We've all seen some the studies that show that Sweden, the prototypical socialist paradise, is not all it's cracked up to be, but Gates of Vienna has a report (translated from an unidentified Norwegian newspaper) which shows just how bad it is. Most of its problems stem directly from an issue I have discussed before Cultural self-loathing. Unlike the United States, there don't appear to be enough people in Sweden who value their own culture over that of those who immigrate into it, and consequently there is no push to assimilate these people. Sweden's immigrants are responsible for a hugely disproportionate share of the violent crime, and one result is that Sweden's murder rate is almost twice as high as the allegedly violent and lawless United States. (Sweden has a higher murder rate than the Washington DC metro area, and one almost as high as metro Detroit.) In Malmø, 70% of the rapes are committed by immigrants, in a city that is only 40% non-Swedish.
GoV asks if Sweden is the canary in the coal mine for multiculturalism. I, for one, hope not. However, the US a country that supposedly has no culture (or faceless, anonymous culture like Big Macs and Hollywood action flicks)is more likely than the oh-so-sensitive European nations to resist a takeover by the multi-cult. I can take being called a xenophobic, racist bastard for expecting that people who come to our country change themselves (rather than the other way around), and I will do everything I can to make sure that it stays that way.
Note that I do not advocate the elimination of the cultural traditions and mores of immigrants, but simply expect them to adapt to ours. One does not need to reject one's heritage to successfully assimilate, but the multi-cultis don't want assimilation; balkanization is their ultimate goal.