"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.