Feminist in Stockholm are fleeing areas like the infamous migrant-heavy no-go areas of Husby and Tensta ever since religious fundamentalist took over those suburbs.
Nalin Pekgul is a former member of the parliament for the far left Swedish Social Democrats and a self-described feminist. She has lived in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta for over 30 years and claims that she no longer feels safe in her own home. She said that Muslim fundamentalists have made the city their own and can no longer even visit the city centre without being harassed.
“In Tensta I am a known face and I have no desire to stir up trouble when I get harassed,” Pekgul said explaining why she doesn’t feel safe going into the centre of the suburb. When asked if she plans on saying in the suburb, she said: “I always hope that it will blow over. One should never forget that the vast majority here are cursing the fundamentalists.”
Zeliha Dagli, who was once a Left Party politician, said that she moved out of the no-go suburb of Husby. Dagli claims that a self-appointed “morality police” have been trying to control the women in the area.
“There were rumours that we wanted to take away women’s veils,” she said. “They said that I should keep myself, and then I did not feel so safe anymore.”