Swedish girls ‘forced’ abroad to join Islamic State

Perhaps they are being lured by blogs like ‘The Diary of a Muhajirah,’ which makes it sound extremely noble and not at all unpleasant.

Sweden’s Security Service has expressed concerns about a rapid rise in the number of Swedes heading to Iraq and Syria to fight for Isis, as Sweden’s official coordinator against violent extremism suggests some girls are being forced to make the journey.

Anders Thornberg, who is head of Sweden’s Security Service Säpo, told Swedish television network SVT that the country was one of a number of European nations experiencing the same phenomenon.

“It’s an explosive development. When I talk to my colleagues on the other security services in Europe and around the world we see the same trend,” he told the Agenda programme on Sunday night.

He suggested that up to 300 Swedes had travelled to countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria to fight for Isis, a figure he also quoted in a radio interview last month.

In July, Sweden appointed a national coordinator against violent extremism, former Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin.

Her role is to improve cooperation between local authorities, government agencies and other relevant organisations and to help develop initiatives in education.

Speaking to SVT on Sunday, she said that while many young people choose to join Isis (also known as the Islamic State or IS) or other militant groups for political and religious reasons, others – especially girls – are “forced” or “trafficked” to the middle east and southern Asia…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When people believe in nothing they will fall for anything.

  • pop

    It’s time to let them go over.

    That is their silly choice.

    • Frau Katze


  • Linda1000

    Via Weasel Zippers here is part of the bird’s blog in English. It’s “A Love Story – 2014”. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/teen-isis-bride-from-britain-blogs-about-the-death-of-her-ji?s=mobile

    • Jason

      The first picture the article shows is of a couple of unidentifiable, amorphous blobs in black and then the title says “One of the most visible ISIS members”. I don’t think they intended that as a joke.

    • Frau Katze

      That’s a different one than one I linked to. Good Lord, how want of these are there out there? I’ll bookmark both. They also have Twitter users ( likely including these 2), but I didn’t bookmark them.

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    I agree they all should go with one way ticket,no return to that trash mind back again into society here in the West.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The headline makes it sound like blonde ethnic Swedes are being kidnapped and smuggled out to ISIS-land. I would like to think that those exiting the country are Muslims to begin with.

    • Exile1981

      or converts

  • Hard Little Machine

    I hope half of them come back pregnant to drop a new litter of hundreds of psychopaths who eventually kill the Swedes. If only to hear the Swedes blame it on the last 11 Jews in the country.