Mad at someone? Turn him in as a terrorist:

I suppose it had to happen eventually, although I’d never thunk it would happen in Sweden.

“Mad at someone? Turn him in as a terrorist:

“‘A man in Sweden who was angry with his daughter’s husband has been charged with libel for telling the FBI that the son-in-law had links to al-Qaeda, Swedish media reported on Friday.

“‘The man, who admitted sending the email, said he did not think the US authorities would stupid enough to believe him.

“‘The 40-year-old son-in-law and his wife were in the process of divorcing when the husband had to travel to the United States for business.

“‘The wife didn’t want him to travel since she was sick and wanted him to help care for their children, regional daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet said without disclosing the couple’s names.

“‘When the husband refused to stay home, his father-in-law wrote an email to the FBI saying the son-in-law had links to al-Qaeda in Sweden and that he was travelling to the US to meet his contacts.

“‘He provided information on the flight number and date of arrival in the US.

“‘The son-in-law was arrested upon landing in Florida. He was placed in handcuffs, interrogated and placed in a cell for 11 hours before being put on a flight back to Europe, the paper said.”
Modern Day Revenge, Bruce Schneier, November 6, 2007

Sorry, Bruce, for the wholesale cut and paste, here a link to the whole story that might last a little longer than YahooNews.

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