Sweden Arrests Four Islamic Terror Suspects

(New York Times) Alan Cowell - Police in Sweden arrested four men Tuesday in connection with what officials called Islamic terrorism. The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that the suspects had been seized at the urging of the U.S. because they had helped organize attacks on American forces in Iraq. Swedish television identified two of those arrested as Iraqi citizens, a third was born in Jerusalem and had American citizenship, and a fourth was born in Lebanon and had Swedish citizenship. "It is Islamic terrorism that does not have anything to do with Europe," said Nils Lundgren, a spokesman for Sweden's security service. Sweden, long portrayed as a haven for outsiders seeking sanctuary, now includes 400,000 Muslims among its population of nine million.

2004-04-21 00:00:00

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