On December, 28 the Swedish Security Service together with the Danish Security service unmasked a group of four “Swedish” terrorists that had planned to stage a massacre in the building of the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten. This newspaper published the caricaturist Westergaard’s drawings of the prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban several years ago.
In Swedish media, the terrorists were at first consequently denominated as being “Swedish”. The newspapers tried – as usual – to conceal the fact that they were not immigrants.
Three of them have Swedish passports and all of the live in Sweden. Finally one newspaper, the Svenska Dagbladet, decided to publish their names. The ongoing Swedish “disguising situation” became indefensible. People could find the perpetrators’ identity on the Internet and people are not stupid. One newspaper, the Aftonbladet, started immediately to delete older articles on the perpetrators, articles that had portrayed them in a favourable light as being wrongfully accused for earlier incidents.
One of them, Munir Awad, is the son-in-law of Helena Benaouda, the president of Sweden’s Muslim Council and the Stockholm mosque. Two week ago, after the suicide bombing in Stockholm, she said in a debate programme on TV that she had never met or seen any terrorism in her mosque. Now she has gone underground.
Sweden’s reputation abroad does not seem to be improved. Today Swedish media reported that a “Swedish woman suspected of terror crime was arrested in Uganda for connection with al-Shabaab”. And so these stories go on and will go on, since Sweden allows 96% of all the immigrants (totally about 100 000 per year) to stay and live in the country without identification papers.
Another aggravating circumstance, according to the international expert on terrorism, Lorenzo Vidino, is that it is a taboo in Sweden to talk about radicalization.
UPDATE! Go to this link in order to read the history behind one of the arrested men: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.8325/pub_detail.asp