Since my situation has been the subject of some interest in many parts of the world, on blogs aswell as in respected newspapers, I deem it appropriate to try to communicate it in English aswell. Thus I have translated into English language the posting below named ”Demokrati och terror”:
I have now been forced to leave my job, mainly because of what I have written in this blog. The positions taken here are pro-democracy, pro-freedom. What I have written against, is terror. More specifically this has resulted in a pro-Israel standpoint, since Israel is the only democratic state in the Middle East and the only state in the world facing the threat of obliteration.
No Swedish government would probably claim that Israel is not a democracy. The threat of obliteration has more recently been put forth by two organizations, Hamas and Hezbollah. The European Union has decided that Hamas is to be considered as a terror-organization. Sweden is a member of the EU. Any Swedish government would probably share the opinion of EU.
Nevertheless has my employer – a Swedish governmental agency – taken the position that my endorsement of the democracy in Israel and against terror-organizations is not compatible with me keeping my previous position within the agency. But since my standpoint is aligned with statements and decisions made by Sweden and the EU, I consider the standpoint taken by my employer as an illegal restraint on my freedom of expression that almost amounts to political persecution. To persecute an individual that take a pro-democracy standpoint against terror, a position that also is founded in a corresponding standpoint taken by the Swedish democratic government, should not be possible in a democratic state. But it seems to be happening here and now.
This fact thus raises the question of whether my employer is really sharing the view of the Swedish government that Israel is a democratic state and that Hamas is a terror organization? Does my employer really embrace the values of democracy?
Let us hope so. The treatment of me up until now however speaks an entirely different language.