perpetrator was a ...


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It is very hard to do a comparison when priorities are this different. One of the central questions boils down to: How do you actually measure living standard? Given that living standard is usually at least partially measured as a function of disposable income it becomes a bit problematic of a measure. The original article notes that there is a bias towards ...


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Sweden had at most a record of 89.4% marginal tax in 1979 (Figure 1), the same year the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren wrote her fictional essay (in which the calculations do not add up because the protagonist cannot count). Her essay prompted a change in government. Hence, the observable peak in the graph below. Figure 1. Marginal tax over time. Labels: ...


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While you asked specifically about Sweden, the US also has marginal tax rates approaching, and even exceeding, 100% on low-income people. This is sometimes called the poverty trap. One study found that the highest marginal tax rate in the USA was (in 1999) 109.2%, and applied to the next dollar earned by a full time employed single mothers with two kids, ...


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Speisa is a right wing propaganda outlet and has other articles denying climate change. [http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.521/professor-global-warming-the-biggest-fraud-in-history.html] Here is the report they are referencing: http://ww.rrojasdatabank.info/HDRP_2010_40.pdf No. It did not conclude that Sweden would be a third world country ...


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Thus far I've found a Lithuanian site claiming to have spoken with the family of the victim (they are Lithuanian migrants in Sweden): https://lietuvosdiena.lrytas.lt/aktualijos/prabilo-svedijoje-nudurto-15-mecio-tevai.htm and a Swedish one claiming to have spoken with the family of the alleged killer: https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article22074760.ab ...


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There was an interview on Sveriges Radio on October 18, 2016, which described a government program (administered by the municipal coordinator against violent extremism in Lund) to rehabilitate former ISIS fighters with housing, employment, education, and financial support: It is a straightforward social, economic and material issue. You need to be able to ...


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