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'Stockholm bomber was alone': Swedish police

TT/The Local/pvs · 9 Mar 2011, 16:18

Published: 09 Mar 2011 16:18 GMT+01:00

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According to the Swedish prosecutor there is no indication that the suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab had any accomplices in place in Stockholm at the terrorist attack in December.

"Our judgement is that he was alone then," deputy chief prosecutor Agneta Hilding Qvarnström said on Wednesday.

Qvarnström referred any questions regarding the recent arrest of an alleged accomplice in the plot, which left the bomber dead and two people injured, to the Scottish police. She was furthermore unwilling to confirm whether any measures have been undertaken by the Swedish authorities.

"But then only a day has passed since his arrest. For a journalist, one day may be oceans of time, but for us it is only a short period," she said.

Scottish police remain unwilling to divulge any further details on the case a day after a 30-year-old man was arrested in a suburb of Glasgow in western Scotland.

According to the Glasgow Herald newspaper the British security service MI5 was involved in the arrest, but the Scottish police have decline to confirm the report with all inquiries referred to the local police in Strathclyde.

According to the arrested man's neighbours in the Whiteinch area of Glasgow, he was from Kuwait and studying to be a nurse at a college in Glasgow, the newspaper reported.

Scottish police have meanwhile not ruled out that their may be further suspects involved in the case and are continuing their investigation near the man's home.

Mohammad Shafi Kaus, a spokesperson at Glasgow's Islamic Centre confirmed to the TT news agency that the 30-year-old suspect is not known to them.

"We do not know the man's name. But try not to link the case to our mosque," he warned, politely but firmly.

From the meeting room at the Islamic Center next to the Clyde river in central Glasgow, he described how the approximately 35,000 strong Muslim population in the city is well integrated into Scottish society.

"Our children are born here, they have received their education here," he said, pointing out that two of his children are doctors.

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That some attacks have been carried out by Muslim perpetrators born in Britain, Kaus put down to the fact that there exist sub-cultures within society and underlined that people do not generally link acts of terrorism committed by a Muslim with Islam as a religion.

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was not informed of the operation to arrest the 30-year-old suspect prior to the information becoming public.

"There has been an arrest and we don't know all the details about this. We shall have to follow what the Scottish judicial system concludes," Reinfeldt said.

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Your comments about this article

22:53 March 9, 2011 by Lukestar1991
Doesnt this say everything about all of the vicious propaganda that is wipped up by the USA and all of the other Rogue states?

Its all lies, lies made to scare, intimidate and petrify people into being suspicious and xenophobic, racist and discriminatory.

This occasion, just like in London has practically nothing to do with a so called 'terrorist network' of people who want to blow themselves up because they are evil or because they happen to be 'muslim extremists.'

In reality, why would anyone resort to such a violent and devastating choice? because they are desperate. Because they are under oppression and have no other choice.
23:14 March 9, 2011 by Zala Russe
"Swedish police have confirmed their view that the suicide bomber who blew himself up in central Stockholm in December was alone ...."

Crap. Grassy knoll, or are they just lazy or something? Check out the LUTON connection.
04:24 March 10, 2011 by Pelle8
It was not a terrorist attack at all. IF it was not a murdering a person deliberately to gain some public attention or to put pressure on government or political wings, it could not had been a terrorist attack.

JUST remember robbery by helicopter!

Terrorists can choose that options, and bring many C4 and hit one of our big Nuclear Power Plant by Helicopter, then as the result all north Europe would be uninhabitable. But here we have a stupid person who blew himself only, and we call it terrorist attack.

If you ask me, CIA and MOSSAD have tried to gain public accompany and pressure on Swedish government by this action. nOthing more.
09:47 March 10, 2011 by unseen
@ Lukestar1991

desperate my a*s!!!

there is nothing, NOTHING, can tolerate these non human behaviors.

you're as much sick as he was.
14:58 March 11, 2011 by bcterry
"If you ask me, CIA and MOSSAD have tried to gain public accompany and pressure on Swedish government by this action. nOthing more."

Right, it's always the fault of others for muslims.

It was just another brainwashed muslim who tried to kill as many men, women, and CHILDREN!! as possible in the name of his sick ideology, just like the hundreds of others who have gone before him, and the thousands more brainwashed children who are being primed to follow in their footsteps.

Islam 101, business as usual.

"Muslim children are brainwashed"
18:14 March 11, 2011 by Iftikhar_Ahmad
Terrorists are terrorists for what they "do", not for what they "say". And you have them in Japan, in Italy, in South America, everywhere. It is not a muslim "speciality".

If muslims speak against the western foreign policy they only label them extremist or terrorist and then send them to Guantonamo bay. If muslims want shariah in the muslim world then they only bomb them and call it collateral damage.

None of the British Muslims convicted following the riots in Bradford and Oldham in 2001 or any of those linked to the London bombings had been to Islamic schools. An American Think Tank studied the educational back ground of 300 Jihadists; none of them were educated in Pakistani Madrasas. They were all Western educated by non-Muslim teachers. Bilingual Muslim children need bilingual Muslim teachers as role models. A Cambridge University study found that single-sex classes could make a big difference for boys. They perform better in single-sex classes. The research is promising because male students in the study saw noticeable gains in the grades. The study confirms the Islamic notion that academic achievement is better in single-sex classes.


19:51 March 11, 2011 by bcterry
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