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Top Immigration Official Caught Praising Islamic State

A top official in charge of Sweden’s immigration policy has been exposed as a jihadi sympathiser who described someone’s intention to join Islamic State as “beautiful”.

Samiyah M Wasame, who serves on Sweden’s Migration Board, is accused of ‘liking’ numerous jihadi posts on Facebook. In one example, she ‘liked’ a picture of an AK-47 next to the words “Remember the Mujahdieen in your prayers… Because they are fighting on your behalf.”

She also liked a black Islamic flag as well as a status by a jihadist who lamented the problems he was having travelling to Syria. She commented underneath, calling his decision “beautiful”.

However, after being exposed by various Swedish newspapers, Wasame said the revelations were an example of “increased hatred of Islam and widespread Islamophobia” and showed the “strongly growing baiting of Muslims in today’s society.”

Ivar Arpi, a writer for Svenska Dagbladet, responded to her criticisms by pointing out she had also ‘liked’ a picture of Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted for the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing.

She also ‘liked’ a picture of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin as well as a message praising the release of a suspected IS recruiter and a quote by Ibn al-Khattab, a Chechen jihadist who is suspected of being involved in the 1999 bombing of a Russian apartment complex.

According to a translation by InfoWars, news site Avpixlat says:

“A Muslim fundamentalist who sympathizes with armed jihad and terrorism determines who should be granted asylum and a residence permit in Sweden. This at a time when the Security Service and experts on terrorism warn of a greatly increased risk of Islamic terrorists crossing into Europe by pretending to be refugees. Seldom has the expression “the fox guarding the henhouse” been illustrated so clearly in the material world.”

In May, Breitbart London reported how Sweden was offering taxpayer-funded benefits to ‘alienated’ jihadists to lure them home.

The Örebro municipality offered returning jihadists “psychological help to overcome traumatic experiences they may have suffered while fighting in Iraq and Syria,” with local councillor Rasmus Persson calling for terrorists to be offered jobs so they don’t “feel alienated”.

One Swedish soldier who was stationed in Afghanistan condemned the plans, saying: “In a few months, I’m back in Sweden after being deployed in Afghanistan, against the Taliban and others who have really jeopardizing development in this very sore country. There is no permanent job waiting for me when I come home.”

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