Media: Islamic State organising in Denmark

IS sympathisers allegedly met up in Vejle this summer

August 21st, 2014 11:28 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

According to the tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet, the jihadist organisation Islamic State (IS) has established a faction in Denmark dedicated to recruiting volunteers to fight for their cause in Iraq and Syria.

While Ekstra Bladet’s sources revealed that IS sympathisers met at a conference in Vejle, Jutland during the summer to discuss its strategies, the Danish intelligence agency PET wouldn’t comment on the issue,

“We can’t comment on information pertaining to IS or any other radical Islamic group organising in Denmark,” a PET press worker told TV2.

The supposed IS group in Denmark allegedly consists of former volunteer fighters in Syria and prominent members of the radical Islamic environment in Denmark.

READ MORE: Marauding IS shuts down Maersk’s Iraq operations

IS strategy
Organising in Europe is part of the IS strategy, according to Lorenzo Vidino, a terror expert from the Center for Security Studies at Zürich Technical University.

”Many nations’ intelligence agencies have confirmed that IS is specifically sending people back to Europe to perform tasks,” Vidino told Ekstra Bladet.

“IS is the largest terror threat according to US and European intel, and it will only increase now that western nations – Denmark included – have started getting involved in the conflict.”

PET has previously estimated that at least ten Danes – several having been killed – have travelled to Syria and Iraq to take part in the IS struggle in the region.

HSBC has been advising customers about how to deal with the leak (photo: iStock)
Tax authorities investigating up to 150 Danes with Swiss bank accounts
The Danish tax authority SKAT is investigating as many as 150 Danish custom...
No jokes, but flattery and sensitivity go a long way for the ladies (photo: iStock)
Danish cheaters need convincing to have an affair
“Are those space pants? Because your ass is out of this world!” Ok, ...
If he sits next to you, it might not just be because he likes you (photo: Facebook/politi)
More than 100 drug arrests during the first 24 hours at Roskilde Festival
Police made 116 arrests for drug possession during the first 24 hours of ac...
Some 36 percent on schools don't have an anti-bullying strategy (photo: iStock)
Every third public school has no strategy against bullying
Despite the schools being responsible for tackling bullying in Denmark, ov...
Simone Tetsche Christensen won gold in the women's BMX (photo: DIF)
Denmark ecstatic with medal count at European Games
As the curtain comes down on the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaij...
Bridge will stretch from Vester Voldgade to Langebrogade (photo: Team BuroHappold Limited)
Design chosen for new Vesterbro-Amager foot and cycle bridge
A design has been chosen for a new cycle and pedestrian bridge to link Vest...