The Relentless Radicalization Of Sweden

Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute,

A new study of Salafism in Sweden, conducted by the Swedish Defence University, paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden.

The Salaf are the "pious ancestors" during the first three generations of the followers of Mohammed; its ideology has come to be associated over the last few decades with al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as with local al-Qaeda affiliates. According to the study, Salafists, who believe in Islam as Mohammed's early followers practiced it, tend to reject Western society in favor of a "pure" Islam: "Not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists".

Although the study does not give an estimate of how many Salafists are in Sweden, it does describe how Salafist milieus there have evolved and grown stronger, especially during the past decade, and lists several examples of the influence they wield in different Swedish cities and localities.

The Swedish Defence University has published a new study that paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden. (I99pema/Wikimedia Commons)

"Salafists", the authors of the study conclude, "...advocate gender segregation, demand that women veil themselves to limit 'sexual temptation', restrict women's role in the public sphere and strongly oppose listening to music and some sports activities"

According to the study, many Salafists also tell Muslims not to have Swedish friends, and refer to them as "kufr", the Arabic term for a non-Muslim or "disbeliever". One Salafist preacher, Anas Khalifa, said:

"Does that mean that if you meet a Christian or Jew you should beat him or threaten him? No. There is no war between you and Christians and Jews in your school, for example. You hate him for Allah's sake. You hate that he does not believe in Allah. But you want from your heart that he will love Allah. So you have to work with them, talk with them, because you want Allah to guide them".

The Salafists, apparently, have divided Sweden geographically between them. According to the study:

"It is interesting that the Salafist preachers, on which the study focuses, appear to be more in cooperation with each other, rather than rivals. Instead, these preachers seem to divide their da'wa (mission) into different geographical areas..."

The study's findings from different cities where Salafists are active include:

In Borås, some children will not drink the water at the school or paint with watercolors there, because they say the water is "Christian". The police report that Muslim children have told their classmates they will cut their throats, while showing them beheadings on their mobile phones. There are examples of "adolescents arriving at mosques at the end of a school day to 'wash' themselves after having interacted with [non-Muslim] society". Care workers [health care, child care, etc.] in the city have testified to how men exercise control over women, checking on them even in waiting rooms. One care worker said:

"I realized that there is a network that controls the women so they won't be left alone with the care workers. They are not given a chance to tell anyone about their situation. Many women live worse [lives] here than they would have in their former countries".

This kind of control of women appears to be taking place in practically all the Swedish cities mentioned in the study.

In Västerås, religious influence is mixed with crime. "It could be a bunch of guys coming into the grocery store. If the woman at the cashier is not veiled, they take what they want without paying, they call the cashier 'Swedish whore' and spit on her," said a police officer in the study. Other examples include Syrians and Kurds who run stores and restaurants in the area and are questioned by young Muslims about their religion. If the answer is not Islam, they are harassed. In other cases, boys as young as 10-12 years have approached older women in the area, asking them whether they are Muslim, telling them "this is our area".

In Gothenburg, according to the study, Salafists told Muslims not to vote in the most recent elections because it is "haram" (forbidden). "They said that on the day of judgment you will be responsible for the actions of all stupid politicians if you vote. They stood at polling stations... At one polling station they waved an IS [Islamic State] flag", a local official told the authors of the study. According to one imam in the city, Gothenburg has been the capital of Wahhabism (a Saudi version of Salafism) in Europe since the 1990s.

Out of the 300 Swedish Muslims who joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq, almost one third came from Gothenburg. (In relation to their total population, more people have traveled from Sweden to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq than from most European countries -- only Belgium and Austria have a higher proportion). Somali-Canadian preacher Said Regeah, speaking at the Salafist Bellevue Mosque in Gothenburg, has "raised the importance of people being born 'pure' and that only Muslims are pure. All are born as Muslims, but it is the parents who shape them to become 'Jews, Christians, or Zoroastrians'".

The study also reports that non-Muslim business owners have experienced having their facilities vandalized with Islamic State graffiti and that Christian priests have received threats of decapitation. One man, Samir, said, "If you do not follow Islam, people ostracize you. There are parents here who put veils on their three-year-olds. It is unreal. We are not in Iraq".

Another man, Anwar, was denied service in a Muslim restaurant because he is not religious. He points out that society is letting secular Muslims down: "I don't need a Bible or a Koran in my life. The only book I need is... the [Swedish] law. But if society isn't even on your side, what can you do?"

In the Stockholm area, the study estimates that there are currently up to 150 Salafist jihadists. Salafists are especially concentrated in the Järva area, a "no go zone". Sometimes the jihadist and the criminal elements overlap, and these Muslims terrorize other people who live in the area. One woman said that Salafists and Islamists have come to dominate businesses, basement mosques, and cultural associations during the past ten years, and that "Swedes have no idea how much influence political Islam has in the suburb". She described how even children are gender segregated and that religious leaders tell women not to tell the authorities if their husband abuses them. "Swedish laws are not applied in the suburbs".

