Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sweden: Truck jihadi wanted to “create fear in the population” and “run over unbelievers” - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.

Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.


Sweden: Truck jihadi wanted to “create fear in the population” and “run over unbelievers”

“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you strike fear in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)
“Sweden charges man with terrorism over hijacked truck attack,” DW, January 30, 2018 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
A man has been indicted for hijacking a truck in Stockholm and mowing down pedestrians in April 2017, killing five and injuring 15 others. The man confessed to carrying out a “terrorist crime” in April last year.
Swedish prosecutors charged an Uzbek man with attempted terrorism and causing danger to others on Tuesday.
Prosecutors called for a life sentence for the 39-year-old, who is the only suspect in the Stockholm attack , which left five people dead last April. The trial is set to start next month.
The charges against Akilov
– Akilov allegedly planned the attack for months and had wanted to “create fear in the population at large” and “run over unbelievers” in a bid to deter Sweden from it role in the fight against “Islamic State.”
– Online conversations revealed that he allegedly asked for practical advice on how to build a bomb, as well as for spiritual guidance ahead of a “martyr operation.”
– He also is alleged to have talked about Swedish support for NATO in the online discussions and said the country had sent bomb technicians to Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting IS, the charges said.
When did the attack occur: On April 7, 2017 a hijacked a beer truck was driven into pedestrians at a busy shopping area in the Swedish capital, killing five people and injuring 15….