Jewish despise for Jesus Christ* - and Sweden's road from Chinese Atheism to US backed Saudi (OIC) islamism.* Educate yourself by reading the most important article in sociology from the last century, namely Angels of Antichrist by Peter Klevius (1996). Btw, according to Transparency International, Sweden is the most corrupt of the Nordic countries. As such, Seden would have benefited from the same anti-corruption campaign Xi initiated in China.
Judaism's view on Jesus from Wikipedia, the politically correct encyclopedia:In Judaism, Jesus is viewed as having been the most influential and, consequently, the most damaging of all false prophets. However, since the traditional Jewish belief is that the messiah has not yet come and the Messianic Age is not yet present, the total rejection of Jesus as either messiah or deity has never been a central issue for Judaism.
Peter Klevius: What?! "Never been a central issue for Judaism". Right, like "god" never been a central issue for Atheism.
Wikipedia: Judaism has never accepted any of the claimed fulfilments of prophecy that Christianity attributes to Jesus. Judaism also forbids the worship of a person as a form of idolatry, since the central belief of Judaism is the absolute unity and singularity of God. Jewish eschatology holds that the coming of the Messiah will be associated with a specific series of events that have not yet occurred, including the return of Jews to their homeland and the rebuilding of The Temple, a Messianic Age of peace and understanding during which "the knowledge of God" fills the earth." Since Jews believe that none of these events occurred during the lifetime of Jesus (nor have they occurred afterwards), he was not the Messiah (i.e. Christ, the anointed one).
Wikipedia then continues with a row of dissident Jewish "scholars" who try to squeeze in Jesus in a less damaging way. But these "scholars" have never been accepted anyway in mainstream Jewish orthodoxy!
Precisely because of its size, China's "democracy problem" is in fact smaller than that of e.g. Sweden*.* The Chinese government is called socialist/communist but has nothing in common with Mao's China - or with any other failed communist countries for that matter. China can't fail simply because if it turns democratic almost nothing will change and it will continue to be a copy of Western "democracies" except for the fact that it's technologically much more advanced.
China in relation to US is approximately as US in relation to France, Italy or UK.
Do note that socialist Sweden (read Peter Klevius Angels of Antichrist) and China today are almost identical - except for in size and view on extremist sharia muslims. Both countries rest on technology, although China is already far ahead - and 140 times smaller.
Unlike China, Sweden has abandoned Atheism for islamism.
The disgusting history of Western and, to a much lesser and briefer extent, Japanese interventions in China, combined with political use of Sinophobia racism, made it important for China to have a stable government. However, the Chinese constitution (which is extremely weak in Sweden - and completely lacking in UK) keeps Xi in a tight grip.
The speaker of the Swedish parliament proposes the PM but in practice it's usually the socialists who decide it. And the few times Sweden has had a non-socialist majority, the heavy bureaucratic heritage from a century of socialist governments and civil servants - i.e. the social(ist) state - has made it impossible to change almost anything - other than in an even more social(ist) state direction (again, read Angels of Antichrist).
The Swedish PM may pick whomever from the street as ministers in the government. As a consequence, the Swedish government is more distant from the eletorate than in most s.c. democracies. Add to this the Swedish constitution that is all about keeping the Swedes at bay. This also explains why the "democratic" state dictatorship in Sweden is so politive to muslim immigrants who usually vote for socialists/communists, greens and the centrists - well knowing that only a few of them will have any democratic say over the governing of Sweden except for tose few whom the system will swallow into itself. However, what is missing here is the threat from islamism.
The Basic Laws of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges grundlagar)
includes the following exemptions from the right to access to public documents are defined in the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (Offentlighets- och sekretesslagen) which succeeded the Secrecy Act (Sekretesslagen) in 2009. The act details which information government agencies can keep secret, under what circumstances, and towards whom. According to the Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Freedom of the Press Act: "The right of access to official documents may be restricted only if restriction is necessary having regard to
the security of the Realm or its relations with a foreign state or an international organization;
the central finance policy, monetary policy, or foreign exchange policy of the Realm;
the inspection, control or other supervisory activities of a public authority;
the interest of preventing or prosecuting crime;
the public economic interest;
the protection of the personal integrity or economic conditions of private subjects;
the preservation of animal or plant species."
This list is exhaustive and the Parliament may not legislate about restrictions outside the scope of this list, and any restrictions have to be legislated into the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act previously mentioned.
Secrecy is limited to a maximum time of 70 years (when relating to individuals that is 70 years after the person's death).
Limited free speech in Sweden
Sweden protects free speech in its Constitution. However, freedom of the press and freedom of expression may be limited by law. For example, Sweden criminalizes a number of behaviors aimed at groups and individuals, including hate speech (racial agitation), enticement, and defamation.
Disruption of certain public gatherings, such as public deliberations in the Swedish Parliament and religious ceremonies, is also criminalized. In addition, disorderly conduct aimed at aggravating others is criminalized.
Public speech (such as at town halls and demonstrations) may be limited by law. Demonstrations require a prior permit. Police may break up public speeches or other groupings of people if there is a risk to human life or of a disruption to traffic or the immediate surroundings.
