With ISIS gradually getting crushed in Syria (no thanks to America or their regional allies), being a jihadist is suddenly not so glamorous anymore for a lot of young Muslim men, who joined their ranks in recent years. A lot of them are returning to Europe, and supposedly want a second chance. They’re looking for jobs, but they can’t seem to find anyone willing to employ them, what with the big time gap in their CV, and the whole ‘fighting for a terrorist organisation’ thing hanging over their heads. This makes them sad, and a few of them have decided to share their stories with us.
The first thing an employer will ask about a resume is any gaps between jobs. But they probably wouldn’t suspect that an applicant for a certain role who seems to have been unemployed for a few years was busy fighting for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
I can just picture the interviews now…
Jihadis returning to their home countries in Europe are now finding out the hard way, and many cannot get a job as they try to reintegrate into western society.
These are three terms that should never be used in the same sentence, unless that sentence is “Jihadis have been deported back to their home countries, from Europe, were they’ll hopefully soon be killed by the Russian military.”
Swedish daily newspaper Expressen interviewed former jihadis about life after ISIS and they discussed the challenges of finding work. As many as 150 have returned to the Scandinavian country to try and rebuild their lives.
Oh what a surprise. Sweden are the ones leading the charge to humanise these worthless sub-human scum. They don’t deserve the chance to rebuild their pathetic lives. They deserve to be exterminated with extreme prejudice.
“I just want to forget everything,” Walad Yousef, a 27-year-old returning fighter, told the newspaper. “I apply for a lot of jobs, but I can’t get any because my pictures are out there.”
Shouldn’t have run off to fight for an organisation that regularly beheads people, commits acts of terrorism in Western countries, including your host nation, throws gay people off rooftops, and takes women as sex slaves then, should you Walad? I’ve no sympathy for you whatsoever. Don’t act as if you didn’t know what you were getting yourself into, when you signed up to fight for those monsters. They don’t even try to hide what they’re all about. You deserve no opportunities and in a sane world (so not Sweden then), you would be arrested, flown back to whichever Islamic hellhole you originally came from, and dropped out of the plane without any parachute. It’s pretty obvious to anyone with common sense (so again, nobody with any power in Sweden), that he probably came back just so he can commit an act of terrorism there.
Yousef had posted images of himself in Syria on Facebook, posing at a training camp with a Kalashnikov, and encouraging friends to join him. He returned to Sweden and said he had only gone to Syria to help civilians in the eastern city of Raqqa, where ISIS has beheaded several western hostages.
The idiot Swedish authorities will probably fall for this obvious lie.
Another returning member said that life under ISIS was “not what I thought” while others said they had only traveled to help civilians affected by the Syrian war.
Employers fear that returning fighters may commit attacks or help others to commit attacks and do not wish to be associated with them, said another returnee who has changed his name to Yousef.
Oh what horrible hate filled bigots those employers must be. How is it that in *current year*, there are still bigots out there, who think it’s perfectly acceptable to discriminate against members of a terrorist organisation?
“You in the media have scared them. I do not know why they are afraid,” said a jihadi from the southern city of Malmo of the fears that employees and civilians had of returning foreign fighters.
Gee, I wonder why people would be afraid of returning jihadists?
Another refused to speak to Expressen and give his real identity as he said he has “enough problems” finding employment in the country.
Maybe your old employer ISIS, might take you back. With all the casualties they’re suffering as of late, I’m sure they’ll be happy to take whatever recruits they can get.
Others said they had no idea why their names were on leaked ISIS records. “That’s very strange. Anyone can say they’re me,” said an unnamed returnee. “I mean, it’s war. Maybe someone recommended me. I don’t know.”
Many live at home with their relatives or their friends as they cannot afford accommodation after returning and many have changed their names.
Just as well facial recognition software is improving all the time. You can’t hide forever. You will be exposed eventually.
One of the jihadis named in the Expressen investigation is Bherlin Dequilla Gildo, a 39-year-old from Malmo, a jihadi who posed with the corpse of a Syrian regime soldier. A man answered at his address but said no one was there with that name. But he is back in Sweden, the newspaper says. One of Gildo’s associates who fought alongside him said “he can do anything. Even I am afraid of him.”
And this guy is walking the streets of Sweden quite freely. Aren’t open borders and multiculturalism just wonderful?
Sweden is one the best countries for a foreign fighter to return if they want to reintegrate. It is trialling a rehabilitation programme that gives Swedish extremists housing, employment, education and financial support. Anna Sjöstrand, the municipal coordinator against violent extremism in the city of Lund, said in October 2016 that it is much cheaper to reintegrate someone than to abandon them.
A lot of free stuff and opportunities that indigenous, law abiding, ethnic Swedes, the ones who actually pay the taxes to fun these programs, don’t get to benefit from. This is something that people need to remember. If you’re a native European (particularly in the likes of Sweden), you’re almost guaranteed to be a second class citizen in your own country, whereas terrorist scum like these guys, will get every opportunity handed to them.
It is unclear if the trial will be rolled out nationwide or how former jihadis are to be reintegrated into the job market when they face such an obvious stigma after being ISIS members.
My guess is that the Swedish government will either incentivise or force employers to hire former ISIS fighters, ahead of native Swedes. In fact, because this is Sweden we’re talking about, I can say that with 99% certainty that this is exactly what will happen.
The country suffered only its second radical Islamist attack in April when an Uzbek national plowed a truck into civilians on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm. The attack left five people dead. Authorities arrested the driver and said he had sympathies with ISIS. ISIS did not claim the attack, but it generally does not take responsibility for attackers who are captured alive.
Returning fighters are a problem across the West—security services in Europe and the U.S. are concerned that their nationals will return home to carry out attacks as ISIS’s caliphate continues to crumble in Iraq and Syria.
And here in lies a very important key problem with regards to Western policy. On the one hand, they (claim at least to) increase their attacks on ISIS in the Middle East, ostensibly to stop attacks from ISIS in Europe. Yet at the same time, they have this belief that increasing their pressure on ISIS in the Middle East, causes them to increase their attacks in the West. So a terrorist attack occurs in Europe, and they respond by bombing the Middle East, which they also believe causes more attacks in Europe in retaliation. Meanwhile, they continue to do nothing practical to prevent attacks from happening in Europe, such as having a sensible immigration policy, or deporting known radicals. It’s like imagine if your house was full of cockroaches, so you hired an exterminator, to kill the cockroaches in a house 5 miles away, instead of the ones actually in your own home. It’s just complete insanity.
More than half of Britain’s 800 foreign fighters have returned home. For the U.S., only a few have returned home with a much lower travel rate to Syria and Iraq. Former FBI Director James Comey said in 2016 that just 250 Americans had attempted to go or have gone to Syria. Almost 7,000 have traveled to Iraq and Syria as a whole from the West.
Is anyone else sick of hearing these people actually being referred to as “British” or “American” or whatever? Because I sure am. It isn’t white Europeans or white Americans… the people who actually built these nations, who are going off to Syria and Iraq (well, with one notable exception). It’s people of Arabic, North African, or South Asian descent who are doing so. These are not the indigenous Europeans, nor are they founding demographic of the United States. They are people who we have foolishly welcomed into our homelands, who have taken advantage of our kindness, and then have betrayed us. They aren’t American. They aren’t European. They shouldn’t be referred to as such.