Well, Syria is a warzone... if I lived in Syria my first priority would be to get the hell out of there.
I agree (strict adherence) to Islam is detrimental to integration in society and this likely explains some of the difference in outcome between how different groups integrate. But with that said, it is important to recognize there is a difference in what kind of Islam they adhere to and their cultural background. In my experience, Iranians and Iraqis have it easier while Moroccans are tougher customers. I too have seen the problems of integration on first hand, but I also have experience with Muslims who are regular, hard working people.
but the reality that people who hold on to Islam as a religion, PLUS as a political, life permitting ideology to cult-like levels, are not going to have peaceful integration
I completely agree with. Islam as it is practiced in e.g. Saudi Arabia is not compatible with western values at all.
You know I had to be a pain in the ass so I went to read the original news article in Sweden about the asylum seekers and jobs. In the nordic countries, you need a work permit to get a job (remember that everything is much more formally organized in the nordic countries with regards to jobs and benefits), and apparently they are very far behind in issuing work permits for asylum seekers.