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AFP/The Local · 1 Oct 2010, 09:01

Published: 01 Oct 2010 09:01 GMT+02:00

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The Security Service has decided to raise the terror threat level by one step from low to elevated. This equates to a shift from level two to three on an escalating scale of five.

"This is a balanced assessment of the intention to commit a crime and the ability to commit crimes," said Security Service head Anders Danielsson to news agency TT in explanation of the decision.

Magnus Ranstorp, Research Director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies (CATS) at the Swedish National Defence College, told The Local on Friday that while the move to an "elevated" threat level was unprecedented, it means in practice "alert but not alarmed".

"It means that they are looking at the situation. It is in focus. It could also be a way to signal that 'we are looking at you', to try to pull them in," he said while pointing out that compared to the situation in several other European countries, the threat level to Sweden remains low.

Had the threat been imminent the threat level would have been raised straight to five, Ranstorp explained, adding that "it could just as easily be lowered back to two."

The decision was made in mid-September and the government was immediately informed, while the news was only made public on Friday.

A statement on the Security Service webpage explained that while "the threat to Sweden of a terrorist attack has recently changed," it stressed however that, "the threat to Sweden is not currently assessed to be imminent."

The Security Service decision to raise the threat level was based on a report by

Sweden's National Centre for Terrorist Threat Assessment (NCT), which based

its findings on what appeared to be "a shift in activities among certain groups in Sweden, judged to be targeted at Sweden."

"The Security Service is taking comprehensive measures to acquire further

information and to reduce the threat," the statement said, pointing out that the

information it was working with was classified.

To reduce the threat could involve the detention of the person or people involved, Anders Danielsson said, while declining to say whether any arrests had been carried out.

"I unfortunately can not say anything about that, for several reasons as it would complicate solving the task. If we have not yet detained anyone it could complicate an arrest."

When asked if the change in the terror threat level would have be noticeable by citizens, Danielsson replied:

"No, not really, but of course someone may see something."

The Security Service was unwilling to confirm whether the move has any connection with recent warnings of terrorist attacks in Europe from several security services.

Terrorist-trained Islamists carrying European passports are reported to have arrived in Europe, or are on their way, from camps in Pakistan with the intention of carrying out spectacular attacks on European cities.

It is reported that the planned attacks are similar in nature to the raids in Bombay, India in 2008, according to UK security services to Sky News. The attacks targeted luxury hotel and a major train station, killing 166 people.

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The security services are reported to have received the information from a 36-year-old German citizen, arrested in Kabul in July.

Magnus Ranstorp argued that while he was aware of the information, Sweden's threat situation is more defined by links to Somalia and al-Shabaab adding meanwhile that he expected foreign security services to be monitoring the situation.

"There is a lot of focus on Somalia and al-Shabab. But this is mostly fundraising and recruitment," he said, while ruling out that the election of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats into parliament had anything to do with the situation.

"I can say that I have heard on good sources, that it has nothing to do with the Sweden Democrats," Ranstorp said.

Chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand at the Public Prosecution Office for Security Cases (Åklagarkammaren för säkerhetsmål) was on Friday unwilling to comment on whether an investigation had been launched.

"If there are any criminal investigation or whether anyone has been arrested, I would not answer for reasons of the investigation and of all the reasons in the world," Lindstrand said.

He was neither prepared to specify where in Sweden the "altered activity" had been noted nor whether Islamists were behind the escalating threat.

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09:25 October 1, 2010 by Rishonim
What's the point of this 50 words article?
10:08 October 1, 2010 by SarahRF
It's a good thing to let us know the threat level has been elevated... but at the same time, could they be any more vague and uninformative?
10:29 October 1, 2010 by hpunlimited
Yeah let me know if my building is going to blow up so i can save myself and my family. It is useless to yell "FIRE" if you do not tell us "WHERE".
10:29 October 1, 2010 by bocale1
If you cannot say nothing, don´t say nothing. This kind of messages have the only target to scare the people and therefore the question is: who can benefit from scaring people?

Note also: "the decision was made in mid-September and the government was immediately informed, while the news has only been made public on Friday"

How many more votes would have resulted for SD, then? ahah, the good old politics tricks!
11:22 October 1, 2010 by Viva Melita
The wonder of diversity and the people who frequent this place to degrade the SD who warn of the danger before the security service is alarming.
11:44 October 1, 2010 by memyselfandi
To the first 5 posters, this is politically correct liberalism. The free world will be much better off without liberalism where men are men, not some pansies who take orders from their wives and who coddle muslims.
11:45 October 1, 2010 by dusch10
Not everything is a trick. You are blindly supporting nations who have no respect for human rights, and when they get stronger, they show their real faces.

Don't put your head in the sand...
11:46 October 1, 2010 by Audrian
Swedish hacks (second rate journalists who have been seeking one day notoriety by insulting Islam) will be happy that the Islamists triggered to act against Sweden. Having being stuck in mediocrity, these hacks (extreme right wingers) see their chances in turmoil and do not care if their country suffers along the way.

The responsibility of the Swedish government is to avoid unnecessary conflicts or wars with any country or people for simple reason that nobody gains from conflicts or wars. The WWII brought catastrophe to Germany. Since the WWII, the US has been waging wars against small nations in the hope of controlling them fully. It failed, but managed messing them, e.g. Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Congo. If the present economic woes facing the US continue it will also end up being a messed up country.

War is an irrational human behavior.
12:46 October 1, 2010 by flintis
@dusch10: Unfortunately too many Politicians, civilservants & do-gooders have their heads not only in the sand, but up their anus.
13:42 October 1, 2010 by Rishonim
Well Sweden has a long history of boycotting Israel and its Intellectuals hoping to appease the radical Islamist elements in order to prevent any sort of attacks from taking place on its soil. When will these idiots realize that the radical Islamist are the scum of the earth and their only loyalty is towards their twisted ideology. Well maybe Henning Mankell, SVT, Aftonbladet, Carl Bildt and the whole heaps of fools will remember the old saying which goes like this; no good deed goes unpunished.
14:25 October 1, 2010 by Dave N
"War is an irrational human behavior. "

Not according to Islam. The Koran says it's a Muslim's duty to fight the unbelievers ( that's us, folks!) until we are converted, subjugated or killed.

Very good news from the Netherlands, by the way. Excellent PVV-based plans to stop the Islamification of the country are being proposed by the new government.

The planned introduction of 500 new officials to investigate animal cruelty will cause ructions with the Muslim colonists as they will hopefully stop barbaric Halal slaughter! Nice to see that the Dutch Resistance is back in business. Look to the Netherlands, you so-called Vikings, and stop grovelling to the invaders.
14:44 October 1, 2010 by Andersson
Lets bring Lars Vilks on the TV , and the threat would sinks down automatically... lol
14:45 October 1, 2010 by bcterry
Brought to you by the cult of hate.
15:27 October 1, 2010 by Iri
@bocale1 I am 100 percent agree with you..

