Common sense would dictate such a law already having been in place ages ago.
‘Terror training should be illegal’: Liberal Party
Published: 14 Aug 2014 14:54 GMT+02:00
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Under current Swedish law it is illegal to recruit for terror purposes and provide terrorist training. It is not, however, illegal to attend such training. Sweden’s Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) thinks that needs to change.
“An estimated 20 people with Swedish passports have been killed in war in Syria,” party leader Jan Björklund and democracy minister Birgitta Ohlsson wrote in the Svenska Dagbladet daily on Thursday.
“Across our country there are worried family members fearing that their sons, daughters, brothers or sisters might be recruited by an extremist group and labelled as terrorists by the EU or UN.”
Linus Gustafsson, political violence expert at the Swedish National Defence College, told The Local on Wednesday that there are 80 confirmed Swedes fighting in Syria – but that there are probably more.
“Most of these men are second-generation immigrants, and when they go to these countries where there is war they risk becoming even more radicalized,” Gustafsson said.
These numbers are also on the rise, according to the Swedish Security Service (Säpo).