August 04, 2003


Tolerant Sweden generates intolerance:

A group of around 30 skinheads attacked marchers in a gay pride parade in Stockholm with stones and bottles, police said.

A young man on the annual march promoting gay, lesbian and transsexual rights was injured in the head and taken to hospital. A police spokesman said his life was not in danger.

”Injured in the head”? Great writing, CNN. By the way, if this happened in the US, Time would run a cover story on it.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 4, 2003 03:52 AM

As somebody of Norwegian descent, I am constantly looking for a reason to launch a pre-emptive, multilateral attack against Sweden.

Posted by: Norbizness at August 4, 2003 at 05:39 AM

For Sweeden, is a reason even necessary?

Posted by: Jerry at August 4, 2003 at 06:15 AM

You'd think if they could tolerate Socialism, they could tolerate anything...

Posted by: Yobbo at August 4, 2003 at 07:32 AM

Oh, come now, Timbo...

Time has too many cover stories about God, meditation, fat teenagers, and online shopping lined up to waste important front page space on skinheads.

Posted by: Block at August 4, 2003 at 03:57 PM

We need some 'root cause analysis'. If the Swedes had been more sensitive to the needs of skinheads this wouldn't have happened. The Swedes brought it on themselves!!!

Posted by: Matt at August 4, 2003 at 04:13 PM

Unfortunately Australian skinheads have been active as well.

At least there's some outrage by the government and the media, unlike when a similar incident happened in Germany a few days ago.

Posted by: Andjam at August 4, 2003 at 09:51 PM

No, Matt, remmeber the victims are always to blame. It is the bourgeois homosexuals who provoked the working class skinheads.

Posted by: Clem Snide at August 4, 2003 at 10:18 PM

I'm looking forward to reading of such an attack where the skinheads get their asses kicked by said gay pride parade members.

Posted by: David Perron at August 5, 2003 at 04:42 AM