Everyone knows who is this always making news about terror and make people scary.

This time they made this type of news and want to make EU and EU people scary, for God sake please dont support such type of cruel and butchery kind of country. They are playing with the peace of the world and want to get more support from EU and EU people, they are spreading such type of news and want to get moral support from Nato and EU and want that EU people to put pressure on their governments and get help to do more butchery in Afghanistan and as they dis in Iraq.(Where are now those weapons of mass destruction, for those they have already killed millions of people, it is just a war for oil and other natural resources.)

Many people will know, they created such type of havoc there in Middle east and Arab countries by saying this "Iran is coming and will attack on your countries," so to sell their weapons to those arab sheikhs and their countries such Saudi Arabia, UAE,Qatar,Kuwait, Oman etc." Last month they sold millions dollars of weapons to these countries to run their bankrupted weapons factories.

Life is a precious gift.Live and let live others,,,
15:35 October 1, 2010 by Sam1
bocale1@ I think you are absolutely right,

Its a big issue with SD, and i think SD will bring catastrophies to Sweden, they make some of the immigrants who had some war experience who now have become a part of society revert and feel like a trapped mouse that will bite whomsoever, I think this SD crap is going to bring death to many people in Sweden Sweds and other cultures..Terrorism and hate, lots of problems to the country..I was to sit with Säpo I would discuss many of the consequenses of SD, which are inevitable only if SD is put down like a fire or leprosy..

First to my understanding I can see more pressure on immigrants recently a muslim girl was beaten at school and afghan boy trying to help her he got cut in his hand and both were under 18!!! members of SD did it, and the excutive office kind of smothered the issue..

An angry trapped feeling immigrant who will be pressure and pressured untill he does SOMETIME BIG!!! then this will create more hate towards Immigrants, and the immigrants will be scrutinized more,,then the terrosit groups will spread the terror under this issue, and the point is lost...and that Fface jimmy will be happy with his Nazi white supremacy...and all the world will point fingers at Sweden..
15:43 October 1, 2010 by rafa1981
It´s obvious!

SD has nothing to do, the parliament is voting the troop continuity in Afghanistan and they have problems with SD, so before knowing if a dirty undemocratic maneuver should be done or not they rise the alert level, aka induce fear to the population: Don´t worry, it´s for your security. We have seen that previously in the US.

They fool you as children.
15:45 October 1, 2010 by voice of credibility
@Dave N There is nothing one can gain from Islamphopia. Simply, respect the majority of Muslims who are peace-loving and contribute a lot to the well-being of human race so you shouldn't have congratulating the sick minded PVV in the Netherlands let us be heroes who work for interfaith.
15:49 October 1, 2010 by Swedesmith
If you see a guy wearing a turban and carrying several sticks of dynamite, please do not be racist and assume that he is up to no good.
16:00 October 1, 2010 by BlackAfrican
Please, if you see a guy wearing a Yamaka - aka Yarmulke aka Kippa or a bleached blond pale face man calmly placing explosives in the tunnelbanna please ignore it. He may just be a European agent staging a catostrophe that will enable a fascist new goeverment to come to power.
16:08 October 1, 2010 by Hindustani786

Dear its not just million of Dollars.

$60 billion

$60 billion Dollar By Saudi Puppet Kingdom :D on just 1 deal.

So I request Sweden to Buy Arms from America to support its devastating Economy.

Aftermath of "BOMBAY/MUMBAI Attacks"

The sole and whole beneficiary is ISRAEL.

INDIA purchased a tremendous number of Weapons and Sensors from ISREAL. Still buying and will buy again and again.

Well Done America & Israel . Keep it up.

We really need your Help? Aren't We. Damn Hypocrisy.
16:16 October 1, 2010 by hpunlimited
According to CIA, Sweden has the highest concentration of terrorists outside the middle east and Afghanistan. How ever like they say. You do not SH*t in your own yard, so Sweden should be safe.
16:22 October 1, 2010 by LuxVeritas
But its ok to help terrorise other countries???

Sweden's whiter than white mask of so called sanctified democracy is slipping, but they are not alone. The daily dose of fear, fear and more fear, heaped with disaster from propaganda press with no inkling of an investigative ability to root out truth is lamentable. Many of us will believe any old crap that's peddled often enough and there are more than ample closet racists in Sweden.

Though in fact the state creates the second highest mortality rate over death by natural causes, (China, Russia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Congo, Indonesia and many other great friends of north western democracies = hypocrites, not forgetting sterilization programs of Sweden, UK, testing chemicals and poisons on Americans by their own state, etc.) so Swedes of all walks of life, whether first, second or third generation should keep a watchful eye on their government regardless of the party colours.

As for this bringing fake democracy for control and resources all over the world; Sweden has its happy commercial stake in the form of lucrative contracts as others, including my country of origin. It's alright to rob a nation of its gold, diamonds, precious stones or occupy countries of their oil, or create a state and cause war between two peoples who have lived in peace for thousands of years. (So the 1,300,000 plus Iraqi's mostly citizens brought it all on themselves? I expect Pakistan, Congo, Sudan, Yemen how many other brown or yellow skins are to be put up against the wall for the great north western democracies, (banksters/ corporation interest of the elite who own corrupt government). So much for this democracy, human rights lies about equality. Despise for a group of nations does not happen by accident. Maybe it's time we all took a long hard look in the mirror, because this whole globalist internationalist state of affairs is a sham, shameful, unsustainable and pure madness We will all die and not take any trinkets with us, no concierge at the cemetery or hearses with luggage racks.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - HL Mencken.

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson.

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them." - Karl Marx. (Ironic that his words gave rise to the same oppression)

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H. L. Mencken.
16:32 October 1, 2010 by rafa1981
Nice quotes LuxVeritas, unfortunately those things are not learnt in school.
16:50 October 1, 2010 by Andersson
@LuxVeritas.. well said.
17:37 October 1, 2010 by Mr_Raja
there is not a single case in sweden by Afgans, But still Sweden send its army to Afganistan. There are many Afgans living in sweden, how they feel about it, when they hear about killing in Afganistan??

People talk about 9-11 and boom blasted in train station but no one talk about. what happened in Iraq, what happend with people of Afganistan and what is happening in Pakistan.

Writer mentioned about the bombay attack in 2008, but he forget to mentioned thousands of attacks in Pakistan. Every day, Everyday there is boom blost in Pakistan, even in universities and schools.

