March 21, 2019
The tax-financed media giant’s increasing use of veiled reporters has triggered strong reactions on social media, with many Swedes interpreting it as a token of “Islamisation” and bolstering the oppression of women.
For several days in a row, hijab-clad Cheyma Moufid has appeared on national Swedish broadcaster SVT as a reporter for the local news programme in the capital area.
According to the news outlet Fria Tider, Moufid has been practising at SVT since last autumn.
This week, Moufid appeared in a series of reports of the poor quality of snow removal in Stockholm, which has led to a lot of complaints and allegedly involves cheating on the part of the authorities. Moufid argued that Stockholm City has no control of snow removal in immigrant areas, such as Rinkeby and Tensta. Both of these are sometimes referred to as “no-go zones” and involve a certain risk even for police personnel.
On social media, the appearance of a veil-covered woman on TV screens sparked many critical reactions, with some interpreting it as a sign of Sweden becoming more Islamised and others suggesting that SVT supported the oppression of women.
“Now SVT has obviously shifted gear towards continued Islamisation in Sweden. A Muslim reporter in black veil put a finishing touch on a longer feature in tonight’s broadcast of SVT Stockholm. Never before has SVT so clearly exposed this symbol to the world’s most oppressive and destructive ideology and religion. But now we as taxpayers are forced to pay for this adaptation to Islam”, Bengt Johansson wrote on Facebook, alluding to Sweden’s mandatory “TV tax”.
“Why should we be forced to see religious extremism expressed by a veil in SVT? Forced public service is obviously a tool of Islamisation”, blogger and writer Katerina Janouch tweeted.
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