Recruiting by radical Islamists still happening in Gothenburg's poorer areas

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It's been nearly a year since the Islamic State terrorist organization lost its last enclave in Syria but the extremist environment that helped recruit its members remains active in western Sweden.

The vast majority of people who travelled from Sweden to join the Islamic State came from northeast Gothenburg. According to Säpo, the Swedish Security Service, Islamist radicalization is still taking place in certain foundations, schools, associations or companies.

Swedish Radio spoke with several people in the suburb of Angered who say they have seen groups try to undermine the work of public authorities and replace their power with their own.