Host of Sweden’s most popular TV show rewrites national anthem to be sensitive to feelings of those with ‘different roots’

On Sweden’s government-funded television channel (based on mandatory license fees, like the BBC), they are celebrating diversity – even at the cost of altering the country’s national anthem. In a long and horrifying chronicle of recent events in Sweden related to arrival of “refugees” who are altering the ethnic composition of the country, the Gatestone Institute reports on this startling level of accommodation.

The people at the public television channel Sveriges Television seem to be working hard to alienate the Swedish people. First, they chose a Muslim, Gina Dirawi, as last year's Christmas Show host; two months later, Dirawi hosted Sweden's most popular TV show -- the music contest Melodifestivalen. This show selects the song that will compete in the next Eurovision Song Contest. During the show, Dirawi and a children's choir sang Sweden's national anthem "Thou ancient, Thou free" ("Du gamla, du fria"), but with the lyrics partly rewritten. Instead of "I want to live, I want to die in the North", they sang, "I want to live, I want to die on Earth." The show's producer, Edvard Sillén, explained to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten: "Melodifestivalen is not for those who get upset if the national anthem is changed. The focus should be on the people of this country who have 'different roots.'"

Is there a single human being on planet earth who believes any of the 57 countries that have declared themselves Islamic states would accommodate non-Muslims to this degree?

How about halfway as much accommodation of non-Muslims?

Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, does not permit Christian churches to exist, or travelers to bring in Bibles.

Why is accommodation a one-way street?

On Sweden’s government-funded television channel (based on mandatory license fees, like the BBC), they are celebrating diversity – even at the cost of altering the country’s national anthem. In a long and horrifying chronicle of recent events in Sweden related to arrival of “refugees” who are altering the ethnic composition of the country, the Gatestone Institute reports on this startling level of accommodation.

The people at the public television channel Sveriges Television seem to be working hard to alienate the Swedish people. First, they chose a Muslim, Gina Dirawi, as last year's Christmas Show host; two months later, Dirawi hosted Sweden's most popular TV show -- the music contest Melodifestivalen. This show selects the song that will compete in the next Eurovision Song Contest. During the show, Dirawi and a children's choir sang Sweden's national anthem "Thou ancient, Thou free" ("Du gamla, du fria"), but with the lyrics partly rewritten. Instead of "I want to live, I want to die in the North", they sang, "I want to live, I want to die on Earth." The show's producer, Edvard Sillén, explained to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten: "Melodifestivalen is not for those who get upset if the national anthem is changed. The focus should be on the people of this country who have 'different roots.'"

Is there a single human being on planet earth who believes any of the 57 countries that have declared themselves Islamic states would accommodate non-Muslims to this degree?

How about halfway as much accommodation of non-Muslims?

Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, does not permit Christian churches to exist, or travelers to bring in Bibles.

Why is accommodation a one-way street?