Sweden Approves Deporting Radical Imams Who Can’t Be Deported

Yes. You read that right.

Swedish Migration Board Approves Deporting Radical Imams

“Sweden has seen a large growth in the number of radical Islamic extremists in recent years…”

Yowza!  Sweden has seen a “large growth in the number of radicals” and…? None has ever been deported.

 And it is highly doubtful that it will ever happen:

“The Swedish Migration Board has granted approval for the deportation of radical Imam Abo Raad after a request from the Swedish security service Säpo who had previously arrested several Islamic leaders.”  In late April, it was announced that he could not be deported back to Iraq because he could possibly be executed. Stalling his deportation is now the issue…

Abo Raad’s lawyer Alparslan Tügel announced shortly after the decision was made public that he would be filing an appeal saying, “The first reaction is of course that this is not the output we had hoped for. But we look forward with confidence to the next instance.” Tügel reiterated that the imam could face danger in Iraq and that the situation for him would make the deportation impossible to actually carry out.

These appeals are costly and in Imam Abo Raad ‘s case, the same danger that he faces in being deported back to Iraq is the very same danger that he brings to innocent Swedes: the threat of death. Only, countless lives are at risk because of Raad. Under no circumstances should the well-being of jihadist preachers be put ahead of Swedish homeland security. The same principle goes for any Western country.

Radicalized mosques and jihad-preaching Imams are a menace across Western nations. It is also well known that foreign funding of such mosques by countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey impacts the message and reach.  This palpable threat provides a valid case for mosque surveillance in the interests of public safety.

Elsewhere in Sweden, the Muslim community in the Swedish municipality of Växjö “has increased so dramatically, according to local leaders, that they are now planning to build a giant mosque to hold at least 1,000 people, possibly with the help of foreign backers in the Middle East.” In the words of a local Imam:

“We may be able to get help from rich Arab countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or the United Arab Emirates. A Muslim considers it a good thing to help other Muslims build a mosque where there is no mosque”…..

Brazen words, and given the successes of the “Islamophobia” trick, Western efforts are stymied in tackling the threat of radical mosques and the foreign funding that fuels them. Currently, by the time hate preachers and radical mosques are revealed, far too much damage has already been done. Add to that the burdensome and time consuming red tape of prosecuting them and/or deporting them, Sweden is left poorer while the time-sensitive threat continues to proliferate.

In less than a decade, Sweden’s jihadist “environment has grown from 200 members to 2,000, with Salafism playing a vital role in the spread of violent Islamism in a number of Swedish cities.” The National Center for Terror Threat Assessment has warned that “radical Islamic extremism was the number one threat to Swedish state security despite victories against the Islamic State terror group.”

“Swedish Migration Board Approves Deporting Radical Imams”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 14, 2019:

The Swedish Migration Board has granted approval for the deportation of radical Imam Abo Raad after a request from the Swedish security service Säpo who had previously arrested several Islamic leaders.

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Imam Abo Raad, who lived in Gävle, is one of two Imams scheduled for deportation following the decision by the Migration Board along with another man. All three were arrested as part of the Act on Special Aliens Control which grants Swedish police and security services the ability to request for the deportation of those deemed a security threat, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

A spokesperson for the Gävle mosque commented on the decision to expel their imam saying, “it is very regrettable that Sweden takes such a serious decision to expel him,” and added that Raad may face persecution in his native Iraq or even face a prison term.

Abo Raad’s lawyer Alparslan Tügel announced shortly after the decision was made public that he would be filing an appeal saying, “The first reaction is of course that this is not the output we had hoped for. But we look forward with confidence to the next instance.”

Tügel reiterated that the imam could face danger in Iraq and that the situation for him would make the deportation impossible to actually carry out.

A spokesman for Säpo commented on the possibility of not being able to deport radical Islamists saying that they would be forced to closely monitor the individuals who were unable to be deported.

Sweden has seen a large growth in the number of radical Islamic extremists in recent years, with a report released by National Center for Terror Threat Assessment (NCT) earlier this year noting that radical Islamic extremism was the number one threat to Swedish state security despite victories against the Islamic State terror group……