All Swedish broadcasters must apply for a permit to broadcast in Sweden. Broadcaster licenses may be revoked and broadcasters may be fined for violating regulations applicable to them. While foreign media may operate in Sweden, Sweden does not oversee foreign broadcasters that broadcast from abroad to a Swedish audience. For instance, several channels are offered to Swedish viewers from the United Kingdom.
Foreign journalists may receive accreditation from individual institutions and events and may have the same accreditations revoked for misuse.
I. Scope of Protection of Freedom of Speech and the Right to Interrupt Public Speech
A. Constitutional Protection of Free Speech
Sweden protects freedom of speech in its Constitution (Instrument of Government). Freedom of speech is further protected and regulated in two separate constitutional acts—the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. In addition, freedom of speech is protected in the European Convention on Human Rights. Sweden introduced its first freedom of the press legislation in 1766. The document was adopted by Royal acclamation, and removed the need for publishers to attain preapproval from the King prior to publication. A special Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression covering non-print media was adopted in 1991.
While Swedish law generally protects freedom of expression, there are limits that may be imposed. For example, the Freedom of the Press Act allows the legislature to regulate press freedom, such as by adopting laws that limit the use of advertisements and criminalize child pornography.
B. Civil Ordinance Rules and Use of Freedom of Speech at Public Gatherings
Peace and order in public places is regulated in the Swedish Civil Ordinance Act. The Civil Ordinance Act applies to public gatherings and seeks to guarantee the safety and security of those present. Public gatherings may not be held in Sweden without a prior permit. In addition, certain gatherings may be prohibited, either based the gathering’s geographical location or content. Public gatherings may be dissolved if they are disruptive. Previous disruptions at similar events may also be a reason to deny the issuance of a permit for a public event.
1. Application and Permit Requirement
Public gatherings may not be held in Sweden without a prior permit. Applications must be made to the Swedish police. The Police may request that the applicant provide additional information with regard to the event before issuing a permit.
2. Police Rights to Break Up Public Speech Events
The police may dissolve gatherings held without a permit or that are disruptive. The fact that a specific gathering was previously disruptive may be a reason to refuse a permit for a public event. In addition, a public gathering to perform an artistic production or a public event may be dissolved “if the gathering [in itself, or by] the use of sound or in any other way entails considerable disruption of the public order in its immediate surroundings. This does not, however, apply when the gathering is conducted in accordance with an issued permit.” Public gatherings may only be dissolved if a less invasive measure is found ineffective.
C. Criminalized Speech
1. Disruption of Public Deliberation or Public Gatherings
Noise disruption (such as heckling) at a “religious service, marital ceremony, funeral, court proceeding, or other state or municipal meeting, or public deliberation” is a separate crime in Sweden. An example of a disruption of a public deliberation includes hecklers at the Swedish Parliament. Such disruptions are punishable with a fine (böter) or up to six months of imprisonment.
2. Disorderly Conduct
In addition, disorderly conduct (förargelseväckande beteende) intended to aggravate (förarga) people is also criminalized, and punishable with monetary fines. The disorderly conduct provision explicitly includes noise disruptions. To be punishable the person must “make noise in a public place or behave in public in a way that is intended to arouse public anger.”
Disorderly conduct may include expressive conduct like waving a flag with offensive symbols. The crime has a long history and was included in the Criminal Code as early as 1734. As recently as the early 1900s it was also used to sentence persons who voiced opinions that were controversial. This changed when an explicit prohibition on punishing opinions in the 1940s was included in the legislative history to the amendment of the Penal Code, where the legislators explained that it was the behavior not the content of what was said that should be punished. Examples of behavior that has led to convictions include a person who sang and played music in his private home with the windows open in order to disrupt a political meeting that was being held outside his property. Thus, heckling a political group is likely to fall within the constraints of disorderly conduct even if it does not specifically meet the requirements to be deemed disruption of public deliberations and gatherings mentioned above.
3. Racial Agitation
Sweden has criminalized “hate speech” when it amounts to “racial agitation” (hets mot folkgrupp), defined as ”a statement or other message that is spread and disseminated that threatens, or expresses condescension against, an ethnic group or another group of persons based on race, skin color, national or ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression.” The provision only protects the enumerated groups of people, and publication of untrue statements in itself is not considered hate speech. It was first introduced in a government bill in 1944 as a response to racial agitation against Jews.
Sweden criminalizes enticement (Uppvigling), defined as “orally in front of a public gathering, [or by other means in writing], [trying] to entice others to commit a criminal act, betray a citizenship duty, or disobey a government agency.”
5. Offenses against Individuals
In addition to the specific crimes mentioned above, which target behavior against groups of people, crimes directed at individuals, such as threats (hot), defamation (förtal), and insults (förolämpning) are also criminalized.
The truthfulness or accuracy of an insulting or defamatory statement is generally not a legitimate defense against prosecution for such crimes under Swedish law. Thus, if a truthful statement (e.g., person A has been convicted of rape) is spread with the intent of causing that person harm, or harming his or her standing in society, it is still defamation. However, statements made by the press without the intent to cause another person harm may be excused because they are true if the publication (for instance, of the person’s name) was necessary. These crimes are punishable with a fine or imprisonment of up to six months for insults, and two years for defamatory statements. These crimes can also be committed against a deceased person, provided that it is hurtful to his or her family, or because of the short period of the time that has elapsed since the person’s death.