Jihad Watch reader cAi writes:
This is a welcome brake in Swedish dhimmitude. Sweden’s Condoleeza Ricei, Carl Bildt, has promised Thai authorities that the Swedish secret police will monitor Thai Muslims, in an attempt to find those who have connections with the Islamic terror group PULO (Pattani United Liberation Organisation).
This Swedish-language article also mentions a web address located in the infamous RosengÃ¥rd that is linked to Thai Muslims in Sweden.
UPDATE: Not so fast. “Thailand ‘misinterpreted Bildt’ over intelligence handover,” from The Local, with thanks to Fjordman:
The Thai government reckons that Sweden is willing to hand over information about militant Muslims in the country to Thailand’s military junta, according to Thai newspaper The Nation.
However, Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has denied the claims, saying that the Thai government has misunderstood what was said in a recent meeting.
Following a meeting between Bildt and Thailand’s foreign minister Nitya Pibulsonggram in Hamburg last Tuesday, The Nation interviewed Tharit Charungvat, a spokesman for Thailand’s foreign ministry. He said that the meeting addressed cooperating over the supervision of Muslim radicals exiled from Thailand,
“Carl Bildt informed us that Sweden was watching this group of people carefully. The Swedish authorities are ready and willing to share intelligence at our request,” said Charungvat.
He added that the cooperation would be in accordance with Swedish law so that the freedom of movement for Swedish citizens and foreign citizens in exile would be protected.
But now Carl Bildt has claimed that Charungvat misinterpreted what was actually said at the meeting. On Saturday morning Martina RÃ¤nk, an advisor to the foreign minister, read a short statement from Bildt about what he said in the meeting:
“I spoke about freedom of speech and organisations in Sweden, irrespective of where one comes from, but also that we obviously do not tolerate violence and that in this case I am aware of certain tendencies in that direction.”