Sweden: Jihadist Demands Compensation for Missing Welfare Payments


No one should be surprised by this. It is part of Islamic practice and tradition. “Infidels who submit without fighting to the Islamic armies, are granted a pledge of security. They are protected from the jihad laws against infidels which command killing, slavery, ransom or deportation for the enemies. Peace and security for non-Muslims are recognised only after their submission. Protection status is provided through the Islamization of conquered lands. Vanquished non-Muslims peoples are granted security, as well as a relative self-autonomous administration and limited religious rights according to the modalities of the conquest. These rights are subject to two conditions: the payment of a poll tax (the jizya) and submission to the provisions of Islamic law.” (Bat Ye’or here.)

The payment of the jizya — that’s what Bherlin Gildo is demanding.

“Enemies With Benefits: Swedish Veteran Jihadist Demands Compensation for Missing Welfare Payments,” Sputnik News, September 6, 2019:

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The ex-jihadist stood accused of attending a terrorist camp and spreading propaganda for terrorist groups. He was also found trampling on dead Syrian soldiers, posing with corpses and humiliating Christians.

The man formerly known as Bherlin Gildo, one of Sweden’s first jihadists to travel to Syria, is demanding over SEK 200,000 (about $20,600) in damages from Sweden, because the Social Insurance Agency didn’t pay him the so-called activity support while he was detained in the UK.

Gildo was arrested by the British authorities in September 2014 and was investigated for terrorist offences, but released in June 2015 and cleared of the charges after, as the British press put it, a “wrangle between lawyers” as intelligence services “refused to hand over evidence”.

Before the charges were dropped, he was due to stand trial at London’s Old Bailey, accused of attending a terrorist camp between 2012 and 2013 and becoming a propagandist for terrorist groups.

After Gildo joined Daesh* in Syria, photographs of him trampling on dead Syrian soldiers, posing with corpses and humiliating Christians were published on social media, some of them by Gildo himself, the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported.

After his release, Gildo returned to Sweden, where he changed his name and address. Now he is demanding compensation for the benefits he didn’t receive while incarcerated in the UK. He also accused the Swedish Security Service SÄPO of playing a role in what he claims to be a wrongful deprivation of liberty…

* Daesh (also known as ISIS/IS/ISIL/the Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and other countries

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