June 4th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Convictions in Scandinavian 'Mumbai-style' terror plot

By Paul Cruickshank

Four men behind what officials describe as the most serious Islamist terrorist plot ever hatched in Scandinavia were convicted of the plot Monday in a courthouse in Glostrup, just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Three Swedish nationals and a Tunisian resident of Sweden were found guilty of targeting Jyllands Posten, the Copenhagen-based newspaper responsible for publishing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The court ruled there was no doubt about their plan to attack and sentenced each of the men to 12 years in prison.

Counterterrorism officials in the United States and Scandinavia believe the plot was directed by al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan.

Authorities contend the four suspects planned a gun attack on the newspaper, to be followed by "the execution" of hostages.

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  1. anthonydavis

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    February 1, 2013 at 1:50 am | Reply
  2. cerrolinacole

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    September 12, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
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    June 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  4. krm1007 ©™

    At an ecumenical meeting held in New Delhi on Saturday (Oct. 24), the secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes, said the rise of fundamentalism was “seriously worrying” the church in India. The meeting was held to discuss prospects for immediate enactment of federal legislation to counter religious extremism with the proposed Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill."

    June 5, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
  5. Alex

    In accordance with the teachings of Qran, Moslems feel that its their duty to blow up the host country.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply
  6. krm1007 ©™

    It appears to me that Muslims are the fastest growing segment of world society today. As others are withering away the Muslims seem to be rising again with their contributions as was the case historically when they ruled India and Europe and left behind a legacy of science, art, architecture, culinary et al. One only needs to go to Spain and India to witness this. As immigrants, it is a good thing to be aware of your glorious heritage and be connected with it. The Italian immigrants do it as do the Germans, Polish, Jewish, Hispanic and many other cultures. What really pleasantly surprised me was what I witnessed in the Middle East. A tolerant society that has come so far in a few years. Most importantly providing job and economic opportunities to all, Hindus/Indians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Europeans, Americans, Africans, South Americans, Chinese, and Russians etc. Never have I witnessed such openness and equal opportunities unless you go back to the times of Muslim rule in India and Spain. My conclusion is that the Muslims get it. They are striving to once again take their leadership role in the world order and take this civilization to its next level of excellence. The climb to success and progress is not a linear curve but a stochastic one. Let us join in wishing our Muslim brethren well and much success in their endeavors. If we can't help them let's not pull the rug from under them.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • Freddie

      Yes, you and your wife should visit the tolerant muslim middle east. Hey, why not rent a car and let your wife drive, if you don't mind her being pulled out of the car and beaten with a bamboo pole. It's hot there too so you two should put your short sleeved shirts and shorts for a lovely stroll, uh oh, she's getting beaten again with the pole.

      June 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
      • Theresa Williams

        Been there done that. It was a blast. Lots of people your type working in the Middle East and making tons of money and enjoying life and the beaches. Strongly suggest you widen your horizons also.

        June 5, 2012 at 8:04 am |
    • Dennis

      It sure sounds ike you need to convert to Islam and go join them.What do you mean pull the rug out from under them?..They will sell that rug to you before you leave their store!

      June 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        New, More Dangerous Hindu Extremist Groups Emerge in India

        Christians concerned as rightwing factions splinter to form militant outfits.
        PUNE, India, October 29 (CDN) — After more than a decade of severe persecution, India’s Christian minority is growing increasingly concerned over the mushrooming of newer and deadlier Hindu extremist groups.

        Gone are the days when Christians had to watch out only for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and its youth wing, Bajrang Dal, which are closely linked with the most influential Hindu extremist umbrella organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). With voter support faltering for the RSS’s political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), moderate and extremist sections within the Hindu nationalist movement are blaming each other, and militant splinter groups have emerged.

        Claiming to be breakaway factions of the RSS, new groups with even more extreme ideology are surfacing. The Abhinav Bharat (Pride of India), the Rashtriya Jagran Manch (National Revival Forum), the Sri Ram Sene (Army of god Rama), the Hindu Dharam Sena (Army for Hindu Religion) and the Sanatan Sanstha (Eternal Organization) have launched numerous violent attacks on Christian and Muslim minorities.

        June 5, 2012 at 8:11 am |
    • TheTruth

      No, they're not the fastest growing segment in the world today. They are, however, the most extreme in both belief and action. Mohammad stated that killing an infidel is fine – "you might even be doing God a favor". Murder, beatings of non-believers and church/business burnings are an everyday way of life for them.

      June 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  7. Kyle T

    Muslims need to be expelled.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Phallic Murti

      I agree that all deceased muslims should be immediately expelled from hellfire and transferred to heaven. Can you put in a few good words?

