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Sabhi Zalouti, a Tunisian-born Swede, will be extradited to Denmark to face charges stemming from a plot to attack a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested in Sweden in December 2010; three of his accomplices are being held in Denmark, where they were arrested.
Two Swedes of Somali descent, Mohamoud Jama and Bille Ilias Mohamed, were acquitted of terrorism charges. Both had traveled to Somalia to join Shabaab and were Shabaab members, and one admitted to having trained in a Shabaab camp.
The latest edition of al Qaeda's online magazine Inspire contains a tribute to Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab and threatens further attacks in Sweden. "It is time that the Swedish government rethinks its position against Islam and Muslims before the Mujahideen strike again," the article warned.
Swedish intelligence confirmed that the suicide bomber who detonated his vest in downtown Stockholm on Dec. 11 was Taimour Abdulwahab, a Swedish citizen who lived in the UK. Authorities said the bomber appears to have acted alone, but did not rule out the possibility he had accomplices.
Norwegian and Swedish police cooperated in the arrest of Mohammed Ehsan Baba, a Gothenburg resident, who is suspected of attempting to murder Iraqi Islamist Mullah Krekar in Norway in January 2010.
A court extended the detention of Sahbi Zalouti, a Swedish citizen of Tunisian origin, who was arrested along with three others on Dec. 29 for plotting a terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen. The Swedish Muslim Council has declared its support for chairwoman Helena Benaouda, whose daughter has two children by another suspect in the case.