Join Date: Jun 2012
Some quotes from this hall of famer:
I am the first truly credible alternative as Sweden's first female prime minister-Source: Mona Sahlin in Metro Student Magazine.
To meet future challenges, the future of Swedish welfare state is inhabited by people from all parts of the world. Swedish businesses, organizations and schools must have windows and doors wide open to the world-Source: Integration Minister Mona Sahlin in an article along with the then coordinating minister Nuder in Aftonbladet on 16 April 2004.
The main task today is to make visible the everyday racism-Source: Mona Sahlin in Expo # 4 in 1997.
If two equally qualified persons apply for a job at a workplace with few immigrants to the named Mohammed get the job-Source: Mona Sahlin (the then Minister for Integration) in an interview in Göteborgs-Posten on October 22 2000.
We ought to think much about what we mean with Swedish culture. Often, I think it's a mighty jealous of us who come from Turkey or Iran or Somalia often have so much more obvious pride in the language, traditions that they want to be understood and preserve it we often feel threatened by the very reason that what has we sing as well as around the Christmas tree or around the maypole-Source: Mona Sahlin in P1 Morgon, 17 May 2001.
It has nothing to do with ethnicity. Who, by the way Swedish and who are immigrants? - Source: Mona Sahlin on Aftonbladet's website Young elections, 15 March 2002.
Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden, the former Sweden will not come back-Mona Sahlin in P1-morning on the radio station pump P1 17 May 2001.
Sweden is the country in Europe where the highest number of refugees. We have done so with your head held high even though the problems were great. Should we close the border and say, "We've had a bit difficult to integrate so why can not you come over here and get protection now?" - Support for sd a class issue, Mona Sahlin in Today's work during the 30 November 2007.
But it is there that one should always punch something typically Swedish, and I mean often, instead of the one who is an immigrant. And what is Swedish changing all the time, depending on the people who live in Sweden, right? - Party Leader Mona Sahlin in an interview by Victor Musa Canal 7 on 13 April 2008.
The problem of the cliff is not that many immigrants live there without it lives many unemployed. It's a class issue as big in the '30s, but then called problem families Olsson and Karlsson-Day Work, 30 November 2007.
I think it's the little things that make so many Swedes envious of immigrant groups. You have a culture, an identity, a history, something that binds you. And what do we have? We Midsummer and such geeky things-Source: Mona Sahlin in a speech to the Turkish Youth League Euro Turk, March 2002.
I hate everything genuinely typically Swedish-Source: Expressen, 26 July 2002.
I'm damn it no fiddler-Source: Press conference 16 October 1995.
If you are a Social Democrat, then do it, it's cool to pay taxes. For me, tax the finest expression of what politics is, SVT 8 September 1994.
We must never accept talk of honor killings. Nothing proves that violence against young women is cultural. It's only about men's violence against women ... - 2008.
There is much that is symbolic of the oppression of women for me, thongs on little girls, underwired bras for twelve year olds, porn, sexist advertising. If the veil is a symbol of the oppression of women, so it's very much like the state in this case, define away from the cover and I do not think it is fair-TV1 28 October 2003.
We need more mosques in Sweden, Mona Sahlin.
It ... which is Swedish changing all the time, depending on the people who live in Sweden, right? - Interview in "Open Channel" on April 13, 2008.
Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden, the former Sweden will not be back. - The radio P1 17 May 2001.
Diversity in Sweden is a wealth that does not cost anything. - Mona Sahlin.
The Swedish integration policy has failed. - TT telgram December 17, 2000
We have failed integration policy-TV1 September 28, 2001
It's clear that you thought a lot about 'how did this happen? [...] How could we both politicians, housing, local government so naive to let them here immigrant areas only populated by immigrants? [..] The responsibility is heavy on politicians. "- TV2's Report, March 1995
To meet future challenges, the future of Swedish welfare state is inhabited by people from all parts of the world. - Aftonbladet, 16 April 2004
What we did wrong was not to force all municipalities to take responsibility for the refugees, also rich Vällingbyvägen, Täby and Danderyd. - Today's Work, November 30, 2007