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Imam shot in the head in northern Sweden
www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/23/2012 | The Local/dl

Posted on 02/24/2012 1:09:01 AM PST by WesternCulture

A 54-year-old imam was found shot in the head in Strömsund in northwestern Sweden on Wednesday in what police have classified as attempted murder.

Police received a call around 1:30pm on Wednesday afternoon that the man, identified by Sveriges Television (SVT) as Obydkhon Sobitkhony, had been found with gun shot wounds.

“He was shot at least once in the head, but there may have been more shots. He was improving for awhile last night but during the day on Thursday certain complications came up which have made his condition worse,” Östersund police detective Ted Persson told the local Östersunds Posten (ÖP) newspaper on Thursday.

Sobitkhony, who is known by the surname Nazarov, serves as an imam in Strömsund, where he has lived since coming to Sweden in 2006 as a political refugee from Uzbekistan.

He is being treated at hospital in Umeå for what have been described as life threatening injuries.

According to SVT, a gun believed to be used in Wednesday's shooting was found near where Sobitkhony lay and around 30 officers participated in the preliminary investigation by combing the scene for clues and knocking on doors in the vicinity.

“The door knocking as yielded positive results thus far,” Persson told the newspaper.

However, local police have made an appeal to the public for more information about the shooting.

Sobitkhony is a known critic of the regime in Uzbekistan and came to Sweden along with scores of other political refugees after a 2005 crackdown by Uzbek government troops in Andijan in which hundreds of protesters were killed, although the exact number of casualties remains in dispute.

At the time of the incident, known as the Andijan massacre, the Uzbek government claimed the demonstrations were organized by Islamic radicals.

In the wake of the influx of Uzbek refugees, Strömsund, a town of just over 4,000 residents, has seen a rise in hate crimes ranging rom racist graffiti to the burning down of a mosque in the city in 2008.

According to SVT, there were threats against Sobitkhony but, police were unwilling to confirm or deny the existence of threats directed against the imam.

“However, there are threats against other Uzbeks who are currently in Strömsund,” said Persson.

While local police are running the investigation, both Interpol and Swedish security service Säpo have been informed of the incident.

“For the moment, we don't have any suspects, but we do have some forensic evidence,” Persson told ÖP.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: crime; imams; islam; muslim; muslims; rop; sweden; uzbekistan

1 posted on 02/24/2012 1:09:05 AM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Who dunnit?

- Uzi-bekistan government agents?
- Right wing anti-Muslim groups in Sweden?
- Drugdealers confusing him for a competitor?


2 posted on 02/24/2012 1:09:47 AM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Theological discussion with a parishioner.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 1:15:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: WesternCulture

You forgot “Swedish rape victims”.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 1:17:09 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: WesternCulture

“I’m deeply saddened”...


5 posted on 02/24/2012 1:25:18 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Cult leader you mean.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 1:29:24 AM PST by scooby321
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To: sheik yerbouty

He was probably about to expose the gay orgies at the mosque.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 1:33:59 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: WesternCulture
I normally crib at your posts extolling Sweden's greatness, however in this case: GOOD JOB SWEDEN! HOORAY FOR SWEDEN! KEEP IT UP!'
8 posted on 02/24/2012 1:34:50 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: WesternCulture

The Scandinavian people would just like to live in peace - yet they import some of the biggest killers in the world. In this case, I suspect that the Uzbek government got sick of asking for this clown back, and had one of their agents take care of the problem there.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 1:43:32 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: WesternCulture

Honor killing


10 posted on 02/24/2012 1:48:33 AM PST by Chaguito
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To: LyinLibs

Were there ever any other kind there; i mean, aside from goats...


11 posted on 02/24/2012 2:26:27 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: WesternCulture

it is said that when immigrants show up on their doorstep the swedish gummerenment encourages ‘em to sign up for all the socialist state free goodies they can stuff into their pocketses....i wonder if the swedes regret they started such a thing and are about the bidness of putting a stop to this here carryin on... ....some swedes are thinkin the ‘s’ in swedish stands for sucka....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/24/sweden-immigration-far-right-asylum


12 posted on 02/24/2012 2:35:42 AM PST by flat
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To: WesternCulture
...around 30 officers participated in the preliminary investigation by combing the scene for clues and knocking on doors in the vicinity.

That seems like a lot of attention for this case, doesn't it?

13 posted on 02/24/2012 2:50:07 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: WesternCulture

There may be hope for the Swedes, yet. Their first error was to admit Muslims as Islam is antithetical to Sweden’s culture and history.

Oh, did I forget to mention that Islam is also irreconcilable with Sweden?


14 posted on 02/24/2012 2:51:26 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru
Oh, did I forget to mention that Islam is also irreconcilable with SwedenWestern ideas of individual rights and freedoms?

There, fixed it.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 2:56:47 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: WesternCulture

Double tap, ALWAYS!


16 posted on 02/24/2012 3:10:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: WesternCulture
Has Zero apologized yet?
17 posted on 02/24/2012 3:16:29 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Double tap, ALWAYS!

Yup, and more range time.
18 posted on 02/24/2012 3:27:52 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: WesternCulture

They oughtta rub some bacon on him before he croaks.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 3:47:51 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: WesternCulture

Moslems are basically real-world vampires.

One bullet won’t kill them.

Several bullets dipped in bacon fat do the trick.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 3:48:59 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: WesternCulture

Shiite!


21 posted on 02/24/2012 4:00:13 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: WesternCulture

I needed some good news!

LLS


22 posted on 02/24/2012 4:11:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: WesternCulture
This appears to be interpretted by locals as an assassination attempt based on an earlier threat . . .but victim was known to INTERPOL

Sweden's SVT.se posted the following (translated via google)

"Attack against government critics" In Strömsund gathered the Uzbek refugees today - they say that the security they felt in Strömsund in the attack is gone. Attempted assassination see them as an attack on a major government critics

Obydkhon, who came to Sweden and Strömsund in 2006, is a well-known dissident from Uzbekistan. The country is ruled by a harsh dictatorship of President Islam Karimov at the tip.

2005 was the massacre of demonstrators in the country, where even an Islamist guerrillas have fought against the regime.

It is based on data a threat against Obydkhon and he has for some time been under some supervision of SAPO.

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Here is another source, Aftonbladet, again translated w/google ”He was shot by the secret police”

Obidkhon Sobitkhony lives with his family in Strömsund.

1999 called for him by Interpol on suspicion of weapons offenses and terrorism. Sobitkhony denied all criminal charges.

Iman was shot in the head of the gunslingers in Strömsund

A Muslim imam in Strömsund shot in the head yesterday by an unknown perpetrator.

Obidkhon Sobitkhony, 58, survived the attack and are struggling right now for his life in hospital in Umeå.

- He was on his way to the mosque, said a relative.

Obidkhon Sobitkhony, formerly Obidin Nazarov and came to Sweden as a refugee 2006th He now lives in Strömsund in Jämtland with his family.

Yesterday at 13:40 the time police received the alarm about gunfire in central Strömsund. When they arrive they find Obidkhon Sobitkhony in the stairwell, shot in the head.

He was still alive and was flown in the air ambulance to the hospital in Ostersund. He was later transferred to University Hospital in Umeå.

There, watched yesterday's friends and relatives.

- We do not know how he is doing right now, we are waiting to hear, says a friend of Obidkhon.

On the way to the mosque At home in Strömsund also waited on the family news.

- He was going to the mosque when it happened but we do not know how it happened. We are waiting to hear from the police, said a relative.

Police headlining the attack as attempted murder in connection with the crime scene, police found a bag with a handgun that is used in the shooting.

In his native country of Uzbekistan was Obidkhon Sobitkhony a senior religious leaders and government critics. In February 1999 he became an international wanted by Interpol. Uzbek authorities had issued an arrest warrant with a suspicion of weapons violations and terrorism.

Conspired free But he swore to free himself from the accusations and decided a while ago efterlysningen the Interpol removed.

- Muslims are persecuted and government seized, kidnapped and tortured Muslims. The allegations are false, fabricated by the government, said Obidkhon Sobitkhony in an interview with Aftonbladet 2007th

People in the vicinity of the Imam believed that the assassination attempt may be linked to his role as critics of the regime and the Imam.

- It may be that it is the Uzbek secret police behind, says a person close to him.

Police would not comment on any possible motive


23 posted on 02/24/2012 4:11:49 AM PST by wtd
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To: WesternCulture

Just putting out the trash...