Killing innocent people is not an Islamic act, and a person do this can never be a Muslim.

these articals are just to bring hate between citizen of sweden.

Long Live Sweden. :)
17:46 October 1, 2010 by shimud
Hi there.

You guys are going paranoid like US and UK. I frequently travel within Europe, I am a South Asian, no one ever bothered to ask me who I am, where am i from, what are my motives behind entering this country and so on. I feel comfortable. Whenever I have visited UK, its like you are being questioned like a suspect. I talked to my boss and he, being a sane person, decided to not to send me on an assignment to UK or US.

As a Muslim, I have nothing to do with how a Scandinavian, or lets use more descriptive words, as a Christian or a Jew or a Hindu live, what are your lifestyles, I don't care. My religion has strict directives to not to interfere in anyone's interests as long as others are not interfering in mine. That's it.

But what you guys, Scandinavians need to do is to resist asylum seekers and immigrants. Controlled immigration is good. It will serve you well but your governments are so lenient and care free that while allowing asylums, they usually don't care about the person's background. The result is what you are observing in Malmo, and recently I went to Kristiansand and even when I am not a Scandinavian, I was depressed. It's like its littered with immigrants.

As long as you are taking care of this matter and in addition as long as you are not trying to be like US or UK, forcing their system and lifestyles on other countries, nothing is going to disturb you.
19:00 October 1, 2010 by Sam1
hpunlimited@ and shimud@

CIA is a bullshit organization, they kill when they want and behave inocent when they want, they themselves bombarded the trade center...thanks to science and satelite images we got to know they are killers..They want any reason to attack RICH oil countries..

And Mr south Asian, you are the litter if you see other cultures are litter...well you guys are brought as marriage a 19 year old asian girl married to a 70 year Swed now who is litter you idiot...So look at your glass house before trying to throw your stones...if USA have not attacked Iraq afghanistan you wouldnt see so many here...

EU and USA have nasty plans.. They want to create WWIII they dont know how!!!

for their benefit..
19:02 October 1, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg
And where is Trowbridge?

Where art thou?

There's this first and foremost question on the minds of the islamophobes and they tend to ask this question with some expectancy/ great expectations and hope:

“Is the threat Islamic?”

(What else? chirps the sceptic. Could it be Christian, Buddhist or Hindu?

The second question: “Is the threat from internal anti-Sweden activities or are the acts of terrorism being planned, expected to be perpetrated by foreign criminals from abroad?”

Third question: Does this elevated level of terrorist threat increase the paranoid or nationalist / patriotic concerns of the SD?

Good thing about the SD, is that they more than any other group have succeeded in uniting the other political parties – and all of the immigrants - who - have heard it all before , though still not yet from the chambers of the Swedish Parliament and so we all wait with bated breath.

There is the local/ domestic problem of integration and when it comes to the EU, there looms the bigger problem of “regional integration” – that is the integration of European countries and their immigrant populations of all generations – the integration of European countries with each other, according to the grand European Union scheme of things.

Sweden is not alone; all these countries are currently looking into the immigration issue, from a new policy point of view; policy and its implementation to be directed by both political expediency, and real economic considerations, and of course, with due discernment and a little bit of prejudice.


Nothing to do with the topic, but much to do about the current babaloo about Islam since SD got that 330,000 : this interesting piece by one of my favourite journalists, Mark Steyn ( the other is Bill Narvey):

19:19 October 1, 2010 by shimud

My comments #26, I used the word "littered". Let may say that it was used in the context of "many of them", not in biased or arrogant terms. Regret if anyone got offended.

19:28 October 1, 2010 by Iraniboy

I wonder when was the last time you saw such a thing?!!! Don't tell me movies!!

All of these announcements and articles about terrorism in Europe while 1000 times more people have been terrorised elsewhere!! Too many harassment of innocent people from last week in Stockholm to UK for Pop's visit to Amsterdam for those two Yemeni passengers!! There should be a system to maintain security and human dignity at the same time! There should be a system that protect Europe from repetition of what happened in Nazi's period.
19:40 October 1, 2010 by pantheratigris
@ shimud

I totally agree with you. Been an immigrant myself to various countries, always felt comfortable and respected as well. But as you say it's uncontrolled immigration which is a problem not immigrants themselves. The government has to be careful what people it brings in and make sure not to collect scum from third world countries as I have personally had the chance to witness unfortunately. On the other hand hardworking people who mind their own business and respect others should be always welcome no matter where they might come from.
20:11 October 1, 2010 by hjoian
seems to me goverments in europe want to scare the population..... obviously another invasion in the pipeline, and they need the public support. The US has done more harm,and increased the likelyhood of terrorist attacks by its stupid, and not thought out plans of global policeman. It the US everyonr should be scared of, it will probably get us all nuked at some point. Thanks uncle Sam.
22:45 October 1, 2010 by ajs42548
To those who say the U.S. is to blame for Islamic terrorism, please answer this, In the last 10 years or so the following countries have been victims of Islamic terrorism: Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Argentina, China, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Gaza(ok not a country yet but it still counts), Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, and many more. Are you saying that all of these countries are supporters of the U.S. or Israel? I didn't know that. Remember, most of these are Muslim on Muslim violence. I'm serious, please answer this. Islam is NOT the religion of peace. I mean Duh!
22:45 October 1, 2010 by Tiddler
Instill fear and divide and conquer, one of the oldest tricks in the book and our "educated" are still falling for it.

Centuries of accumulated wealth are being stolen in front of our eyes and all people care about is the next episode of pop idol, the next big mac and the latest muslim "outrage".

The level of ignorance and apathy is outstanding, to talk about being dumbed down to the level of farmyard animals is being kind.
22:51 October 1, 2010 by Uncle
I am sure that SD carried the plans to kill europeans... If it is not SD, it is their treatment of immigrants. If not... I don't know... There is NO CHANCE muslims actually are guilty.

Oh! I know! It is Jews! Where is iraniboy to blame them Jews for this? For sure it is them.
23:04 October 1, 2010 by wxman
"War is an irrational human behavior." Actually, no it isn't. It's the final form of diplomacy when all before it have failed. It's been around forever, and will still be around long after all of us are dust and no longer remembered.
23:42 October 1, 2010 by Ugly Indian
shimmud shut the fk upp
00:14 October 2, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg
Possibly connected to the elevated terror threat and in that case it's quite chilling news:

02:34 October 2, 2010 by wolfbay
Become Dhimmi ,accept Sharia law and increase tax payer support of mosques and you'll be safe. You might as well. It's going to happen in the future anyway.
03:44 October 2, 2010 by honorable
"What is the point of this article", asks Rishonim. Answer: to make you more alert (more suspicious) during your daily routine. Alert citizens can twart a terrorist attack. One cannot be alert 24/7 for 365 days. But one can be more alert for a week, and then be more phlegmatic once the alert is passed.

