Next to Belgium, Sweden has sent most radicalised muslims from Europe to join IS. And many are coming back – with murderous intent.
BBC: Swedish intelligence service Sapo is investigating a possible terror threat to the capital, Stockholm …… Iraqi authorities had informed Sweden that seven or eight militants from the so-called Islamic State group had travelled to Sweden, newspapers reported.
According to Swedish newspapers, soft, civilian targets in Stockholm are the object of the terrorist missions. Seven or eight IS terrorists are said to already have entered Sweden. The security service are in a state of heightened readiness though the terror alert level has not been increased from its current level of 2 (on a 5 point scale).
Just a month ago a NATO general warned of the terrorists returning to Europe masked by the refugees.
…. In testimony to the Senate armed services committee, US general Philip Breedlove said that the Islamic State terror group is “spreading like a cancer” among refugees. The group’s members are “taking advantage of paths of least resistance, threatening European nations and our own”, he added. …. Breedlove distinguished between “criminality, terrorist and foreign fighters”, and said that he has seen news reports saying as many as 1,500 fighters have returned to Europe.
……. congressional estimates of how many foreign fighters have traveled to Syria vary widely, with 1,500 toward the higher end of numbers of fighters reported to have returned to western nations.
The IS goal of bringing Europe into the caliphate is by creating muslim societies which can be isolated from and run in parallel with the societies where they exist. Establishing no-go areas within isolated ghettos where Sharia law can be imposed is part of that. Effective no-go areas are already evident in many large European cities (Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and Malmö to name just a few). The liberal, left promotion of multiculturalism – rather than integration – over the last 4 decades has only helped IS in this goal of creating separated, isolated, parallel societies where their word can hold sway. The sudden focus on integration – rather than multiculturalism – is welcome but has come far too late. It may be too little. One of the key elements of integration is in providing immigrants and refugees with gainful employment rather than living on social handouts. And the trade unions are the biggest obstacle not only to recreating the thousands of “low-paid” jobs which don’t exist any longer, but also in hindering small employers from taking on non-unionised labour.