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GOTHENBURG TERROR PROBE
Police declare end to Gothenburg bomb threat
Police patrol Gothenburg shopping mall Nordstan after a bomb threat, Sunday

Police declare end to Gothenburg bomb threat

Published: 31 Oct 2010 23:05 GMT+01:00
Updated: 31 Oct 2010 23:05 GMT+01:00

The Security Service (Säpo) will now take over the investigation.

"They have not yet been ruled out of the investigation, but it is the prosecutor's view that the suspicions regarding them are not sufficient for them to be charged," said Gothenburg police in a statement.

"The police think that there is no longer a threat of attack against the centre of Gothenburg," police said.

Police had arrested four men Saturday morning in one of the city's suburbs on suspicion of preparing a "terrorist crime", releasing two of them later the same day.

A report in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, citing anonymous sources, said all four suspects were married men who were members of the same family and of Syrian origin.

The paper suggested that the suspects had been questioned in connection with the controversy over the 2005 publication by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten of 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. That incident sparked violent protests in the Muslim world the following year.

Swedish police said Friday they had been tipped off "by a credible source" about plans for a bomb attack in central Gothenburg, but security patrols there found nothing.

TT/AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

23:26 October 31, 2010 by asee
God save every country from this bullshit......
00:42 November 1, 2010 by nick009
God save countries from illegal occupation made by American and Nato forces..............
02:14 November 1, 2010 by saab
@nick009, don't forget the "Zionists" too because that usually follows left wing claptrap. The fact is that blaming the US and NATO for everything is old boring b-llsh-t from people who should be on anti psychotics. But then again, there was cheering in the streets of Nablus and Gaza City on 9/11, so mental illness is quite prevalent.
04:36 November 1, 2010 by Carnitas
No doubt "nick009" was in Gaza City at the time leading those cheers..
07:44 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
" the prosecutor's view that the suspicions regarding them are not sufficient for them to be charged,"

Lest wait for them to blow up a shopping mall, night club or a day care center and then arrest them... I can bet anything those guys have already skipped town.

@Nick006. I wasn't aware Nato or the US were occupying Syria? I was under the impression the occupying forces were your buddies the Iranians.
08:31 November 1, 2010 by bolababu
there were no bomb threats, this is just cheap publicity for sweden and using fear as a tool to control its witless citizens just like America's been doing. There is always something to benefit from this stupid stunts, maybe convince Swedish citizens that Sweden needs to stay in Afganistan. Ordinary citizens are a perfect definition of gullible!
09:32 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
bolababu,

And of course the London bombing and the innumerable bombings in Moscow are all mass-hysteric fabrication.
09:43 November 1, 2010 by Iraniboy
Another false alarm based on NOTHING to keep the people frightened!

Now that is gone, it's time for police to tell us what was that reliable source that had informed about this so-called terrorist threat!!

Well said bolabau! This dirty method was never used by Sweden yet widely used in the US, UK!
10:08 November 1, 2010 by RobinHood
It's incredible how many posters here have access to highly confidential information kept by the police and SÄPO. You reliably inform us about questions asked during interrogations. You keep us up to date on what bomb threats have and haven't been called in to the authorities. You always seem to know so much more than everyone else.

Of course, you don't just make this stuff up, or disseminate whatever crackpot rumour might be doing the rounds, that would make you all fools. So how on earth do you get hold of all this incredibly sensitive information that you share with us so frequently?
11:02 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
salam khobi Iraniboy. The suicide bombing yesterday in Istanbul and the failed attempt to send bombs to synagogues in Chicago are also a fabrication from the US and its Zionist zealots. Say, I heard Joao Silveira Do Nascimento from Rio Grande do Norte has issued a stern warning to the west for its continues involvement and mistreatment of Sami people . Should this abuse continue, they will be consequences to pay and no Swede will be safe on their own soil.
11:13 November 1, 2010 by Iraniboy
@Robinhood

I read it in Aftonbladet. I said in another post. By teh way it's nto easy to find out, right? A journalist asks the supects afterwards!! It's not rocket science!

Apparently this sensible information you're talking abotu doesn't EXIST. Just a false propaganda to keep people frightened of terrorism!

@Rishonim

I see a lot of people like you who try to connect eveyrthing togheter. Imagine if we could connect all rapers all around the world toghether!! A man raped a woman in Zimbawee now police in Gothenburg is on alarm due to the increase risk of rape in Gothenburg!! All countries have their own issues. Turkey has issue with Kurds so these things happen there. Iran has problem with Alqaida in south west. China with Uighurs, Russia with.. Europe with their minorities!! Yet they want to connect all of them and blame alabel them as terroris so they can justify the oppression and war!! STOP THIS GLOBAL PROPAGANDA. I don't say there is no terrorism. I say there have been much mroe poeple killed due to these illegal wars than all terrorism altoghther and there have been amazingly many fals alarms and news report about this antipicated global terrorism!
12:22 November 1, 2010 by bolababu
@Rishonim, what the heck has Russia got to do with this? ..or you would like to educate us on how Moscow has become a victim of Islamist terror attacks? ..get a life or get some education!
12:29 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
@boludo, it has everything to do with it. Islamofacist are all over the map with and with only one purpose in mind. Kill as many as possible.. Chau re-boludo
13:04 November 1, 2010 by bolababu
So tell me what they intend to benefit from Killing as many as possible, ..i am a christian and i remember that not so many years ago, Christians were killing unbelievers too, many people including Muslims died over that piece of trashland called Jerusalem. You should be more worried about capitalists than Islamists, that is if you have a clue about whats going on in this world that you live in. I don't do speculation.
13:10 November 1, 2010 by Iraniboy
@Rishnoim