Be especially alert towards people with dark hair, dark eyes and cultural habits of islamic type. You don't have to be so alert towards black skinned people, chinese-looking people, or blue eyed/blond hair people, unless they appear to be of islamic persuasion. The propensity towards terrorist attacks is not evenly distributed amongst human beings...
08:58 October 2, 2010 by rafa1981

"Instill fear and divide and conquer, one of the oldest tricks in the book and our educated" are still falling for it."

Totally agree.

Those alerts are like when you are a child and they tell you to go sleep now and to cover in your bed bacause this night comes "the monster", same philosophy but for adults.

BTW, the one who talks about various alleged islamic attacks, in the Spanish train bombing, is curious that as in 11S and 7J there was a NATO terrorist attack simulation the day before and all the evidence was destroyed the day after, in the Spanish case the "attack" was the day before the election and the most important, and the authorship and loads of facts surrounding this act are still unproven.

False flag attacks are also one of the oldest tricks in the book, in fact the US used against us (the Spanish) to seize Cuba, they self-attacked an old an rusty military boat and published news in the newspapers about how bad we were the Spaniards to create opinion, all of this unclassified information recognized by the US.

I don´t know why do we think that we are born in the best period of humanity, where nothing what happened in all the human story happens now, we believe that because we have technology? the old trick book is there and it will always be.
10:29 October 2, 2010 by kelvin

As a swedish citizen born outside and with my both parents from Africa, I am totally at home in Sweden and working as well paying my monthly tax!

So, if any f..k..g evil TERRORIST want to war against Sweden for the sake of religion of any kind to hurt this country, MAKE NO MISTAKE that there are many people like me that are very ready at any time to defend this country.

IF ANYONE knows that Sweden is not good for him or her, PACK YOUR LOAD AND GET OUT!

Stop bitting the fingers that feed you.. MOTHER FU_KERS!
11:57 October 2, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg

It's difficult to understand why any so called Islamists or terrorists would want to harm the country that has given asylum to over 200, 000 refugees from Iraq.

“By 2006 Sweden had granted protection to more Iraqis than all the other EU Member States combined.”

Still, this is not the best time for Lars Vilks the hound with two legs to take up his defence of his dog show on Swedish TV because that would be adding insult to injury, like adding fuel to the flame and the terror alert could then jump from level 3 to the highest level: RED and then the terror could be more personally directed at the one that is the cause/ perpetrator of the offence.

The anti-Islamists say “don't give in to threats” when they should say ”don't go out of your way – to insult and provoke people “

A 911 type of event would not at all be good for Sweden and so, very simply, we could avoid creating the conditions that would make that likely.

I can think of two potentates that Mr. Vilks could not possibly insult in like manner: the King of Thailand and the King of Saudi Arabia in their countries or here – or that such insults would be officially condoned by the Swedish authorities, in the name of “freedom of expression.”

By the way Mr. Vilks, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh's book “Dogs from a Sufi point of view” needs some attention, from you:

12:51 October 2, 2010 by Tdye

As an american i can say very easy...YOU ARE AN IDIOT

how can you blame the US for crap that is going on in Sweden yall are a neutral cnuntry this puts you out as being a soft country to the rest of the world...sure my countrys goverment is power hungry and they suck. But to blame your countrys new status on amercia is just dumb there are no other words to use Dumb...last i checked sweden had an out of control imigration problem maybe you should write your repditive 'hacks' rant on that

to all other swedes on here...i wasnt putting Sweden down i love sweden just not the idiots

oh one more thing Audrian...90 precent of those countrys you mentioned we won i bet you think we only haue 50 states dont you
16:38 October 2, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg
For idiots only:

When the terrorist threat level is raised officially, there is more than enough reason to be worried about the safety of country and inhabitants.

Considering that the security situation in Iraq has suddenly got a lot worse, Sweden is still a safe haven and a second home for refuges from that country, until there is a stable democratic government there.


It's not only refugees from Iraq but from Afghanistan, the entire Middle East and North Africa that is mostly referred to as Muslim – and barring the unnecessary confrontation being promoted by the pigheaded Vilks who would probably feel honoured or venerated if the unholy epithet “son of a bitch” were to be applied to him literally or by a paint brush, there is no one persecuting Muslims here, or preventing Muslims from living Islamic lives.

In my humble opinion, Sweden therefore cannot be a target for”Islamic” terrorism from anyone, even though Sweden is part of the general picture of emerging European Islam phobia, by people like Lars Vilk and his ilk, especially with regard to immigration.

There have also been movements like the so called “Freedom Flotilla” which enjoyed a lot of grassroots support from the anti- Semites and anti-Zionists – and this surely endears Sweden to would-be terrorists who could have been otherwise hell-bent on punishing this country.

In the past few years this has been a popular kind of headline:


One has tended to dismiss the above as part of the general anti- Islam propaganda, but the country's security services know what they are doing and do not raise the alarm for fun, or go out of their way to draw doggy pictures for the same reason.

I too have great respect for the Emperor of Japan and would not defend the right of people like Vilk to insult him for fun - or because he thinks that he is a great artist and cannot find an appropriate subject for his mirth.

He could try to paint “the face that launched a thousand ships” instead.

But who am I to tell him what to do?

Freedom of speech has its limits. All of the above is speculation partly based on ignorance and exactly what is not most desirable now, even if “we have control over the situation"

18:28 October 2, 2010 by JoeSwede
It's sad that this is the future of our world. Hopefully Sweden will not be attact.
19:06 October 2, 2010 by Iraniboy
@Uncle and his ilk

No it's not Jews problem. Jews were once victims of racists and Nazis and those who hate people only because of their look and religion. They killed half of them and they send the rest half of them to Israel!! So it makes sense that today's Nazis have no problem with Jews!! Because Jews don't exist in their vicinity!! In fact today's Nazis support Israel to make sure all Jews go to Israel and Europe becomes free from Jews. Now the next problem is Muslims, they should first accuse them of terrorism,..then it's time to harass, ban and finally kill them.

Good Job Uncle and your ilk !! At least this time there are people who won't allow you to repeat what happened in 1950s!!
19:51 October 2, 2010 by rafa1981
Alarms are never raised for fun, of course not, they have their reasons behind, do you remember the swine flu this year? the 2000 effect? the 1980´s peak oil? etc etc etc
21:13 October 2, 2010 by Uncle
So hold on iraniboy.. Are you saying all these rumours about Islamic terror are invented by racists? There is no islamic terror? Cutting heads off is CIA? Falling airplanes - CIA? Explosions in buses - Mossad? Mumbai - stazi? Moscow theater - KGB?

