Recent arrests in Sweden have again brought to the fore the role (or not) of diasporas in militant activity. Three of the individuals arrested were reported as Somali and the fourth as Iraqi. Researchers in Scandinavia have been looking at this issue for some years and a number of reports and analysis have been produced. Below is a sample ranging from a security police document to academic contributions.
Fahlander, Patrick (2011). “Al-Shabaab in Sweden: Perceptions of an Islamist extremist organization”. BA Thesis, Department of Global Political Science, Malmö University
Kühle, Lene, and Lindekilde, Lasse. (2010). “Radicalization among Young Muslims in Aarhus”. Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation (CIR), Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.
Säkerhetspolisen. (2010). “Violence-promoting Islamist extremism in Sweden – a summary.” Säkerhetspolisen
Taarnby, Michael and Hallundbaek, Lars. (2010). “Al-Shabaab: The Internationalization of Militant Islamism in Somalia and the Implications for Radicalisation Processes in Europe.” Danish Ministry of Justice.
Unknown. (2007). “The Role of Diasporas in Civil War.” Working Paper. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).