Radicalisation in Sweden is taking place not just in its biggest cities and their suburbs but around the country, researchers working for government agency the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) have concluded.
After surveying social workers in 220 municipalities and cities around the country, Socialstyrelsen’s researchers identified 39 areas where staff said they had been working with young people at risk of or already turning to extremism. In 25 of the locations, children under the age of 18 were included in this group.
Officials in Gothenburg, which has previously been identified as one of the key cities in Sweden where religious radicalisation is a growing problem, told the paper that it was working hard to tackle the issue, but admitted it remained a huge challenge.
It must be especially difficult to wake up a Swede everyday and turn away from reality. I imagine their blinders to be industrial grade.