A recent study by Swedish TV shows that a third of “Swedish” Islamic State fighters who returned “home” have engaged in criminal activities upon their repatriation. I, for one, am totally shocked that ISIS mujahideen would ever commit violent crimes — such an outcome simply never occurred to me.
One out of three ISIS returnees commits crimes in Sweden
March 14, 2019
Approximately every third returning Islamic State terrorist has been involved in a crime since returning to Sweden, an investigation done by SVT [Sveriges Television, public broadcaster] News shows.
About 150 ISIS terrorists who traveled to Syria and Iraq have returned to Sweden and similar additional number may try to return.
SVT has succeeded in charting 41 of those who have already returned.
About one third of these, 13 men, have been convicted of or are suspected of committing crimes after returning.
These include among others lynchings (murders) in Vivalla and Orebro last summer, when a large group of immigrants attacked a man and a when 31-year-old so-called “returnee” finally killed the person with scissors.
The 31-year-old is believed to have returned wounded from Syria.
He is now suspected of murder and has admitted that he hit the victim in the head, but not to kill him. The returning ISIS terrorist is believed to have slashed the victim seven times in the face. The background was a deal between rival criminals.
“I have saved people. I should get an award,” the 31-year-old said under questioning, according to Expressen. ISIS returnees have also been convicted of, among other things, drug offenses, thefts, receiving stolen goods, fraud, felony extortion, felony assault and money laundering.
Twelve of the returnees studied are women, but none of them have been convicted of anything.