Sweden: Police to Monitor Radical Islamism

Sweden: Police to Monitor Radical Islamism

The Swedish government has instructed the security division of the Swedish police to put extra effort into monitoring violent radical Islamism in this country. The decision came during Thursday's regular cabinet meeting.

Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni raised the issue during last month's annual conference on defence and security. She tells Swedish Television News that there are indications that people in Sweden are being recruited by violent Islamist groups. She says young people who feel left out of society are especially vulnerable targets.

The human rights group Charta 2008 has criticised the move, which it says could play into the hands of those who look upon all Moslems as a threat.

A police report for the government is due in December.

Source: SR (English)

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