“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)
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….