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Suspected Brussels Terrorist Starred in Documentary on Successful Migrant Integration

osamaIn an ironic twist of fate, the alleged terrorist arrested last week for taking part in a pair of bombing attacks was once featured in a documentary lauding his successful integration into European society.

The Swedish tabloid Afteenbladet reports that when he was eleven years old, Osama Krayem starred in a documentary called Without Borders: A Film About Sport And Integration. The documentary focused on how soccer helped Krayem, a Syrian-Swede fan of the sport, integrate with the community around him in the Swedish city of Malmo.

Twelve year later, Krayem would be arrested for his complicity in the ISIS-linked attack on Brussels’ airport and subway system. For his part, Krayem insists that he is innocent, and that the other bombers threatened and forced him to take part in the attack. “I wouldn’t hurt a fly,” he told police.

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