In trying to defend Donald Trump, again, Nigel Farage yesterday claimed Sweden was the ‘rape capital’ of the world because of refugees.
He told LBC radio listeners:
Sweden have taken more young male migrants than any other country in Europe. And there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden, so much so that Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe, and some argue, perhaps the rape capital of the world, and the Swedish media, frankly, just don’t report it.
In fact, every sentence that Farage made is untrue.
The Swedish media does report rape crime statistics, they just don’t blame migrants for it like Farage and his band of bigots want them to.
Because the stats don’t bear it out.
The rate of rapes reported increased from 2004 to 2011, but large numbers of Middle-Eastern refugees arrived from 2011.
But this also misses the main point.
That is, the rise in the number of reported rapes has gone up because of a change in the law:
Here’s one explanation:
Sweden does indeed have far more reported cases of sexual assault than any other country. But it’s not because Swedes – of any colour – are very criminal. It’s because they’re very feminist. In 2005, Sweden’s Social Democratic government introduced a new sex-crime law with the world’s most expansive definition of rape.
Imagine, for example, if your boss rubbed against you in an unwanted way at work once a week for a year. In Canada, this would potentially be a case of sexual assault. Under Germany’s more limited laws, it would be zero cases. In Sweden, it would be tallied as 52 separate cases of rape. If you engaged in a half-dozen sex acts with your spouse, then later you felt you had not given consent, in Sweden that would be classified as six cases of rape.
More of that in this document
So is Nigel Farage and UKIP looking to extend Sweden’s rape reporting to the UK? No.
They haven’t even bothered attending EU’s votes on violence against women.
UKIP’s MEPs have consistently failed to represent the interests of women. They have voted against or simply not turned up to key votes in the European Parliament on ensuring equal pay, combating violence against women and ruling out FGM, to name but a few.
UKIP types only pretend to care about women so they can bash refugees, and that too by making it up