The Local speaks to terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp from the Swedish Defence University about what's luring them to leave one of the safest countries in the world to wage jihad. How do groups like Isis recruit Swedish women? The targets are groomed, usually by other women. Recruiters start by targeting girls who seem vulnerable.
Why Swedish girls are leaving home for Isis - The Local
Nowadays, movies, news, literature, and even Swedes themselves happily depict Swedish ladies as being sexy blondes with open minds and active sex lives. Not only were they tall, beautiful, and blonde, they were immensely strong willed and independent, traits that have remained to today. They could own land and were able to accept the status of head of the household when their husbands were away, and all of the power and responsibility that the position held. Even then, as Swedish Women reached adulthood at age 20, obtained freedom to live on her their, could divorce and remarry, hold positions of religious authority, medicine woman, merchant, poet, scribe, and more. American president Dwight D. Of course, this peaked the interest of quite a few young men in America. The bit about suicide and welfare policies soon faded from memory while the image of a sexually explorative, blonde party girl remained.