Ramadan: it’s as Swedish as Ikea and pickled herring

A group of Swedes prepare to celebrate St. Knute’s Day at Långholmsbadet beach. (Not really, but you get the idea)

After 1000 years, Sweden is leaving Christendom, and becoming part of Dar el-Islam, the House of Islam.

After years of being Dar el-harb, the House of War, where Muslim mobs battle the state authorities, Sweden seems to be finally, cravenly conceding submission to Islam. Already tacitly under the yoke of sharia – who would dare publish cartoons of Muhammad, now, as Lars Vilks once did? Islamic child marriages are given state approval, and one can be prosecuted for criticising “immigration”, which is code for Muslims, of course – Sweden is rapidly going the full herring. Now, Ramadan is as Swedish as Påsk and Midsommar.

Swedish politicians agree: “Of course Ramadan is a Swedish tradition”

It all started with an interview in Sydsvenskan with Raid Amin, from Malmö’s Muslim Student Association Alhambra, where Amin said that Ramadan certainly is a Swedish tradition.

Well, yes, when I think of Sweden, the first thing that springs to mind is: Ramadan! Ramadan, is after all, as Swedish as the fjords of Arabia.

A holiday celebrated by the Swedes in Sweden must surely be regarded as a Swedish tradition, says Veronica Palm.

Swedes in Sweden: here, of course, we see the standard multi-culti sophistry. One of the central conceits of capital-M Multiculturalism is the notion that, as soon as Muhammad steps off the boat from Syria, presto, he’s every bit as Swedish as Lars Magnusson from Stockholm. The same people who’ll dutifully affirm the “unique spiritual and cultural bond with the land” of Aboriginal Australians, will just as solemnly swear that indigenous Swedes have no greater claim on their land than a middle-aged “child refugee” from Somalia.

The point of this obvious deceit is that it allows leftist media to salve their consciences as they piously declare such mendacious nonsense as that two French-born brothers murdered 11 cartoonists in Paris as if the terrorists had nothing to do with Islam whatsoever. Similarly, “Swedes in Sweden” sounds so much more progressive than “Muslim immigrants in Sweden”.

Centre Party group leader Anders W Jonsson [says] … As a large group of Swedes over many years has celebrated Ramadan, it is as I see it a Swedish tradition

A large group of Australians – migrants and their children – have celebrated Tet for many years. That doesn’t make Tet an Australian tradition. Vietnamese Australians celebrating Australia Day don’t claim that it is therefore Vietnamese. Large numbers of Anglo backpackers have celebrated “Full Moon Parties” in Thailand for many years, too, but that doesn’t mean that listening to awful DJs, gobbling drugs, and contracting STDs on the beach is as Thai as Therevada Buddhism and chut Thai.

The Christian-Democrat Roland Utbult is the only one of the respondents who distance himself totally from using the term “Swedish tradition ‘ of Ramadan.

– No, it’s not a Swedish tradition. Not in the sense of Swedish traditions passed down through generations. But it’s a very important part of the Muslim year, [he] said.

And in that sentence, the whole matter is tacitly summarised: Ramadan is not Swedish. It’s Muslim.

Yet, as a supine native Swedish culture progressively (pun intended) bares its neck for the yoke of dhimmitude, that distinction will rapidly fade. Sweden will be Muslim. Ramadan is not a Swedish tradition – yet. But it soon will be.

And indigenous Swedish traditions will be just so much haram.

– Speisa


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