Posted on May 19, 2010

Swedish Man Arrested for Plotting Somalia Attack

Malin Rising, Google News, May 18, 2010

Sweden’s security service on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in Somalia, the latest in a string of Somali-linked terror cases in Scandinavia.

The man is a Swedish citizen and was detained in the Goteborg area in western Sweden, according to a brief statement from the security service, known as SAPO.


Since the 1990s, more than 50,000 Somalis have fled to Sweden, Denmark and Norway from the war in their homeland.

Police have expressed concerns about the radicalization of young men in Somali immigrant communities and say about 20 people have left Sweden to join Islamists waging an insurgency against Somalia’s government.