The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister has created a firestorm on social media after she referred to the worst terrorist attack on United States’ soil in modern history as an “accident.”
Deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson was discussing the recent resignation of Sweden’s Minister for Housing and IT, Mehmet Kaplan, who had compared Israel to Nazi Germany and said Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is similar to how the Nazis persecuted the Jews during WWII. The interview with Romson occurred on SVT.
Romson had championed Kaplan for his work with young Muslims. She said, “He has been chairman for Swedish Young Muslims in tough situations like at the 11 September accidents and similar.”
Romson tried to clarify her statement later by saying, “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.”
Romson was also criticized last May during a party debate when she said, “We are turning the Mediterranean into the new Auschwitz” as she attempted to draw a comparison between the WWII death camps to the Muslim migration conditions in the Mediterranean.
Although thousands of Muslims have died as they’ve migrated from Middle Eastern and North African countries to Europe, approximately 1.1 million Jews were exterminated in Auschwitz by at the hands of the Nazis during WWII.
Her most recent comment has generated severe criticism from most online commentators with many calling for her resignation.
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