      June 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  8. Cameron

    Dana Rohrabacher Gets Lectured For Lying on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

    By R. Scott MoxleySat., Jan. 28 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Rohrabacher: He wears a pearl necklace

    ​As expected, Dana Rohrabacher–Orange County's senior career politician–embarrassed the county during a Jan. 27 appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and then got into a Twitter fight with a viewer who called him "a pathetic old queen."

    "I'm happy, not gay," Rohrabacher felt the need to declare after the show.

    During his appearance as a panelist with MSNBC's Martin Bashir, ex-Florida Congressman Mark Foley and Reason TV's Kennedy, Rohrabacher–who married a campaign staffer after being outed as a closet gay man–angrily asserted that Republican hostility to Barack Obama is based largely on their perception that the president has a secret desire: "gut the military."

    "We know–all of us sitting in the audience (at the State of the Union address)–he's trying to gut the military," said Rohrabacher to boos and laughter. "Excuse me! This man is trying to have major reductions in the military."

    Happy congressman

    ​Never mind that Obama has increased military spending every year he's been in office and is proposing to spend more than $6 trillion on the military during the next decade.

    Also, never mind that Rohrabacher–who evaded Vietnam War military service when he was eligible to fight in combat–is one of those politicians who pretends he knows better than battle-scarred Pentagon generals what spending programs are critical for national defense.

    For example, in the fight over the C-17 military cargo plane, exasperated Pentagon officials repeatedly said they had more than enough at 180 of the aircraft. But Rohrabacher demanded that the generals accept eight more of the planes costing taxpayers an additional $2.2 billion and accused Obama of threatening the survival of the free world by siding with the generals.

    Surely coincidentally, Boeing officials–who build the C-17–are longtime campaign contributors to Rohrabacher, who has been known to divert campaign contributions into his personal bank account under a shameless ruse he concocted with his wife, Rhonda.

    Rohrabacher also used his HBO appearance to challenge Obama's commitment to honest government, but he forgot to mention his own history of surrounding himself with con artists and a relentless pedophile who targeted middle school boys for sex and romance.

    Rohrabacher took Jeffrey Ray Nielsen (above) from OC to DC, where his aide targeted 12-year-old boys for sex.

    ​When Maher noted that Obama had increased military spending each year in office, Rohrabacher–who recently claimed that Bill Clinton's 1995 blow job from a White House intern caused the 2001 terrorist attacks–shot back: "What planet are you on?"

    "Can we deal in facts?" Maher replied.

    "Give me a break," said Rohrabacher. "Everybody in this audience knows this man wants to [gut the military]."

    "No!" said Maher. "I know it's weird but can we just introduce facts?"

    How about this fact: The 12-term Costa Mesa congressman–who in 1988 campaigned for office espousing the importance of limiting members of Congress to three terms as a way to thwart corruption–is accustomed to getting away with his bullshit when speaking at the local Kiwanis or Rotary clubs, but not on national TV.

    Or this: Rohrabacher is now seeking his 25th and 26th years in Congress.

    [Go HERE to read an UPDATE regarding the congressman's bizarre excuse for his terrible performance on HBO. Hint: He blames a woman for disrupting his thoughts!]

    June 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
    • TeeJay

      If you think THAT's bad, you should see what the Democrats are doing – especially King Harry and Queen Nancy.

      You really have no point, and your post is completely irrelevant to this topic. Go sell your bridges some other place... like Death Vally perhaps.

      June 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
      • Dennis

        As if Republicans really have any type of plan for the future,othe than a negative one to gut the middle class

        June 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  9. Patrick

    New, More Dangerous Hindu Extremist Groups Emerge in India

    Christians concerned as rightwing factions splinter to form militant outfits.
    PUNE, India, October 29 (CDN) — After more than a decade of severe persecution, India’s Christian minority is growing increasingly concerned over the mushrooming of newer and deadlier Hindu extremist groups.

    Gone are the days when Christians had to watch out only for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and its youth wing, Bajrang Dal, which are closely linked with the most influential Hindu extremist umbrella organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). With voter support faltering for the RSS’s political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), moderate and extremist sections within the Hindu nationalist movement are blaming each other, and militant splinter groups have emerged.

    Claiming to be breakaway factions of the RSS, new groups with even more extreme ideology are surfacing. The Abhinav Bharat (Pride of India), the Rashtriya Jagran Manch (National Revival Forum), the Sri Ram Sene (Army of god Rama), the Hindu Dharam Sena (Army for Hindu Religion) and the Sanatan Sanstha (Eternal Organization) have launched numerous violent attacks on Christian and Muslim minorities

    June 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  10. Gene

    They can draw as many pictures of their murderous prophet as they want for 12 years in jail. A 120 year sentence would have been more appropriate.

