Säpo head Anders Thornberg. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT
Newsweek: ISIS in Sweden: Islamist Extremists on the Rise in Nordic Nation, Spy Chief Says
Sweden has witnessed a surge in Islamist extremists: from 200 less than a decade ago to “thousands,” in 2017, the Scandinavian country’s spy chief said Friday.
“We have never seen anything like this before," Anders Thornberg, chief of the Swedish Security Service (SAPO), told the country’s TT news agency.
“This is the 'new normal'...It is a historic challenge that extremist circles are growing,” he added.
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WNU Editor: The Swedes cannot say that they were not warned about it.
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