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Two Swedes charged for Somali terror crime plots

AFP/The Local · 15 Oct 2010, 16:29

Published: 15 Oct 2010 16:29 GMT+02:00

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According to the charge sheet, Mohamoud Jama, 22, and Bille Ilias Mohamed, 26, are members of the Somali Islamist al-Shabaab, which has declared allegiance to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and controls most of southern and central Somalia.

The two men, one arrested in Gothenburg in May and the other in Stockholm the following month, are suspected of having plotted suicide attacks in Somalia, with the aim of "murder" or "maiming" a large number of people and causing "massive damage to property," the charge sheet said.

"There was significant danger the crimes would be carried out," it said.

The prosecution, which based its case on interrogations of the two suspects, witness accounts and a long line of tapped telephone conversations, claimed to have proof the two men had been in contact with al-Shabaab leader Yassin Ismail Ahmed.

The recorded telephone conversations also showed that Mohamed had attended an al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia and that he aimed to "return to Somalia and wanted to become a martyr," while Jama "was preparing for a future suicide mission," the charge sheet said.

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A clerk at the Gothenburg court told AFP the men's trial was set to begin on October 28th and the hearings would take six days.

It remained unclear exactly when the proceedings would conclude, but likely by November 16th, with the verdict probably landing around two weeks later, the clerk said.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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13:14 October 15, 2010 by crankpot
then take away their swedish citizenship and send them back to where they came from.. why should we tax payers pay for their trial, they get a slap on the fingers and told not to do it again, back on the streets in 6 weeks planning and plotting again.. send them back!!
13:29 October 15, 2010 by Sam1
yes yes I totally agree with crankpot...

but only if they are 100% proved guilty and confessed and have proves...

Otherwise every one will deport any one...

But such actions should be treated with serious action DEPORTATION!!!

15:33 October 15, 2010 by Swedesmith
Rapist should be deported missing a few parts.
15:34 October 15, 2010 by weiwiegu
according to the current swedish law, you can not take away one's swedish citizenship once they have got it, even it is the threat to the country, have done serious criminal things. the only way is the person renounce the swedish citizenship by itself and not ending up become stateless.

there has been discussion about taking away swedish citizenship unvonlunterily, we will see what this goverment will do about it.
15:36 October 15, 2010 by Roy E
Well , there's your 'diversity' for you. You asked for it, you got it.
15:53 October 15, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
Years back the Swedish Government put up " welcome ,welcome " sign and that is where the problem started,though not all immigrants are of that sort,only those

who are too superior to integrate into Swedish society.As for citizenship,laws are

passed by Parliament and not by God or others so why cant an amendment be

made on stripping one's citizenship.Perhaps,have a conditional clause on all

immigrants which stipulate that no serious crimes be commited with 20 years

upon granting of Swedish citizenship and for terrorism,strip the citizenship immediately upon checking.
16:49 October 15, 2010 by Rishonim
Ah, they will only get a slap on the wrist and they will be sent home to continue collecting their welfare allowance. Swedish legal system cannot and will not hand down stiff penalties to any home grown Islamist as they are afraid of the repercussions.
17:16 October 15, 2010 by Matan
"Two Swedish citizens of /Somali origin/"

Oh my god! RACISTS!

17:31 October 15, 2010 by truthworthy
Well it is awful to read that these young men were planning to cause such damage but at least they were not targeting Sweden.

By the way, I am guessing the US was involved in this or?
17:50 October 15, 2010 by RobinHood
If they are guilty, these two should thank their god they were convicted in Sweden. They will be out again by next summer. In less tolerant countries, they would never have seen the light of day again.

Isn't it great to live in country where the rule of law is best in the world? That rule of law will require a more robust defence if its going to be around much longer in Sweden. These two want to replace it with another law entirely. I wonder what their penalty would be under the law they support.
18:48 October 15, 2010 by pantheratigris
Jeez, don't they do background checks when they award citizenships? And yes, there should be a clause stripping you of citizenship for such offenses and yes eventual deportation.
18:56 October 15, 2010 by Marko2010S
There you go again, Sweden and the West in general are spouting despicable propaganda and lies to spread hate toward Muslims.

