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Somalia terror suspect remanded

Published: 21 May 2010 17:43 GMT+02:00
Updated: 21 May 2010 17:43 GMT+02:00

The man, who is of Somali origin, is charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terror.

The man’s mother told Göteborgs-Posten that her son had been in Somalia for about a year, together with his wife and their young child. He was arrested on Tuesday and has been held in custody since then.

Sweden’s security police, Säpo, revealed several months ago that around 10 people from Sweden were believed to be at terrorist training camps in Somalia, or were otherwise involved in terrorism in the war-torn African country. ‘A handful’ of Swedish passport holders had also been found dead following battles in the country.

Most of the Swedes involved in Somali terrorist activities are believed to have been members of al-Shabaab, an organization with links to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. A recruitment film called ‘At your Service, Osama,’ was released in Kenya last year and showed images from battles in Mogadishu.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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18:16 May 21, 2010 by CanadianInSweden
give him the option to forfeit his Swedish passport and be shipped back to Somalia or spend the rest of his life in prison here.he'll take the 1st option. 1 down almost a million to go...
21:35 May 21, 2010 by truthworthy
a terrorist will travel with his family to Somalia to commit violence? this is bullshit. let this man free, Sweden you are shaming of yourself by acting on US tips. why dont Sweden see the terror that Amisom (African Union Troops) commit in Bakara Market and in Mogadishu? they shall the city indiscriminately daily killing only civilians while Sweden gives allowance for them to do so.
09:33 May 22, 2010 by Nemesis
If he is a terrorist jail him and then upon release deport him.

There is no place for terrorists in Europe.

Anyone going back to Somalia after coming here as a refugee should be deported as they were obviously never in any danger.
21:34 May 22, 2010 by Thrombo
Of course a terrorist will travel with his family, by their actions they show that that they care nothing about the lives of women & children, even their own. anyway in accordance to their ridiculous creed they would be considered martyrs and go to paradise, the female paradise that is, no room in the male paradise too full of virgins
00:12 May 23, 2010 by calebian22
Any refugee that has money to travel utomlands is hiding something, period. A month long family vacation seems a bit suspect when all other expenses are paid by the Kommunen. I need to talk to their financial planner, to get some tips.
00:55 May 23, 2010 by Qassim
I strongly believe that all fingers are not the same and so do we. We have fanatics in white and black communities, Christians and Muslims, Jewish and Hindus as well as in Budhas. When we talk about religion and people we don't have to generalize everything. There are some stupid whites and some good ones too, there are some stupid blacks and some good ones too, there are some stupid Christians and good ones too, there are some stupid Muslims and some good ones too, there are some stupid Jewish, Hindus and Budhas and some good ones too.

I think we are using an American mentality here, where they hated all Japanese from all walks of life when they were fighting with Japan. That was how the US Army persuaded the youngster to fight for America and created hatred in the hearts of young innocent Americans.

Although we do not pay attention to what we post today, one day we will think again and realize our past mistakes. Please post things that make sense and think outside the box. All Somalis or refugees are not terrorists. I am Qassim and I am a Muslim and I am not a terrorist! But in your moulded mentality you may perceive me a killer, a terrorist or a lethal weapon that can destroy you and your people. Nay! That is not! Use your common sense, we are not all same.

Peace and love for all that think from their healthy hearts and heads.

Regards,

Qassim
07:02 May 23, 2010 by jackx123
Not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslims

ahmed
12:54 May 23, 2010 by Qassim
You seem to be glued to what mainstream media bombarded you. How many terrorist organizations exist around the world and what they do? Try to equip yourself with knowledge not a plain argument.

There a great number of terrorist organizations around the world and very few are reported in the western media and you are one of the unlucky ones their news brainwashed from the rational thinking. Please think rational and logic and try to learn much of the Islamic world and the Muslims throughout the world.

In short, knowledge is power and as long as you hold this power with you no one can bombard you with stupid selected news planned for persuasion. The below are few of the terror organization I can remember so far but for further details you can follow this link: http://www.cdi.org/terrorism/terrorist-groups.cfm

Red Hand Defenders (RHD)

Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR), a.k.a. Interahamwe, Former Armed Forces (ex-FAR)

Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

Qibla and People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)

Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB)

Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA)

Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), a.k.a. Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna

Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) a.k.a. Continuity Army Council

With you all the best in your search for truth and knowledge,

Ahmed
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