SWEDEN. Several members that attended a funeral in the area of Stockholm have gotten the corona virus; at least three are hospitalised and an 83-year old womas has passed away. The funeral is said to have filled the church, most likely a Syrian-Ortodox one, and two days afterwards there was a memorial service which also… Continue reading Corona Spread During Funeral Service
SWEDEN. At least six of the fifteen people in Stockholm who have died from the corona virus are from Somalia. They lived in the no go zones of Kista/Rinkeby and Spånga/Tensta and the municipality of Järfälla. It's the association for Swedish-Somalian physichians that are sounding the alarm and it seems like they deceased met and… Continue reading Somalis Overrepresented Among Those Dead of Corona
SWEDEN. Last week an angry and upset mother told the country of what happened during a class about religion for 9-year olds in Tierp. Anamaria von Roteliuc didn't believe her daughter when she said that she and her classmates had been forced to confess to Islam in writing. When the girl refused to write "I… Continue reading Pupils Forced to Profess to Islam
SWEDEN. This is a piece of a longer show that was aired on SVT and the background is the decision to ban hijabs in schools in the town of Skurup. That proved to be illegal, but it led to some interesting discussions. Politician Loubna Stensåker Göransson (M) and teacher Naouel Aissaoui talk to each other… Continue reading A Higher Law!
NIGERIA. In this short video from Open Doors South Africa Leahs family and their pastor talks about their fears and the rumours about her situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St3n_cVYj44
SAS made headlines for all the wrong reasons the other week with their ad campaign on how the Scandinavian countries lacks a cultural identity. First I have to say that it's extremely stupid from a marketing perspecting to piss people off and also to make yourself as plain as possible. Take airline companies from other… Continue reading Nothing Is Truly Scandinavian – Wrong!
Or the Middle East? How long would it take for me, a secular Catholic Swede, to adapt their customs? Sometimes I play around with this idea and try to see us Swedes from the immigrants point of view. Just as we find some of their customs strange and even plain wrong they see our ways… Continue reading What if I Moved to Somalia?