Monday, May 2, 2005


From Internet Haganah [Via Gus Van Horn]:

Islamic extremists of the Salafyist variety have posted a very explicit threat to launch a wave of terrorist attacks against Sweden. (, 04/29/05.)

Go to the Little Green Footballs for comments on this threat.

I hope that the counter-terrorism section of the security service (SÄPO) is looking into this matter. Here is an excerpt from the 2003 annual report.

Islamic extremism

Counter-terrorism efforts in 2003 made the follow-up of Islamic extremist networks a priority. The concept of Islamic extremism comprises Sunni as well as Shiite extremism with varying ethnic and national affiliations. The past decade has seen a globalisation and internationalisation of groups, organisations and structures rooted in the militant currents existing within Islam. The need to act against these structures has increased in later years, in particular after the terrorist attacks in the US on 11 September 2001.

The follow-up of the al-Qaida and other Sunni or Shiite organisations and structures in Sweden continued in 2003. In connection with this, Säpo's international co-operation has intensified. This fol-low-up has revealed contacts between groups and individuals that were previously unknown to Säpo. All these cases contain elements of international contact. No decrease in activity within the Islamic extremist networks has been observed since the US intensified its war on terrorism.

Within the Islamic extremist structures in Sweden there are persons originally from for instance northern Africa and the Middle East, but also second-generation immigrants born in Sweden, and Swedish men and women who have converted to Islam. (

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