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Sweden Fights Image of 'Safe Haven' for Terror

Victims of dictatorships from Chile to Iraq, people fleeing violence in the Balkans or the Horn of Africa, and rebels and separatists from Indonesia or Latin America have for decades found refuge in neutral Sweden. But as even the most law-abiding corners of the globe get dragged into the “war on terror” pitching the United States and its allies against supporters of al Qaeda and Iraqi resistance, Sweden is taking a closer look at some of its foreign guests. The new head of the SAPO security police, Klas Bergenstrand, pulled no punches when he told national radio: “In Sweden too there are people participating in networks whose ultimate goal is to carry out terrorist attacks.” Full Story

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