Everyone, but the muslims, right? No guilty muslims in anything. No suicide bombers, no missile shooting from hospital roofs, no faking wounded/dead on cameras, no starving population in Africa, no calls for Jihad, no word "Jihad", no terrorist organizations... NOTHING?

Wow, this deserves a Nobel prize! Reveal your amazing discovery and the left wing swedes will be the first ones to award it.

You know, love.. If even SWEDES elevate the terror alert (and I mean - a country that Osama Bin Laden HIMSELF praised as friendly to muslims in his speech) then you and ilk are in real bucket of feces.

I mean, getting swedes to worry about your psychotic brothers is a record. How many people did they have to bury so THIS would happen? I mean it took swedes quite a long time to understand that Germans are not so good for the world. About 10 years of Nazi rule and 4 years of crazy killing (somewhere in 1943 they started distancing from the Nazis).

Now they get the same thing about the muslims... Quite unusual really. Freaking Guinness record.
21:49 October 2, 2010 by Iraniboy

There is Islamic terrorism. But there is more deliberate killing of innocent people by US/UK soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq and by Israeli soldiers in Palestine. There is more deadly operations done by CIA and Mossad than Alqaida But fortunately nobody sees American, British people responsible for that. On the other side an entire 1.5 billion population of a specific religious minority are harassed by people like you for what some jerks have done in a scale much smaller than US/UK/Israel governments.

Like I said before this is just another repetition of history. Rise of a scaremongers who hates people of specific religious minority and wants to vanish them off the Europe,Russia,China and maybe the US!! Good Luck with your attempt! But I know that it will just hit back to you! Remember 1950s! We never learn from history!
21:56 October 2, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg


Here let me think like a moderate or even a militant Muslim, as I can take that position and think like that, accurately and with the support of the Quran, hadith and other Islamic teachings.

With the limited focus now being turned on Sweden, our plea to any would-be terrorist could be this:

Sweden has been very generous. Up to now, Sweden has been a very good place for Muslims to build their mosques, start their schools, run their businesses, participate freely in the democratic process, live in peace with their families and loved ones and all this would be severely disrupted and life would be less comfortable for Muslims in Sweden, if there was a terrorist attack perpetrated by Muslims in this country that has been so good to Muslims. It would be against Muslim interests to perpetrate a terrorist attack anywhere here – and the enemies of Islam and of Muslims, should not encourage Muslims to attack Sweden.

There are some worst case scenarios that are imaginable and such would only make things extremely more difficult for Muslims here. So a terrorist attack on SWEDEN would be counter-productive.

Think for example, if it had been a Palestinian who had assassinated Yitzhak Rabin!

The whole political and militaristic climate would have changed – forever and “peace talks” would now be in the back burner…..

Or if it had been a Muslim who assassinated Olof Palme or Anna Lindh…

Sabre (patience) – is a good Islamic watchword.

This risk should be minimized:

00:01 October 3, 2010 by Uncle

I am not even going to answer iraniboy, since apparently his government jailed more people in 2 weeks during student riots than Israel in 5 years of constant killing of its citizens in buses, schools and restaurants. So his Goebbels babbling is irrelevant to reality. ( I am not even talking about US and UK who killed less Iraqi soldiers than muslims killed civilians in suicide bombings in markets)

Saying that it is not beneficial for muslims to attack in Sweden, is recognizing that terror acts with the only purpose of murdering civilians are logically, tactically and strategically reasonable and calculated. These savages are breaking into the house of a caricaturist with a PURPOSE of killing him for a drawing. There is no logic there. Who would risk 20 years in prison for the purpose of punishing an infidel, but these psychos?

They would easily attack Sweden for the only purpose to seed terror and a message that there is no place in europe to hide from them.

I personally saw Hezbollah people marching in Stockholm with masks and their flag. Why would they be here in the first place? For sure not for the great social benefits (although they would easily use them before placing a bomb in a kindergarten here)

And btw - palestinians did kill a minister in Israel. Nothing special happened. If a muslim would assassinate the entire cabinet along with 10 000 swedes here, left wing and "moderate" muslims would:

1) Specify good reasons for doing it

2) Spread theories of Swedish government doing it

3) Blame Israel and the US

4) Call for tolerance from everybody but their own people

5) Blame those who are questioning the killing in racism and fascism

The cynical tool is very well oiled and working like a swiss clock. They are using democracy to reach their totalitarian goals. Like raping a woman and blaming her for being a prostitute. (Like they stone raped women in their wonderful and blessed by peaceful Islam countries)
04:34 October 3, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg


At 0410 am your diatribe came to my attention.

In this short space, I cannot take up all the spurious claims you make. The folly of dehumanising the other entirely, is more wicked than what Bishop Stendhal calls “holy envy” – as if there is no redeeming human feature in any Muslim.

Thou shalt not exaggerate, thou shalt not call your enemy who you are fighting and killing mercilessly in their lands – a devil - or devils - and appoint yourself as chief of the saints. (I should like to draw your attention to the correspondence between Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and His late Holiness the Pope who was pleading for his Western Brothers of the faith. At some point Imam Khomeini (r.a.) asks, where was His Holiness when the Shah was doing this and that against the Iranian people? Did he plead for the Iranian people then? When the Shah of Iran was supplying free oil to Israel etc? Etc Etc.

Imam Khomeini's questions remind me of similar questions posed in this essay by Ishmael Reed: (“Did Mrs. Clinton tearfully beseech her husband to intervene on behalf of her African sisters” etc? :


My Iraniboy brother is a Muslim, a man of conscience and trying to be true to the faith that guides him. His government is not perfect and neither is Barack Hussein Obama's or that of his henchman in Afghanistan. You notice that Busharraf wants to come back?

Given the inner sectarian and tribal divisions in both Iraq and Pakistan, not to mention Afghanistan, I think that the invading enemy – whose avowed purpose is to impose democracy on these somehow unwilling Muslim nations by military means, is aware of these divisions and whether we believe that such is the case or not, they have been able to knowingly, play off one side against the other as they sit back and watch with a “Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt” - so that instead of joining forces against the common enemy, it happens that Shia and Sunni in Iraq - and the various tribal and regional factions in Afghanistan - and also Pakistan have been fighting one another, instead of uniting to fight the common enemy: the invader who comes for their oil and the minerals that Allah buried in their Muslim domains.

This is basic Islamic understanding: “hold fast to the rope of Allah and do not be divided." (Qur'an 3:103).

