This is an excellent development, it shows that the will to defend the most sacred of all rights, speaking one’s own mind, is still strong in Scandinavia.
The Free Press Comes to Sweden
Sappho 4 February 2012
By Sappho editorial staff
Come and listen to what you will never see, hear or read in the Swedish media.
This is a quote from the invitation to the Swedish Free Press Society’s first meeting, which took place on 31 January in the City of Malmö across the bridge from the Danish capital Copenhagen.
The evening’ speekers in high spirits. From left to right: Hans Rustad (Norway), the Swedes Gunnar Sandelin and Ingrid Carlqvist and the Danes Lars Hedegaard and Mikael Jalving.
Photo: Steen Raaschou
That same evening yet another murder and yet another bombing of a police station were added to the seemingly endless cycle of gangland violence in the Southern Swedish city. The number of unsolved murders in Malmö since last summer now stands at eight and the city has acquired a reputation as the Murder Capital of Northern Europe.
But despite escalating violence and biting cold, 120 people turned up for the meeting, which was held under the watchful eye of about 20 uniformed and armed police in addition to a number of fierce-looking plainclothes agents that were there to protect the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been the target of several assassination attempts.
The Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist – the principal organiser of the event – had ample reason to be satisfied as she bid welcome to the audience and speakers:
This is a historic meeting. […] We are here to break some taboos and let’s begin with the biggest one of all – Sweden’s immigration policies.
Read the rest here at EuropeNews.