No Control Over Jihadi Defectors Enjoying ‘Rock Stardom’ in Sweden

The Swedish authorities have admitted that they are having trouble keeping track of jihadi returnees. Due to a lack of supervision, former “foreign fighters” walk freely and may contribute to radicalizing others in their already vulnerable environment.

Several Daesh deserters are suspected to have returned to Sweden’s second-largest city Gothenburg. Angered District, one of the city’s poorer suburbs, is home to many Islamists and is known to have provided a disproportionate number of jihadists. At present, however, their number remains unknown, as neither the police nor the security service SÄPO keeps track of them, Swedish Radio reported.