Reuters calls them “Swedish men,” but whether they are converts to Islam or lifelong Muslims, they almost certainly do not consider themselves to be Swedish at all, but solely as citizens of the worldwide umma. Note also that Reuters never identifies what group they were working with in Syria, much less give any indication of its ideology. Nowadays to perform basic journalistic services would be “Islamophobic.”
“2 Swedes get life sentences for ‘terrorist crimes’ in Syria,” Reuters, December 14, 2015:
STOCKHOLM – Two Swedish men were sentenced to life in prison on Monday for “terrorist crimes” in Syria in 2013, a Swedish district court said in a statement.
The two men, aged 32 and 30, were convicted of assisting in executions in Syria.
During a search of one of the men’s homes, police had found a USB stick containing films showing the killings, the court was told.
In a video shown in court by the prosecutor, masked men stood around three men on their knees with their hands tied behind their backs.