Säpo chef Anders Thornberg has said that the radical Islamists have increased from a few hundred to thousands in just over ten years. Vivalla is one of the areas where Säpo believes that the concentration of the radical Islamic group is particularly high.
A Swedish city is considering giving jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq free housing, a driver’s license, and tax benefits to ease their reintegration, but social media users have slammed the proposal
In the 1990s, the district of Vivalla in Örebro was best known for the TV series “Svensson, Svensson”.
But in the 21st century, the population in the area changed drastically and in 2012, more than 75 percent of residents had a Muslim background.
At the Vivallaskolan, more than 95 percent of students are immigrants and speak 35 different languages, according to Wikipedia.
The police classify Vivalla as a particularly vulnerable area. From Örebro district, about 20 people have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join terrorist groups like the Islamic state.
A decade lost already, Now we must back to base “re-established” society.
Some of the Jihadist are trying to re-establish themselves in society, says Fredrik Malm.
One of them been convicted of abuse and another suspected of fraud. But many of the rest can not come back because they were killed in the Middle East.
According to Säpo, Vivalla is one of the areas in Sweden where the concentration of violent Islamists is particularly high.
Örebro Municipality has therefore established a so-called Knowledge House where police, social services and others work to prevent radicalization and new terrorist travel. Sven-Göran Wetterberg, Örebro municipality’s coordinator of violence-violent extremism, tells SVT that he can not confirm if Vivalla is worse off than other areas in Sweden.
SVT News has also talked with Mahdi Mohamud, chairman of the association Horn of Africa, who works with youth in Vivalla. He is worried that the returning ISIS terrorists will take up arms in Sweden and turn it on Swedish society.
“I’m not naive,” he says.
However, he also believes that it is “everyone’s responsibility” to help reintegrate the IS terrorists in Swedish society.
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