Saturday, September 08, 2018

Sweden: Social Democrat Candidate Claims Islamic Law More Important than Swedish Law - Breitbart News Network

To read the entire item, kindly click on this link:

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/08/sweden-social-democrat-candidate-claims-islamic-law-more-important-than-swedish-law/

Sweden: Social Democrat Candidate Claims Islamic Law More Important than Swedish Law


8 Sep 2018, Chris Tomlinson
The Swedish Social Democrats have had to remove a parliamentary candidate from their national election list only days before the vote after they claimed Islamic law was more important than Swedish law.
The candidate, who was running in the municipality of Karlshamn in the south of the country, was deselected by the party after he was reported as making several controversial statements on the topic of Islam, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
“He has said things like Islamic rules are more important than Swedish rules,” commented Per-Ola Matsson, Social Democrat group leader for Karlshamn. His statements are said to have been linked to the debate on the wearing of veils by women, the full face version of which was recently banned by neighbouring Denmark.
The man also allegedly spoke of changing childcare rules which could make it harder for the state to take care of sick children.
“To say in an election campaign that children should not be taken care of or that Arab women should wear the veil is not in line with the social democratic values of gender equality. We cannot accept that,” Matsson claimed.
Matsson added that many of the man’s statements had been made in Arabic, saying they had “confirmed the picture of what the man has said” through two interpreters who “independently translate[d] texts and an interview where he makes such statements.”
...