Swedish National TV have reported that the Stockholm chapter of the official Social Democratic Party Youth Organisation (SSU in Swedish) have organised an anti-Islamophobia meeting open only to people who are “racialized“. Basically saying, if you’re white, you’re not welcome.
The invitation, on Facebook and quoted as a screen cap in the SVT story says (in my own translation):
“Today, Islamophobia has spread to all parts of our society. The Chairman of Young Muslims of Sweden [Sw: Sveriges Unga Muslimer], Rashid Musa, is visiting to give a talk on Islamophobia in non-white societies and the forms it can take. […] NOTE! The event is organised by the Social Democrat Party Youth Organisation Separatist Network for racialzied [Sw: SSU Stockholms separatistiska nätverk för rasifierade] and is only for members and potential members of the network”
The somewhat awkward word “racialized” (Sw: rasifierad) apparently means “people who don’t have white skin” and its use appears to lump anybody else, who, having insufficiently pigmented skin, is put in a group that – solely on the basis of skin color – is said to be predisposed to all sorts of evil racism. The irony is quite striking!
Is this the beginnings of an official policy declaration by the Swedish Social Democrat Party that excluding someone from a group/meeting/network based on their skin pigmentation is now OK – as long as
white people (sorry) non-racialized people are the target of such discrimination?
As you may be aware, the current Swedish Prime Minister, Mr. Stefan Löfgren is also the leader of the Social Democratic Party, so these guys are not exactly on the lunatic fringe…
It gets better
Digging a little bit deeper, there’s more. Turns out that the Chairman of Young Muslims of Sweden, Mr. Musa, has a history of using allegations of racism as a convenient conversation-killer and is very quick to dismiss any criticism of radical Islam on the basis that the very concept of “extremism” is being misused to silence his group. That could be true. Personally, I think the reason people criticize him & his group is their repeated affiliation with, and presentations by, hate preachers such as Kamal Al-Mekki who wants Sharia Law in the West and defends beheadings & slavery. Unfortunately, in Mr. Musa’s world, disagreement with his ideas or opinions can only have one cause: racism.
The official Social Democratic Party Youth Organisation (SSU) website lists the “Separatist Network for Racified People” (Sw: Separatistisk nätverk för rasifierade”) and describes them (in my own translation) as:
“A Separate space where people who are ‘racialized’ in a society where whiteness is norm can speak in peace […] For those who identify as white, there are many other ways to engage and change.”
In other words, segregation is back – they have all but put up a sign saying “No Whites Welcome Here!”
I’d be very interested to hear if this story makes it out of Sweden; it’s not like it fits the prevailing narrative…