A new report looking at how children in Sweden are pulled into violent Islamic extremism shows that they often live with the presence of violence and a feeling of hopelessness in their everyday lives.

The Swedish government asked the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden (a state agency agency tasked with representing children and their rights based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) to speak with kids who have personal experience of violent Islamic extremism or know people who have.

The results show that a violent upbringing, lack of identity, and hope for the future are among the contributing factors to their vulnerability.

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