30 January 2016

Swedish Asylum Worker Killed by Migrant

Asylum Worker Killed By Migrant
Everyone who is advocating that countries accommodate asylum worker should be aware that economic migrants are not only able-bodied males, but also violent and capable of killing. This was the lesson that Alexandra Mezher learned in Sweden.

A couple of months ago, Mezher began working at an asylum center in the city of Molndal, helping unaccompanied minor migrants adapt to life in their adopted home.

She was killed by one of those young migrants, authorities said. Now her death inspires nationalists and justice seekers to shatter that idyllic image of the Scandinavian country, already under strain as it reacts to an influx of refugees.

"It is so terrible. She was a person who wanted to do good," Mezher's cousin told Swedish newspaper Expressen. "And then he murdered her when she was doing her job.

"It is the Swedish politicians' fault that she is dead," the cousin added.

Mezher was stabbed to death a few days ago by a 15-year-old migrant at a refugee center in Molndal, a city of about 40,000 people on the southwestern coast near Gothenburg, according to Expressen.

"It was messy, of course, a crime scene with blood," police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told Swedish news agency TT. He refused to identify Mezher’s teenage attacker, his nationality or his motive.

Staffan Alexandersson, a social worker and spokesman for Living Nordic AB, the company that runs the center for unaccompanied migrant youths ages 14 to 17, described the incident as a "horrible and tragic event."

"We regret what happened," he told TT, "and we’re working right now in the crisis team to deal with both staff and children."

Last September 2015, two Eritrean men attacked and killed two Swedish in Ikea for no other reason than to satisfy their inner desire to hurt somebody.

The deaths come at a crucial time for Sweden. The country of 9.8 million initially took an accommodating stance toward the millions of migrants fleeing Syria and other areas in crisis, accepting more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, including about 35,000 unaccompanied minors. Per capita, the Swedes welcomed more refugees than any other nation in Europe.