Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweden: Terror suspect lured to Somalia

The Gothenburg resident suspected of conspiring to commit terrorist acts might have been lured to Somalia. He and his girlfriend called home and said they had no choice but to stay with the terrorist movement. Either he managed to escape or he got orders from al-Shabaab which he was supposed to carry out in Sweden, says an acquaintance of the family.The 22 year old, who is a Swedish citizen but is originally from Somalia, was changed on May 21 in the Gothenburg court of conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Gothenburg, other places in Sweden and Somalia
"He feels well, considering the circumstances," says his lawyer, Richard Backenroth.
he 22 year old told the prison service that he's a practicing Muslim. He reads the Koran, prays five times a day and goes to the mosque every Friday.The man was born in Saudi Arabia and came to Sweden when he was two. He grew up in Gothenburg, attended a science program in high-school and graduated in 2006. A year later he got married with a 15 year old girl according to the Muslim tradition. The couple has a daughter.After he finished school he worked as a truck driver, warehouse worker, newspaper delivery man and telephone salesman.
When he came back from Somalia, he told the prison service that he went to Somalia to get 'breathing space' and to get away from his money problems. He has 18,270 kroner of debts in unpaid telephone and broadband bills and more on the way.
He also says that he suffered from a severe infection in Somalia which left him unable to speak or walk.GT met a female friend of the family. Her statements differ from those of the 22 year old's mother, who told the media that her son was innocent. About a year ago he, his 16 year old girlfriend and the couple's little daughter, all traveled to Somalia. A country in anarchy, where nobody goes on holiday...Before that, the man had been brainwashed by recruiters in Gothenburg."He fought for al-Shabaab down there," says the woman. The first time he called his mother, he said that God loved him and that it was better to fight than to be in Sweden. He mother was totally shocked.The son called again one more time, and this time the tone was different.He said, 'momma, they deceived me. I have no choice."

His girlfriend called and confirmed the case, that they and many others were deceived. In March the family returned to Gothenburg."I don't know how they managed to get back home again. They kill you if you try to escape," says the woman. Maybe they gave him a task in Sweden?GT formerly reported how young Swedes of Somali background who are persuaded to fight for the terrorist movement, or are convinced to become suicide bombers. Several exiled Somalis expressed great concern that extreme Islamists are getting control of their children, which they meet in mosques and on the internet.Säpo (Swedish security service) confirms that representatives of al-Shabaab are active in Sweden, that about 20 Swedish citizens were recruited to fight and that a handful of young men with Swedish passports were found dead in Somalia.The woman from West-Sweden describes how the recruiters collect money among the Somalis, Arabs and Iranians. That the money allegedly goes to humanitarian aid, but is really used for al-Shabaab's terror activities.She herself forbade her sons from going to the mosque.

"I noticed that they were being influenced, they didn't listen to me any longer, didn't obey".It's easy to influence the youth, she says. Especially those who are failing in school and don't get a job. A life with al-Shabaab and a promise for a place in paradise suddenly becomes an alternative."But how can you move to the hell in Somalia when you can live in peace and quiet here in Sweden?" she asks.
Säpo is interrogating the 22 year old. He told the police of his time in his homeland. What he said is secret and all those involved are banned from speaking about it.

The case is supposed to get to court June 18th, but will probably be postponed.
Source: GP 1, 2 (Sweden)

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
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Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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MoS Moments of Silence
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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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