Bad people including Islamofascists are everywhere. The problem is people like you Xenophobes or US/UK military alone have killed more innocent poeple than all Islamofascists altogheter! So please stop playing the victims' role!
14:00 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
I am more terrified of Islamofascist. They are a cross between maggots and roaches. You don't know who they are as they are all over the place. They are the smiley friendly neighbour until the day they have to detonate that bomb in a crowded kindergarten.
14:24 November 1, 2010 by Iraniboy
@Rishonim

I've learnt math and statistic so I'm more afraid of vile racists like the Hitler and ilk like the guy in Malmö because they have killedm ore people. Hitler himself was a vegeterian, nice and punctual person. Who could guess he has a plan for tens of millions of innocent people. Racists are all over the world from South Africa to Serbia to Netherland and Sweden!! And they still kill !
14:24 November 1, 2010 by cowboykodp
@Rinoshim;

I would like to add that out of the 6 billion people in the world, the vast, vast majority of them distrust the Jew much more than they distrust the Muslim. Does it make it right? Absolutely no. So should you as a Jew keep flaming the flames of mistrust of people toward each other?

Instead you and every one, irregardless of their religion; should help bring people together and not cause more harm. Lets learn a bit from history.

The bigots will be bigots. They are the maggots and roaches. They will undoubtedly show their faces in the coming posts. They know who they are, and their time will soon come to an end, as it always has throughout history.
14:26 November 1, 2010 by rafa1981
What Iraniboy is saying is the truth and it cuts like a knife, we, the westerns have much more deaths in our account than all the supposed terrorists and islamic countries, that without counting as deaths the conflicts we cause in places like Africa, while funding and giving weapons to both sides of a war just to get raw materials that otherwise they would be monopolized by this countries that there are the only tenants of things like for example "rare earth" mines. Same happens with countries "blessed" for having oil.

Our society is based on having that for cheap and in a stable way, so it´s the main issue we have now, hence that this external warfare behaviour we have, it is strictly necessary to keep our current lifestyle, it is this or killing half of our population (or both).

Of course our greedy elite do it for themselves and they don´t give a for us, that is how dominant people is, but our current lifestyle it´s based on that, they just can tell the people what we are really doing without exposing themselves to a rejection and that´s the reason of news like this, they need the people to think that they are peace supporters while keeping them consuming loads of "bloody goods", sometimes they need to tell us, the people, that there is very very bad people trying to disturb our peaceful country, the reason of that is sometimes of course to keep the "bloody goods" flow. Our current model will sooner or later collapse, and seeing what is happening now I think that it will be soon.

So there is nothing less serious for me than a supposed "teached at school" left wing pacifist wannabe that drives a car, uses last generation phones, macintosh computers and claims that we should freely let immigrants from places were we are killing people, I find them like poor brainless puppets, but hey, every country needs "useful idiots", the only thing that changes between countries is the "useful idiot" profile.

History teaches that when you are weak other will come and take all your things away, it always worked liked that and it always will do it, I think that is good to be honest with oneself and to know who you are, where do you belong, and what are you doing to others, in my case honestly, I´m not an ethical reference for anyone.

And of course, this terrorist thing is pure bullshit.
14:29 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
@cowboy. I would like to add that out of 6 billion people,5 billion fear Islamofascist than they fear the Jews.
14:39 November 1, 2010 by cowboykodp
@Rinoshim;

I would say all 6 billion fear fanatic Islam.

There was a great sign at the Rally To Restore Sanity in Washington this last Saturday.

It said:

"I am a Muslim and I am afraid of terrorists"

Check out some clips from it on the Comedy Central we site.
14:41 November 1, 2010 by Swedesmith
Bombs are the weapons of cowards. Whether it be a cleric sending some naive boy on a suicide mission or a general safe and sound in an impregnable bunker ordering a missile strike.
14:43 November 1, 2010 by Rishonim
@cowboy..thanks for the tip. I will check it out.
15:05 November 1, 2010 by rafa1981
@Iraniboy

If there would be a war between Iran and US now what do you think that it will be written in history books? What will history books will say about Afghanistan war? if you know who will write you know what will they tell.

In history there are not "hollywood movies", to believe that the Germans were blind racist eugenic killers is to have a limited version of what happened, of course they did many many wrong things, as everyone that was implied in that war, but my vision of that is that when there is a conflict you just can´t limit yourself to hear one side version, if two guys fight and just after it ends a third person asks separately what happened to one of them, and after finishing asks to the other, that third guy will have two radically different stories.

Here you have some different visions of that conflict, of course there is the vision of some jews, so they can´t be called racists or bigots.

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/index.cfm
18:43 November 1, 2010 by RobinHood
@Iraniboy

A few weeks ago you wrote an incredibly stupid post here in which you were equally incredibly insulting to the victims of terrorism - of all faiths.

I told you then I would not engage in debate with you because you were unworthy of my time. Please do not use my name again in any post here.
20:59 November 2, 2010 by Iraniboy
@RobinHood or whatever name I don't care

Personal Attack is the last resort in discussion!

You ACCUSED me of spreading classified information which was available in Aftonbladet. Now you're exposed and insult me instead of apology! If you are man enough, write that post that was insulting the terrorism.

I also like not to speak with as long as you don't slander and accuse me for what I haven't done. I deplore terrorism and murder whether it's New York, Malmo or Baghdad. The only difference between me and you is that I see the human value in Baghdad the same as in Malmo and New York!
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