Since the Islamic State (IS) has establised its caliphate the need for different types of support in its society has increased. As a result, Western recruitment for the movement has escalated, even including female recruits. Even though reports show an increased presence of Western women in IS, knowledge about preventative measures in female recruitment is quite limited in Sweden. Female extremism in violent environments continues to shine because of its absence in the Swedish debate. This is the case, even though research shows that female IS supporters as well as male present a potential security threat. A continued ignorance of women’s role in IS risks leading to serious consequences
Read the debate article about this report in GP here (in Swedish).
Read the debate article about this report in Göteborgs-Posten here (in Swedish).
The report was launched at a full seminar in Swedish at the Stockholm Free World Forum on August 31.