EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by KAWC News; he comments on the terrorist attack that occurred in Stockholm on 7 April 2017. He explains the different challenges that will be tackled in the near future in Sweden in order to manage this delicate situation. This interview is in English and can be read
EDUCATIONBA, MA, and PhD, Political Science, Stockholm University (Sweden)
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Analysis & Events
Daily Mail Online (UK)March 8, 2017
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Magnus Norell is mentioned by the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail Online, on a report commissioned by Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country’s Ministry of Defence.
Samtiden (Sweden)October 26, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is mentioned by the Swedish magazine Samtiden on the controversial decision some Swedish cities have taken to rehabilitate former Isis fighters and other extremists by providing them with housing, employment, education and financial support.
Borås Tidning (Sweden)July 19, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell comments on the events that occurred in Nice on 14 July 2016, where a 31-year old man steered a truck at full speed through the crowd during the French National Day celebrations.
The Huffington Post (US)July 8, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell writes for The Huffington Post about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden.
Ledarsidorna (Sweden)July 4, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell writes about the influence the Muslim Brotherhood has established in Sweden and other European countries over the years, starting from World War Two.
Epoch Times (United States)February 11, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell writes about the Swedish government’s decision not to recognise an independent Western Sahara (or rather the Polisario movement). Among the issues discussed, he examines what has prevented the Swedish administration from recognising the independence of Western Sahara to date and what are the implications of Sweden’s decision.
Huffington Post (United States)February 4, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell writes about the ongoing Geneva III talks, convened in a desperate attempt to negotiate an end to the five-year conflict in Syria. He suggests however that the talks were destined for failure before they ever started, due to, among other reasons, competing interests which ultimately led to the failures of the previous two Geneva talks.
The Jerusalem Post (Israel)February 3, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is mentioned in an article of the Jerusalem Post on the recognition of the state of Palestine by the newly elected Swedish government.
Acast (Sweden)February 1, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by Acast on the Middle East and the rise of terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State.
The Parliament Magazine (Belgium)January 19, 2016
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell comments on the extremist threat of extremism that the EU has faced in 2015 and will most likely face for the duration in 2016.
Fikra Forum (United States)January 7, 2016
EFD Policy Advisor Magnus Norell writes about Sweden’s recent decision to recognise the State of Palestine. In his analysis, he highlights that the decision is based on the Swedish administration’s justification that, “The international law criteria for the recognition of the State of Palestine have been satisfied,” indicating that, “there is a territory, albeit with non-defined borders. There is also a population. And there is a government with the capacity for internal and external control.”
Fikra Forum (United States)December 30, 2015
EFD Senior Policy Advisor, Magnus Norell, writes about the relationship between Sweden and Israel which he says has become increasingly strained due to a number factors, most notably the Swedish government’s recent recognition of the state of Palestine – the first major EU country to do so. Though receiving strong condemnation from Israel, Sweden argued that recognising Palestine as a state would facilitate more balanced (state-to-state) negotiations henceforth.
Hedengrens Bokhandel - Stockholm (Sweden)December 16, 2015
In December 2015, EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell published his book “Return of the Caliphate – reasons and consequences” where according to Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Theology “… he writes accessibly and pithily on events of global dimensions that are still being analysed with the inadequate tools, comparisons and perspective of an awakening”.
“Broadly speaking, the struggle within Islam is between Muslims who embrace the values of the modern world in terms of freedom, individual rights, gender equality and democracy on the one side and Muslims opposing these values and insisting on a [radical] Sharia-based legal system on the other. Any Muslim who even questions this version of Islam they refer to as a heretic or, worse, an apostate to be killed”.