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An Islamic Jihad group bragged about Link to Helsinki bomb hoax. Finnish police works quietly to the dismay of the media

Sunday, 05 June 2011
Lat week two fake bomb scares occurred in Finland where activities where interrupted but later to realise that they were fake. Then a group describing itself as supporter of worldwide Islamic jihad has praised the effects the two bomb scares last week had on Finland.
They did this on a chatting room on an internet site. The police seem to have a lead on them but are staying quite and this is irritating the media.


Still on Friday morning, police cordoned off an area in the Pasila district after a homemade device was discovered. Early on Saturday a petrol bomb was thrown into the yard of a service station in the Tapaninvainio area of the city of Helsinki. They all failed to each their maiming target but the group bragged that fresh attacks would succeed.

The Finnish Security Police (SUPO) says it is taking the matter seriously but does not wish to speculate at this stage. SUPO would give its expert assistance if a terrorist link was uncovered, the police made it clear.

 “Naturally we are employing our own channels. Previously we have not had such threats to civilian targets,” said a spoke person of the security police.

The internet message on the incidents was signed by Abu Suleiman al-Nasser, who is considered to be one of the most followed al-Qaeda bloggers internationally, according to Finnish news agency Yle.

According to Yle, U.S. terrorism researcher, Evan Kohlman, published the message on his institute’s Twitter site. The bomb scare in Pasila was proclaimed in both Arabic and Finnish.

With Finnish far right party getting stronger and the anti Arab tones in the Finnish politics strengthens, couple with Finnish activities in Afghanistan, it is feared that some amateurs of frustrated muslins in the Finnish society will gradually be shifting to the extreme groups.
By Scancomark.se Team

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