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Further measures to counter extremism

Published: 7 June 2017 at 15.11

Updated: 7 June 2017 at 17.38

Activities that are at risk of supporting radicalisation are not to receive central government funding. This is one of the four requests that the Riksdag directed at the Government with the aim of preventing violence-promoting extremism.

The Riksdag directed four announcements – requests – to the Government.

  • Activities or measures that are at risk of supporting radicalisation, violence-promoting extremism or terrorism shall not receive central government or municipal funding. The Government should draw up a strategy to ensure that this does not happen.
  • The Government should consider establishing a central government scheme for defectors from ISIS and other supporters of violence-promoting Islamism. The Riksdag also considers it important that the Government takes measures to increase knowledge among municipalities, schools and other actors about preventive measures against violence-promoting extremism, and about how radicalisation can be discovered.
  • The problems associated with self-radicalisation and, ultimately, lone terrorists should be included more clearly in the preventive measures to counter violence-promoting extremism. Those working with preventive measures need more knowledge about the mechanisms behind self-radicalisation and warning signs that may be observed among self-radicalised individuals. Further research about self-radicalisation is also needed in order to broaden and deepen understanding of the driving forces and warning signs.The
  • Government should, in addition to its extensive work to combat racism, consider further initiatives to bring about value-based work to address failing gender equality, homophobia and oppression in the name of honour.

The Riksdag rejected other motions that were considered at the same time.