Somali terrorists continue recruiting in Sweden

Nothing new here really, we have reported previously that the Somali jihadist group Al-shabab is recruiting in the Swedish refugee community (just as it is recruiting in the US).   Well, maybe one thing is new!

From The Local:

Somali Islamic insurgency group Harakat al-Shabab Mujahideen (“Movement of Warrior Youth”), better known as Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is thought to have recruited dozens of Swedish youth to engage in terrorist acts, according to Göteborgs-Tidningen.

Gothenburg was identified by several sources as the largest recruitment base in the country, the report said. Sweden is also a fundraising hub for the group, according to Svenska Dagbladet editorial writer Per Gudmundson, who has written extensively about the issue.

“I think it’s a very serious threat because it’s not only a threat to Somalis in Somalia, it’s also a threat to Swedish security,” Gudmundson told The Local.

The one piece of new information is below.  Imagine our Democratic party calling for a report like the one the Swedish Liberals have ordered (maybe their liberals aren’t like American liberals!).

Swedish Integration and Gender Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni of the Liberal Party recently ordered Säpo to conduct a report on the scale of violence-prone religious radicalism in the country because the numbers are unclear. Gudmundson estimates about 1500 people in Sweden would be labelled Islamists with hardcore tendencies, while about 100 to 200 would possibly engage in violence.

“These are not big figures, not many, but as we sadly know, just a handful is enough,” he told The Local. “To many, it’s a nationalistic thing. Young males are always prone. They have a different view of life.”

About 400,000 to 500,000 people in Sweden have roots in Muslim countries, he said.

Meanwhile Muslim riots continue in Malmo

I had set aside a post from the blog Gates of Vienna last week about riots in the large Muslim community in Malmo which I never did post on at the time.  Read it now.  And, by the way, visit Gates of Vienna for news on European Islamic supremacism—they are the experts.

Malkin: “Jihadists gaming sham marriage racket”

In the wake of the latest attempted Islamic terror attack, Michelle Malkin reminds us in a good piece yesterday about how many convicted Jihadists had long stays in the US because of student and work visas programs and sham marriages.

America’s homeland security amnesia never ceases to amaze. In the aftermath of the botched Times Square terror attack over the weekend, Pakistani-born bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad’s U.S. citizenship status caused a bit of shock and awe. The Atlantic magazine writer Jeffrey Goldberg’s response was typical: “I am struck by the fact that he is a naturalized American citizen, not a recent or temporary visitor.” Well, wake up and smell the deadly deception.

Shahzad’s path to American citizenship — he reportedly married an American woman, Huma Mian, in 2008 after spending a decade in the country on foreign student and employment visas — is a tried-and-true terror formula. Jihadists have been gaming the sham marriage racket with impunity for years. And immigration benefit fraud has provided invaluable cover and aid for U.S.-based Islamic plotters, including many other operatives planning attacks on New York City.

Read it all.