Any readers even lightly marinated in the animating philosophies of this blog know that we live in an age of lies. But lies do not all serve the same purpose. And some are designed to display rather than conceal. Here is an example.
Swedish politicians agree: “Of course Ramadan is a Swedish tradition”
Ramadan – a Swedish tradition. Yes, as long as people in the Swedish society are practicing something recurrent, it is a tradition, believes Jenny Berglund, who anwered SD’s Richard Jomshof after his statements regarding Ramadan and Islam.
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.
Nyheter24 asked the question, whether it is a Swedish tradition or not, to the Swedish MPs – and received a mixed response. But most agreed.
– Of course. A holiday celebrated by the Swedes in Sweden must surely be regarded as a Swedish tradition, says Veronica Palm (S).
Her party colleague Hillevi Larsson completely agrees, and points out that the feast has been celebrated in Sweden since way back. [way back to the early 90s]
Even the Centre Party group leader Anders W Jonsson (C) is on the same track.
– As a large group of Swedes over many years has celebrated Ramadan, it is as I see it a Swedish tradition, he says.
Jonsson emphasize what he believes is an important thing. Not everyone needs to be involved and celebrate for it to be a tradition.
– Swedish tradition does not mean that all Swedes are participating. It is certainly more Swedes who participate in the celebration of Ramadan than eating fermented herring in August and definitely more than that in Lillhärdal commemorates prayer Monday. Nevertheless, fermented herring and prayer Monday are Swedish traditions and so should also Ramadan be considered as, he says.
But not all agree. Conservative Edward Riedl is one of those who are reluctant.
– I do not see Ramadan as a Swedish tradition. But as more people from other cultures and other religions become Swedes, it obviously are more who celebrate other holidays than the traditional ones, he says.
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, said.
Party colleague Emma Henriksson, Christian Democrat group leader in parliament, says that it is a tricky question.
– It is not a very easy question to answer, in the sense that it is a holiday celebrated by many Swedes and has been for a long time in our country, so well, that’s it, says Henriksson
So…well…that’s it. There is a huge, malignant boil attached to Swedish society. One prone to violent eruptions at slightest pique. Therefore whatever these…ummm…’Swedes’ say Swedish traditions are is a fait accompli. And…well…that’s it. Are you saying Ramadan isn’t an ancient Swedish tradition? Are you saying you don’t approve of Mr. Stalin? Are you saying we haven’t always been at war with Eastasia?
It’s manifestly a lie. But one not intended to deceive, but to humiliate. To subjugate. It’s a dare, a challenge. And it’s promulgators know most will be too craven to respond with anything but the mewling we read above. Note how the Swedish respondents (plain even through print) are excruciatingly aware that they are wholly distinct from their ululating colonists. Yet are prohibited by secular dogma to articulate why.
It must be as a blade through the soul to stand at a microphone mouthing such self-abasing inanities. I doubt much of that spiritual reservoir remains intact as they step away.
Ummm, yes. When muslims practice their alien rotes on our soil, they become our own. What you do today becomes my tradition centuries before. As I have mentioned previously, we extrapolate the present backward. It is not just the future that is written daily, but also the past.
The gulf between mouth and mind on these topics is truly remarkable. What is thought and said are different planets. I wonder upon which we’ll ultimately find ourselves.