One trained in Somalia and planned to return there and “become a martyr.” No one seemed to take the trouble to stop and tell him that he was getting the concept of Islamic martyrdom, and jihad in general, all wrong, wrong, wrong. I wonder why not! “Sweden: Two ‘jihadists’ charged over plot,” from AKI, October 15 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Gothenburg, 15 Oct. (AKI) – Two Al-Qaeda-linked Swedish jihadists of Somali origins were charged with plotting a terrorist attack on Friday, Swedish prosecutors said. The two suspects were charged at a court in Swedens’ [sic] southern city of Gothenburg.
The suspects, aged 22 and 26 are allegedly associates of the Al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab….
The plot involved suicide attacks in Somalia, with the aim of “murder” or “maiming” a large number of people and causing “massive damage to property,” the charge sheet said….
The two suspects were in contact with Al-Shabab leader Yassin Ismail Ahmed, according to prosecutors….
The phone taps also showed that one of the suspects attended an Al-Shabab training camp in Somalia and planned to return there and “become a martyr”.
The second suspect was preparing for a future suicide mission, according to prosecutors….