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Gothenburg police remain on their guard

TT/The Local · 31 Oct 2010, 08:49

Published: 31 Oct 2010 08:49 GMT+01:00

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Others detained in connection with the investigation into the bomb threat who were released on Saturday remain of interest.

Ulf Edberg, a press spokesperson in the county of Västra Götaland, explained that the police readiness extends to among other things an special unit to be called in if needed.

"There are however additional police officers deployed in central Gothenburg," he said without going in to how many and where in the centre of the city they are stationed.

Gothenburg police have also desisted from releasing concrete details over those who remain in custody, those who were released, and the bomb threat itself. Broadcaster TV 4 has reported that three men were detained in the district of Angered.

Edberg confirmed that the cautious approach has been decided upon "with respect to the investigation".

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Police were neither willing to detail any possible motives behind the threat and where in Gothenburg the bomb was said to be located.

The raised threat level was in place during the whole of Saturday, with nothing to indicate whether it remained in place during Sunday, with Edberg unwilling to comment.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:24 October 31, 2010 by Iraniboy
There are more details on Aftonbladet!

It says 4 guys were arrested and interrogated with some questions like 'What is your opinion about Muhammad Caricature?' etc.!! I hope the evidences are concrete and not an unknown woman call from an unknown place and not their opinion about caricatures!!!!!

Did they apologize for accusation that poor Pakistani guy flying from Canada to Pakistan?!!
10:07 October 31, 2010 by Tutu
'What is your opinion about Muhammad Caricature?

My opinion is that it is wrong to do so.

To ask for the death or assasination of the person who did it is what is doubly wrong. People with terrorists intentions issually feel that death is the only solution to the problem. I dont see any problem with that questions. The process is about the safety of everybody which includes both muslims and non muslims and middle eastern and non middle eastern. The terrorist are merciless to everybody including people of the faith they claim they are defending. Let the police do their job
11:50 October 31, 2010 by Carnitas
12:21 October 31, 2010 by Anarka
Sweden, the land of political correctness.
13:49 October 31, 2010 by Hagrid
Ahh, the blessed Swedish multiculturalism reaping its sweet dividends.

17:04 October 31, 2010 by cowboykodp

Your opinion, Merkel's opinion, and the above opinion piece you refer to are nothing but opinions. One can look at statistics and draw conclusions any way they like. Both positive and negative. It all depends on your own life (????).

Opinions are like A holes, everyone has one.

Now go and watch your latest Harry Potter movie, and cheer up. The sky is not falling!!
18:49 October 31, 2010 by Carnitas
@Cowboy- I'd be interested in seeing some of those statistics that show how good immigrants from "certain" parts of the world have been for Sweden. Do you have them? Because I can produce a TON of statistics that show otherwise. Honestly, I would be interested in see those positive statistics. Hook us up with some links.
19:44 October 31, 2010 by Uncle
I agree with Iraniboy.

Stupid questions shall not be asked. They should be sent for questioning by the great Islamic investigators in Yemen that arrested cute and peace loving muslims who sent explosives to sinagogues in Chicago. (Because they are also religiously tolerant and Jew loving, as well as not generalizing Jews in connection to Israel at all, as well as not using Goebbels propaganda in their mosques).

Great peaceful and human loving Islam teaches investigators how to ask questions unlike the naive Swedish democracy. Especially how to ask the RIGHT questions.
21:08 October 31, 2010 by Anarka
I would also like to see those positive statistics, please, since I've lost my faith in human kindness.
22:22 October 31, 2010 by cowboykodp
Like I said, the TONS of statistics that you can produce, can be analyzed any way you like. It all depends on who is doing the analyzing.

For example, I am sure you can produce statistics on how rape has gone up in the last 20 years in Sweden. But when you factor in the fact that 20 or 30 years ago, rape was rarely reported by women, as it was more taboo, then your statistics would be inaccurate.

As far as crime, one can take any large and growing city in the world, and see that crime will naturally go up as growth occurs. It just happens that 20 or 30 years ago, there was not such immigration to Sweden. The cities were not in such a rapid growth.

Carnitas, I know that you come from the US, as I. In the US it does not matter what your name is, there are jobs and opportunities for you. Unfortunately, Sweden is not there yet. In time that will change. In the US, businesses try to find excuses to hire people, while in Sweden (and Europe), they try to find excuses not to hire you.

So, in short all this fear mongering and threatening language you and some use are nonsense and have no baring to the real world. Until and unless things change on the job front and opportunity front for all peoples, there will be inequality issues.

One should not pass judgment on people that are less fortunate. Whether you are a believer in god or Karma, you will only reap what you sew.

You might also enjoy going to the Comedy Central web site and watch some clips from the Rally To Restore Sanity held yesterday in Washington. This is how 99% of the people in the world feel about the issues you seem to be fascinated with.
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