Of course with your background you will tend to see everything through the prism of Messer Hitler & Goebbels versus more than six million Jews, Sir Winston Churchill, Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

But have a heart: please take note of the very real numbers: here too are human beings – “flesh and blood breaking down”:


Let us return to the centre of gravity of this discussion: SWEDEN
10:42 October 3, 2010 by Tdye
hey iraniboy...we didnt mess with your kind in till your people flew planes in to MY peoples buildings you mtst have forgot the gulf war when MY people saved YOUR peoples @ss from Sadam...guess what and we freed Iraq from the same idiot that almost distroyed your land...we should have just let Sadam do his will...you're welcome... Im so sick of you muslims talking so much crap about America...sure my country has its issues but one thing holds true the world is growing tired of people like osama...the U.S. has enough toys to make the whole middle east a giant sheet of glass if they keep pushing
11:12 October 3, 2010 by Iraniboy

That's because the government you're talking about is not supported by me and it is composed of people like you and your ilk who are scaremongers and blame everything on those they disagree with. You already knew my position on Iranian government you just wanted to divert the discussion since you had no response after I exposed your scaremongering attitude against a group of religious minority like what Nazis were doing about Jews in 1950s.

As a result of your fascists scaremongering programme you try to explain what terrorists may do in Sweden and elsewhere!! No evidence! Just claim! But history of fascism and slaughtering of people whose only sin was to believe in a religion in Europe 1950s is always there to look at!

Please don't confuse Israel-Palestinian issue which is totally irrelevant to terrorism. It is a case of two countries that fight for their land. Obviously they kill each other in wars. I can't recall British and French people living happily alongside Nazis after their country was invaded!!! Like I said before it is quite obvious why you support Israel. You just want put all Jews there in Israel and fight with Muslims so they never come back to your vicinity in Europe!! The only thing that bothers you is these Muslims walking around you in the streets, which you have a identical plan for them as you had for Jews in 1950s!!!


My people did what?! Are you drunk from last night? Iranian people have never attacked any country for the last 200 years. Maybe you're talking about this? that your lovable government blew up a civilian Iranian plane killing hundreds of woman and kids?

13:09 October 3, 2010 by Uncle

Frankly, it is extremely difficult to follow your constant and unconnected babbling. Let me summarize it... Not all muslims are terrorists. Did I get it right? Cute.

Most of terrorists are muslims. And btw - attack on Afghanistan came after some other attack. This was a pure revenge and since it is west and not muslims, who pillage and burn without any attempt to rebuild the conquered countries, the west is trying to establish something better there. As for me, it should have been pure revenge for 3 days directly after 9/11. To show these savages what happens if one attacks the US and not stay there and try to fix something.


First, through your posts during the riots in Iran, one can clearly understand that you support iranian gov't.

If you could read, you would know that no country was invaded by Jews. On the other hand, muslims invaded this country quite a few times. Whenever they got their arse whipped every time, they invented palestinians through losing these territories to Israel (west bank - Jordan and Gaza - Egypt) and refusing taking them back. Israeli arabs are loyal to Israel FYI.

Also, by looking at your lack of attention to 30 million kurds, who are exterminated with chemical weapons and napalm, one can understand who the real Goebbels follower here. Also, reading about what Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt are doing to the SAME palestinians one gets a good confirmation of it.

Oh, yeah, you do not support these governments. Applause! But you REALLY HATE Israel.

The one who presumes what islamists may do in Sweden is Sapo and not I. They have enough info about your psycho bros. It is SWEDES who finally understood what risk they are exposing themselves to by letting you escape here from your bloodthirsty countries, blessed by your wonderful religion. Read the article, you "exposer".
13:38 October 3, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Iraniboy has answered you brilliantly.

Reminds me of these Quranic verses 23-24 of Surah al- Baqarah - (the Cow) in translation:

“And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave (Muhammad), then produce a surah of the like thereof, and call your witness beside Allah if ye are truthful.

And if ye do it not - and ye can never do it - then guard yourselves against the Fire prepared for disbelievers, whose fuel is of men and stones “


Whilst still waiting for your refutations of Iraniboy (and me too?) there's time to take up some of the scattered bits and pieces in your last post:

1. “These savages are breaking into the house of a caricaturist with a PURPOSE of killing him for a drawing. There is no logic there.”

Who are you calling savages? You sound like an anthropologist/ missionary of the old colonial power. No logic? No logic to the limits of political correctness? The pig could be struck down by lightning, any time you know.

So you don't think that for those who vilify the prophet of Islam salallahu alaihi wa salaam should be summarily executed, before they are dispatched to Jahannam?

As to war from the non- Judaic point of view:


2. “ palestinians did kill a minister in Israel.Nothing special happened.” Yes, indeed they did kill Poor Satyagraha Gandhi who never did them any harm.


You do recall that in a quite separate, quite unconnected incident about three years later (2004) Sheikh Ahmed Yasin the spiritual leader of HAMAS was gunned down from an Apache helicopter as he was in his wheelchair, on his way to the mosque to do his morning prayers:


When Sheikh Yasin was murdered, I prayed for the Chief Rabbi of Israel even as I thought about of this poetic verse in connection with Sheik Yasin going to paradise:

“And who doth greater wrong than he who forbiddeth the approach to the sanctuaries of Allah lest His name should be mentioned therein, and striveth for their ruin. As for such, it was never meant that they should enter them except in fear. Theirs in the world is ignominy and theirs in the Hereafter is an awful doom.” ( Quran 2:114)

In the meanwhile more and more drones are killing innocent civilians.

Looka here Uncle, please let's leave comparative righteousness in the Middle East, at your doorstep.

Perhaps here's the next minister of gender equality, integration and religion:


Since you have such hatred and contempt for Muslims what do you have to say about the Hon. Abdirizak Waberi, member of the Swedish Parliament for the Moderate Party who at one time said that he would like to introduce Shari Law into Sweden? He's also said other things.

I'm looking forward to the kinds of discussions/ debates that might take place between him and your best friends the Sweden Democrats, in the Swedish House of Parliament.

Hopefully, the terrorist threat is back to level Zero – as it was once upon a time….

Have a good day.

PS. I just read your latest trash and will return to you shortly to make things more clear.
14:20 October 3, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg
Uncle #56

When last did you read a good book?

You sound like a redneck, a not particularly intelligent, fundamentalist cracker riding roughshod and it's understandable that you find it extremely difficult to follow what you perceive as “constant and unconnected babbling.” which is not connected with your fundamentalist worldview about your place in history and the role of Islam.

Congratulations. Yes, you got me right: Not all Jews are terrorists!!!!!!!!!!


Once more: Not all Jews are terrorists!!!!!!!!!!

It was not the Muslims that killed off the Native Americans. It was not Muslims who started Apartheid or the First World War! Or the Second World War or the Berlin Wall. I can name you twenty more wars that Muslims didn't start.


When all Israel is gathered in the Holy land that will be the end.

