Reuters reported that Norway would file charges against three men who allegedly had links to Al Qaeda. The leader of the three, Mikael Davud, an ethnic Uighur from China and a citizen of Norway, wanted to bomb the Chinese embassy in Oslo. Another member of the group, Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, an Iraqi Kurd, wanted to bomb Jyllands-Posten.
According to the Associated Press, the arrest of those three suspects was unusual for a country like Norway. Just to clarify, it was not unusual for a terrorist to live in Norway. But it was unusual for Norway to arrest them. Getting Norway (or Sweden) to crack down on terrorists has been a long time request of America. But until today, America hadn’t enjoyed a lot of success in getting those two countries to comply.
“There is some frustration from other countries,” said Magnus Ranstorp, an official at the Swedish National Defense College.
In fact, instead of arresting them, sometimes Sweden and Norway would tell their suspects that they knew what they planed on doing they warned them of the consequences.
“[Norway] is not so interested in actually making arrests,” said Brynjar Lia, an official at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment.
Neither Norway nor Sweden had suffered a serious terrorist attack in 25 years. Of course, the fact that those countries haven’t had a serious attack in a long time, combined with the fact that they aren’t very interested in arresting terrorists despite the pleas of other countries, implies that those terrorists are assets of the Norwegian and Swedish governments. They are radicalizing those terrorists and sending them overseas to attack other countries.
Presumably, they radicalized Mikael Davud. Presumably, they wanted to use Davud to destroy the Chinese embassy because they were mad at China (perhaps because China hasn’t revalued the yuan fast enough).
This will not stand.