Far-right British politician Nigel Farage made controversial remarks about a Swedish town, calling it the "rape capital of Europe" on his radio show on Monday night. Farage said high rates of rape in the country are, "due to EU migrant policies," and blamed the influx of male migrants for the issue.
"Anyone who says there isn't a problem is lying to you," said Farage.
His comments come after President Trump claimed at a rally on Saturday that Sweden has been subject to a terror-related attack on Friday. Trump later corrected himself in a tweet.
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
International Mother Language Day took place on Tuesday, with the theme "Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education."
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the day by focusing on initiatives that promote multilingual education.
Education in native tongues is vital in bolstering respect for diversity – @UNESCO.
Tuesday is #MotherLanguageDay: https://t.co/hFJ2FTMFhK pic.twitter.com/hIJgU18gso
— United Nations (@UN) February 21, 2017
Languages forced into obscurity by ethnic cleansing and repression were also celebrated.
Unfortunately, most of my nephews & nieces will never speak #Kashmiri,my mother tongue.That's what ethnic cleansing does. #MotherLanguageDay
— Aarti Tikoo Singh (@AartiTikoo) February 21, 2017
A USC exchange student from Hungary, Dora Antal, spoke about her ability to speak multiple languages because of the importance her country has placed on having a multilingual education.