"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"

Father God, thank you for the love of the truth you have given me. Please bless me with the wisdom, knowledge and discernment needed to always present the truth in an attitude of grace and love. Use this blog and Northwoods Ministries for your glory. Help us all to read and to study Your Word without preconceived notions, but rather, let scripture interpret scripture in the presence of the Holy Spirit. All praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jihadi Rehab: Swedish City Plans Free Driver’s License, Housing & Tax Perks for Returning Fighters

While violence is increasing at an insane rate globally
Sweden is insanely embracing jihadists

© Reuters
© Reuters

A Swedish city is considering giving jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq free housing, a driver’s license, and tax benefits to ease their reintegration, but social media users have slammed the proposal, saying it ignores the terrorists’ victims.

It simply astounds me how many horrendously stupid decisions come from the government in Sweden. It's like they have a death wish. They are at least Hell-bent on cultural suicide, and at worst seem to care not one iota about the rape and sexual assault of young Swedish women. Is someone spiking the water in government buildings with stupid pills?

Say Good-Bye to the Old Sweden; Embrace the New - Gov't Charity Ad
Sweden Commits Cultural Suicide by Trashing Parliament
Stockholm Burning - 2nd Night of Rioting in Muslim Sector
Swedes Are Now a Minority to Muslims in Many Local Communities
Swedish Police Face Looming Crisis as Cops Quit While No-Go Zones Increase
Swedish Jihadi: “Go There with a Bomb”

The support for extremists was proposed by Anna Sjöstrand, a municipal coordinator against violent extremism in the city of Lund in southern Sweden.

“There may be criticism, but [I think] that you should get the same help as others who seek help from us. We can’t say that because you made a wrong choice, you have no rights to come back and live in our society,” Sjöstrand said on Swedish Sveriges Radio.

Sjöstrand’s proposal was based on a report written by author and criminologist Christoffer Carlsson, who says that it is difficult for people to abandon extremism and reintegrate into society without support.

“It’s a straight social, economic and material question. You need to be able to reintegrate into the job market, you may need to have a driving license, debt settlement and shelter,” he said.

According to Carlsson, “the risk is great that they [Islamist extremists] are unable to leave the extremist environment” without support, so “they might make an attempt and fail because they have nothing to keep them out, and there is always something to return to, namely the organization they left.”

    Lund University, Sweden

The proposal has been eviscerated on social media, however, with users saying that Sweden is forgetting about the terrorists’ victims.

“Lund wants to help terrorists with housing, driver’s license and job, but forgets the victims,” one user wrote on Twitter, while another added: “Rapists, child murderers, terrorists. Everyone should be treated equally.”

Some users were calling for Sjöstrand’s resignation.

“Anna Sjöstrand, of course you should say ‘You have made a choice and are never welcome back,’” added @I_was_Sweden.

According to Sveriges Radio, a similar ‘welcoming’ approach is also being considered in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Borlänge, and Örebro.

Örebro was severely criticized in January after two IS terrorists – Liban Qadar, 23, and Mahamed Farah Osman, 24 – were offered internships in the municipality, but chose to return to Syria, where they were later killed in battle. 

Which should cause one to question Carlsson's theory. 

Let's say I didn't qualify for assistance with housing, driver's licence, etc., it might be advantageous for me to go to Syria, rape a few Yazidi girls, kill a few Christians, and then return to Lund where the 'Welcome Wagon' would be rolled out for me. I know that's stupid, but it fits right in to the logic of this whole thing.

The incident has been classified as a clear failure for Thomas Gustafsson, Orebro’s head of partnership.

Research from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) shows that at least 300 Swedish citizens had traveled to Iraq and Syria to join IS extremists as of April of this year.

Meanwhile, some 140 terrorists had already returned to Sweden as of October of this year, local media reported.

Also in April, a report appearing in the Swedish media claimed that Islamists have successfully infiltrated Sweden’s Green Party. Lars Nicander from the Swedish National Defense University said there is “a very similar effect today, in which people close to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist party, are apparently gaining large footholds in the Green Party.”