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A Closer Look at Sweden's Jihadists

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Savage
post 19.Jun.2017, 08:45 PM
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Sweden has been long regarded as one of the foremost exporters of jihadism per capita. A recent report shed more light on one of Europe's key problems. While jihadism is hardly a game for little girls, a staggering proportion of Sweden's jihadists proved to be just minors and women.


According to the report by the Swedish Defense University one fifth of the jihadists surveyed were aged 19 or younger, while another 60 percent of the "foreign fighters" were aged 20 to 29; these formed the core of violent Islamism.
None of the 18 children who have left Sweden to join jihadist circles have been charged, despite the fact that people aged 15 and over are punishable by Swedish criminal law. Now, however, amendments in the criminal law are being considered, Svenska Dagbladet reported.

While most of Sweden's jihadists were men (76 percent), the number of women taking part in armed conflicts jumped from only several in 2012 to around 40 percent of the "foreign fighters" in the conflict zone in 2015. This figure is much higher than in other countries, Magnus Ranstorp, research director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish Defense University, told the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Furthermore, three quarters of the jihadists were Swedish citizens, despite only 34 percent actually having been born in Sweden. Those born abroad indeed formed a multi-ethnic group, hailing from a total of 38 countries, primarily in Northern Africa, the Horn of Africa (predominantly Somalia and Eritrea) and the Middle East.

The majority of the jihadists lived in just four of Sweden's 21 counties, including Stockholm, Skåne and Västra Götaland, and came from areas that are considered socially and economically vulnerable.

The number of foreign fighters has dropped in recent years. While 98 first-time travelers are believed to have left Sweden in 2013, only five followed suit last year. Two out of five are believed to have returned in Sweden, while 49 of the 267 people for whom information was available reportedly died in the conflict.
While Daesh returnees were previously identified as being among the foremost threats to Sweden's security, the report found that "very few" of the returnees actually sought to commit crimes in Europe. They claimed their activity to mostly have been associated with the conflict in Syria and Iraq. However, the returnees' terrorist activity could not be ruled out entirely, since both Daesh and al-Qaeda have declared Europe as a legitimate target.

Magnus Ranstorp ventured that those roughly 40 percent who remain in the Middle East posed the largest threat, being the most hardened ones and having nothing to lose.

Recently, a Daesh blog run from Syria accused Sweden of having contributed to human suffering in al-Raqqa, and demanded retribution.



https://sputniknews.com/europe/201706151054...women-children/
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Gjeebes
post 20.Jun.2017, 05:24 PM
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Then I guess Sweden will be handing out more free homes than ayone expected, "Sweden's Plan to Channel Daesh Defectors Back Into Society..."

"Swedish Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke has landed in hot water after venturing that jihadi turncoats, who abandoned their cause in the Middle East, should be "channeled back into society." Incidentally, she was also accused of peddling "fake news" after referring to successful examples that did not exist."

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201703141051...aesh-defectors/

The Swedish model: join the cult, drink the cool-aid.
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Savage
post 21.Jun.2017, 06:58 AM
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Many more of Swedens mainstream papers are now examining just how extensive the ISIS networks and supporters in Sweden, are.

Behind a Swedish charity, are several terrorist sympathizers.
One of them spreads manuals on how to kill infidels in the West, and calls to donate money to the "soldiers of Islam".

"Jihad with one's money is easier than the jihad of the body," he wrote to his followers.



http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/samhalle...anar-till-jihad
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Savage
post 21.Jun.2017, 07:01 AM
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Swedish police are presenting a new report today, to discuss the social decay in the country as so called "vulnerable" areas (Swedish for "No Go" zones) will focus on the rise of extremism.

http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/rapport-o...teras-1.4378742
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Båg Såg
post 21.Jun.2017, 08:39 AM
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"There are several reasons behind why the number of areas has gone up since the last report. In some areas, the situation has deteriorated, but the main reason is that the police have refined their data collection methods and have a better picture of the situation today, write Eliasson and Löfving."

Haha, and Rape in Sweden almost never happens, it is just about more people reporting them
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Gjeebes
post 21.Jun.2017, 10:04 AM
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comments on: http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/polisen-l...delar-1.4378742

"...some 5000 criminals divided into 200 criminal gangs, according to police."

But then, one wonders how long it will take for the police to have "have refined their data collection methods and have a better picture of the situation..."

And then sometime later this year, we will see something like, "There are several reasons behind why the number of criminals has gone up from 5000 to 15000 since the last report. The situation has deteriorated, but the main reason is that the police have refined their data collection methods and have a better picture of the situation today, write Eliasson and Löfving."

The Swedish model: help us as we don't know what the 'f' we are doing.
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Bsmith
post 21.Jun.2017, 11:52 AM
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Wonder what they're going to do with all that data...
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Savage
post 22.Jun.2017, 08:47 AM
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TT are now pushing the message that the average extremist in Sweden is approx 26 years of age.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/senastenytt/ttny...icle25137128.ab
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Savage
post 22.Jun.2017, 05:12 PM
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Expert: Sweden lacks an eye on the IS returnees.
http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/expert-sv...ndare-1.4382111

About a hundred people who fought for IS has returned to Sweden - there are another hundred. Many of them want to get back to Sweden, according to Magnus Ranstorp, terrorism researcher at the National Defense University, who believes that the efforts of the national coordinator against violent extremism made are inadequate.
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