Sweden to give ISIS defectors housing grants, free driver’s licenses in hopes they’ll rejoin society

Sweden to give ISIS defectors housing grants, free driver’s licenses in hopes they’ll rejoin society
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Lund County council in southern Sweden is looking at offering incentives to jihadi defectors – including helping them to secure work.

The plan has reportedly received backing from an anti-violent extremism body.

According to the Daily Express, about 140 Swedish citizens have come back to the country having fought for terror groups in Iraq and Syria.

Defectors would be encouraged to re-enter society with incentives like housing grants and driving licences under the plans.

Those leading the proposals believe they should be dealt with the same way as criminals who are trying to reintegrate.

Anna Sjostrand, Lund County’s municipal coordinator against violent extremism, reportedly said: ‘When the subject first came up, we thought ‘Oh God, how should we handle this?

‘But we pretty quickly realised that we should deal with [people defecting from ISIS] in the same way [we deal with people defecting from criminal gangs].’

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