Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Swedish Intelligence: Country Now Has 2,000 Radical Violent Islamists - Breitbart News Network

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Swedish Intelligence: Country Now Has 2,000 Radical Violent Islamists

The Swedish security agency Sapo revealed there are 2,000 violent Islamic extremists in the country – rising ten-fold from 200 in 2010.
Just seven years ago, Sapo claimed there were 200 violent Islamic extremists. But today, they dominate the number of violent extremists with the agency noting that in total there are an estimated 3,000 violent extremists in Sweden, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
“We’re talking about 3,000 people, of which over 2,000 are violent Islamist extremists,” said Security Service Chief Anders Thornberg. He added the majority of the rest of the violent extremists, 600 to 700 people, came from either neo-Nazi or left wing extremist backgrounds.
“We have to go through these environments to know what to prioritise and what are the main threats,” he added.
The Swedish government has estimated that around 300 Swedish nationals have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for the terror group and other jihadist factions. Many of the fighters have returned home and some have been given “protected identities” normally given to those in danger with others having even adopted new identities.