Anna Sundberg | Wife Of A Jihadist... Radicalisation To Atheism In Extremist Islam

The Geopolitics & Power Podcast

Feb 2 2024 • 1 hr 13 mins

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Anna Sundberg co-authored a book of memoirs titled ‘My Beloved Terrorist’.

This book is an incredible and rare story of how a young woman from Halmstad, who is otherwise your ABBA stereotype of a blonde swede with blue eyes, became radicalised in Islam and ultimately married the jihadist terrorist leader, Said Arif, who was captured by the Syrian secret police and had included in his network, the likes of Osama Bin Laden.

This is the first time she’s ever told this story in english and following the central timeline of her experiences she answers questions about why Islam was even compelling at all the first place, secular Sweden, how steeply and quickly one can become radicalised, a day in the life of a jihadist wife, living in Chechnya, Syria, Berlin, being an extremist muslim in all these places and Sweden, re-entry into Sweden, De-Radicalisation, culture and more.

  • 00:00 – Who Is Anna Sundberg
  • 01:42 – Formative Experiences & Sweden Back In The Day
  • 10:42 – Becoming Radicalised
  • 22:47 – Feelings Of Regret & Wanting To Escape
  • 25:59 – Back To The Timeline & Extremely Conservative Islam
  • 1:00:38 – Taking A Break
  • 1:01:01 – Discovering Your Husband Was A Terrorist
  • 1:11:07 – Day In The Life Of A Jihadist Wife – Leading Up To 9/11 – Moving To Syria
  • 1:53:57 – Leaving Islam, Back In Sweden – Losing Faith
  • 2:14:26 – Re-Entry Into Sweden & De-Radicalisation
  • 2:40:25 – Discussing Swedish Culture & Whether Anyone Can Become Radicalised

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