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“The violence in Sweden has now become so extreme that Malmö can be likened to a gangster movie” - Moderate Party leader
A new generation of refugees are being recruited into Berlin's Arab crime gangsHe talked, among other things, about the recent brutal shootings and bombings in Sweden. “ It's like a scene from a gangster movie, he said about Malmö (where the M-leader himself was born) but it is everyday life in the country’s third largest city.”, he said. He also stated that his party wants to deal with crime for real. He argues that firm, concrete “liberal reforms”, are the best way to “quench populism”.
“44 dead in shootings this year is not a challenge, it’s a big problem”, he said. However, there are a few exciting long-term challenges to take on:
Such as Swedish competitiveness in the increasingly globalised world economy. And the fact that the labour market is now affected by digitisation, automation and artificial intelligence. “And Swedish students need to master not only English, French and German, but also Arabic and Chinese”, Kristersson said with emphasis, pointing out that this is “crucial” for long-term Swedish success.
He also stressed that his party is “liberal conservative”. We have respect for the many lessons learned in history. We are simply Liberal Conservatives. And those who do not want to understand that, and fantasise about a new conservative block, have not understood anything. “We are a liberal workshop with a few conservative tools at our disposal. We get things done”, he concluded.
An investigative report into extremist mosques in Berlin.Known in the media as Berlin's "clans", whose founders themselves fled war in Lebanon in the 1980s, they have long controlled much of the city's illegal drugs trade, street prostitution and protection rackets. Now police warn that the clans have sought out new members from among the over one million asylum-seekers who have arrived in Germany since mid-2015, half of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The clans "are trying to get others to do the dirty work" such as selling drugs or committing small burglaries, said Benjamin Jendro of the GDP police union. Many refugees, he said, are "men who have arrived alone in Germany" and who "have not yet had to do with the justice system," making it less likely they will go to prison if caught. An undercover police investigator also told Die Welt newspaper that "above all, it is the young, physically strong men who are in the sights of the clans, who make them do the dirty work".
The extended families, aside from now running large chunks of Berlin's illegal economy, have also committed some of the city's most headline-grabbing criminal stunts. In 2010, masked men wielding machetes and guns robbed a poker tournament in the Berlin Grand Hyatt, making off with about 240,000 euros ($270,000). In 2014, robbers rampaged through Berlin's KaDeWe luxury department store, smashed glass displays and stole watches and jewellery worth 800,000 euros. And last year, clan-linked bandits stole a 100-kilogramme (220-pound) Canadian commemorative gold coin worth over 3.75 million euros from Berlin's Bode museum, around the corner from Chancellor Angela Merkel's apartment.