The study concludes with a critique of Swedish authorities for their apparent inability to link individual radical Muslims to the "environments that form their ideas and in certain cases have facilitated the will to join more radical and violent groups". The study mentions the following as an example:

"When the then-National Coordinator Against Violent Extremism said that the question of why so many people chose to travel to IS from Sweden was 'a million dollar question', it is an illustration of the overall inability of Swedish authorities (with the exception of police and security police) to see that this problem has not emerged from a vacuum".

This inability -- or possibly willful blindness -- to see that jihadist terrorism does not emerge from a vacuum, but is nurtured in particular environments is hardly an exclusively Swedish situation. The insistence of so many European and other Western authorities to describe terrorist attacks as instances of "mental illness" illustrate it perfectly.

The authors of the study also mention that schools and other local authorities do not know how to deal with the challenges created by the Salafists. The study mentions, for example, that a Muslim schoolgirl wanted to take off her headscarf to play hairdresser with the other children, but the Swedish personnel did not allow it out of respect for her parents' wishes. In an example from a Swedish preschool, a little girl did not want to wear her headscarf but the Swedish personnel forced it on her, "even though it felt wrong", because it was the parents' wish. Swedish school personnel have also described that they do not know how to act when children want to eat and drink during Ramadan, but the parents have instructed that they must fast.

The study is an important first step in Sweden finally acknowledging that there is a problem, but unless the relevant Swedish authorities -- including the Swedish government and the political leaders, who refuse to acknowledge reality in Sweden -- read and internalize it, the study will have been done in vain.


Rapunzal Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:32 Permalink

Europe is meant to be culturally destroyed. Sweden is the extreme, the testing ground for NWO fantasies. John D. Rockefeller said it clearly that they prefer a one world government, with inbred oligarchs/banksters at the helm. Yes they will destroy the west to create the NWO. They will change the name eventually, because NWO is heavily tainted by now. But that’s the forte of the leeching elites. No allegiance to anything, no honor for a culture only that matters is controll. I have to admit they are pretty good at that.

vato poco A Sentinel Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:59 Permalink

once were Vikings - the terror of all europe. 

now, they let the women make decisions for them. tell them what to do. 

since I seriously doubt those pussymen have a) the balls and b) the icewater in their veins to let the silly cunts destroy the country just to show them - and the entire world - that mere women have no business being allowed near the levers of power .... it's all gonna burn. and it'll all be the fault of the swedish "men"

the only question left is will the lads ever retake control? or will they just continue to voluntarily snip off their hateful hairy sexist nuts while thanking not-God that at least they're not sexist or racist. that'd be awful! current Vegas odds = 15/2 they'll man up at last; 3/1 mass suicide

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philipat Mementoil Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:24 Permalink

Yes, this is Politically correct Libtardism in the extreme! I used to spend weekends in Stockholm (From London) and Sweden used to be such a nice little country with gorgeous liberated blonde chicks that you didn't need to rape! In fact, they would taunt you for not just getting on with it and cut the preamble crap!! The Swedes, more than any other in Europe, have fallen for the Globalist culture and National borders destruction game hook, line and sinker and just sit back and watch their culture being destroyed. Sad...

But I don't need the Gatestone Institute (=John Bolton = Radical neocon Zionism) to tell me that thanks.

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Skateboarder philipat Mon, 07/16/2018 - 04:07 Permalink

Posted this once before, deserves another round. No apologies for the full lyrics - read through em.

Not too long ago existed Swedes who had the right ideas and the courage to express them. Long live Tomas Fösberg (Quorthon) and his music. He invented Viking Metal and gave the modern world a glimpse into the life of Vikings and also of their conversion to Christianity.

One of the greatest songs of all time:

Bathory - One Rode to Asa Bay


One man rode the way through the woods
Down to Asa Bay
Where dragon ships had sailed to sea
More times than one could say

To see with own eyes the wonder
People told, from man to man
The God of all almightiness
Had arrived from a foreign land

The rumors told of a man
Who had come from the other side the seas
Carrying gold cross around neck in chain
And spoke in strange tongue of peace

He had come with strange men in armor
Dressed in purple shirts and lace
Smelling not of beer but flowers
And with no hair in face

And the bold man carrying cross
Had told all one of Asa Bay
The God of all man, woman, child had come
To them all save

And to thank Lord of Heaven
One should build to God a house
And to save one's soul from Hell
One should be baptized and say vows

A man of pride with the hammer told new God
To build his house on own
And spoke loud of the Gods of their fathers
Not too long time gone

The rumors said the man with a beard like fire
And the hammer in chain
By men in armor silenced was and by
Their swords was slain

Those who did not pay the one coin
Of four to man of new God
Whipped was twenty and put in chains then locked
By their neck to the log, to the log

And so all of Asa Bay did build
A house of the cross
Every hour of daylight they did sweat
Limbs ached because faith does cost

And on the day two hundred
There it stood white to the sky
The house of the God of the cross
Big enough to take two dragon ships inside

And all of Asa Bay did watch
The wonder raise to the sky
Now must the God of the cross be pleased
And satisfied

Just outside the circle of the crowd
One old man did stand
He looked across the waters
And blotted the sun out of his eyes with one hand

