As of late, Scandinavia could easily be Europe's main jihadist recruitment center, as more and more Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish citizens are traveling to the Middle East to join the Islamic jihad as members of terrorist organizations. Oftentimes, these people come back to their home countries to "rest" or even worse, to recruit new jihadists. The situation is particularly bad in Sweden, where such recruiting "agencies" have spread all over the country, the newspaper said.
To tackle the problem, the Swedish government responded with a strategy of reintegrating former jihadist-returnees. According to this program, jihadist fighters who are now back in Sweden will receive a number of social benefits, including low-cost housing and help with finding employment. Needless to say, this has caused anger and resentment from the rest of Swedish public, Fria Tider said.
Members of the Swedish Democrats, a far-right populist political party, proposed another strategy that is becoming ever-more popular.
Considering that the far-right party is gaining popularity, one could expect that soon the country will finally get rid of former terrorists. When that happens one could only guess where these "Nordic" jihadists will go, the Swedish newspaper concluded.