Norwegian Police Security Service considers Oslo shooting an extreme Islamist terrorist act

Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) is raising the level of terrorist threat in Norway. It considers the mass shooting in Oslo an extreme Islamist terrorist act.

The attacker, who has been arrested, is a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen with an Iranian background.

“The PST has known about the perpetrator back since 2015 and was concerned that he was then radicalized and part of an extremely Islamist contact network in Norway,” acting PST chief Roger Berg said on Saturday afternoon.

The PST conducted interviews with the 42-year-old Zaniar Matapour in May.

“In these conversations, it was not considered that the perpetrator had an intention of committing violent acts, but the PST is aware that the perpetrator had challenges related to mental health.

Two people were killed, ten were seriously injured, and eleven were slightly injured after the mass shooting in central Oslo. 

The 42-year-old is charged with murder, attempted murder, and terrorist acts.

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1 Comment on "Norwegian Police Security Service considers Oslo shooting an extreme Islamist terrorist act"

  1. Lou Coatney | 25. June 2022 at 20:27 | Reply

    So just a month or so ago Norway passes a law (rightly) suppressing Koran-burning and other violence-triggering agitation (by SIAN, etc.), and now Islamists are going out *looking* for provocations?
    (This is especially ironic, considering the incidence of homosexual rape of prisoners – Gaddafi and the U.S. ambassador in Libya, for example – in the Mideast.)
    So is Norway now going to have to pass laws suppressing homosexuals and their very open lifestyle, to avoid fanatics being “provoked?”
    Again, WHO opened Norway’s Gates of Troy?

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