ISLAMIC STATE Islamic terrorism Sweden

Uzbek FM who warned Sweden about Stockholm truck jihadi beforehand, says he had ties to IS…….


They knew all about him, what he has done, his ties to IS and warned Stockholm to no avail.

It’s like what the Russians did about the Jihadi Boston bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, all to no avail.

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Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Uzbekistan said on Friday the suspect in last week’s deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.

Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national, is in custody on suspicion of mowing down a crowd on a busy street in the Swedish capital, killing four people.

 

Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Akilov was radicalised after moving to Sweden in 2014 and the Central Asian nation’s intelligence service had passed on information about him.

 

“During his stay abroad, he was recruited through the internet by emissaries of the international terrorist organisation the Islamic State,” Kamilov said in quotes from a press briefing published by the ministry.

 

Kamilov said Akilov had “actively encouraged compatriots to go to Syria to participate in military operations” for the group.

 

“He repeatedly propagated propaganda videos of terrorist content through internet messengers to his relatives and other connections in Uzbekistan, trying to persuade them to commit violent actions against Uzbek authorities, government officials and law enforcement agencies,” Kamilov said.

 

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