“Around 300 Swedes have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight with militant groups – including the so-called ‘Islamic State’ and al-Qaeda.” They almost certainly don’t consider themselves Swedes, but as citizens of the one supranational Islamic umma. But Western nations, and the international media, continue to ignore that and to think that nationality, at least for those Western nations, is a simple matter of geography and the mumbling of a few platitudes in a stuffy office.
“Sweden arrests two citizens accused of terrorism,” DW, July 23, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Sweden’s security police said on Thursday that they arrested two Swedish citizens on suspicion of committing terrorist crimes, including murder in Syria in 2013.
“Two persons have been arrested in Gothenburg on probable cause on suspicion of terrorist crimes in committing murder,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority (SPA) said in a statement. The arrests were made in cooperation with the Swedish Security Police, according to the authority.
The SPA also said that an arrest warrant was issued for a third suspect.
However, the SPA said it could not provide further information regarding the case due to the sensitivity of the investigation….
Around 300 Swedes have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight with militant groups – including the so-called “Islamic State” and al-Qaeda – the head of Sweden’s security police told Reuters news agency in March….