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Norway police probe mosque shooting as possible act of terrorism

The suspect had been apprehended after the attack, in which shots were fired but no one was hit.

11.8.2019

The suspected shooter had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online, according to police.

The suspect had been apprehended after the attack, in which shots were fired but no one was hit.

An attack by a gunman at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police said on Sunday. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital – a young, white male carrying several guns – had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online, assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news conference. “We’re investigating this as an attempt at carrying out an act of terrorism,” he said. WATCH: Examining the impact of far-right extremism Story continues below READ MORE: Canada adds neo-Nazi groups Blood & Honour, Combat 18 to list of terror organizations The suspect had been apprehended after the attack, in which shots were fired but no one was hit, with one of the people inside the mosque having overpowered him before police arrived. “These people showed great courage,” Skjold added. Only three people were present in the mosque at the time of the attack, preparing for Sunday’s celebration of the Eid-al-Adha festival, mosque spokesman Waheed Ahmed told Reuters on Saturday. READ MORE: Video shows far-right extremist setting himself on fire while firebombing U.K. synagogue Mohammad Rafiq, a 65-year-old retired Pakistani Air Force officer, was the first of the three to approach the attacker, the mosque said. “I suddenly heard shooting from outside,” Rafiq told Reuters via an interpreter, adding that a man then entered the building with guns and pistols. “He started to fire towards the two other men,” Rafiq said, adding that he had then grabbed the attacker, holding him down and wrestling the weapons off the attacker. His eye red and one hand swollen, Rafiq, who has lived in Norway for the past two and a half years, said he was still recovering from the attack. “He put his finger inside my eye, up to here; full finger inside my eye,” Rafiq added. WATCH: (From June 2019) Two British teens convicted of promoting far-right terrorism online The attacker, who has not been named, was also suspected of killing one of his own family members, a young woman who was found dead at his home, police said earlier. The mosque had implemented extra security measures this year after the massacre of more than 50 people at two New Zealand mosques by a suspected right-wing extremist. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said police had ramped up security on Sunday as thousands of Muslims gathered at mosques for the Eid celebration. READ MORE: Canada is facing a growing threat from right-wing white supremacists and neo-Nazis: minister While the government continuously tries to combat hate speech, more must still be done, she added. “We are trying to combat this, but it’s a challenge. I think it’s a word-wide challenge in a sense,” Solberg said. In 2011, anti-Muslim neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people in Norway‘s worst peacetime atrocity, the majority of them teenagers at a youth camp. jQuery('document').ready(function() { // localize widget var nl_region_name=jQuery('.regions.top-item .current-region a').text(); var category_name='local'; if ( nl_region_name.length >0 && 'local'===category_name ) { jQuery('.newsletter-signup__header').text('Get daily ' + nl_region_name + ' headlines and alerts'); } // Show widget if user has already signed up var storedValue=jQuery.cookie( 'newsletter-' + currentgeo ); if ( 'registered' !==storedValue ) { // Keeping the newsletter signup hidden for now for everyone // To display widget, add: jQuery( '.newsletter-signup' ).show(); } }); Read more: Globalnews.ca

Oh gee, another right-wing nut with a gun. I wonder if it was the gun that did the killing.

One person hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrestedThe suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as ‘a young white man’ who appeared to have acted alone, police say Not just the usa...

Shooting at Norwegian mosque investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police sayThe suspected shooter had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online, assistant chief of police Rune Skjold said And now we turn to Canadian news... ...or possibly just another puke with a gun? Why is it the left-wing media want to report on a attack on a mosque, which of course vile. But never like to report the anti-Semitic attack which take place by the Islam faithful?

One person hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrestedThe suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as ‘a young white man’ who appeared to have acted alone, police say Not just the usa...

Toronto’s police chief says majority of recent shootings in city related to street gangsPolice have said 17 people were injured in 14 separate shootings across Toronto over the August long weekend, including five hurt in a shooting at a crowded nightclub globetoronto Just another standard week in the city then. globetoronto Wow whodathunk. globetoronto Can Toronto get more funding to fight gang problem from Ontario? It won't happen.. Ford Gov postponing Community Centre Hub.

Toronto police arrest three men in connection with downtown shooting over long weekendPolice say they arrested two Toronto men, aged 27 and 40, and a 29-year-old Brampton, Ont., man on Wednesday Please publish their release date in your Saturday edition🧐

Police say El Paso shooting suspect told officers that he was targeting Mexicans, confessed to attackThe suspect emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after last Saturday’s attack and told officers, ‘I’m the shooter,’ Detective Adrian Garcia said in an arrest warrant affidavit



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