Pictured above are a pair of smiling, good-hearted, naive young Swedish women welcoming what they assumed were asylum seekers fleeing Middle East conflict - but what is proving instead to be an invasion of robbery, brutality, misogyny, and rape, and the ultimate destruction of their country and culture.
Last year Sweden, with a population of 9.8 million, took in more than 160,000 such "asylum seekers" from the Middle East, according to the Daily Mail. The suburb Mölndal, a 20-minute tram ride from Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg, welcomed with open arms more unaccompanied refugee "children" (under the age of 18) than anywhere else in the country – 4,041 added to a population of 63,000. It is home to a huge refugee centre that houses up to 1,000 new arrivals. Last fall 400 young refugees were taken in every week.
What has been the reaction of the locals to this influx? One angry Swede cursed,
"Our f***ing politician should be shot. What the f*** were they thinking, opening our doors to everyone?"
Another resident said: "This used to be a good area. Now look at it."
Officers in Mölndal complain that they are overrun by migrant crime, gang fights and violent assaults. Police in Stockholm warned that the capital's main train station was overrun by gangs of Moroccan street children stealing and groping girls. Police have taken to monitoring swimming pools in Stockholm after increased reports of sexual harassment of girls and women.
This week police fled after being attacked by a mob of "refugees" as they tried to relocate a ten-year-old boy amid allegations that he had been "raped repeatedly" at a refugee center. Staff at another migrant center in Sweden had to flee when 19 refugees ran riot with weapons.
Police say they have responded to four or five emergency calls from refugee centers in the Gothenburg area – including Mölndal – every day since late October.
The murder this week of 22-year-old social worker Alexandra Mezher at a home for unaccompanied refugees has highlighted the ugly reality of the country’s controversial open-door immigration policy. The victim's mother, herself once a refugee in Sweden from the Middle East, claims her adopted country is no longer safe:
"We left Lebanon to escape the civil war, the violence and the danger. We came to Sweden where it was safe, to start a family. But it is not safe anymore."
The city’s most up-to-date crime figures reveal there were 372 incidents reported which led to 222 criminal complaints linked to migrant centers – between 20 October 2015 and 8 January this year.
Mölndal’s politicians refuse to discuss their immigration policy with the media, says the Daily Mail, but police complain they are stretched to the breaking point by the rising migrant crime wave. "We have become completely overwhelmed," said a policeman who described the city streets as being at the mercy of gangs of young men, mainly from North Africa:
"We have given up with narcotic crime. We just don’t have the resources... I have worked in Gothenburg for over 30 years and I have never known anything like it.
"I will not let my children go into the city after 2 p.m. and especially not at night. There are violent gangs roaming around the streets and the use of knives and other weapons have become normal, rather than a rarity as it used to be. There are 20 robberies in Gothenburg every day – usually with violence or the threat of violence.
"This week an 83-year-old lady had a gun put in her face when she was mugged on her way to play bingo... In the summer there were mass shootings with lots of people killed, including a little girl."
"In the past couple of months we have noticed a dramatic increase in street robbery. This is a new phenomenon. They will do anything to get money – steal a person’s wallet, iPhone, jewelry. And then they will attack their victim and kick them half to death.
"Drug crime has gone through the roof. Every drug is available on the street nowadays, even in broad daylight.
"And when the police arrest someone nowadays the suspect often fights back – with a knife or a screwdriver. This is not something we have seen before."
Get used to it, Europe.