The Finland News website reports today (September 18, 2011) that the two people who were arrested on September 7 on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror recruitment have foreign backgrounds and their alleged actions were not aimed at Finland.
The two are the first-ever terror-linked arrests in Finland. "The actions involved were not aimed at Finland," Detective Inspector Kaj-Erik Bjorkvist from the National Bureau of Investigation said.
Although Finland's police and intelligence officials refuse to reveal the gender and native background of the two arrested, the Gulf-Times website reports today that the two -- a man and a woman -- are of Somali origin.
Last January, Finnish intelligence said it was keeping an eye on "several dozen" inhabitants in Finland with contacts with the radical Shebab Islamist group in Somalia.