And his old eyes could almost see
The dragon ships set sail
And his old ears could almost hear
Men of great numbers call out Oden's hail

And though he did know already
Though he turned face towards sky
And whispered silent words forgotten
Spoken only way up high

Now this house of a foreign God does stand
Now must they leave us alone
Still he heard from somewhere in the woods
Old crow of wisdom say
"People of Asa land, it's only just begun"

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IvannaHumpalot Mementoil Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:39 Permalink

No it won't. They'll just submit. It is already too late. Their best hope is to hide the sterilisation chemical in the free food and distribute to the no-go zones. They will just end up like Afghanistan one day - do you think those Buddhists once thought, oh when it gets bad enough the pendulum will swing... we'll fight off the Islamists when it our backs are against the wall...


well now Afghanistan is 99.8% Muslim 

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Fireman A Sentinel Mon, 07/16/2018 - 04:44 Permalink

Remember democracy is the real enemy. Your ari$tocracy knows best!

"Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik: “Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized the multi-ethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white race with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be suppressed.’'

The same khazar jews that playfully slaughter Palestinians with impunity in their Gaza cage, after stealing their land, welcome ethnically cleansed muslims to Urupp.


Israel and the ZOG enablers are the source of evil. Cure that contagion and the muslim horde will be stopped.

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I am Groot Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:40 Permalink

Dear Sweden,

Kick these violent muslim migrants out before they turn you into slaves or eat you. Any nice Swedish women that wanna save themselves between the ages of 18-35 can crash at my house. I have beer and chips. 

Yen Cross Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:49 Permalink

 Vikings much?



Although the study does not give an estimate of how many Salafists are in Sweden, it does describe how Salafist milieus there have evolved and grown stronger, especially during the past decade, and lists several examples of the influence they wield in different Swedish cities and localities.

Mustahattu Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:51 Permalink

In about 10 years Sweden will have its first nigger prime minister. That's what they want anyway and that's what they will receive. Good luck scheweden.

pcrs Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:52 Permalink

"They said that on the day of judgment you will be responsible for the actions of all stupid politicians if you vote." 

They have a point. 

Hkan Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:56 Permalink

In Sweden "fear" is in control.

Political fear of dealing with crimes conducted by immigration is swept under the carpet. Pretending its raining is standard swedish procedure dealing with problems.

Fear loosing political carrier beeing asociated with right wing (nazi) party is HUGE.

This is Sweden the country of saying "yes and no" at the same due to fear of having beeing accused of......anything.

Hiding behind political correctness = FEAR




D-plorable Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:00 Permalink

When Sweden was a majority Christian nation, it enjoyed one of the highest living standards in the world. Now that they are 80% atheist, they are being invaded by muslim hordes. This is not a coincidence

Hkan D-plorable Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:11 Permalink

Sweden is a majority of atheists (christianity just a label) wich got nothing what so ever to do with standard of living.

Ruin of "standard of living" is due to excessive immigration way out of control.

Wich NO politician dare to adress (except SD) wich i dont sympathize with. Still remember Adolf H democratic elected.

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TheEndIsNear D-plorable Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:38 Permalink

Bullshit. As an atheist, I despise Muslims far more than any other religion, even Judaism. At least most Christians don't want to kill me over a simple difference of opinion.  Actually, all religious people are atheists in one sense; ie, there are dozens if not hundreds of different "gods" that various sects believe in. If you do not believe in [Allah, Vishnu, Buddha, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc], then you are viewed as atheistic to these religions. In fact, there the only difference between atheists like me and Christians or followers of any other religion is that I just happen to believe in one less god than you do.

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Argentumentum latentdissident Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:48 Permalink

Down votes? BS article, although true, it is written to hide the truth and to promote hatred (let you and him fight) and attention in wrong direction. Do you really not see that ZH is now as controlled opposition as Infowars is? Channeling Gatestone is one hallmark of this. Litmus test - has (((Gatestone))) EVER written about ROOTS of this invasion, about (((WHO))) is behind this? I thought so! Do you not see? I come for comments only, some of these still can make my day.

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TeraByte Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:34 Permalink

Most of commentators reveal your total ignorance of the Swedish society. Things are not good, but not as bad as you claim.
Ever set your feet on the soil? I have at least ten years of first hand experience of that, you suckers.

beijing expat Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:38 Permalink

Europe hasn’t had a good religious war for 500 years. I had just read a book on the worlds last great religious war; the taiping rebellion. 60 million dead. 2/3 of the country in ashes. Europe is probably destined for the same. There is no compromise with Islam. Just ask the Buddhists of Pakistan.  How did the Seiks survive? Or the Hindus?  They learned to speak the language of Islam...The language of violence.  I guess this can only result in totalitarian rule...the long term objective of the Oligarchical class..the objective of the people who advocated for mass Muslim migration...the people who work day and night to ensure your enslavement...the real enemy.  

Utopia Planitia Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:15 Permalink

Yes, yes, yes.  Teach the salafists that water, food, electricity, cash, snacks, laptops, mobile phones, etc. etc. etc. (and air, if you can) are ALL Christian and therefore FORBIDDEN!  Then the poor Swedes can get someplace!