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Cops Thwart Muslim Terrorist Attack In Denmark

From the DNC's Associated Press:

7 charged in terrorism plot in Denmark

By JASMINA NIELSEN, Associated Press Writer

ODENSE, Denmark – Police raided homes in a largely immigrant suburb before dawn Tuesday, detaining nine men for allegedly preparing explosives for a terror attack in Denmark, which drew Muslim rage earlier this year over media caricatures of Islam's founder.

Seven men were later arraigned on preliminary charges of plotting a terror attack, but the other two were released. An Islamic imam, Abu Bashar, said the suspects were Muslims.

Officials in Odense, the country's third-biggest city, did not reveal the planned target and said it was hard to evaluate how far the alleged plot had progressed.

The suspects had acquired material "to build explosives in connection with the preparation of a terror act," said Lars Findsen, the head of the Danish Security Intelligence Service…

Espersen called the case "the most serious matter" during her time as justice minister. "The clues police found indicate that they were very likely planning an attack somewhere in Denmark," she told The Associated Press.

Identities of the arrested men were not released, but authorities said all were Danish citizens aged 18-33 and all but one had immigrant backgrounds. They were arrested in Vollsmose, an Odense suburb where many residents are immigrants

Mahir Arrar, 18, said he was with a friend at Odense's harbor when police took them both to a police station. Arrar said he was released but his friend, whom he declined to identify, remained in custody.

"I believe this is a big misunderstanding," Arrar said outside the courthouse…

Palestinian born Asmaa co-presents Danish TV news program with Adam Holm.

It looks like putting their news anchor women in hijabs wasn't submissive enough.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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