What’s this? The AP headline for this story is “Swede charged in Manhattan with Oregon terror camp plot.” Ah, there, you see? It’s just like the mainstream media tells us: terrorism can arise among anyone, just like whooping cough or toe fungus. It just happens. No doubt this Swedish terrorist was plotting his attacks over heaping plates of KÃ¶ttbullar and JordgubbstÃ¥rta, right? And probably he was a dedicated Bible-reader, eh?
Well, actually this Swede’s name is not Greta Garbo, BjÃ¶rn Borg, or Ingmar Bergman (or even Ingrid Bergman); it’s Oussama Kassir. And it looks as if he was motivated by the same jihad ideology that motivates violent Muslims around the world. What a surprise. But what AP thinks most important to tell us that he is a Swede.
NEW YORK — A Lebanese-born Swede has been charged in a plot to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
A criminal complaint charging Oussama Kassir with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia said in a release.
The case relates to an indictment in Manhattan already charging Mustafa Kamel Mustafa and Haroon Aswat in the plot. Mustafa and Aswat are being detained in England while awaiting extradition to the United States….
The complaint alleges that Kassir and others conspired to establish a training camp for holy war, or jihad, in Bly, Ore. According to the complaint, Kassir and others wanted to set up the camp to teach military-style jihad methods so a community of Muslims could move to Afghanistan to fight or to be trained more there.
The complaint refers to a letter faxed from one conspirator to another saying that the Bly property was in a “pro-militia and firearms state” that “looks just like Afghanistan” and that the group was “stockpiling weapons and ammunition.”…
The government also said that a witness saw Kassir in possession of a compact disc with information about improvising poisons.