How Sweden’s far right turned a pork-less soccer tournament into an attack on Muslims

Source: The Washington Post

June 20 at 1:04 PM

Hogs are raised on Duncan Farms on June 6 near Polo, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Christian Christensen is a professor of journalism at Stockholm University in Sweden. 

The “story” was classic Politically-Correct-Sweden-Gone-Nuts material.

The organizers of the largest youth soccer tournament in the world, the Gothia Cup held in Gothenburg, Sweden, had decreed that pork was “haram” (forbidden by the Muslim faith). Thus, pork would be “banned” from being served to players and coaches at the tournament, scheduled to begin July 15.  The reaction from far-right, anti-immigration clusters on social media was quick and predictable. It was was yet another example of Sweden’s capitulation to “Islamic values” and further evidence of how Muslims simply cannot “integrate” into modern Western society, thus forcing Christian Europeans to give up their cultural heritage.

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  1. To those promoting that Muslims should give up the hijab: ‘I told you so’: forcing us to eat pork would come next. And God knows what would be next on the list. No. We should be proud of our heritage. We do not want to be forced to eat pork and, yes, we do not force you NOT to eat, if you want to. ‘There is no compulsion in religion’. Neither for us nor for you.

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