The Swedish Social Democrats are advocating for a comprehensive approach to tackle gang recruitment and segregation. Their proposal includes making it a criminal offense to buy drugs from minors to protect young people from exploitation by older criminals. This initiative is part of a broader effort to shift focus from increased penalties to prevention. The party seeks inspiration from Denmark's successful strategies in breaking the cycle of recruitment and segregation. Additionally, the Social Democrats criticize the government's handling of Quran burnings and emphasize the importance of a strong, well-rounded response to societal challenges.
The proposal would be a significant tightening of penalties, as many young people are exploited by older criminals in drug deals. Magdalena Andersson criticized the government's handling of the Quran burning crisis, arguing that there is a deep divide within the Swedish government and that the Danish government has acted more resolutely. She believes that Sweden should follow Denmark and ban Quran burnings, but she also praises the Danish government's actions. She believes that foreign powers and foreign terrorist organizations should not dictate what Swedish legislation should look like.