This could come as no surprise to anyone. Contrary to the handwringing about “racism” and “lack of opportunity: for immigrants, Sweden, and all of Europe, is extremely solicitous of its Muslim immigrants, and anxious not to offend them. The Islamic State jihadis are immigrants or the children of immigrants; if they weren’t welcomed back and given all kinds of benefits, this would be used as evidence of the “racism” of Swedish society. Also, given the prevailing (but false) view that poverty causes terrorism, the Swedes think that showering money on the jihadis will induce them to give up the jihad. They will discover that this was a wrong assumption, but by then it could be too late.
“Swedish soldier stirs row over help for Isis fighters,” The Local, January 26, 2015:
A Swedish soldier’s Facebook post from Afghanistan is causing a stir, after he suggested that he was likely to get less help when he came back to Sweden than returning Isis fighters.
Frederick Brandberg’s comments originally appeared as his Facebook status on Sunday afternoon before spreading across Swedish media.
Writing in both English and Swedish, he questioned his future situation upon returning to Sweden, including options for work.
“In a few months, I’m back in Sweden after being deployed in Afghanistan, against Talibans and others who have really jeopardizing development in this very sore country,” he said.
“There is no permanent job waiting for me when I come home.”
The officer, who is currently headquartered in Kabul on his third mission to Afghanistan then compares his situation to that of returning ISIS-fighters from Syria, noting recent calls from several Swedish government representatives who have argued that extremists should be given more help to re-integrate upon returning to Sweden.
The Swedish soldier addresses Mona Sahlin in particular, a former leader of the Social Democrat party who is now Sweden’s official coordinator against violent extremism.
“I read that Mona Sahlin together with other Swedish political leaders are anxious to take care of Swedish IS-warriors coming home from being involved in Syria, with specially designed programs for work and other issues that would make them function well in our society.”
Brandberg refers to his post as “Utmaningen” or, “The Challenge”.
“It would be wonderful if I was met with a comparable program after my homecoming, after which I could feel safe in having a regular job, with monthly income and a social stable situation in the society where I wouldn’t need to wonder whether I’m wanted or not,” he argued….