The lies and excuses they make for jihad!
Sweden has never bombed anything or anyone in Syria. So why exactly did he target a country and people which has never engaged in the Syrian conflict? Because Syria is now used as the excuse. Whether Sweden engaged or not in any Middle Eastern conflict doesn’t matter. Many countries who have no presence or involvement at all in the Middle East are regularly terrorised and have been terrorised by Muslims for centuries. They are terrorised not because of any geopolitical argument. They are terrorised simply out of religious racism because they are non-muslim. The reason is simple: medieval fascism.
Besides, why is Syria filled with bombs today? Because of people like him. Remove the Sunni elements from Syria and the constant flow of foreign Sunni fighters, and the bombings will end, or at least reduce to almost nothing.
‘I am a Muslim and I support ISIS’: Stockholm terrorist CONFESSES and tells police ‘attack was REVENGE for bombing in Syria’
- Rakhmat Akilov allegedly drove truck into Stockholm’s biggest department store
- Father of four from Uzbekistan, confessed of killing four in a Swedish court today
- His lawyer said he ‘confesses to terrorist crime… accepts his custody detention’
- A court has already heard his claims of beatings in Uzbekistan were exaggerated
- More than 3,000 migrants living unlawfully in Stockholm and 12,000 in Sweden
- Latest victim has been named as Lena Wahlberg, 69, from the town of Ljungskile
By Jake Wallis Simons Associate Global Editor and Paul Thompson In Stockholm and Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline
Published: 09:36, 11 April 2017
The Uzbek migrant suspected of killing four in last week’s terror attack in Stockholm told police the atrocity was revenge for ‘the bombing in Syria’, it was claimed today.
Rakhmat Akilov, 39, confessed to a ‘terrorist crime’ as he appeared before a judge in the Swedish capital.
It came after police sources said he told them: ‘I am a Muslim and a support ISIS.’ He claimed the order to carry out the attack came directly from the terror group in Syria, Sweden’s Aftonbladet revealed.
‘The bombing in Syria needs to stop,’ he reportedly said while being interrogated.
Confession: Rakhmat Akilov, pictured in court, the Uzbek migrant suspected of killing four in last week’s terror attack in Stockholm, has admitted to the atrocity in court today
Atrocity: Akilov, above, 39, also allegedly left 15 wounded after ploughing through crowds of people in one of the Swedish capital’s busiest shopping districts
Terror suspect: Police sources said Akilov, pictured being taken into custody by police, told them: ‘I am a Muslim and a support ISIS.’ He claimed the order to carry out the attack came directly from the terror group in Syria, it was reported
A sketch was taken of Akilov during his court appearanace in Stockholm today.
The request was filed by his representative Mr Eriksson, one of Sweden’s top lawyers, who wrote: ‘According to my client, only a lawyer with that background could represent his interests in the best possible way.’
Mr Eriksson told MailOnline that he has gotten on well with the terrorist, despite the killer trying to replace him with a Muslim attorney for a second time. ‘We have a good relationship,’ he said.
He said his client will now undergo a psychiatric assessment to establish whether he is mentally sound – standard procedure in all murder cases in Sweden.’
‘The evaluation is to see whether he is fit to be imprisoned or if he should be hospitalised after the trial has ended.’
The lawyer made clear, however, that he had ‘personally seen no evidence’ to suggest that Akilov is mentally unsound.
The results of the initial assessment will allow the court to decide whether the killer will require a more in-depth evaluation. The investigation could take a year, the lawyer added.
Akilov’s confession comes amid claims the alleged terrorist’s asylum bid in Sweden was rejected after investigators discovered he had lied about being tortured in his homeland.
Akilov applied for asylum in 2014 under the false name ‘Rahmatgon Kurbonov’, the Dagens Nyheter newspaper reported.
Lies: Akilov’s confession comes amid claims the alleged terrorist’s asylum bid in Sweden was rejected after investigators discovered he had lied about being tortured in his homeland. Pictured: Footage purportedly showing Akilov being arrested following the terror attack.
‘Death is too good for him’: Chef who tried to stop Stockholm terrorist says he is ‘satisfied’ the attacker will ‘suffer’ in prison
A chef who tried to stop the Stockholm terrorist when he went on Friday’s rampage has said ‘death is too good for him’.
Reacting to the news that fanatic Rakhmat Akilov, 39, pleaded guilty to the atrocity this morning, Gaeton Graham, 43, said: ‘I think death is what he wanted to achieve and he didn’t get it.
‘Seeing him pleading guilty is a bit of satisfaction for people like me. Thank God now he will face justice.’
He added: ‘He got what he deserved. If I had caught him I’d have killed him but going to jail for life is better. He’ll have time to suffer.’
