On Tuesday, Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson described 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in modern American history, as “accidents.” During an interview with local STV, Romson went out of her way to defend Mehmet Kaplan, Sweden’s Minister for Housing and IT, after he compared the Jewish State of Israel to Nazi Germany. Predictably, Romson is a senior member of Sweden’s leftist Green Party, a party founded to fight for European integration and oppose nuclear power.
The Deputy Prime Minister even congratulated Kaplan for his work with young Muslims during “tough situations like at the 11 September accidents.”
“Kaplan, also of the Green Party, resigned Monday after likening Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the persecution of Jews in by the Nazis before and during the Second World War,” reports Daily Mail (UK).
After facing intense backlash from social media, Romson defended her egregious comments shortly after the interview, arguing:
The “accident” [of 9/11] is that we ended up with a very harsh debate on integration and how society grows with different religions side by side, and the discrimination that followed.
Of course, the attack on New York on 11th September 2001 is one of the biggest attacks, terror-actions and assaults on the peaceful and democratic world we have seen in modern times. I have no other opinion on this matter.
This type of behavior is nothing new for Romson. For months now, the Deputy PM has been flirting with anti-American and anti-Semitic sentiments.
In fact, last May, Romson compared the treatment of Palestinians “in the Mediterranean” to what happened to Jews in Nazi gas chambers and death camps. “We are turning the Mediterranean into the new Auschwitz,” she stated casually during a live debate. As the Mail notes, “About 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in Auschwitz during the Second World War.” While her comments drew the ire of the international community, namely countries in the West, the Swiss politician was allowed to keep her job.
Here’s an image of the anti-Semitic haggard harpy for your viewing pleasure:
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