European Day for Terror’s Victims
Wednesday marks the fifth European Day for the Victims of Terrorism.
Since the September 11th attacks, there have been Swedish connections to the international war on terror, a Swede imprisoned at Guantanamo, Somalis here accused of links with financing al-Qaeda, Egyptians taken out of the country as part of the CIA’s controversial extraordinary rendition.
Dr. Magnus Ranstorp is one of the world’s foremost experts on international terrorism. For many years he was Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. More recently, he’s returned to Sweden as research director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College.