Just when you thought you’ve heard the most self-destructive policies come out of Sweden’s leadership, their Minister of Culture and Democracy comes out and publicly calls for reintegrating ISIS fighters returning from waging war in the Middle East back into Swedish society.
Sweden’s Ministry of Culture, formed in 2007 and currently run by Alice Bah Kuhnke who manages about 85 employees in her department, is responsible for issues relating to culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level, the national minorities and the language and culture of the Sami people.
The Ministry is also responsible for anti-discrimination work and issues concerning civil society, faith and communities.
In other words, yet another taxpayer funded governmental department aimed at instituting social justice policies that place more value on migrants than Swedish citizens, as evidenced by Alice Bah Kuhnke’s calls for reintegrating returning ISIS fighters.
Sweden’s minister for culture & democracy just said on TV that returning isis fighters must be integrated into society 😩 pic.twitter.com/Bb6GCNxFQi
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) March 12, 2017
This is the same Alice Bah Kuhnke who, when she was known simply as Alice Bah, posed for abstract semi-nude photos with her body covered in only black tape, supposedly for the purpose of advancing of feminism, prior to achieving her position as Minister of Culture.
How to you reintegrate those who have chosen to leave their country to fight for a brutal regime and terrorist organization bent on turning the world into an Islamic caliphate? Do these fighters really look like they are interested in leading a productive, quiet life in Sweden while adopting Western cultural norms?
Astonishingly, this isn’t Sweden’s first call for an integration program for returning ISIS fighters. In October of last year authorities in the city of Lund led an effort to provide extremists with free housing, education, employment and financial aid all in attempts to “rehabilitate” them into Sweden’s society.
A programme to rehabilitate former Isis fighters and other extremists with housing, employment, education and financial support is being trialled in Sweden.
Local authorities in the city of Lund say the controversial measures aim to reintegrate returned jihadis into society and prevent them reverting to their former networks.
Anna Sjöstrand, the municipal coordinator against violent extremism, acknowledged the proposals were controversial but argued that the same approach should be taken to Isis defectors as to those leaving organised crime and neo-Nazi groups.
Anna Sjöstrand, the municipal coordinator against violent extremism, claims, “It is much cheaper to reintegrate a person into society than to abandon them.”
These cultural leaders in Sweden use the term “reintegrate”, but if a citizen chooses to abandon their country to fight in an extremist war, I’d wager they were never integrated into European culture to begin with. Thus, any efforts to reintegrate them will ultimately fail as well as increasing the chances for violence towards the Swedish people.
A good indicator of how an ISIS fighter reintegration program will work out is by looking at just a few of the results of Sweden’s open borders policy over the years.
The Gatestone Institute reports, as of 2015, forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.
Considering the drastic increase in crime and incidents of rape that Sweden has endured since opening their borders to economic migrants, what do you expect will happen when they welcome hardened fighters with extremist beliefs into their country? Sweden’s cultural ministers may believe it’s cheaper to reintegrate a person rather than abandon them, but the cost of human life will be much greater than the financial drain they will experience.