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PLEASE SHARE IF YOU CARE “I believe it’s done for” is how Swedish rapper Ken Ring answered the question “What happened to the world’s most harmonious country.”
According to Ring, Africa might be a safer place for children to grow up. “It’s safer. My nine-year-old son asked me ‘Daddy, why is it more dangerous in Hässelby than in Nairobi, Kenya?’
Norwegian national broadcaster NRK ran a program on Swedish conditions, a recently-coined term for the worsening urban blight that has come to affect their neighbour.
Half-Kenyan Swedish rapper Ken Ring was invited to the studio, and he turned out to have a lot to say.In the program, Ken Ring described how Sweden and hometown of Hässelby in Greater Stockholm have changed since his childhood.
“Today, there is an open gang war. My brother was murdered. I have 18 or maybe even 19 mates who were murdered. Today’s Sweden is a different reality, today in Sweden, a completely different world.”
When answering the host’s question about the spike in shootings and gang murders, the artiste went so far as to suggest that the posh areas will soon be walled off for better protection in the future. The coloured entertainer said that he himself was lucky to earn enough money to move away from Hässelby, where many make their way selling drugs and weapons.
According to Ring, the situation is almost hopeless in Sweden for young people, unless they succeed as music artists or athletes. At the same time, teenagers who make about $1,200 a day selling drugs are not uncommon, he added.Ring went on to suggest that the media and the authorities aren’t doing enough to address the problems. “It seems like they’ve never set foot in Rinkeby, Hässelby or Fittja, areas known as ghettos or ‘vulnerable areas.
’When directly confronted by the program anchor about the so-called no-go zones, whose existence the Swedish authorities vehemently deny, Ring said that they indeed were real. According to Ring, the situation was in fact so bad that he had even considered moving to Africa, as things will only get worse in the future, he argued.
“Don’t forget these six-year-olds about to start school today. There we have so many immigrants in the overcrowded suburbs, and they’re just getting more and more. One day everything will crack,” Ken Ring argued.
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