Sweden was once known for meatballs, midnight sun, Absolut, Volvo, blondes, and Ingmar Bergman. But added to that list may soon be paramedics decked out in military gear, including helmets, bulletproof vests, shin protectors, and gas masks. This is for protection in Muslim areas in which residents attack not only police, but also emergency medical personnel. Writes Speisa.com (edited for style and translation integrity):
They [the paramedics] are met with everything from guns to machetes…. "We are not protected anymore as we had been," the head of Ambulansförbundet, Henrik Johansson, says to Dagens Medicin
He explains that the Union wants the alarm center and ambulances to have access to the information police have on people who are likely to be violent or have weapons. But the union also wants to introduce what Johansson calls tactical units.
These are emergency medics who are ready to go into hot-spot areas, with riot helmets, bulletproof vests, shin guards and holster packs. They should have equipment adapted to work in such an environment. And of course also a gas mask, Johansson says.
So they will more or less look like the riot police?
“No, like the military,” said Johansson.
These problems are particularly common in what have come to be called in Europe “no-go zones” — Muslim enclaves where authorities have lost control and violence is rampant. In fact, the Daily Caller recently reported that primarily Muslim immigrant gangs now control 55 areas in Sweden; this phenomenon is no longer just limited to big cities such as Stockholm, either, but affects 22 different municipalities.
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