Security service: Extreme Islamism and right-wing extremism are the biggest terrorist threats in Norway

PST - Hans Sverre SjøvoldPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Extreme Islamism and right-wing extremism are expected to be the biggest terrorist threats to Norway. It is possible that an attempt will be made to carry out terrorist attacks in 2021.

The threat from extreme Islamists is considered to have intensified, the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) stated in its threat assessment for 2021, which was presented on Monday.

The background for the assessment is the increased tension between freedom of expression and what many Muslims experience as violations of Islam.

Increased radicalization to right-wing extremism is expected in the coming year. Digital platforms will be important arenas for this radicalization, according to the PST.

Increased threat level for government officials

The PSD also noted that the threat level against government officials is expected to increase.

According to the assessment, the increased threat is caused by several factors. One of them is dissatisfaction with coronavirus measures.

In addition, the PST pointed to several radicalized right-wing extremists, as well as increased exposure of issues and politicians in connection with the parliamentary elections this autumn.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Security service: Extreme Islamism and right-wing extremism are the biggest terrorist threats in Norway"

  1. The burning of former Justice Minister Wara’s car might have been an act of political extremism … and may be a reason Frp has lost support.

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