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Swedish minister says returning ISIS fighters should be integrated

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A SWEDISH minister has been branded “ignorant” and “amateurish” after she suggested municipalities were expected to help integrate Islamic State fighters to the Scandinavian country.

Alice Bah Kuhnke, minister of Culture and Democracy made the remark on Sunday evening as she was quizzed on how Sweden should deal with jihadi defectors by the state broadcaster SVT.

Ms Kuhnke said: “First of all if there are suspicions of crimes, they need to be investigated. And any such crimes should be punished.

“But after that we need structures locally, such as social services, around our country to integrate them back into our democratic society.”

More than 300 people have travelled from Sweden to join extremist cults in the Middle East and an estimated 150 have since returned, according to Sweden’s security service