Liberal Sweden turns on migrants amid unprecedented rise in violence and sex attacks
The famously liberal Swedes have turned against migrants after being pushed to breaking point in the struggle to cope with the “totally unprecedented” influx of refugees, a new poll says.
The study claimed the previously welcoming country has now reached its tolerance limit following months of migrant violence, sexual assaults and the death of asylum worker Alexandra Mezher in January this year.
In 2015 alone Sweden, with a population of 9.5million, received over 160,000 asylum applications and the country is expected to take as many as 190,000 refugees, or two per cent of the population, before the end of 2016.
As the crisis reached a peak last summer with millions migrants opting to take the deadly trip over the Mediterranean to reach the continent, Swedes initially welcomed the asylum-seekers on humanitarian grounds.
The new poll revealed that fewer Swedes are now willing to donate clothes and money to asylum-seekers, despite the people donating almost 19.4 billion (£17bn) in 2015.
The study found that the population had grown increasingly sceptical of the migrant crisis with 60 per cent, compared to 34 per cent last year, of the surveyed saying Sweden should take fewer asylum-seekers.
It also found almost three quarters (65 per cent) of the people have lost faith in the government’s ability to handle the situation.
Ms Nelsson added: “Despite the vigorous efforts made by the government… the confidence is still low. Everyday people haven’t seen a difference.”
Original article courtesy of Express.