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Astrid Lindgren's grandson, in protest against the högerextrem: It is a violation against everything she stood for

Gustav Kasselstrand returned to Lindgren's books and the importance of the during their performances on Saturday.

" I choose the Emil in Lönneberga before flyktingbarnet Sinan from Afghanistan, declared he is faced with the twenty or so people in the audience, reports the newspaper Dagens Vimmerby.

chairman of the Sverigedemokratisk Ungdom, claimed to immigration to Sweden created crime, insecurity and the ”feeling of being a stranger in his own country”. Astrid Lindgren's books held at the same time he presented as a Swedish culture ”in which every american can relate to”. He made it clear that he sees it as something good to be called a racist:

" I am defending Sweden, the Swedish people and I stand for that I want to have back the south seas. I choose the Emil in Lönneberga before flyktingbarnet Sinan from Afghanistan.

the Statements from the party leader for the AFS, which total 0.31% of the votes in the parliamentary elections, are being addressed now by the Astrid Lindgren's granddaughter in an open letter. Olle Nyman, managing director of Astrid Lindgren AB, inculcates how AFS is so far from his grandmother's values ' as you can get”:

”Astrid Lindgren was a democrat and a humanist. In all his life fought her for the values she believed in, in particular children's rights. For us, her grandchildren, it is a matter of course to continue her work for all children's right to grow and develop, regardless of where in the world they are born. To you, ask Emil in Lönneberga in front of a child on the run, is a direct violation of everything that Astrid Lindgren thought on” he stresses in the letter and adds that she had been ”very angry and sad over a political agitation that pits people against people, who divide humanity into us and them.”

a letter, of which Astrid Lindgren wrote in 1957, to his German friend Louise Hartung, where she opposes everything ”indelande of the people after the nations and races”. She also describes how bad she likes the blue and yellow patriotic great Swedish. ”It seems to me equally despicable as Hitler's German nationalism. No patriot, I have never been. We are all human beings, it has been my special pathos in this life”. she clarifies.

Olle Nyman makes clear in his letter in Today's Denver that he and Lindgren's other relatives ”not allowed” to Kasselstrand in the future in any way make use of Astrid Lindgren's life and works.

Read more: Now published the unknown letters to the Astrid Lindgren

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