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The attacker cut Mikaela deep with a knife and kicked her puppy with force in the stomach. When she told local and national media about the attack, they consistently censored her description of the attacker in newspapers and TV programs, leaving Mikaela wondering why they rather took the side of the perpetrator than the victim. When asked about the decision, a reporter for one of the biggest newspapers in Sweden, Expressen, said that the description of the attacker simply was not relevant for the article – even though the man who attacked Mikaela was still on the loose.
It all began on 18 October when Mikaela was out walking her puppy on a road she had taken many times before, in a village she had lived in for over ten years. She saw a man, who she says looked like he could be from Afghanistan, standing outside the asylum centre smoking a cigarette. The man began to shout in a foreign language, pointing at the puppy. Mikaela did not think much about it and kept walking towards the nearby water. She then realized that the man had followed her there, and her puppy ran towards the man, happy to get what she thought would be some friendly attention. The man kicked the puppy, named Luna, in the stomach, and then began his attempt to rape Mikaela in broad daylight.
Mikaela managed to kick herself free from the attacker, but he had already succeeded in cutting her hip as he was trying to get her pants and underwear off with a knife. When she called the police, they asked if she was still with her attacker, and when she said “no” they replied that they would not send a patrol to the scene because it was no longer seen as an emergency. A day later, when Mikaela and her boyfriend walked passed the asylum centre, she recognized a pair of cargo pants hanging out to dry as being the same trousers her attacker had on just the day before. When she reported this to the police, they ignored it.
Mikaela says that the situation in Sweden is getting really bad since the mass migration started, and that it even starts to effect the small, rural villages like the one she lives in. Not so long ago, there was an attack on a young, Swedish girl who got beaten up at a playground in the same village. The attacker was a young man from Afghanistan, but even though he was identified and processed, the girl still has to attend the same school as her attacker. Today the girl is not doing well due to trauma and the additional stress. Mikaela also spoke about an elderly woman who had lost her husband in a brutal attack, also committed by immigrants in the rural, once so peaceful village.
It is a major taboo to talk about the negative aspects of immigration, Mikaela says, but only if we talk about it, could we change the situation before it is too late.