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Submitted by Alex (Sweden), Aug 2, 2010 at 16:08

Go back home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweden do not need people like you. I just read your article, and find it not only offensive but false too. I am an immigrant, live in the capital of Sweden and I've been here for 2 years now. Since the moment I got to this country everybody has treated me incredibly good. I have not been discriminated against, nor have I felt swedish think they are superior than anybody.

In one of your paragraphs when you say "Swedish media has made it a rule to associate immigrants with problems", well of course, a very high percentage of Sweden's drugs problems are in fact associated with immigrants, the media is only showing whats going on around, and you don't even need to watch the news or read a newspapers to see this, just take a walk around downtown in Stockholm in the night, and tell me you didn't get asked if you wanted to get some weed or hash by a non-Swedish person. Its the facts!. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with some people in this country, but you can't blame the entire land just for the people you've met, whom I'm absolutely sure would've treated you differently if you had shown respect for this culture. Most of immigrants here don't try to get involved in the culture, just get and live together with the same people, and the most alarming, they don't care at all about learning their language.

How would you feel if foreigners came to your country and most of them are involved with drugs problems as this increase the drugs rate of your nation?, How would you feel if these same foreigners just don't even try to learn the language of the country they're living in? and talk all the time about how bad your country is?? Sweden is not the country this man is describing in this article, unless you of course move here and the only thing you talk about is how Sweden is so bad, don't respect the culture, don't learn swedish,...etc . in that case go back to your country and leave Sweden alone!

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