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A minor news item from Sweden:

The police station in Malmö district Rosengård, in the south of Sweden, was fired upon early Saturday morning.

Oh, my! Sweden? Any more details?

“At 4:29 a.m. police on location alerted us about the gunshots,” Hanna Berndtsson, Skåne police information officer, told the TT news agency.

Anything else?

…a forensic investigation squad is on location to find out what happened.Thus far the forensic investigation has revealed that live ammunition was used in the shooting, and therefore an attempted murder probe has been initiated…

Yeah, yeah, gotcha. What else?

Rosengård, centrally located in Malmö, is an area commonly associated with social difficulties, and has been the place of several riots and clashes between local youths and authorities in recent years.

Ah. “Social difficulties” and “youths.”

I was in Rosengård last fall. The salient point about Rosengård is that it’s overwhelmingly Muslim, and when it comes to “youths” I mean that very literally: Indeed, during my twilight perambulation, I had something of a tense encounter with “youths” on the gangwalk of one of the unlovely housing projects. And by “Muslim” I mean a fierce self-segregating Islam, so that female immigrants from Muslim nations where women go uncovered are obliged to adopt the veil once they get to Sweden, of all places.

Yet the word “Muslim” appears nowhere in the report. Perhaps news stories could come with simultaneous signing for the multiculturally impaired.

Still, at least, as Megan Seaman, 18, would say, the reporter wasn’t “inappropriate” or “offensive.” And that’s what counts, right?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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