“Trained by Islamic State of Iraq”

Sweden | 2010-12-14 | 8 comments
According to reports in Arabic media, Saturday´s suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly was trained by the Islamic State of Iraq, a terrorist organization connected to al-Qaeda. The same is said of the organization´s website, where he is hailed as a martyr.

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"We hope that he becomes an inspiration for Sunnis in and outside Iraq, this hero who lift us all," it says on the website which also states that Taimour Abdelwahab Al-Abdaly traveled to Iraq to be trained by members of Dawlat al-'Iraq al-Islamiyya (the Islamic State of Iraq) and then returned to Sweden to carry out the attack.

The Islamic State in Iraq is a fundamentalist terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda. Its former leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, was the first to threaten to murder the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who in 2007 depicted the Islamic prophet Mohammed in a drawing.

The group has claimed responsibility for some of the most brutal terrorist acts in Iraq during the last couple of years. The bloodiest was a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad in October 2009 when 155 people died and 721 were injured.

Hamdi Hassan works for the Cabinet Office and has written a book on al-Qaeda. He sees a clear parallel between the attack in Stockholm on Saturday and attacks in Iraq carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq.

”It bears all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda. It is exactly the same method. I am totally convinced that he was in Iraq," Hamdi Hassan told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

The Islamic State of Iraq is however described as strongly attenuated after having been abandoned by major Sunni clans. This leaves only the hardest core of Islamic militants, where the majority is believed to be from abroad and of various Arab nationalities. The organisation is bound together by the religious interpretation of wahabism Islam and the vision of an Iraq free of Christians and Shiite Muslims.

Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, 28, killed himself and wounded two people in a botched attack in Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. Iraqi-born Abdulwahab grew up in the small town of Tranås, southern Sweden. He leaves a wife and three children.

Readers' comments

2010-12-15 15:32 Chris wrote:
In response to are so right. There is no moderate muslim,it just a lie from our politicians in Eurabia.In every mosques in Eurabia muslims call for death of jews and non-believers it is a fact.
2010-12-15 15:28 Chris wrote:
It was only a matter of time before sweden was attacked. has sweden learnt the lesson yet ? Islam is imcompatible with tolerance and peace.
2010-12-15 14:48 waters wrote:
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
2010-12-15 14:35 oras wrote:
infact he cant be an iraqi i think somone try to Distortion islam 2nd in islam its forbiden to kill somone who not Involved in a war or even cut a tree, so they cant just targeting the Civilians and call them selfes islam 3rd am an iraqi person i never hear some one named "temor" its not even An iraqi name in order to be a muslem you should apply what Moses and jessus and other profets rules to your life then you can be a muslem and they never call to kill Open ur mind
2010-12-15 13:07 V.R wrote:
Suicide attack hits Iran mosque: More than 50 injured after suspected suicide bombing near a mosque in the south...
2010-12-14 22:42 Karl wrote:
It is time for Sweden to think about muslims citizens. Because any mmuslim citizen can do what, that Iraqi did on Saturday.
2010-12-14 19:43 Stop being childish! wrote:
Iraq is just mad at the fact that sweden supports wikileaks and wikileaks released cables that reveal to the world that Iraq is providing support for terrorists.
2010-12-14 19:30 Berthold wrote:
It is time for Sweden´s security service - Säpo-to enact surveillance and an informants network in the Mosques in Sweden. You will be surprised what you will find out.surprised

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