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Abramovicz, Naomi

Columnist Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

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Göteborgs-Posten - Sweden | 15/12/2015

Sweden's jihadists finally being punished

Two men were sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorist crimes on Monday in Gothenburg. Film footage shows that they participated in beheadings in Syria. The liberal daily Göteborgs-Posten is happy with the outcome of the trial: "Somewhere between 100 and 200 citizens of Gothenburg have travelled to Syria and Iraq in recent years to join terrorist groups like the IS. For that reason the judgement sends a strong signal. The fact that culprits are being punished shows that our legal system works. Those who commit crimes must answer for them. Hopefully the verdict will also deter potential terrorist recruits. Until now far too few of them have had to pay for their crimes. Many more people than the two who have now been sentenced belong behind bars."

Svenska Dagbladet - Sweden | 03/06/2015

Sweden lets even the dumbest go to college

After the poor performance of Swedish pupils in the most recent Pisa test, the quality of the country's universities has also come under fire. There's room for discussion on the subject, the conservative daily Svenska Dagbladet believes: "Ebba Lisberg Jensen, senior lecturer in human ecology at Malmö University, recently stressed that many students have problems with basic things like reading and writing. But the blame doesn't lie just with bad schools. ... One of the biggest problems is the admissions system: Sweden's universities are funded according to how many students are accepted and pass their exams. For that reason many members of the teaching staff tend to give students good grades instead of failing them. And so the requirements are lowered. ... If we really want a well-educated workforce to keep up with global competition, as Prime Minister Löfven is so fond of saying, the first thing we need is universities that deserve the name."

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