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May 3, 2015 12:35 pm

Swedish Police Criticized for Including Palestinian Flag on List of Terrorist Symbols

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One of the terror logos included in the list distributed by Swedish police is that of the Abu Nidal Organization which uses the PLO flag as its logo. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

In light of several Swedish teenagers becoming radicalized and traveling to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS,  Swedish police recently distributed a list of terrorist logos to high school principals so they could be on the lookout for early signs of potential trouble among their student populations.

A controversy has erupted because one of the terror logos listed, that of the Abu Nidal Organization,uses the PLO flag as its logo.

Jonas Hysing, director of the National Tactical Council that shared the list with the schools, noted that it was not uncommon for terror organizations to use symbols that have been used in other ways, for example ISIS using Mohammed’s creed.

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Green Party member Niclas Persson is the mayor of Orebro, one of the towns that distributed the list to school principals. He said “It is important that this is accurate. The material is of course designed to warn us if an organization’s symbol is being used. The biggest problem is linking the Palestinian freedom struggle with terrorism. It’s very unfortunate.”

Jonas Hysing said, “It is possible that we add some text that the symbols are often used in multiple ways. But the symbol is used by a designated terrorist organization, and it is up to the Swedish police to inform their employees about it.”

The list of logos came from the US National Counterterrorism Center. However, their list of logos are not comprehensive – they list 52 terror groups and only 40 logos.

Among all the hand-wringing over how unfortunate it is that the PLO flag is listed under Abu Nidal Organization, no one in Sweden seems to upset that two flags over is the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,which Mahmoud Abbas apparently has no problem with even though they are part of the Fatah party that he heads. He claimed that it was dismantled years ago, but they are still alive and kicking and publicly walking around the West Bank with masks and weapons.

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades walking in the West Bank with masks and weapons. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

And the PLO flag, as well.

Palestinians waving the PLO flag. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Palestinian Arabs don’t blink when their flag is associated with terror groups. Which means that the inclusion of the Palestinian flag in a list of symbols for teachers and law enforcement to look out for as an indication of potential terror activity is quite appropriate, despite the politically correct crowd.

After all, when you see a PLO flag in Europe, 90 percent of the time it is meant to call for the destruction of Israel, not for any “pro-Palestinian” reason.

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  • Timmy Lamse

    I agree with the Swedish Police. When I think of the Palestinians or PLO, I always think of terrorism but never peace. I don’t understand our world. If the USA said we hate all the people in and from Borneo and we are going to make it our mission to wipe every one of them from this earth, the rest of the world would be appalled and would be relentless in their criticism of our entire country. Yet, most of the Arab world says that about Israel and the world is silent.

  • eugenia nayfeld

    Finaly Sweden understend their mistake in having to many
    arabs around,bravo bravo

  • Björn A

    Utan tvekan är detta en symbol för död och terror. De har Israels utplÃ¥ning i sina stadga. Israel finns inte pÃ¥ kartan. Det omrÃ¥det är “palestinskt”. Bra! polisen.

  • Reform School

    Guess why the world fears Palestinians and loathes Sweedes!

  • Ivana Talya Tufakov

    The mayor of Obrero has misspoken, and he is clearly wrong.Contrary to what he said, the biggest problem is NOT linking the Palestinian freedom struggle with terrorism.

    The biggest problem is linking Palestinian terrorism with the struggle for freedom.

    If the Palestinian people did not hate the Jews and lived like it, they would have freedom and their state in short order. But the disruption, destruction and death that befall them is the price they pay for living with hate in their hearts and raising a young, new generation of Palestinians who, too, know only hate.

  • David

    Well, it’s good to see that someone in Sweden still understands how dangerous Islamic terrorism is. I hope they will keep that flag among the terrorist nations and that they won’t give in to Islamic bullying as other nations did. And I also hope that people will understand that the muslims must either integrate into Swedish society or that, if they wan to apply sharia over the hosting nation’s law, then they can go back to where they came from.

  • emmett

    What’s to debate? The PLO flag represents the terrorist organization called the PLO. Since it’s invention, the PLO represents nothing but terrorism. They have no legitimate land of their own, they don’t have a monetary system, they contribute nothing to the world and they produce only one thing, terrorism. Even the criminal gangs in the U.S. find ways to support themselves & their organizations. But none of those gangs have the arrogance to claim themselves to be a nation by squatting on someone elses land and making up a flag.

  • Jack Thomas

    Why should logic and fact interfere with idealism and idealogues?

  • Dante

    The Palestinian flag has become a kind of surrogate swastika flag in Germany. It stands for antisemitism, or, more precisely, for Jew-hatred masked as something “pro-Palestinian”.

  • KCH

    It’s about time Someone called it what it is. Tack för Det !

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