24 posted on 02/24/2012 4:17:58 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: WesternCulture
Use Enough Gun - Robert Ruark
25 posted on 02/24/2012 4:18:49 AM PST by 762X51
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To: sheik yerbouty

Should happen more often in my estimation.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 4:39:03 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"Double tap, ALWAYS!"

"Two in the head and you know he's dead" - Pulp Fiction

27 posted on 02/24/2012 4:39:22 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: WesternCulture

What would Kurt Wallander do?
I have started reading the series by Henning Mankell about detective Wallander. I am only up to year 1992 but his concerns for foreign crime in Sweden have given me new insights ino Sweden. I have cousins there and have visited a few times since 1984.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 4:41:14 AM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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To: WesternCulture
Is Sweden the country that I read about recently, where the blond haired women are dying their hair black, in an effort, to help keep them from being raped by mooselimbs?

Where does Sweden stand on gun control? If a few more of these muslim slime get one in the head, maybe they will start to "get it".

29 posted on 02/24/2012 4:45:37 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: WesternCulture

“A 54-year-old imam was found shot in the head “.
Well, it’s a good start


30 posted on 02/24/2012 4:47:01 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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Let’s keep in mind that Strömsund is a municipality of about 3500 people. Not a whole heck a lot of people in northern Sweden. Not only does the left import this filth but they are sure to spread it over every square meter of the country to pervert the entire culture. It is a crime.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 4:50:28 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: WesternCulture
Imam shot in the head in northern Sweden

Great news to start my Friday morning. But, shot perhaps more than once in the head? And the Islamic lunatic is still alive? Sweden should outlaw small calibers.
32 posted on 02/24/2012 4:55:37 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: WesternCulture
However, local police have made an appeal to the public for more information about the shooting.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 4:58:23 AM PST by csvset
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To: WesternCulture

Maybe he just looked a a bible or walked past a Christian church and this is an honor killing under sharia law.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 5:18:37 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: WesternCulture

Obama should be along to apologize shortly.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 5:23:04 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: larryjohnson
I have started reading the series by Henning Mankell

Mankell is a leftwing nutjob. I refuse to read any crap he writes.

In 2009, Mankell was a guest at a Palestinian literary conference. Thereafter, he claimed to have seen "repetition of the despicable Apartheid system that once treated Africans and coloured as second-class citizens in their own country". He also found a resemblance between the Israeli West Bank barrier and the Berlin Wall. Considering the environment the Palestinian people live in, he continued, it is not astonishing that "some decide to become suicide bombers....it is strange that there are not more of them". "The Israelis" would "destroy lives" and the Israeli State is not to have a future in its current form, as a two-state solution would not reverse the "historical occupation". He claimed not to have encountered antisemitism during his journey, just "hatred against the occupants that is completely normal and understandable".[10]

Henning Mankell was on board the MS Sofia, one of the boats which took part in the flotilla which tried to break the Israeli embargo of the Gaza strip.[12] Following the Israel Defence Forces' boarding of the flotilla on the morning of May 31, 2010, Mankell was deported to Sweden. He subsequently called for global sanctions against Israel.[13] He is currently considering halting the Hebrew translations of his books.[14] (wiki)

36 posted on 02/24/2012 5:34:51 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: riri

How did this jihadi plant himself in a small town in northern Sweden? Why go there? Because the Leftist Swedish government is trying to spread Islam to all corners of Sweden?


37 posted on 02/24/2012 6:24:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cronos

Party like it’s 12 20, 2012

neat tagline


38 posted on 02/24/2012 6:31:27 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad to buy him some +p+ ammo.


39 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:26 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: WesternCulture

Well, that’s rather shocking. Can’t Europeans shoot better than that?


40 posted on 02/24/2012 10:15:19 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Exactly my point. The weird thing about Sweden is — the suburbs and more rural communes are most Islamic of all. In fact, in Stockholm city center you will hardly see a woman in cover unless they are making a connection at one of the larger subway hubs to head back out the the suburban areas. It’s exactly what the elite left has done. Opposite to “white flight” from the cities, they have “white flight” to the city to escape the Muslims.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 11:52:08 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

The Leftists are like Niedermeyer (from National Lampoon’s “Animal House” - a bunch of sneaky little Shi’ites!


42 posted on 02/24/2012 12:41:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WesternCulture

Swedes finally taking action against muzzie outrages?


43 posted on 02/24/2012 2:25:57 PM PST by doorgunner69
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