Of course the nuclear power plants are hopefully secure. When I look at the aerial view photo, I'm a little worried no matter the level of terror alert.

You don't have to understand, follow or reply to this. You may do as you please.
15:29 October 3, 2010 by Rebel
I have an idea -- every nation in the European Union should appoint a representative from the Israeli military to oversee each nation's counter-terrorist agency and make recommendations for safeguarding us from attack. The Israeli people have a lot of experience in these areas and sooner or later Europe and the USA are going to have to make changes in teh way we deal with these threats.
21:29 October 3, 2010 by Viva Melita

Israeli on the inside to oversee a European Countries counter-terrorist agency?

You must be joking, what with their record of esponage in the United States?

I think you had better do some research and gain some knowledge on the matter before making embarrassing yourself with your comments.
21:35 October 3, 2010 by rafa1981
@Tdye #54

"hey iraniboy...we didnt mess with your kind in till your people flew planes in to MY peoples buildings you mtst have forgot the gulf war when MY people saved YOUR peoples @ss from Sadam...guess what and we freed Iraq from the same idiot that almost distroyed your land...we should have just let Sadam do his will...you're welcome... Im so sick of you muslims talking so much crap about America...sure my country has its issues but one thing holds true the world is growing tired of people like osama...the U.S. has enough toys to make the whole middle east a giant sheet of glass if they keep pushing "

About Saddam, you forgot a little nuance, it was the US who promoted him to the power because they thought he was a puppet, in fact he was until he got the power, you can read about that and find info easily, Saddam was honorary citizen of Detroit in 1980, suddenly all that friendship ended.

But the paragraph above it is not even needed, don´t be hypocrite, were the US is in war there is always oil-raw materials, if you/we (NATO) are saving someone is as a side effect, you/we are fighting for interests, dot. If you also think that you can nuke the middle east is that you don´t know in which situation we are the western countries today.

Osama it´s having 99% chances of being an invention, please, study your country founders, study the knowledge of your old presidents like Franklin, Jefferson, Washington. etc and apply it to nowadays world, you will make your picture clearer, as a start point you could try to find what did they though about press-media.

Loads of people even of the US thinks the 911 as a false flag attack, remember the words of your admirable fourth president sir James Madison, i would underline the word pretended:

"It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. "

What happened just after 9/11, loads of liberty restrictions in name of the fight against terrorism and the excuse to ship loads of military equipment to a country with the pretext of finding 10-20 diper heads, all of that paid via printing papers in which you can read US dollar. Your sons will still be paying interests earned in the real economy to the Fed (Banksters) for money that was created from thin air to pay the spending of whatever the geostrategic interest is in Afghanistan.
21:47 October 3, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg
RE – “attack on Afghanistan came after some other attack.”

Zbigniew Brzezinski makes the same point: the perpetrators of 911 were not from Afghanistan:


Freedom of speech?

Of course, we are all free to talk a lot of nonsense.

You want to give Lasse V the freedom to paint and shape what he sees in his own way, but not me?

I should follow your agenda and not that of one and a half billion Muslims. (Imagine if the Chinese all convert to Islam!)

This is the era of “Islamic Terrorism”

The Qur'an is unequivocal about this:

Quran (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."


Consequently, some people have not known a day of peace since Independence Day of 1948.

Fighting for their rights hasn't been easy and even though you have an army, people talk like this:


Now that there's been a level three terror alert – about us being under attack, we have an inkling of what it's like to be in a place like Iraq.

Dear folks,

Should SÄPO think it's time to tell us that we are now at level five, it would be national hysteria – like London, in the year of terror bombing by the IRA. “If you see a lonely parcel, or bundle just lying somewhere by the bus station or the train station or the entrance to the supermarket …” you know that you have to walk away from it with your heels flying fast fast to call the nearest bomb expert.

And if you see s suspicious looking somebody wearing a turban or sporting a Talibanic beard, please report to the nearest police Station.

Some false bomb alerts. Suspicious-looking objects. I once saw the Laser man's red beam shining over my heart and waited for the ricochet of the shot. Almost pee-ed in my shorts.

Like Krishna talking to Arjuna at the battlefield of Kurukshetra:

23:31 October 3, 2010 by ngecenk
the american attacks the middle east, the european got the immigrant and the threat. we are barking at the wrong tree.
03:27 October 4, 2010 by stablemate
its because usa has raised this alert for germany france that this makes news in sweden.......
08:45 October 4, 2010 by izbz

Since you are upset with the western world, why stay???? Go home or join the Taliban together with Marco2010S and do something useful.SNälla F###off.

Just think if your brain is still working: bombining of Bali, Bombing of Mumbai and lots more....many of innocent muslims were injured or killed. But you m""herf¤#kers can just say....Oh! it is a small sacrifice , but they will be rewarded it heaven. Please don't be an Uncondensed Cow Giving Out Sour Milk!!!!! UP YOURS!
09:37 October 4, 2010 by rafa1981
Well, don´t forget that it is a 9 year war, some European countries want to leave it long ago, but the US is "helping" them to avoid it.
12:59 October 4, 2010 by Cornelius Hamelberg

That's not very nice of you. There are many people in the Western World - such as the Pope, such as the late Edward Said, the late Walter Rodney and more currently Noam Chomsky who are very critical of that world, and not without reason. The alternative is not to emigrate from “the Western World” which is not heaven to some other world. Reasonable criticism is aimed at opening the eyes of those who are blind, with a view to changing things for the better. Beyond this world is another world, even other planets.

What do you suggest – that all critics of the West-ern world should move to China and support the Euro from there? Or - “to be or not to be” - should all critics of this world commit suicide?

“For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,

The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,

The pangs of disprized love, the law's delay,

The insolence of office, and the spurns

That patient merit of the unworthy takes,

When he himself might his quietus make

With a bare bodkin?” ?

There's nothing that my brother Iraniboy has said to indicate that he would like to join the Wahabi-inspired Taliban or to fight against Sweden. In fact he has told us

“That's because the government you're talking about is not supported by me and it is composed of people like you and your ilk who are scaremongers and blame everything on those they disagree with. You already knew my position on Iranian government you just wanted to divert the discussion since you had no response after I exposed your scaremongering attitude against a group of religious minority like what Nazis were doing about Jews in 1950s.”