Justice: Gaeton Graham, above, the chef who tried to stop the Stockholm terrorist during his rampage, says he is satisfied the attacker has been jailed because ‘death is too good for him’
Australian-born Mr Graham, 43, ran after the speeding lorry when he saw it mowing down innocent people and became determined to grab Akilov before he got away.
He was held back by security guards and police, however, and was unable to approach the lorry in the seconds after the attack.
Officers at the scene appeared to be unconcerned with catching the perpetrator, the chef said.
‘Around me, loads of people were screaming,’ he told MailOnline. ‘There were half a dozen of us who really wanted to go and grab the terrorist but security guards and plainclothes policemen stopped us.
‘It was driving us crazy. The police weren’t making any attempt to catch the guy and they wouldn’t let us do it either, so he escaped.’
Mr Graham added: ‘I’m not a hard man, but I just felt so angry with this guy driving down the street hitting innocent people that I just really wanted him to be taken into custody by police.’
In desperation, he went down into the subway system to try to find the terrorist but was unsuccessful. CCTV has since showed that the killer entered the subway a few minutes after Mr Graham was looking for him.
Prison: Australian-born Mr Graham, who ran after the speeding lorry when he saw it mowing down innocent people, told MailOnline: ‘Thank God now he will face justice.’ Pictured: The aftermath of Akilov’s rampage.
‘My main concern is, how did he get away?’ he said. ‘There were loads of security guards there just seconds after the lorry crashed into the department store.
‘I guess everyone’s first thought was to help those who were injured, not to catch this man. But my first thought was to catch him. The police should not have held me back.’
The married chef had been on the Drottningatan high street when he saw the lorry turn the corner and pick up speed. As soon as he locked eyes with the killer, he knew that something was wrong.
‘I could see the driver’s intention straight away,’ he said. ‘I could see how determined he was in his eyes.
‘When the truck passed me, it wasn’t really going that fast so I could easily step out of the way, but I could hear it accelerating when it turned the corner into Drottningatan.
‘The lorry immediately hit a person three metres away from me. My instinct was to go after him and get this guy.
The married chef had been on the Drottningatan high street when he saw the lorry turn the corner and pick up speed before it ploughed through crowds of people and crashed into shops
‘I ran after the lorry and saw it crash into people and lamp-posts. It was speeding. I ran the whole length down to the department store and I saw how it smashed into it.
‘I screamed to people all the way while I was running after the lorry. At one point I saw a girl in lots of pieces. I saw bits of a torso, a head and a leg. I stood by her and saw her take her last breath.
‘I’ve been taking counselling because I’ve been unable to sleep or eat after what I have seen.’
He claimed authorities in his native Uzbekistan had falsely accused him of being a terrorist and had tortured and assaulted him in custody.
The fanatic told the Swedish Migration Board that he had been arrested during a demonstration and was subsequently tortured by police for nine days.
However, a medical examination showed that torture had not taken place. Investigators concluded that his identity could not be confirmed as he had used several aliases when applying for asylum.
A court also questioned his version of events, saying that his description of conditions in prison was too vague. He was unable to describe its appearance and anybody who was in prison with him.
‘This was something he should have been able to describe quite thoroughly after nine days in prison,’ the court said.
‘He also hasn’t given us information about other people in the demonstration even though he claims to have known many of them.’
The court found that Akilov’s story became more exaggerated as the case continued.
Akilov said that he was only able to escape a longer prison sentence after his brother paid $10,000 in bribes.
The court found this information unlikely, however, since he could not provide any details about how the money was paid.
Tragedy: Young mother Maïlys Dereymaeker, right, was revealed as one of the four victims of the terror truck. She leaves behind a young toddler. British music executive Chris Bevington, left, a married father of two, was one of four killed in Friday’s horrific attack
Tribute: Mr Bevington, pictured, 41, who was living in Stockholm, was the first victim to be named
Remembering in prayer: A young boy offers a heartbreaking tributes to the dead and to the heroism of the emergency services, as memorials were laid across Stockholm in memory of the four victims and many more wounded
Minute’s silence: In front of a sea of flowers, a woman weeps with emotion as Sweden fell silent for a minute’s commemoration for the victims of Friday’s terror attack
Light in the dark: Flowers and candles spread out across the scene of the terror attack in Stockholm as thousands paid their own personal tribute to the four victims killed by a careering truck
During court hearings, the fanatic said that he came from a wealthy family and that his wife and children were still in his home country.
His journey to Sweden took place by truck via Denmark and was arranged by his brother, he said, but the court found that this was also not reliable.
In conclusion, the court decided that there was no reason to grant him asylum or citizenship in Sweden and ruled that he should be deported.
