SWEDEN. I can really relate to what Barbara is saying in this video. I also questioned myself when I started to think differently about immigration and everything else. I felt really guilty and that I did something wrong when I deviated from the general narrative.
But when I looked closely at what I was thinking and saying I realised that I wasn’t “full of hate”. Not even close. But even though that knowledge started to sink in I still had a lot of strange obstacles that was forbidden to cross. If you did you were a racist.
Like, which sites are aproved to read? And can I write about what I see around me when it comes to immigration and the lack of integration? Is it allowed to feel sad when I see women in khimar and different kind of veils? Sad for them and sad because it look strange. It doesn’t look like home and it makes me a little homesick.
Is it ok to get irritated at the immigrant stores that mostly have products with arabic on the package so I can’t understand? It doesn’t make me feel welcome as a customer and that’s why I don’t go there. May I like Sweden? Embrace my culture and christianity and actually think that they are good? Maybe even better than the culture of, for example, Afghanistan?