PST believes the terror threat is still moderate in Norway

PSTPolice Security Service Headquarters.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / SCANPIX
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The terror threat in Norway is still moderate, says PST. The Coronavirus situation has probably worsened the situation.

Opposition to Islam and non-Western immigration still continues to have strong appeal in right-wing communities, according to a new threat assessment.

– In addition, it is likely that an increased number of Norwegians will be vulnerable to radicalization as a result of social and economic challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The PST considers it possible that the right-wing extremists will try to carry out terrorist acts in Norway over the next 18 months.

“A possible right-wing terrorist attack is likely to be a mass-casualty attack by one person,” they write.

The PST considers that radicalization to extreme Islamism is most likely to occur as a result of deliberate attempts to violate the religion of Islam.

– Individuals can be inspired to take revenge attacks in the form of acts of violence or terror.

It is considered very unlikely that the left-wing extremists will attempt to carry out terror.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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