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PST fears right-wing extremists will carry out terror in Norway

PST right-wing extremist terrorism spy indicted RussianNorwegian Police Security Service (PST) headquarters. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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The PST (Norwegian Police Security Service) says they have observed a negative trend in the threat from the right-wing extremists and does not rule out that extremists will attempt terrorism in Norway.

The terrorist attack against two mosques in New Zealand on March 15th will inspire more right-wing attacks in the West in the coming year. So far in 2019, four terror attacks have been registered in which the perpetrator has been inspired by Brenton Tarrant. This includes the perpetrator behind the right-wing terror attack against the Al-Noor mosque in Bærum on August 10th, writes the Police Security Service in the open threat assessment published Friday.

According to the PST, international websites, where Norwegians are also active, will continue to be used to share manifestos, propaganda and terrorist recommendations of the extreme right. Here, right-wing terrorists are hailed as heroes and ranked by how many they manage to kill. This climate will continue to inspire violence and terrorism in Western countries in the coming year.

Several Norwegian right-wing extremists have in 2019 expressed support for perpetrators of terrorist attacks in New Zealand and the United States. PST has also registered some supporting statements to the perpetrator behind the mosque attack in Bærum on August 10th. Some, but very few, have encouraged others to carry out terrorist acts in Norway.

According to PST, the statements show that terrorism as a method has support among several Norwegian right-wing extremists.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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