U.S. paranoia seen in Trollhättan
His dream was to become an engineer in the aerospace industry . And the plugs to the industrial technology program at Nils Ericsonsgymnasiet in Trollhättan prepared you for just such a profession. Training takes place namely in very close cooperation with aircraft engine manufacturer GKN Aerospace.
So it was to GKN - line 16 -year-old Hussein Radhi sought out . His dream was to become an engineer in the aerospace industry .
But the happiness was short-lived . August 21 Hussein began his training . The next day he was called to a meeting at the school.
There he was told - by representatives of both the school and GKN - that he was not welcome to attend the program .
Why ? Hussein Radhi was born in Iraq and GKN Aerospace sells products to the U.S..
Stop if you were born in Iraq
If this could Trollhättan newspaper - Elfsborg County sorts , TTELA , tell us a week.
The company regrets what happened , but explains that it has with the U.S. Export and safety to do. There is a limitation for people from some countries, including Iraq , to assimilate information on U.S. products .
For Today's Work says Mats Eriksson, IF Metall steward at GKN , it's not " super " , but that it does not have anything to choose from if you want to deliver to the Americans.
The Agency says it is incompatible with Swedish law to shut someone out from a public high school because of being born in a particular country. Schools Inspectorate says that the principle is that all Swedish citizens should have full access to the training courses organized by the public .
The war against terrorism in everyday life
In a political debate that has come to consider apprenticeships as a panacea for youth unemployment is the event in Trollhättan a reminder that it is not always easy to coordinate with school work. Working life can have rules that are completely incompatible with how we want the school to operate.
But ultimately , it is perhaps a reminder of how the world established in the war on terrorism actually looks like. In Trollhättan , we see it engages in a boy's life.
Tomorrow go Barack Obama - whose middle name happens to be Hussein - on to St. Petersburg . His namesake in Trollhättan still do not know how it will be with his high school education .