    June 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Anette

      I agree, 12 years is a joke!!

      June 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  11. krm007

    pakistan amazing nation...center of world peace 🙂

    its all work of raw , mossad . kfc .mcdonalds and cia

    June 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • patrick

      NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination……
      She said so little was known about the atrocities being committed by more than half a million Indian troops, the continuing repression and indignities let loose on Kashmiri men, women and children.
      More than 700,000 troops were concentrated in the tiny valley, with checkpoints at every nook and corner of Kashmiri towns and cities. The huge Indian presence, she added, was in sharp contrast with 160,000 US troops in Iraq.
      Ms Roy alleged that Indian army or security personnel were killing young children, adding that Kashmiris were not radical Islamists or jihadists as India portrayed them. She deplored the Indian government’s attempts to demonise Kashmiris who were moderate Muslims.

      June 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  12. TDD

    12 years in prison. The terrorists are laughing at us. We open our borders wide open for anyone to come in (because not allowing certain types in would be "racist"), and when these newcomers come in and hate us and denounce our way of life and try to murder us, we put them in a plush jail for 12 years and feed them and give them health care.

    Seriously – this is insane. Liberalism and political correctness has gone off the rails. Is this any way to run a nation?

    June 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  13. krm1007 ©™

    This terrorism problem has been going on for decades and no end seems to be in sight. Is it so diffcult to solve? Is it rocket science? Why does not President Obama/UN organize a world summit, invite the world leaders, identify the problems and not allow anyone to leave the building till solutions are found and time tables for implementation are agreed upon.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Reply
    • Solutions

      krm1007, wow naive

      June 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
      • Razzle Dazzle

        Why? Isn't that what leaders are supposed to do? Unless they just don't want to solve the problems to begin with. Palestine issue has been out there since the 1940s and same with Kashmir, now Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Mexico, Cuba etc. Perhaps USA ought to pass the baton to China if they can't handle it. Can you imagine if a CEO of company took 70 years to solve problems!! Give me a break.

        June 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Bulls & Bears

      Time for Romney as new president. We need a change in America. We need to run this country like a business with a heart.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
      • Erik60505

        and you believe Romney can do this??? get real.

        June 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
      • Bulls & Bears

        Who else do we have? Let's see....Donald Trump, T Boone Pickens.....how about my car wash guy? Any one can do a better job than the deep grave obama has dug. Get the point? Salute!

        June 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • Cameron

        Obama got Osama. Obama has done an excellent job!! - Great progress. Now, it is time for Obama to hand over Pakistan to Rep. Rohrabacher and let him play with it for a while to drive a closure to this nuisance.

        June 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • cameron

        Also, never mind that Rohrabacher–who evaded Vietnam War military service when he was eligible to fight in combat–is one of those politicians who pretends he knows better than battle-scarred Pentagon generals what spending programs are critical for national defense.

        For example, in the fight over the C-17 military cargo plane, exasperated Pentagon officials repeatedly said they had more than enough at 180 of the aircraft. But Rohrabacher demanded that the generals accept eight more of the planes costing taxpayers an additional $2.2 billion and accused Obama of threatening the survival of the free world by siding with the generals.

        Surely coincidentally, Boeing officials–who build the C-17–are longtime campaign contributors to Rohrabacher, who has been known to divert campaign contributions into his personal bank account under a shameless ruse he concocted with his wife, Rhonda.

        June 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • Dennis

        Govt.cannot be run as a business for profit.It must benefit the people,and we don't mean just the wealthy,all people!

        June 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
    • White on Rice

      I grew up with these world problems and will probably die and these problems will still be hanging out there. Feel pity for my grandkids. They deserve better.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Cameron

      Rep. Rohrabacher can solve the Islamist Pakistan problem. He will not waste time like either Obama or Romney. Let Rep. Rohrabacher rule Pakistan for a couple of years that would be the end of Pakistani problem.

      June 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply
      • Obelisk

        Is this your hero?

        "Rohrabacher–who evaded Vietnam War military service when he was eligible to fight in combat–is one of those politicians who pretends he knows better than battle-scarred Pentagon generals what spending programs are critical for national defense."

        June 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • TeeJay

        Blah blah blah blah blah blah and blah. Don't you liberals ever give it a freakin' rest? Don't answer that – the answer is already apparent.

        June 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  14. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/the-rest-is-silence/

    June 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply

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