The song was a nasheed, a song where you sing or recite Islamic dogmas. This one, called “Salil Sawarim”, is frequently used by Islamic State.
– It’s a propaganda song in Arabic that Islamic State use. It’s about martyrdom, sacrifice against enemies and war. It’s extremely inappropriate, says leading terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp.
The organizer of “Battle of Botnia”, Tor Troéng, reported it to the police and has contacted the Swedish Security Service (SÄPO). Troéng had the nasheed translated by someone who spoke Arabic.