I wonder what "22 & 26" years old know about planning. Young men in such age can't plan any of the claimed nonsense that mentioned above.
19:35 October 15, 2010 by Kevin Harris

I guess we must have been misinformed about Jeanne d'Arc, Ghengis Kahn, Napoleon and Alexander then. Thanks for putting us all right. What would we do without you?
20:29 October 15, 2010 by calebian22
"I wonder what "22 & 26" years old know about planning. Young men in such age can't plan any of the claimed nonsense that mentioned above. "

Hmm, at age 18 you can be in the Riksdag planning Sweden's future through legislation, but at 22 and 26 they are just misinformed young men who don't understand the gravity of their actions? Marko wins the dumbest defense of the day award.
20:34 October 15, 2010 by cowboykodp

Am I right to assume that you are showing your true face of a RACIST? So, anyone who is not a SAMI, according to you is a pseudoSwede? Interesting. I wonder what your girlfriends SD would think of your opinion....


I agree, a better check should be done: as in the US when there is a full FBI check done on anyone who wants to be a citizen. This will eliminate, or at least reduce the number of criminals.

The notion of stripping citizenship however opens up a whole new can of worms.
21:30 October 15, 2010 by ringorm
22:23 October 15, 2010 by asian369
al-shabab vs sverigedemokrates...lets see who wins?
03:48 October 16, 2010 by Carnitas
Can someone please inform me about the date and time of the Muslim-organized protest against the actions of these two? Thanks. Can't wait.
09:41 October 16, 2010 by Da Goat
Life must be pretty good in Sweden if they are prepared to leave and blow them selves up, the long dark winters must be making them depressed SAD, we gonna have to fix that by sending them somewhere warm and sunny. maybe somewhere warm secure and well lit might suffice!

poor confused men ...... marko why are they confused with life?
10:43 October 16, 2010 by Carnitas
Verygoodman- I'm sure that the Swedish govt appreciates your threat. Way to confirm those stereotypes about Muslims being violent people.
11:26 October 16, 2010 by cowboykodp

I thought we covered that on another story. Did you not get educated?

In the US, people stereotype about your fellow Mexicans all the time. Am I correct then to assume you are a drug dealer, murderer, rapist and thief, and live on welfare???


Welcome to this forum. However we are not accepting applications at this time. We are completely staffed at this time with fear monger, racist, xenophobes and bigots.

You are welcome however to occasionally drop by and check in.
11:30 October 16, 2010 by asian369
@jimmyjames.. please jump headon from the top of your building...and while coming down... must shout " NO CITIZENSHIP in Sweden"... then there is a chance that government may mull... can you sacrifice for this nobel cause please?
12:07 October 16, 2010 by Audrian
Jimmy James stop the loads of claptrap.

Europe has no minerals. The little oil it has in the North Sea and Norway will be exhausted soon. Europe and Sweedn needs Africa\s minerals. For example, the metal with which compueter chips are made are available in the congo or China. Over 30% of the world\s oil is found in Africa and over 90% of unexploited oil is found in the same continent. There are other metal ores used for military purposes that are found in Africa only.

Before the 15 century Africa was one of the centers of civilization. 600 years wester expoitation, slave trade and colonialism, turned it into a basket case. It will take time to remake itself but it will rise again, like china has done. Human history should not be measured in your life time. Think in terms of 100 years. Do not make other countries and people your enemies in the meanwhile. You will loose more!

The United States has 35 military bases in Africa, which is to be used for diverting oil and other resources to the US and Europe when serious scarcity hits the world market. This is also a bad bad strategy, a relic of the past. Partenership is the way forward.
12:47 October 16, 2010 by redcrown
it is right to identify these people as swedes of somali origin

granting them citizenship does not make them swedish,but a citizen of sweden..and I do not think it is racist to know who are committing the crimes in this country.

14:23 October 16, 2010 by Swedesmith
Jimmyjames: You are welcome to post, despite what some of these rude people say. In fact, you may even earn a childish nickname from cowboy. Then you know you've hit the big time!
16:29 October 16, 2010 by maakm
The thing i didnt understand that if they are Muslim terrorists then should have been planning an attack in Sweden, why in their own country. In Somalia, the situation is already quite unstable and its a Muslim country. why a muslim do that.

I smell something fishy.
16:29 October 16, 2010 by asian369
@swedessmith... saying "rude" to others qualify you being rude as well.
16:40 October 16, 2010 by cowboykodp

How you like them apples?

I also invite you to visit the story about the mayor of Malmö, in which your new buddy JIMMYJAMES, bashes Jews.

