June 12th 2015 04:30:00 AM
Bosnia charges 3 for planning attack in Sweden (Tanjug, B92, June 9, 2015)
The Prosecution of Bosnia-Herzegovina has raised indictments against three persons in a case known as “Benelux”.
The three — Bosnian citizens Adis Ramic and Amar Sljivo, and Swedish citizen Osman Abdel Salam — are accused of smuggling an explosive device meant to be used in a terrorist attack in Sweden….that could be remotely activated, and was meant to be used in the town of Malmo, Sweden….
According to the charges, Ramic struck a deal with one person currently in jail in the Netherlands, and another in Sweden, to buy the device, manufactured by Sljivo in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Abdel Salem attempted to smuggle the device out of Bosnia in an Audi with Swedish plates, but was arrested near a border crossing. The bomb was found hidden in the vehicle.
This comes four months after six other Bosnian Muslims — “U.S. citizens,” no less — were charged with supporting ISIS, an item I didn’t chronicle here at the time but most readers will remember:
6 people charged in U.S. with supporting ISIS (AP, Feb. 6, 2015)
Six Bosnian immigrants have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Department of Justice said Friday.
The suspects, five of whom were arrested in the U.S., are all charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, the DOJ said in a statement.
They were identified as Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, who live in St. Louis County, Missouri; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42, of Rockford, Illinois.
The suspects immigrated from Bosnia, the Justice Department said. Three of them became naturalized U.S. citizens and the others have legal resident o[r] refugee status.
According to an indictment unsealed Friday, the defendants sent weapons, U.S. military uniforms and tactical equipment to a man named Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a Bosnian who traveled from St. Louis to Syria in 2013 to join ISIS. They also used Western Union and PayPal to transfer money to Turkey and Saudi Arabia, where third parties sent it to Syria and Iraq. Some of the equipment was also transferred through intermediaries.
Pazara was not charged because it is believed that he was killed last year. He communicated with the defendants through social media, according to the FBI and DOJ, and bragged online about killing and kidnapping several people.
Ramiz Zijad Hodzic and Rosic face the additional charge of conspiring to kill and main persons in a foreign country.
Hodzic allegedly provided tactical advice to Pazara and other foreign fighters, the indictment said, and sent rifle scopes and range finders to Pazara, intending that they be used on sniper rifles. Rosic attempted to travel to Syria, according to the indictment. […]
Did somebody say St. Louis? Four of the people mentioned are from St. Louis — that splendid, unproblematic, largest community of Bosnian Muslims outside of Bosnia, whom we made sure to resettle here and who even recruit Jewish lawyers to handle their complaints.