For many, it's like this:

“My days are now passed on the camel's back (in difficulty) while there were days (of ease) when I enjoyed the company of Jabir's brother Hayyan”

You probably don't know the sad lot of the refugee who due to many many reasons has to leave the better life that he once enjoyed and relocate to other circumstances in Sweden where at least you do not see people hanging from trees (as Lars Vilks would surely be if he were in Iran or his egghead would have been surely lobbed off by the sharp edge of the sword in Saudi Arabia - and I for one would not shed a tear) or being stoned to death or imprisoned for his political ideas. Have you ever seen the whiplashes on any refugee's back? I have. We were discussing a revolution in his country – a revolution which has its own ideological appeal since nearly all revolutions want to address questions of inequality and injustice. My friend took off his shirt to show me his back and I had to shut up. Every body has his own tale to tell about why he/ she is here. So have mercy.

09:28 October 6, 2010 by Tdye
@ rafa1981

are you smoking pot? your view on Saddam is WAY OFF! i think what you meant to say was the the Soviet Union supported Saddam and Iraq and sent weapons to Iraq not America...Saddam rose to power on his own by mass murder and over throwing his own government, Saddam participated in a bloodless coupwhich Iran did not forgive thus Saddam pushed oil-exporting countries to raise oil prices by cutting back production Iran again refused America gave Saddam billions of dollars to keep him from forming a strong alliance with the Soviets..it was an INTERNATIONAL oil crises..not a war for oil Sweden would have been affected also

"were the US is in war there is always oil-raw materials"

this is typical of people that do not understand the causes for America declaring war really does not deserve a response..it is just stupid

I think Panama,Greada,Korea no oil there

Osama is a piece of garbage than needs to be executed on site..and he will be,why should i have to study my country's founders? I am an American..we have schools here..we learn history in the 1st grade all through out the 12th grade and in to college...my point was very clear your people (the radical ones not the normal ones) flew planes in to my people and killed my people because your people hate that we have shoes,and food,and sex among other things...

i really dont understand broken English but i think it is safe to assume that you are saying that 9/11 was done by the American government?..it isnt lots of people..it is idiots like yourself that think America needed a reason to "invade" Iraq and Afghanistan...here's a quick tip..America is one of the most powerful country's in the world second only to China..we dont "need" a reason to invade anyone..

"What happened just after 9/11, loads of liberty restrictions in name of the fight against terrorism and the excuse to ship loads of military equipment to a country with the pretext of finding 10-20 diper heads, all of that paid via printing papers in which you can read US dollar. Your sons will still be paying interests earned in the real economy to the Fed (Banksters) for money that was created from thin air to pay the spending of whatever the geostrategic interest is in Afghanistan. "

what liberty restrictions are you talking about? maybe for you, but not for me..we are in Afghanistan to kill Osama and his supports..like the thousands we have already killed Osama is a terrorist supporters of Osama is a terrorist and should all be put to death..swiftly...

please before you read some Islamic website that contains false information..learn how my country works before you try to tell me how my country works because of the actions of a few..thousands will be killed and your country will continue to be bombed and your sons will be killed and your sons will have to live with the actions of your kind there is a saying here in America.."dont start nothing, wont be nothing"..it is very simple
11:31 October 6, 2010 by rafa1981
I think that the Soviet Union was opposing that war, and after that war Saddam was an US ally. Do you expect American schools to teach that they guy that today is the evil was your yestedays ally?

Culture yourself a little.


You should study your country fathers because they are admirable individuals, they had some ideas of liberty and press and how things should work, then you can compare that idea against what you are having today.

That phrase that you don't need a reason to invade anyone demonstrates how inept you are, who would send his sons to fight without a reason? the guy that knows history (you) now obviates the universal fact that the first thing that you need to win a war is your population support, and without that there' s no remote possibility to win, what is ridiculous is that you aren't able to arrive to that conclusions by yourself after knowing what happened with the Vietnam war, pathetic.

BTW, you overestimate your power, we are not in 1997, take a look to your national debt graph and who is the owner of most of the US treasury bonds.

And again, don't expect learn in your schools things against your country, you can have a look at the history of proven false-flag attacks, but of course they won' t teach you that in school, that is not history knowledge, that is to know what they want you to know.

About my broken English for now I speak 2 languages perfectly, one of this two is the second most spoken in the word, add it my broken English and now i'm learning Swedish, how many languages do you speak?

Impressive muscle the US one, 9 years in Afghanistan fighting and you still believe that you are winning, and the most important, some americans are sure of that.

FYI, I am as christian as you and european, obviously you are a burning man with a lot of fears and internal demons.

If you know how your country works, maybe you could be able to explain me what is an american dollar, how it' s created and destroyed and by who, then you will be starting to scratch the surface of understanding how your country works, if you need support in the US you have a more or less clean politician that fights against that, Ron Paul.
03:00 October 9, 2010 by Tdye
ill keep this short and sweet

the Gulf War, was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States and United Kingdom, against Iraq

The great majority of the military forces in the coalition were from the United States, with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Around US$40 billion of the US$60 billion cost was paid by Saudi Arabia..Iraq had been an ally of the Soviet Union Not the U.S

"You should study your country fathers because they are admirable individuals, they had some ideas of liberty and press and how things should work, then you can compare that idea against what you are having today"

this was 250 years ago..

way before Iraq and Afghanistan has any means to attack the U.S.

I am not shocked you took what i said out of context about "we dont need a reason to Invade anyone"..what i ment by this is we dont need to have a false flag attack to invade Iraq..we are that powerful we do what we want..granted i do not agree with that thought..but it is a simple fact.. we care second only to china in weapons

ok first off im not sure how you figure that to win a war you need population support..you need fire power not population support..99% of americans OPPOSED the new war in Iraq..and for the second time...we won..Those radical Muslims started a war with 2 747's..it tkes way more than 2 planes to fight a war.. they took down 2 buildings we took down an entire counrty

money dont win wars weapons..and if we run out of of money we have plenty of paper and ink.. we will just make more

dont forget WWII if it wasnt for America the whole middle east could be speaking German today

speaking of German

my first language is English also i speak

Svenska väl

Ich spreche fließend Deutsch

i con un título en español

mon isnt français si mal non plus

I am 39 years old.. i was well out of school when Iraq lost the first war.. i saw it first hand..School didnt teach me about the Gulf War

i am An Athesit not a Christian..i dont need to worship invisible men in the sky

i kow how my country works better that you possibly can..im not even going to humor you with that

also remember this.. no country has ever came to my country and tried to invade My country... there is a reason for that.... just a few cowards used some planes to destroy the world trade center..look where that got them.. dead..some are in prison..and most of them are un identifiable because they were vaporized my my countrys advanced weapons system..

learn your self culture..America has the most advanced weapons in the world bar none
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6 October

10 useful hjälpverb (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! I think the so-called “hjalpverb” (auxiliary verbs in English) are a good way to get…" READ »


8 July

Editor’s blog, July 8th (The Local Sweden) »

"Hej readers, It has, as always, been a bizarre, serious and hilarious week in Sweden. You…" READ »

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