Summary: In a Friday, February 4, 2022 sermon in Jerusalem that was aired on Hizb ut-Tahrir's Al-Waqiyah TV (Lebanon), Palestinian Imam Yousuf Makharzah said that in democracies like Sweden, children are taken away from their parents due to "honor crimes." He explained that this term means that parent enforce honorable conduct and do not allow their daughters to go out with boys, get drunk, or reveal their private parts. Makhrazah claimed that 20,000 children of Syrian refugees who fled to Sweden were removed from their homes by authorities. He also claimed that some of the Muslims children in democratic countries who are sent to live with "infidel parents" are raped by their adoptive parents. He said: "This is what happens to Muslims under the democratic rule." For more information about Yousuf Makharzah, see MEMRITV clips Nos.9207, 8877, 8557, 8500, and 7849.
Yousuf Makharzah: "Sweden is the oasis of democracy, to which the Syrian refugees have fled in search of safety.
"Do you know what they are doing to those refugees? According to the statistic, 20,000 children are taken from their parents by force every year. These children are taken away on account of 'honor crimes.' Do you know what that means? If a mother in Sweden says to her daughter 'Do not go out with boys, is it forbidden,' it constitutes an 'honor crime.'
"There is no [concept of] haram and halal there. The girl must be left to exercise her liberty. So when a mother tells her daughter not to get drunk, not to go out with boys, or to wear clothes that cover her private parts, it means that she has an honor issue, and wants to pass down these 'outdated' ideas about honor to those children, and therefore, these children should be taken away from her.
"The daughter is taken by force from her parents, even if she is 12 or 13 years old. Then the girl is sent to live with infidel parents, and absorb their infidel beliefs, living normally with them. Some of those children are subject to rape. There are reports about children who are raped by their new infidel parents. This is what happens to Muslims under the democratic rule."