”It is the security service's mission is to individuals who are not Swedish citizens, and that is a threat to Sweden's security, prevented to remain in Sweden”, writes the Police in the press release.
the secret service doesn't comment on individual cases and cannot comment on any possible link between the press release and the case with the Abo Raad, the imam at Gävle mosque, who last week was taken to the Swedish Migration board's custody along with his son, on the grounds that neither was made public or announced to the relatives.
" We don't know what has happened. The family received a phone call from the Fbi where they only said that the matter lies with the Swedish migration board, and they have received an audio file from the Abo Raad, where he says he, as he perceived it, will be expelled, said Mohammad Alnajjar, president of Gävle mosque, to DN via an interpreter at the weekend.
terrorforskare at the Swedish national defence college, was surprised. Abo Raad has long been criticized for the extreme statements and, inter alia, been pointed out that the rise of militant islam, a ”leader” in Sweden by the foundation Documents. He has a residence permit but both he and his son have been denied citizenship, something which, according to Magnus Ranstorp is a clear indication that the secret service deemed them to be security risks. But what got them to act right now he could not answer.
" He has been in Sweden for a long time, so what has changed now compared to a year ago, or the year before that? Something must have happened, the only question is what, " he said.
is thus not yet known. Gabriel Wernstedt, press secretary at Säpo, says that the press release was released to inform on the agency's work against extremistmiljöer in Sweden, a work which according to him has been intensified during the spring.
– We have increased our activity in the area, but what those activities may be, I find it hard to go into more detail on, " he says.
Change resulting from an increased intelligence and increased growth in extremistmiljöerna. The assessment of what constitutes a security threat to Sweden is done continuously and on the same basis as in the past, says Gabriel Wernstedt.
according to the Fbi, for example, consist of links to illegal intelligence or terrorism.
– It can be about the leading actors who should not get a refuge in Sweden and contribute to radicalisation by inviting and encouraging others to extremism. To use the law of special alien control, and in anticipation of the decision of expulsion, to take these people in custody, is one of the ways Police are working on that in the long term to protect Sweden and democracy, " says säkerhetspolischefen Klas Friberg in the press release.
According to Gefle Dagblad have relatives to Abo Raad previously been informed that the Swedish migration board shall issue a decision in the matter on 8 may. What type of decision it is about, however, is not known.