Sharia Comes to the Gothenburg Culture Festival

Sharia  Gothenburg

Baron Bodissey | Gates of Vienna

The previous post highlighted the way in which YouTube enforces sharia law against the “hate speech” of Counterjihad activists. Now we have a culture festival in Gothenburg that is considering enforcing a sharia-style segregation of the sexes at its events. All in aid of providing a “safe space”, mind you.

So that’s how the venerable Islamic institution of purdah comes to Sweden — as a feminist innovation to provide safe spaces for wymyn. And at rock concerts, no less.

Sweden is always in the vanguard, so we may assume this is the wave of the future for Europe.

Many thanks to Tania for translating this article from Aftonbladet:

Gothenburg Culture Festival wants women-only zones to counter sex offenders

Gothenburg Culture Festival is considering introducing a special area in front of the event where only women are allowed.

Safe zones in front of the events, where only women are allowed to be. It is one of the measures that the Gothenburg Culture Festival is considering to prevent sexual abuse during the festival.

“It would be a dramatic measure for us as an open festival. But everyone should be able to experience the festival without feeling unsafe,” Stafilidis said.

Abuse of female festival-goers has received considerable attention recently, particularly after several rapes during Bråvalla festival ,and a large number of reports of sexual molestation in connection with Putte i Parken in Karlstad.

“No one should feel unsafe”

The Culture Festival in Gothenburg has so far been spared from similar problems, says the business leader Tasso Stafilidis. But for this year’s edition, in mid-August, the festival has nevertheless, as a last resort, developed a program which includes safe zones in front of the stage.

“We must be prepared to actively do something about it. It is for that reason that we are considering these zones.”

“Securing the space”

In the first place, however, he hopes that other measures such as tailor-made training for both the volunteers and security personnel, should suffice.

“But if something still happens, then of course those other actions are not enough. Then maybe we have to offer voluntary, safe spaces in front of the largest events.”