Thuggish drug-addled wife-beating rapists (you know, Mujahideen) (also bumped)
Swedish news organization Dagens Nyheter yesterday published a report on the criminal history of the Swedes arrested on their way to attack the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. One is left to imagine all the crimes they committed for which they were never charged.Munir Awad: In addition to his less-than-excellent adventures in Somalia and Pakistan, Awad - along with his brother - was convicted of assaulting a hotel security guard in 2003. Compared to his co-conspirators he's a saint. Mounir Dhahri: A retired cocaine addict with a history of assault and domestic violence. He has previously injured both a girlfriend and a wife, and was convicted in 2004 of threatening to kill two employees of a Seven Eleven when they refused to allow him to "borrow" a phone. Also in 2004 Dhahri threw his then-girlfriend into a wall and strangled her, and then intimidated her to prevent her from testifying in court. He was convicted of assaulting his wife in 2000. Omar Abdalla Aboelazm: This fine young man - born and raised in Sweden - successfully pled "insanity" after raping or otherwise sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and three 15-year-old girls. An assessment that he required psychiatric care and that he would likely remain a menace to society in the future evidently did not preclude his involvement in the terrorist plot (arguably it made him a valuable member of the team, assuming they could get him to Copenhagen without incident). Meanwhile, reports out of Sweden and Denmark suggest that the resemblance between this recent plot and previous plant to attack Jyllands-Posten may not be a coincidence:
Jyllands-Posten and Swedish Expressen reported meanwhile that David Headley, who helped plan the 2008 Mumbai attacks and had reportedly been preparing several attacks in the Danish capital, had been in contact with a businessman in Stockholm not arrested Wednesday who may have been the mastermind behind the foiled operation.I am unable to find the referenced JP or Expressen stories, but this report from Aftonbladet covers the same ground. Finally, returning to Munir Awad, it has emerged that he shared an apartment with two convicted al-Shabaab terrorists, casting new light on his supposed tourist trip to Somalia in 2006.