Copycat Attack In Stockholm By Failed Asylum Seeker From Uzbekistan
May 3, 2017
By EMERSON VERMAAT
Rakhmat Akilov, a rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, carried out that spectacular terror attack in Stockholm on April 7, 2017, on a Friday afternoon.(Many Muslim terrorists prefer to carry out terror attacks on Fridays.) This perpetator had stolen a huge truck and mowed pedestrians down in a busy shopping street and then drove that 30-ton truck straight into a shopping center or department store. Four people were killed, fifteen were wounded. It was the kind of copycat attack that ISIS had called for on previous occasions.Similar attacks occurred in Nice on July 14, 2016, Berlin on December 19, 2016, Jerusalem on January 8, 2017 and London on March 22, 2017.
At a press conference in Stockholm on Sunday April 9, 2017, Jan Evensson of the Stockholm police said the suspected perpetrator of the Stockholm attack was 39-years old. Police arrested him in the northern part of Stockholm on the very day of the attack.
His request for a residence permit was rejected in June 2016. At the end of 2016, the police wanted to deport him to his home country, but he had deliberately given them the wrong address. So, they could not find him there. "But on February 24, he was formally sought after by the Swedish police," Fox News and Associated Press reported two days after the attack. "We know he had been sympathetic to extremist organizations," said Jonas Hysing of Swedish national police. The Swedish Security Service suspected that he was a follower of ISIS.On April 8, 2017, Fox News quoted a Swedish newspaper: "The suspect in Friday's deadly terror attack in Stockholm posted videos of ISIS atrocities on Facebook and ‘liked' a picture showing the bloody aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a Swedish newspaper reported."
"I'm pleased." These were Stockholm terror suspect's first words as he says he's a member of ISIS, The Daily Express reported on April 10. He told police investigators that he had "achieved what he set out to do." "He also said he was part of the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) and he had received orders from the group's high command in Syria."
"Akilov is believed to have carried out a reconnaissance of his route just days earlier," the Daily Express reported in another article. "The failed asylum seeker had been given four weeks to leave Sweden in December after his final appeal failed." His wife and four children are still in Uzbekistan. A second person suspected of terrorist offenses was arrested on Sunday. But many more people could have been killed on that Friday afternoon.
"Police added a bomb, which was found in the truck after the attack when it failed to detonate, contained gas canisters, chemicals and nails," the DailyExpress reported.
There are about 3,500 Uzbekis in Sweden, most of them are or were asylum seekers. There is an extremely dangerous terrorist organization known as the "Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan" (IMU). Early August 2015, their leader Sheikh Muhammad Ali pledged loyalty to ISIS-leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.They are active in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazahkstan, Afghanistan,Pakistan, Turkey and, last but not least, also in Europe. (After a tip from the CIA, an IMU terrorist cell was rounded up in Germany in 2007.)
On June 28, 2016, ISIS-suicide bombers carried out an attack on Istanbul Atatürk Airport, killing 44 people. The three terrorists were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official later said. One of them was Osman Vadinov from the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan. He had come from Raqqa, the so-called capital of the ISIS "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.
An Uzbek gunman killed 39 people in the Istanbul nightclub Reina just one hour after midnight on the 1st of January 2017– also described as "the New Year's Eve massacre." Abdulkadir Mashariparov was trained in Afghanistan, Turkish authorites said. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting. Masharipirov entered Turkey via Iran in January 2016.
And four months later, on April 3, 2017, Akbarzhon Jalilov (or Dzhalilov), a Kyrgyz-born Uzbek migrant, detonated a bomb in the St. Petersburg Metro. It was a suicide bomb attack. A second and even stronger bomb in another location failed to detonate. Fourteen people died in this attack.
The Washington Post quoted the Russian media outlet Fontanka which claimed that Jalilov "had traveled to Syria in 2014 and trained with Islamic State militants."
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Southern Russia are breeding grounds for Muslim extremists. About 600 jihadists from Kyrgyzstan joined ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. The total number of jihadists from the former Soviet States (including Russia) who joined ISIS or Al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq is believed to be 5,000 to 7,000, a staggering number! Many of them are war crimimals and extremely dangerous terrorists. What is going to happen when they return to their home countries?! The fact that Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his equally ruthless ally Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad are also behaving as war criminals (by bombing hospitals, using chemical weapons, etc.)acts as a trigger. Furthermore, both of these despicable rulers depend on the pro Iranian terrorists and anti-Semites from Hezbollah.
Liberal Swedish Prime Minister Löfven belatedly recognizes that his country allowed too many non-Western immigrants
It was two days after the attack in Stockholm that Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, a liberal and pro Palestinian Social Democrat, belatedly vowedt hat Sweden will never go back to mass immigration, The Daily Express reported. He "insisted the massive influx would never be allowed to happen again." "During 2015 alone, Sweden received more than 160,000 asylum applications, resulting in the country closing its internal borders in an attempt to stagger the levels of immigration into the country. And more than 3,000 migrants a still living illegally in the Swedish capital alone." Most of these asylum seekers are Muslims from the Middle East, North Africa and Somalia. Another reliable source claims that this figure is even higher. It is 163,000.
Multicultural and liberal Sweden has become an "exporter of jihad," Yalda Hakim, an excellent BBC reporter who speaks and reads Arabic quite well,claims. Over 300 jihadists from Sweden joined ISIS or Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. Those who returned to Sweden have not been arrested, so far, at least.
Nieuwsuur, a leading current affairs progam on Dutch TV, recently reported that jihadism and crime are flourishing in the suburbs of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenborg, where angry and frustrated Muslim immigrants are in the majority. A Nieuwsuur reporter visited the restive Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby anddiscovered that it is a totally different world, a kind of parallel society, over there. Police do not feel safe in the streets anymore. When they are patrollingt hat neigborhood, there must be at least two police officers who stick together,not one. A police officer complained that his salary was too low and that about one thousand (!) police officers left the police force last year because their job was too dangerous. A highly disappointed Kurdish shopkeeper told Nieuwsuurt hat he wants to return to Northern Iraq where he was born. Apparently, he feels even safer in Northern Iraq than in Sweden!
There are gang wars in Stockholm and Malmö and these young criminals are well armed. Just recently, five people were killed in Malmö and six in Stockholm. The same is happening in Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Marseille, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Innsbruck, Berlin, Milan and Naples, by the way. (In picturesque Innsbruck, for example, drug trafficking is controlled by very violent North Africans.)
In all those cities it is not easy to be a police offcer either. Quite recently, for example, a 17-year-old aslyum-seeker from Russia was arrested in the Norwegian capital of Oslo after the police discovered that he had planted a bomb in a subway station.
I know from my own research that Osama Krayem, a Syrian-Palestinian terrorist born in Malmö, Sweden, traveled to Syria in 2013 where he joined ISIS. Afte rhe returned to Europe in 2015 he became an ISIS operative involved in the sucessful terror attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Brussels (March 2016). He also planned a terror attack on Amsterdam's airport of Schiphol. This highly dangerous Swedish born terrorist returned to Europe using a fake Syrian passport and claiming to be a Syrian asylum seeker. And he was by no means the only one who did so.
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands specialized in crime, terrorism, radical Islam and anti-Semitism. As a journalist he frequently traveled to war zones in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.