War on freedom
I am in a state of shock. Paralysis is imminent. The words are stuck in my throat. But now is a time of danger. I must report.
In the midst of the Western World liberty is at stake. Freedom and democracy are in dire danger. The continued infringements on freedom of expression have reached unheard heights.
There have been many examples the last days. But today an extraordinary event has happened.
The Swedish government through the secret police and the Swedish Foreign Ministry has banned a blog from publishing the cartoons.
The ISP of Sverigedemokraterna, a reportedly extreme right party, has closed down the party blog for having published the cartoons:
We think that this was the best decision after we were contacted by the Foreign Ministry and SÄPO, Anna Larsson, vice president of hosting compant Levonline, told DN. Freivalds told DN that it is terrible that a small group of extremists are exposing Swedes to danger [by reprinting the cartoons].Säpo is the Intelligence Service/Security police.
See this link to the story on BBC.
For this I urge all democrats who believe in freedom to put forward the following:
I ask for the resignation of the entire Swedish government and that all ministers and all responsible government employees being placed in arrest until the cases can be brought to court.
Of course only Swedes can make this demand. But let us support the many Swedes who will and must make it.
I will boycott all Swedish goods until the responsible in Sweden have apologized and Sweden has again restored free expression.
I ask for Sweden to be expelled from the European Union.
The Swedish hypocrisy is boundless. But already the seriousness of the situation has been understood by the political responsible. Here is the first attempt to play down the seriousness. A country 9th on the list of countries in the world with the highest standards of free speech has introduced censorship.
See these two articles on my blog as well: Swedish Politicians defending Islamists by all means? and One Track Mind
See the Brussel Journal and the comments.
Michelle Malkin is reporting the situation as well. She has a list of countries leading the War on free Expression. Sweden is one of them of course.
See also the Infidel Blogging Aliance article (hat tip!), where I was made aware of this sad event.
Also, today a sad event in Norway.
Mr. Selbekk, the Norwegian editor of the newspaper that published the cartoons, has today apologized, saying he would never have published the cartoons, had he known what he now knows after talking with Norwegian Muslims.
The same Muslims, that has threatened to take him to court for treason against Norway causing Norwegian interests to be harmed. The Norwegian Prime Minister has also criticized Mr. Selbekk in extremely strong terms.
On top of that Mr. Selbekk and his family have received numerous death threats and are living under police protection.
The land has darkened - dark forces are at play. The Western World is at a cross road. If we do not keep our hard fought for freedom, our society is at the beginning of the end. Eventually the last free man of the West can turn off the light.