‘His story cannot be seen as something he has experienced himself and therefore he is not in need of asylum,’ the court’s verdict said.
The fanatic appealed the ruling, but on 14 December 2016 this was dismissed. Akilov was given four weeks to leave the country voluntarily, but failed to do so.
In February, the case was handed over to police to enforce the deportation but by that time Akilov had gone to ground.
The latest victim of Friday’s terrorist atrocity in Stockholm was today named as 69-year-old Lena Wahlberg, an Amnesty International representative.
Mrs Wahlberg, a stepmother of two who had been married to her husband for 37 years, is the second of two Swedish citizens to have been killed in the attack. The other was an 11-year-old girl.
Mrs Wahlberg was from Ljungskile, a small town in western Sweden near Gothenburg, and was in the capital as a tourist.
She owned four properties with her husband and was the local president of Amnesty International in her hometown.
Other victims included Maïlys Dereymaeker, a Belgian psychologist who worked with failed asylum seekers who were being deported.
Gone: The latest victim of Friday’s terrorist atrocity in Stockholm was today named as 69-year-old Lena Wahlberg, above, an Amnesty International representative
Loved: Mrs Wahlberg, a stepmother of two who had been married to her husband for 37 years, is the second of two Swedish citizens to have been killed in the attack
Moment of contemplation: Passersby gathered in silence to look at the candles burning in memory of the dead at the scene of Friday’s terror attack
Messages of peace: A woman places a post-it note on an already covered window of a shop in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the dead is Chris Bevington, a Briton who worked for Spotify
The mother of one, from Lembeek, near Brussels, was waiting for friends from work when the carnage struck.
Ms Dereymaeker, who had an 18-month-old toddler, worked with illegal immigrants facing deportation like her alleged killer, Akilov.
The psychologist and music enthusiast who played the flute was in Stockholm for a well-deserved break with friends from work.
‘It is difficult for me to talk about her death,’ a friend told local media. ‘She played the flute and taught music to children’.
The mayor of Lembeek said: ‘I met her several times. I know her parents very well. They are very nice people who have lived in Halle for a long time.’
Mr Pieters added: ‘I’m shocked after each attack, but when you put a face on a victim and personally know her parents, it’s even worse.’
Ms Dereymaeker was the second victim to be identified after Briton Crispin Bevington, 41, was named yesterday. An 11-year-old girl from Sweden was also among the dead.
Today, the fourth victim was reported as a woman from Uddevalla, a small town in western Sweden. A local newspaper contacted the alleged victim’s family but they declined to comment.
As Sweden held a minute’s silence for the victims, politicians demanded greater powers to monitor failed asylum seekers.
Floral tribute: A police car was garlanded in memorial flowers in the aftermath of the vicious attack that left four dead
Saddest display: In a stunning but heartbreakingly sad gesture of remembrance, a police van was garlanded in flowers, Swedish flags, candles and balloons
People whose applications for asylum have failed could be made to report to police stations in a crackdown on the estimated 12,000 migrants awaiting deportation from the country.
Workplace inspections could also be stepped up in a bid to root out those served with papers to leave Sweden and deported the back to their home countries.
The tough new measures are being demanded after it was revealed Akilove had been told to leave Sweden in December.
Like thousands of other failed asylum seekers he disappeared, and police admitted they had no idea where he was despite apparent sympathies to the IS terror cause bringing him to the attention of the country’s security services.
According to figures from immigration officials there are up to 12,000 people in the country who should have been deported.
The Swedish Migration Board believes the figure will soar to 50,000 by the year 2021.
Latest figures from the Migration Board show that 24,000 people were deported last year after Sweden accepted 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015.
The number of people attempting to settle in Sweden last year dropped to just under 30,000 after the country turned its back on mass immigration.
‘This is a wake up call for Sweden, ‘ said Paula Bieler, immigration spokesman for the Swedish Democrat Party.
Writing against terror: Messages of support for the victims and of defiance against the terrorists fill the board that covers the crash site, where the truck smashed into a department store
‘We now have to look into the possibility of giving the police more powers. It is outstanding in a bad way that we have 12,000 people in this country who have been told to leave and we don’t know where they are.
‘The police should be given more powers. One way would to make the migrants reports to a police station on a regular basis. They could also have greater powers to carry out workplace inspections and deportations carried out.’
Bieler, and the leader of the Swedish Democrats Jimmie Akesson, want to see the Government take immediate action to deport failed asylum seekers back to their country of origin.
‘We have agreements in place with these countries that they should be taken back. They have tried to gain asylum here and they have failed. They do not have the right to stay in this country,’ said Bieler.
Akesson said it was a ‘scandal’ that the alleged killer had been allowed to remain in Stockholm.