The question is where do you REALLY stand, and what are your MOTIVES ?

I can smell your equal opportunity bigotry from miles away.

16:55 October 16, 2010 by Swedesmith
Hey, I finally made the lights! Now I feel special.

And, you're right. That's exactly where I stand, equal opportunity. Opportunity for all those who have an opinion to express it. Whether you, the self elected Great Arbiter, like it or not.

Hey, you have a great day, now.
19:48 October 16, 2010 by Wayward Traveller
I actually know one of the accused that's named in the article. Known him since i was a kid and i did hear that he was suspected of something along these lines recently. Having known him since i was a kid, i was completely shocked, because this did not seem like the person i had once known.

Just shows you that anyone can be "turned". The fact that he was willing to turn on his own country shows you how much they warped his own senses. But i agree with a fair few people here that he should be stripped of his citizenship, but only after serving a long long sentence. Taking it away now and sending him back to Somalia will only deliver him back to the hands of the people that created his terrorist fanaticism and they'll only use his rage further to hurt bother other Somalis and possibly others.
20:23 October 16, 2010 by Sam1
These same somalis cried at Immigration and wept like sluts that they will die if they are back home...and made some Swedish handegare cry over them...and now they go to kill human beings and create terror...

Its all because of ISLAM!!!

These world problem are because of Islam and what is the worst that USA takes advantage fo it to its own benefit :-) and they become two darn killers in the same basket both claiming to freedom and holy war.
20:50 October 16, 2010 by Carnitas
20:52 October 16, 2010 by asian369
@sam1.. please do not drink too much alchol on weekend.. I could have answered you but I know you wont understand as you are drunk now..
22:23 October 16, 2010 by double concerto
As the muslim numbers dramaticaly increase year on year it is a fair possibility that they will at some time demand partition leading eventually to their own state within Sweden. Very similar to the Pakistan model in India and the demands made in Sri Lanka that led to a civil war there. Sweden is making a big mistake in neglecting the world history of muslim intolerance to any form of secularism.
22:34 October 16, 2010 by asian369
@double concerto... Subcontinent was disintegrated by British Raj in 1947 otherwise muslims were in the rule for last 1000 years before britishers came in indian subcontinent.
03:05 October 17, 2010 by Goodwill81
My suggestion to the kind people in swedish goverment is to "import" another contingent of, lets say, 250.000, muslims by the end of the year so that the ones already in Sweden would not follow the bright example of these two "misunderstood" youngsters.

Lets hear it - three times hooray for swedish immigration policy, hip-hip...

@"Verygooodman" #22 Do please return to your third-world muslim rathole and roll over under the very same rock you crawled from. Good luck to you too and dont bother writing.
03:44 October 17, 2010 by wenddiver
I was looking at the picture of the SD Leader and comparing it to the Swedes above.


I also think any intelligent Parent could see who poses the threat to their children by their accessories. What Swedes need a Machine gun and mask?????
04:04 October 17, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
Yes,the naming of the two terrorists as Swedish citizen of Somali origin is not a crime so says and we must understand that to be a Swedish is just too be proud

as native Swedish are known to be peaceful,loving ,compassionate,all forgiving.

But then,today's Sweden is much different from the yesteryears.Today,in Sweden there are various types of immigrants,and the granting of Swedish citizenship to

this immigrants should be treated with utmost care interms of security as many

once having Swedish citizenship that comes with all sorts of privilages are now using Sweden as a platform to pursue their plans,both internally and abroad.So,for

these 2 Swedish citizens of Somali origin,give them a fair trial and if found guilty

then they should be stripped of Swedish citizenship and be deported to their country of origin,for they so loved their country by their actions.
07:23 October 17, 2010 by BlackAfrican

10:49 October 17, 2010 by rafa1981
I heard voices 4 years ago about that the next war would be in Africa and against China, of course they are raw material control related wars, it´s really curious how Al-Qaeda is now in Africa, everyone knows that Al-Qaeda = bullshit.
07:58 October 18, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@Audrian: #Europe has no minerals?????#, two of the worlds biggest salt mines, the worlds biggest iron ore excavation are these not minerals?

As for the two terrorists, a biblical execution, hung drawn & quartered should be good enough.
14:47 October 18, 2010 by americanska
@Audrian - your time must not be worth very much if your sitting around thinking up imaginary BS.
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