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Can Sweden's humanitarian agenda really be balanced with secularity and security? The Local speaks to Abu Dhabi-based scholar and author Dr. Jamal Sanad al-Suwaidi about the conundrum.

Sweden is one of the most secular countries in the world. It's also the EU nation which, per capita, takes in the most refugees from the Middle East.

And as "attacks" of various kinds like those in Paris and Cologne make the world ever warier, Sweden is facing a challenge: How much can the country actually take?


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