Man who threatened to kill Danish prime minister to be tried

Prosecutor demands the 32-year-old Islamist is locked up in a psychiatric ward and then expelled from Denmark

Just six days after the 2015 General Election, Lars Løkke Rasmussen received a terror threat (photo: Johannes Jansson) Just six days after the 2015 General Election, Lars Løkke Rasmussen received a terror threat (photo: Johannes Jansson)
January 7th, 2016 11:02 am| by Lucie Rychla
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“Get ready to be slaughtered in your streets, to be run down, shot and blown up,” wrote a 32-year-old Islamist to PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Inger Støjberg, the immigration minister, only six days after the general election on June 18 last year.

He sent the threat by email from his room at a psychiatric hospital in Glostrup, where he was being held in custody for a number of other serious terror threats he had posted on Facebook.

On January 11, the man, who is a stateless citizen from Russia, will be tried at a court in Frederiksberg, reports Ekstra Bladet.

The prosecutor is requesting he is placed in a psychiatric ward indefinitely and then expelled from Denmark for good.

Threats against Denmark
The 32-year-old Islamist belongs to the inner circle of a convicted terrorist Said (Sam) Mansour and has already been involved in several terrorist cases.

In 2006, he was convicted of threatening to attack the Danish Parliament.

In his threats he wrote: “If Allah allowed me to decide, I would give him my permission to remove Denmark from the face of the Earth.”

Watched by PET
A court in Brøndby sentenced him to indefinite psychiatric care and deportation, but the Supreme Court overturned the expulsion.

Prior to the case, he was also arrested in connection with the so-called ‘Glostrup case’ involving a Danish-Bosnian terrorist group, but was not convicted.

The Danish intelligence service PET kept an eye on him and on 20 January 2015 arrested him in relation to making new terror threats on Facebook.