Monday, 5 September 2011
Police who patrol Malmö's Rosengård district are being offered a special Arabic language class to help them better understand and communicate with local residents in the predominantly immigrant area.

So far 45 officers have signed up for voluntary twelve-week class, which will provide training on a number of common greetings and pleasantries in Arabic, the local Skånska Dagbladet newspaper reports.

“It's about dealing with immigrants in a more dignified and little more civil manner,” local police chief Bengt Hersler told the newspaper.

According to Hersler, the course was arranged at the request of officers who have pushed the department to provide them with the tools to better communicate with Rosengård's residents, many of whom are immigrants and have Swedish as a second language.

In addition to teachings in basic Arabic, the tailor-made course will also offer lessons on Muslim culture and traditions to help officers better understand some of the cultural differences that can lead to misunderstandings in dealings with local residents.
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Meanwhile there are new millions for Swedish synagogue security:
The Swedish government has promised new funds to help boost security around the country's synagogues following accusations that Sweden hasn't done enough to protect it's Jewish population.

The government's autumn budget, set to be released on September 20th, includes 4 million kronor ($622,000) in new spending to “increase security and reduce vulnerability for the Jewish minority”, according to a statement from integration minister Erik Ullenhag.

“Anti-semitic remarks and other negative treatment based on racist assumptions is never acceptable in a democratic society,” Ullenhag said in a statement.

The money, which is a one-time expenditure for 2012, is meant to send an important signal that Sweden takes anti-Semitism seriously following accusations that the country wasn't doing enough to protect its Jewish population.

In December 2010, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre issued a warning to Jews advising them to avoid traveling to southern Sweden.

“We reluctantly are issuing this advisory because religious Jews and other members of the Jewish community there have been subject to anti-Semitic taunts and harassment,” said Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations Centre, said in a statement.

In addition, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has urged Sweden to do more to fight anti-Semitism.

Speaking with the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper, Ullenhag said he was “disappointed” that Sweden has been viewed as not doing enough for its Jewish minority.

He explained that Jewish groups in Sweden have repeatedly expressed their security concerns, which sometimes result in people deciding not to attend religious services out of fear for their safety.

“Clearly, that is totally unacceptable,” said Ullenhag.
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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Swedish should be their FIRST language. They are living in Sweden. These ignorant, sickos make no effort to assimilate in the country that gave them a home. All they do is make trouble for everyone else and the government is bending over backwards to allow it. Crack down on them Sweden or be trampled by them and their sharia laws.

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