Liberal new laws award refugees asylum if they have a child bride
The introduction of liberal new laws in Sweden has led to grown men marrying terrified young girls in a bid to win EU passports from the government.
Migrant pedophiles who force children into marriage are now granted asylum as the country’s confused pedophilia and sexual abuse laws seem powerless to stop them.
Citizens of the Scandinavian nation are outraged at perceived over-liberal laws which see immigrants claim the right to live in Europe after marrying a migrant child.
Sweden has a long history for its commitment to child welfare but the ruling Social Democrat-Green Party coalition government has been blasted as “sick” for changing its laws to accommodate migrant pedophiles and failing to protect its child immigrant population.
The new legislation has seen children live as a married couple with an older man, being continuously raped, with the rapist not only protected by the government but also awarded a passport.
Swedish citizens’ concerns are mounting over fears the child rape epidemic is spiraling out of control as the liberal government “rewards” pedophiles for their crimes.
Express reports: In 1973 Sweden banned marriages in which one or both parties are underage and in 2014 the previous government tightened the law following growing awareness of forced marriages among immigrant communities.
But marriages between underage parties are not annulled if carried out abroad and as a result, Sweden’s coalition government has come under pressure to close that legal loophole and invalidate all marriages that involve minors.
Zubeyde Demirörs, a social worker in Sweden, said:
“People see young girls as their sons’ tickets to Europe.”
Data shows child marriage is rare among Sweden’s immigrant citizens but a 2016 report by the Swedish Migration Agency unearthed 132 cases of asylum seekers under the age of 18 who said they were married when they arrived in the country.
Most of these cases came from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq and sought asylum at the height of the refugee crisis that brought 163,000 asylum seekers to Sweden in 2015.
But authorities claim the real number is higher as most cases go unreported.
Liberal Party leader Juno Blom said:
“Sweden has been bad at providing people who come here with clear information about how our system works, about this society’s views on children’s rights, gender equality, family policies, and parents’ and guardians’ responsibilities.
“While we insist that Sweden protects children’s rights and that we promote a child-centered approach to children’s welfare, we have allowed children of foreign backgrounds to live as married women with older men.”
The far-right Sweden Democrats posted on the party’s Facebook page about the issue which saw leader Jimmie Åkesson hit out at the government.
He said: “I don’t know what there is to think about.
“It is, frankly, totally sick that one can’t just simply say no to something as bizarre as grown men having the right to marry children.”
Only, it declined to vote on a proposal which would have seen Sweden become a country that does not recognize underage marriages carried out abroad.
Though critics have said it was unclear about how authorities would enforce the proposal.
The news comes four months after the government issued a pamphlet that gave advice to adults living in the country with a child spouse.
The leaflet was slammed and quickly withdrawn by the country’s National Board of Health and Welfare.
The government was accused of not communicating that child marriage is against Swedish law by printing the leaflet.