From Sweden’s struggle with integration to Islamic radicalisation

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The defendant (C), a teenage girl from Sweden, before the start of her trial at the Landesgericht fuer Strafsachen (Vienna regional court for criminal affairs) in Vienna, Austria, 18 February 2016. The 17-year-old Swedish girl is accused of allegedly planning to join the militant terrorist group calling itself Islamic State (IS).

From Sweden’s struggle with integration to Islamic radicalisation


Deeply attached to its reputation as a democratic, secular, humanitarian superpower, Sweden’s dedication to equal opportunity is under question. Many of the country’s immigrants feel a pervasive sense of societal exclusion.

According to Al Aljazeera, there is now a growing radicalisation among non-ethnic Swedes – as people from immigrant backgrounds are called.

Though Sweden’s national security agency, the SAPO, officially estimated that 299 Swedish nationals have travelled to fight with t...


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