Jan 14 2013
An outspoken local Sweden Democrat politician has generated headlines and controversy by calling for a law that would cap the fertility rate of Muslims around the world, like China’s ‘one child’ per couple policy.
THE LOCAL (h/t ColinW) Annika Rydh, municipal party secretary in Älmhult, southern Sweden, blogs about her work and often links to Islam-critical articles. Recently, she linked to the film “Muslim Demographics” that claims Muslims are trying to take over the world one baby at a time.
“It’s a global problem,” Rydh wrote on her blog, according to anti-fascism magazine Expo. “We can’t tackle this locally. The international community needs to act by having some kind of restriction, like the one-child policy in China.”
The anti-immigration party’s spokesperson, Martin Kinnunen, said Rydh’s comments do not represent any official party line on how many children women should have.
Rydh has found herself under fire before. In 2011, she faced flack for saying that the word “negro” was simply descriptive rather than a derogatory term. “It shouldn’t be an insult to be called a negro. There is the red race, the yellow race, and then there’s me, who is of the white race,” Rydh told the regional Smålandsposten newspaper. “A negro is a negro. There is nothing demeaning with that.”
The blog also links to articles on other sites with headlines such as “If it doesn’t suit you, go home”, which complains about asylum seekers’ concerns about conditions at asylum centres in Sweden.
Another link entitled “The mollycoddling is so tiresome” argues that authorities spend too much money on underage asylum seekers who come to Sweden without a parent or a guardian.
In March 2012, Rydh attacked Metro columnist Lisa Magnusson and accused her of heaping blame on rape victims when foreign-born men commit rape. “Yet again it’s the victim’s fault!” exlaims Rydh. Magnusson’s column does not discuss any role of the victim, but instead argues that war-damaged migrants should receive psychological support in order to prevent potential crime.