Friday, December 25, 2015

CS Monitor article on Muslim host of Swedish Christmas TV Special

From A: "Article begins "Sweden is known for its egalitarianism and openness".
Interesting, just for comparison's sake, how journalists describe, very broadly, countries in other (non-European) regions of the world. 
This description isn't explicated in any factual or analytical way in the article, except for one sentence:
"The Scandinavian country admits more refugees per capita than any other country in Europe and is proud of it."
Which is true, fair, and very commendable. It should be noted though that another "Scandinavian country", Denmark, accepts almost one-tenth of the number of asylum seekers as Sweden and has some of the most regressive asylum policies in the EU.
The article quotes Ingrid Carlqvist who is described as "a firebrand journalist opposed to Sweden’s refugee policies."
In fact, she is a fellow at the Gatestone Institute, a lesser-known Zionist/Islamophobic think tank based in NYC, which yesterday published an article titled "Why Palestinians Love Baby-Killers"

One would expect more from Christian Science Monitor."