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Two years after the attacks on Drottninggatan – extremistmiljöerna grows

the Two after the terror attack on Drottninggatan 7 april 2017, Stockholm has returned to normal – the damage is long since repaired and the offender is serving his sentence.

the city of Stockholm received questions on whether it should become a memorial to honour the victims of the terror attack. According to finansborgarrådet Anna König Jerlmyr work around for it.

– I would like to have seen that the memorial stood on the spot at this point. Now ensures I that the schedule for the memorial's construction is set up. The work ahead needs, of course, involve the families, " says Anna König Jerlmyr.

That there is not yet a memorial, explains the city of Stockholm that it needed additional time to investigate how such a symbol could look like.

the appearance of the memorial, the government has worked to bring in new laws which may avoid to Sweden are affected by a new terrorist acts – including the new kamerabevakningslagen that makes it possible for the Police and the security service for three months use of the camera monitoring without permission, for example, countering terrorist offences and other serious crime.

another is the financing of attempt to commit the crimes as well as training and recruitment a criminal offense and also self-study in terrorsyfte, to seek information about the explosives on the network or to participate in weapons training.

the Police and the security service have also received 400 million extra for counter-terrorism activities up to 2020.

on the secret Police and says that the threat to Sweden has increased in recent years.

– the security service will follow the daily how this extremistmiljöerna developed and the brottsaktiva the people who are in these environments. And where we can observe that there is a continued heightened threat of terrorism against Sweden, where the threat from the våldsbejakande islamic environment is the greatest, but it is also a more long-term threat to democracy from the white-power environment and the community environment, " says Gabriel Wernstedt.

He also says that the boundaries of the public debate has been moved forward.

– It affects the extremistmiljöerna by people who move there try to be extreme in an already heavily polarised debate.

Wernstedt says that extremistmiljöerna also has grown physically.

" Already in 2017 spake the secret Police that we went from talking in terms of hundreds to speak in terms of thousands. And to break the rise is an important task for police but also for the whole society. All parts of society need to be helped to come to terms with the development.

when talking about the threat from extremistmiljöer, it becomes very easy to focus ports on the black sea.

" Where is the threat from the islamic environment who is lifted up as the greatest attentatshotet. But we in the Police can conclude that the threat to democracy consists of much more than a terrorist attack. We see that there is a more long-term threat to democracy from the white power environment and the community environment, " says Gabriel Wernstedt.

Sweden has a continued elevated terrorhotnivå, a third on a five-point scale. The level has been the same since 2010, with the exception of a short period in 2015-16 when terrorhotnivån was raised to a high level (a four). During that time, there have been acts of terrorism in Sweden. In addition to the deed on Drottninggatan shopping street in Stockholm, sweden in 2017, occurred an attack on the school, the Crown in Trollhättan 2015 where three people lost their lives. In addition, an unsuccessful terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in 2010, when a man with bombbälte was blasted to death.

– Within the framework of the elevated terrorhotnivån can the terrorist incident occur. And it should be aware and vigilant of their surroundings. But at the same time it is so that if we change the way we live has, of course, when the terrorists and extremists in any way reached a goal. It is also important to keep in mind. By living as normal as we pursue the open society that we want, " says Gabriel Wernstedt.

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