Storm: I wasn’t alone
Morten Storm, the former PET agent who became internationally known for his claims that he infiltrated al-Qaeda’s inner circle, said over the weekend that he was not the only Dane to get up close and personal with top terrorists.
Storm told Politiken newspaper that on a 2006 trip to Yemen, he was joined by two other Danish converts to Islam at al-Iman University in Yemen, a school with links to al-Qaeda.
The two other Danes were ‘Allan H’ from Høje Taastrup and Kenneth Sørensen from Ishøj. According to Politiken, both men were active in Copenhagen’s radical Muslim community before moving with their families to Yemen’s capital, Sana'a, to study at the university. Both were later arrested for terrorist activities – Allan H in Somalia and Sørensen in both Yemen and Lebanon.
Storm, who says he directly assisted the CIA with the targeted killing of American-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, said that Allan H also spent time with al-Awlaki. Storm and Allan H were among eight individuals selected by al-Awlaki for private Islamic teaching.
“It was just us – a few chosen ones,” Storm told Politiken.
Storm said that Sørensen was not allowed to join the sessions because he was considered too boisterous and problematic by the Islamists.
Storm’s characterisation of Sørensen will probably sound a bit ironic to some of his former acquaintances in England. In an interview with The Copenhagen Post last month, Abu-Eesa Asif, a leader in Birmingham’s local Muslim community, said that Storm was a loud and boastful man who was prone to fits of violence. Asif also alleged that Storm attempted to “brainwash” Muslim youths and sold them drugs.
Since Storm revealed his secret life as a PET double agent to Jyllands-Posten early last month, details of his story have continued to come out.
In addition to the allegations coming out of England, Storm has also claimed to have help provide a Western wife for al-Awlaki and alleged that PET offered to pay him off to keep quiet about his role in the operation to kill the terrorist. Both human rights organisations and various politicians have called for investigations into PET’s operations in light of Storm’s allegations. The justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne), has been called to an "open meeting" on November 22 to explain PET's hush money offer to Storm.