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Happy Norooz!

Happy Norooz!

Norooz is the Iranian new year celebrated by the Iranian people all over the world. Norooz means ”new day” and marks the beginning of the spring.

This year, Norooz is celebrated on Tuesday 20th of March 2018, 17:15:28.

I wish you all a happy Norooz with prosperity and health. For my beloved homeland Iran, I wish freedom and greatness.

Noroozetan Pirooz

Yours
Ardavan Khoshnood

Det är en börda ligga steget före… Lars Thunberg (KD) måste avgå!

Det är en börda ligga steget före… Lars Thunberg (KD) måste avgå!

Under 2012 var jag en av de mest aktiva mot böneutropet i Fittja. Dels intervjuades jag av Sveriges Radio, dels omnämndes jag i persisk-språklig media (se delen Redaktionellt på min hemsida). Jag blev även inbjuden till Malmö Högskola av Alhambra Malmö Muslimska Studentförening, där jag deltog i en debatt gällande just böneutrop. Debattörerna var indelade i två läger; de som är emot böneutropet (Ardavan Khoshnood och Lars Åberg) och de som är för böneutropet (Adrian Kaba, Salahuddin Barakat och Peter Hervik). Debatten kan ses i sin helhet på Agora Malmös youtube sida.

Firearm-related violence in Malmö, Sweden

Firearm-related violence in Malmö, Sweden

For some months ago I published an article in Forensic Sciences Research, about the increasing firearm-related violence in Sweden´s third largest city, Malmö. I concluded that

”Without acute reforms, Sweden risks becoming more violent as the cycle of violence will never be closed, and the criminal climate will continue to harden.”

It is a great pleasure for me to announce that the article has had more than 1000 reads until today.

More shootings in Sweden than rest of Western Europe?

More shootings in Sweden than rest of Western Europe?
Fiream related crime in Sweden

Only some days ago, the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, published our paper on 19 victims of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden.

The curious one is very welcome to read the paper. Please share your views with me.

In this short comment I want to highlight a very interesting finding. The study is conducted in Sweden. What we can see is that knife/sharp weapon is the most common type of weapon used (52.6%). Firearms are used in 36.8% of all cases. This is a very high number for Sweden. Much higher than both its neighbors as well as the rest of Western Europe. The number for Norway is between 19-21%, for Denmark it is between 0.4-19%, Finland lies on 16% and Holland is close to 35%. For other western European countries, the number of fire-arm related homicide is close to 19%. With western European countries we mean UK, France, Germany etc.

In comparison, our study shows a very high number of firearms used in homicide and attempted homicide which is highly troublesome.

And as I am writing this post, I receive news about a new shootout in Malmö, south of Sweden, in the center of the city, in the daylight.