Björn Söder’s comments on Jewish and Sami people reveal his party’s disturbing instinct to rank people by origins

Sweden’s general election is just a month away, and the deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament has this summer repeated his claim that Jewish and Sami people are not Swedes. Björn Söder, of the far-right Sweden Democrats party – which is currently polling at a record 20%, just behind the ruling Social Democrats – first made the claim in a newspaper interview four years ago, to widespread condemnation.

My mother had to flee her native Poland because the ruling communists singled out Jews as a suspicious group

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