“We have never seen anything like it before,” said Sapo chief Anders Thornberg.
Ain’t that the truth, Thornberg. And why haven’t you seen anything like it before? Because Sweden’s Muslim population wasn’t as large as it now. Indeed, and it is a problem that the Swedish government has created, and for which it bears full responsibility.
“Militant Islamists in Sweden have grown ‘from 100s to 1,000s’ – security police,” RT, June 16, 2017 (thanks to Graham):
Sweden has seen the number of militant extremists among its population surge in recent years, according to the chief of the country’s security police, who noted that the vast majority support violent Islamist ideologies.
“We have never seen anything like it before,” Sapo chief Anders Thornberg told Swedish news agency TT.
“We would say that it has gone from hundreds to thousands now,” he added.
Thornberg said Sapo currently receives around 6,000 intelligence tips a month regarding terrorism and extremism, compared to an average of 2,000 a month in 2012.
In addition, Osama Krayem, a Swedish citizen, has been charged with committing terrorist murders in the 2016 Brussels metro bombing.
Sapo stated previously that around 300 people from Sweden are known to have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join organizations such as IS since 2012.
Meanwhile, a Swedish police report recently added eight areas to its list of so-called “no go zones,” which are described as “especially vulnerable” areas with high rates of crime and poverty that might host violent extremism….