The Danish authorities said on Friday they had arrested three men in the capital, Copenhagen, accused of planning a terrorist operation and of illicit possession of fire-arms. The Danish intelligence agency, PET, said the men, seized at two separate locations, were a 22-year-old Jordanian citizen, a 23-year-old Turkish national, both living in Denmark, and a 21-year-old Dane normally resident in Egypt. The agency gave no further details and did not specify the target or nature of the alleged operation."The men -- identified as Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm and Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri -- are charged with terrorism offenses."
Which one is the "Dane normally resident in Egypt" ???
Officials at the intelligence agency, contacted by telephone, also declined to say whether the arrests were linked to a trial of four other men on charges of plotting a shooting spree in late 2010 at a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The trial opened in Copenhagen two weeks ago.
The publication of the cartoons by the paper, Jyllands-Posten, in 2005 set off a wave of violent protests by Muslims and ignited a debate over freedom of the press and respect for religion around the world.
The senior prosecutor at the trial, Henrik Plaehn, said the defendants had been planning an attack to coincide with an event in the central Copenhagen building where the newspaper has its editorial offices. Crown Prince Frederik had planned to attend but was not the target of the attack, according to Danish news reports.MUSLIMS IN THE WEST WHO ADVOCATE SHARIA SHOULD BE JAILED FOR TREASON AN SEDITION FOR LIFE OR DEPORTED/EXPELLED.
MOSQUES THAT PREACH SHARIA SHOULD BE SHUT AND DEMOLISHED.
there was evidence the plot had links to Pakistan, but said he would provide more details later in the trial, which is set to last until June. ... At least one of the men is known to have international ties: Mr Awad has been arrested twice before abroad suspected of terrorist links, Sweden's foreign ministry said last year. He was arrested in Somalia by Ethiopian troops in 2007 and again in Pakistan two years later, when he was travelling with his wife, their two-year-old son and Mehdi Ghezali, a Swede who had spent two years at Guantanamo Bay.
Mr Zalouti had also previously been arrested in Pakistan for entering the country illegally. Yesterday, the four accused all pleaded not guilty to the terrorism charge, but Mr Dhahri did plead guilty to arms possession.