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Swedish music festivals hit by reports of rapes by 'migrants'

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  1. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...estivals-hit-by-reports-of-rapes-by-migrants/

    Police in Sweden are investigating five reported rapes and nearly forty instances of groping at two music festivals over the weekend.

    “Foreign young men“ were blamed by police for the attacks at one of the festivals and at least two unaccompanied migrant youths were under arrest.

    Police recorded five reports of rapes and 12 of sexual molestation at Bravalla, Sweden's biggest music festival, and 35 reports of sexual molestation at Putte i Parken, a free festival in Karlstad, where the youngest victim was just twelve years old.

    Two of the seven young men suspected of mounting a campaign of aggressive groping at the second festival were unaccompanied refugee youth, reportedly living at a nearby accommodation centre.

    Police are looking for a man who speaks “flawless Swedish” in connection with one of the five rapes at the first festival.

    “The descriptions [of perpetrators] are diverse, with the one common denominator being that these are all young men,” police at the first festival reported on Sunday night.

    The fresh reports of sex attacks involving young asylum seekers at Swedish music festivals triggered an angry response from activists, politicians and performers.

    Pop singer Zara Larsson, known in the UK for her hit single with the rapper Tinie Tempa, said the perpetrators of the attack at Bravalla, where she performed, “deserved to burn in hell”.

    “Damn you people who shamelessly rape a girl in public,” she wrote on Twitter. “Damn you guys who make girls to feel unsafe when they go to the festival. I hate guys. Hate hate hate.”

    The country pop singer Pernilla Andersson, who performed at Putte i Parken, called for the authorities to “fight hard” against those responsible.

    “For an artist to go up on stage thinking that there might be a girl out there being molested or raped during the concert is just totally crazy,” she wrote in the Expressen newspaper on Monday.

    An anonymous 15-year-old girl told Expressen newspaper that no fewer than five of her six friends had been sexually molested by “foreign youths” during the Karlstad event.

    A man had come up behind her and started grinding against her, she said. A young man had groped one of her friends through her jeans.

    Alexandra Larsson, 17, told MailOnline that she had not seen exactly who had assaulted her at Putte i Parken.

    She stressed, however, that that the group of 18-19 year old boys standing behind her were “not from a Swedish background”.

    “They were probably immigrants. I hate to say it. But it is the truth,” she said.

    In January the Swedish police and media were accused of covering up a spate of sexual offences involving young migrants at We Are Sthlm, a free summer youth festival in Stockholm.

    The scandal broke after the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany.

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    The Guardian - of course - is saying that it couldn't possibly have been immigrants.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/m...edish-festival-rapes-migrants-wrong-dangerous
     
  2. Orange

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    I still don't get the point of all these anti Muslim threads. So are we supposed to start a new crusades or something?
     
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  3. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Just close borders until they sort out their own countries, I guess.

    DD
     
  4. Liberon

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    AroundTheWorld and RocketsLegend appear to be the children of Muslim immigrants that find it necessary to resent their heritage and religion to cope with being picked on their whole lives.
     
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  5. Invisible Fan

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    Those refugee camps are festering boils that needs some love and attention if locals don't want them to pop.

    It's a limbo status where people get neither employment nor training, so the young and restless idle around until they pull this kind of crap. They're more likely to get away with it as bureaucrats and officials on the ground don't want the situation to get even more complex.

    The initial gesture of letting refugees in was a great exercise of humanity, but the ongoing costs of integration will take another round of public commitment and expectations setting.

    Not a cut and dry situation no manner where you slice it.
     
  6. AroundTheWorld

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    Agreed.
     
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    “The descriptions [of perpetrators] are diverse, with the one common denominator being that these are all young men,” police at the first festival reported on Sunday night.

    Two of the seven young men suspected of mounting a campaign of aggressive groping at the second festival were unaccompanied refugee youth, reportedly living at a nearby accommodation centre.

    Strange.
     
  8. Dei

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    Rapefugees

    Send them back.
     
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    Don't expect ATW to man up..... Weak cowards like that hide when the heat is applied.
     
  10. across110thstreet

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    I found this statement from the 17 year old odd and conflicting.



    it's the truth, probably?
     
  11. Nook

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    The media and politicians often times don't admit it is a legitimate problem. As a result many people are not aware.
     
  12. Nook

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    It can be cut and dry, send them back. If society is aware of the cost and effort to keep the refugees and decides it is with it; great. If not, send them back. There was no obligation to take them or support them...but keeping them in limbo isn't right either. **** or get off the pot.
     
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    How is that odd?
     
  14. Invisible Fan

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    No doubt host nations are more than eager for repatriation, but with fighting still ongoing in Syria, the optics look terrible all over for ruling parties.

    I think that's the best answer as they're in no shape or capacity to handle such a large influx of refugees. Maybe that same number over a wildly optimistic span of ten years.
     
  15. across110thstreet

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    It's conjecture. She is attributing opinion as fact or truth.
     
  16. LosPollosHermanos

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    I wouldn't doubt that this could happen due to refugees, actually it wouldn't surprise me that some of them would do this but this is a really bad piece with fragmented information.

    Hopefully they are able to come to a definitive conclusion on the perpetrators and catch them.
     
  17. London'sBurning

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    There's a murder going on every 60 seconds globally. That comes to roughly 1,440 murders a day. There are over 1,800 rapes daily globally. Those are only the ones that are reported. Most do not involve Islam or religion for that matter. Just boring old murder and rape. I do not see posts discussing these other daily atrocities on this BBS. Just the same Islam stuff with the same rhetoric from the same posters that reply to threads like these. It gets old.

    And given that we have a population of over 7 billion strong, those daily numbers while tragic, are pretty good when you look at how big the human population is.
     
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  18. bobrek

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    You're nitpicking a 17 year old sexual assault victim's comment? Her statement makes sense. First it was probably easy for her to realize they weren't Swedish. Second she said they were probably immigrants. She then implied that it may not be what people want to hear, but it's the truth. Now if she stopped there, she would be jumped on because she doesn't know it's the truth. She added 'probably'.
     
  19. jo mama

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    didnt something similar happen during new years in one of these nordic countries? appalling behavior and i hope those f***s are caught and punished.

    on the plus side for festival-goers, mumford and sons is boycotting.
     
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    Yo can literally scoff at ANY issue that humans are facing today with that logic.
     

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