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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 15 november 2006 kl 11.41
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Photo of Sami people taken in the 1860's
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When science creates racism...archaeologists today call racial theory nonsense, but the damage their colleagues did in the 1800s still haunts the Sami people in northern Scandinavia.

Sweden’s become the most popular destination for Iraqis fleeing the violence in their homeland.

And Radio Sweden finds out more about the right-wing political party which is now getting special police protection after its increase in support in September’s elections.

Closing Music: Kent, ”Pärlor”

As the violence in Iraq escalates, Sweden has become the first choice for refugees from the war-torn country. Mark Cummins has the story:

Gaby Katz is introduced to ”Peoples of the North,” an exhibition that aims to shed light on the dark history of racial theory in Scandinavia. The damage scientists did in the 1800s still haunts the Samis today:

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party enjoyed unprecedented support in September’s local elections, but their controversial views have made them a target for left-wing extremists and members are now getting special police protection. Azariah Kiros has more:

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