May 29th, 2012
04:07 AM ET

Anti-terror police arrest 2 in Denmark

Anti-terror police in Denmark say they have arrested two brothers, one of whom trained at a terror camp in Somalia.

The pair is suspected of "planning a terrorist act by, among other activities, having discussed the method, the target and the weapon types to be used," the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, known as PET, said late Monday.

"PET believes that a specific act of terrorism has been averted," the agency said.

The Somali-Danish men are due to appear in court on Tuesday.

One was arrested as he flew into Copenhagen airport and the other was seized at his residence in the city of Aarhus, the security force said.

The brothers, 18 and 23, are Danish citizens of Somali origin who have lived in the Aarhus region for 16 years, PET said, without naming them.

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  1. Jimmy G.

    Any dark-skinned person will always be at a disadvantage in Denmark, where racism is still rampant in these modern times.

    May 29, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy G.

      I should add that they should have factored in the extra scrutiny and avoided Denmark altogether, but what can you expect from terrorists besides a lack of intelligent planning and a low level of education in the first place?
      Well-educated terrorists are rare because a good education removes many of the motivations for blind hatred.

      May 29, 2012 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Denmark vs. Suthan States

    Jimmy G. raggin on southern hospimentslity...one church for white Baptists and another for blacks in the same town.
    Are there all-black churches in Demark, for example.

    May 29, 2012 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Harvard Ethics 101

    Right on, Jimmy G. Our university grads are taught higher moral and ethical business values than any other system of education. Nothing but honest lawyers come-out of Harvard Law School. Nothing but honest businessmen taught to be honest and to focus on doing the right thing rather than profit. It's why the US stock market. is known worldwide for honesty and integrity. It's taught at university.

    May 29, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Overwhelming evidence

    These suspected terrorists should be executed based on the abundant physical evidence as mentioned in this article. What's keeping authorities from killing these suspected terrorists right now?
    They are well-known suspects and should at least be droned down.

    May 29, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Most of these cases are sting operations. Abundant physical evidence??

    @ Harvard Ethics
    Well put.Your sarcasm is well placed.
    I would just add our politicians to the list. Where are they taught BTW?

    May 29, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |