It’s a story that’s becoming too familiar in Europe, un-vetted asylum seekers who come to the West in droves turn out to be jihadis on a quest to annihilate non-believers.
Over one million refugees have flowed into Europe over the past year, most of whom come from Syria.
Refugees in Sweden have continued to threaten the stability of the country. This year, there were numerous accounts of migrant men raping and sexually assaulting Swedish women and young boys.
Earlier in December, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) urged the country’s municipalities to prepare for war as a result of the increasing amounts of violence and instability caused by Muslim migrants in Sweden.
Investigator Kristina Lindehoff Carleson said the man, who has not been named, had participated in the “non-international armed conflict between the Syrian government and a number of armed groups.”
All sides in the Syrian conflict have been accused of war crimes. The government and its Russian backers have heavily bombed urban areas causing numerous civilian deaths, while the militant jihadists making up the opposition have slaughtered Shi’ite, Alawite and Christian Syrians in areas they control, executed children for blasphemy and massacred prisoners of war.
The asylum-seeker facing trial in Sweden appears in a rebel video depicting the murder of seven captured soldiers.
“The soldiers were captured and defenceless when this happened,” Ms Carleson said.
“The accused’s participation in the execution is against international human rights, supposed to protect incapacitated soldiers.”