Skip to comments.UPDATE ON: German Terror Suspect Arrested in Kenya
Posted on 10/13/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT by Cindy
NOTE The following blog entry is a quote:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
update on : German terror suspect arrested in Kenya
UPDATE ON German detained in Kenya on terror suspicion-report Kenyan police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa."Kindly note that the suspect has been arrested from a private residence in Mtwapa and deported back to Germany," Kiraithe said.
In a statement earlier, the police spokesman said: "Based on the information we have received from the German embassy, the Kenya police would like to alert the public that there is a wanted terror suspect in the country.
"Police said they were informed by the embassy that the suspect, a Muslim convert, had left a note for his mother that he would not return home alive.
Boettcher, 23, arrived in Kenya through Moi International Airport in Mombasa having left Frankfurt aboard Condor Air, reportedly heading for Somalia,
Kiraithe said.Police released pictures of Boettcher, one showing him clean shaven and wearing a grey hooded top and dark trousers, and another of him wearing a Muslim prayer cap and sporting bushy beard.
Several foreign jihadists have transitted through Kenya to Somalia where an al-Qaeda-inspired insurgency is battling to overthrow the Western-backed transitional government.The hardline Islamist group, Shebab, controls much of Somalia and has previously acknowledged receiving foreign fighters to swell its ranks. SBS
Posted by Terror Free Somalia Foundation at 8:50 PM
Note: Photo of subject was included in the blog entry.
“German terror suspect arrested in Kenya: police”
(AFP) Oct 5, 2010
SNIPPET: “NAIROBI Kenyan police said Tuesday they had arrested a suspected German militant and deported him shortly after issuing an alert about his presence in the country.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Sascha Alessandro Boettcher, who arrived in Kenya on September 22, was arrested in Mtwapa outside the coastal city of Mombasa.”
Now, we just need a headline: “Kenyan Terror Suspect Arrested in US.”
I was gonna say, did he have big dopey ears, a large No Bell medallion, found outside back of the hut smokin’ Newports?
Off Thread Topic:
“Officials: 3 arrested in Norway Al Qaeda bomb plot linked to failed NY, England attacks”
Published July 08, 2010 | Associated Press
SNIPPET: “Two of the men were arrested in Norway and one in Germany, according to Janne Kristiansen, head of Norway’s Police Security Service. She declined to give further details of the locations.”
SNIPPET: “Officials believe they were planning attacks with portable but powerful bombs like the ones at the heart of last year’s thwarted suicide attack in the New York City subway.”
SNIPPET: “On Wednesday, prosecutors revealed the existence of a related plot in Manchester, England. Officials believe the Norway plan was organized by Salah al-Somali, Al Qaeda’s former chief of external operations, the man in charge of plotting attacks worldwide.”
In the White House.
Obama is German? Never guessed that one!
Thank you for the update, Cindy!
You’re welcome Vel.
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