Omar Abdalla Aboelazm

Omar Abdalla Aboelazm (born 25 May 1980) is a Swedish citizen who was arrested in Denmark in 2010 over a suspected terror plot against the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.[1]

Omar Abdalla Aboelazm
Born(1980-04-25)25 April 1980

Aboelazm was born in Äppelbo, Vansbro Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden, to a Swedish mother and an Egyptian father.[1][2][3] He has two half-siblings on his mother's side and five half-siblings on his father's side.[2] One of his half-sisters is a neighbor to Sahbi Zalouti, one of the other suspects who was arrested in the same case.[2] He is unmarried and has no children.[2]

According to an article in Expressen, Aboelazm has Asperger syndrome.[3] In 2000 he was sentenced to psychiatric treatment after an assault in 1999 when he also made sexual advances against a 25-year-old woman.[4] He had then also molested a 23-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and three 15-year-old girls on six occasions.[4] During a psychiatric examination in 2002, doctors concluded that Aboelazm had a "grave mental disorder" and was in need of "psychiatric treatment associated with deprivation of freedom or other coercion".[4]

While detained in Denmark he was suspected of planned new attacks as police found instructions to construct weaponry in his cell along with plans of public places.[5] After being transferred to Swedish prison, he received a number of warnings for refusing to work and disorderly conduct.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Här är svenskarna som häktats". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Vad gäller saken?". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Ekström, Johanna; Josefsson, Jessica; Lapidus, Arne (31 December 2010). "Så blev Omar en misstänkt terrorist". Expressen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Forsström, Anders; Svahn, Clas (30 December 2010). "Terroristhäktade tidigare dömda för vålds- och sexualbrott". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Anklager: Planlagde ny terror fra cellen" (in Danish). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Terroristen försökte radikalisera sina medfångar –". (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 October 2018.