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Swede jailed for plotting terror crimes in Cyprus

The Local · 21 Mar 2013, 13:58

Published: 21 Mar 2013 13:58 GMT+01:00

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The 24-year-old man, who is half Lebanese, was convicted on several charges.

"This means that he will be in prison but it doesn't yet determine for exactly how long, this will be decided on March 28th. But he has been deemed guilty on several counts," an Sveriges Television (SVT) reporter on the scene said.

The 24-year-old was arrested in early July last year on the suspicion of planning terrorist attacks on Israeli tourists, actions he carried out in secret for the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

The man is believed to have made maps during a visit to the Mediterranean island in November 2011, taking into account popular modes of transport frequented by Israeli tourists.

British police tipped off the local officers who made the arrest.

The sentenced Swede told officials that he was paid for his work. It is believed the plan was to recreate a similar attack to July's bus bombing in Bulgaria which killed seven people.

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14:27 March 21, 2013 by HungarianAmerican1975
Yes, because calling a Lebanese person Swedish... will suddenly make him just that. Oh wait, it won't!
14:59 March 21, 2013 by TG22
"Swede jailed for plotting terror crimes in Cyprus"

Well done Sweden, once again the words "Swede" and "Terror" can be put in the same phrase...

Well, you opened the door, now...there it goes your country down the toilet...
18:43 March 21, 2013 by Brtahan
He is not evening lebanese this Iranian traitor , if we go back 100 yrs back lebanon had an influx of iranians and they do multiply very fast and bring 8-10 children and have several wifes ,so now they are almost the majority in lebanon 40% look at their leader and his iranian joined eyebrows. Death penalty would be suitable for his actions.
20:20 March 21, 2013 by johan rebel
Oh come on, here we go again! There is nothing Swedish whatsoever about this guy. He may have lived in the country, but quite obviously intentionally resisted assimilation and integration during that time.

This guy is a primitive troglodyte with medieval religious attitudes that have nothing whatsoever to do with being Swedish.

It is about time The Local dropped this yellow PC nonsense. Please call a spade a spade.
01:24 March 22, 2013 by Pasty White Baby
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08:45 March 22, 2013 by RobinHood
Sweden's most prolific exports this month have been horse-meat meatballs, chocolate cake with poop in it, and terrorists.
09:55 March 22, 2013 by robban70226
Maybe somebody can define what is ''Swedish''??

It appars that is conveniently used as any way the wrter wish to turn it..
11:46 March 22, 2013 by ?????
So "non-blondes" are Swedish when they win the Eurovision but not when they're terrorists! Nice thinking!
13:48 March 22, 2013 by Migga
If he has a swedish citizenship he is swedish, like any other, he`ll never be an ethnic Swede though.
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