Sweden’s Multicultural Expert on Islamophobia Joins ISIS in Syria
Michael Nikolai Skråmo, who also calls himself Abo Ibrahim Al Swedi, is a former multicultural expert on Islamophobia in Sweden.
That was before he joined ISIS.
This week al Swedi appeared in an ISIS propaganda video wearing desert camouflage and clutching an assault rifle. He proceeds to give practical and motivational encouragement to would-be jihadis.
Al Swedi tells Islamists to come join him in the caliphate.
Al Swedi moved to Syria with his wife and two children in September.
The Local reported:
Michael Skråmo, 29, took the whole family – his little four children and wife – to the IS-controlled area inside Syria. Now Skråmo filmed a propaganda video outside the Syrian city Kobane where he preaches jihad and calls Swedish jihadists to leave Sweden and join the “holy war”.
“My brothers, ‘hijra’ (migration) and ‘jihad’ are so simple. It only costs a few thousand ‘lapp’ [Swedish kronor],” he says in Swedish. “Do you not wish in in your heart to fight and show God what you have to offer him? The door to jihad is standing there waiting for you. It’s the fastest way to Jannah [Paradise].”
According to Sweden’s Expressen newspaper, he converted to Islam in 2005, after which he travelled widely in the Islamic world, learning Arabic and studying the religion.
At the end of the video, Skråmo becomes more emotional.
“I want you to be here with me. I want us to hang out in Jannah. My wonderful brothers, take this decision, trust in Allah, sacrificing your money and your life for Allah, and you will receive the highest from Allah “.
Al Swedi also has a Twitter account and tweets from Syria.