Tuesday the 7th of May 2019, imam Fekri Hamad from Västerås was arrested by SÄPO. Mr. Fekri Hamad who is from a Palestinian origin was active as an imam in the city of Västerås at the time of his arrest. Prior to him working in Våsterås, he was known to have held imam positions in several cities around Sweden. The reason for his arrest is said to be that he had good relations with the arrested imam from Gävle, abu Raad. They both are now in custody of migrationsverket waiting to be deported.