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  • Norway's Muslims form protective human ring around synagogue
    Norway's Muslims form protective human ring around synagogue Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighbouring Denmark last weekend. Chanting "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia," Norway's Muslims formed what they called a ring of peace a week after Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, a Danish-born son of Palestinian immigrants, killed two people at a synagogue and an event promoting free speech in Copenhagen last weekend. "Humanity is one and we are here to demonstrate that," Zeeshan Abdullah, one of the protest's organizers told a crowd of Muslim immigrants and ethnic Norwegians who filled the small street around Oslo's only functioning synagogue. More »

  • Suspected Copenhagen gunman: Petty criminal to cold-blooded killer
    Suspected Copenhagen gunman: Petty criminal to cold-blooded killer Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Omar El-Hussein, the Dane of Palestinian origin named in the media as the perpetrator of two deadly shootings in Copenhagen at the weekend, had several brushes with the law before attacking a cultural centre and a synagogue. More »

  • When Islamophobia turns deadly
    When Islamophobia turns deadly Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Politicians and media are fuelling a bigoted atmosphere with rhetoric that problematises Islam. More »

  • Copenhagen shootings: Charlie Hebdo-inspired?
    Copenhagen shootings: Charlie Hebdo-inspired? Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Denmark’s prime minister condemns attacks on cultural centre and synagogue as a “cynical act of terror”. More »

  • Danish police kill 22-year-old suspected of Copenhagen shootings
    Danish police kill 22-year-old suspected of Copenhagen shootings Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    By Sabina Zawadzki and Ole Mikkelsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Police shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born gunman on Sunday after he killed two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech in actions possibly inspired by an attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, authorities said. Spy chief Jens Madsen said the gunman was known to intelligence services prior to the shooting and had probably acted alone. Witnesses said the gunman had fired up to 40 shots at a cafe hosting a free speech event with Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has received death threats for depicting the head of the Prophet Mohammad on a dog. More »

  • Reactions to Chapel Hill shooting show US must treat Jihadis and white racists …
    Reactions to Chapel Hill shooting show US must treat Jihadis and white racists … Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The speculation that Craig Hicks, who killed three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 10 February 2015, may have done so out of anti-religious motivation highlights the dangerous but under-examined threat of domestic terrorism. While statements by police indicate that Hicks' killing of Deah Shabby Barkat, Yusor Mohmammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha may have resulted from a parking dispute, reactions by white nationalists to the event are nonetheless disturbing and dangerous to all Americans. Members of the US-based "Stormfront," the most prominent white supremacist forum in the world with hundreds of thousands of accounts from across the globe, used the Chapel Hill killing as a springboard to spout hate and Islamophobic ideas. More »

  • Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Hicks reaction shows US must treat Jihadis and white …
    Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Hicks reaction shows US must treat Jihadis and white … Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The speculation that Craig Hicks, who killed three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 10 February 2015, may have done so out of anti-religious motivation highlights the dangerous but under-examined threat of domestic terrorism. While statements by police indicate that Hicks' killing of Deah Shabby Barkat, Yusor Mohmammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha may have resulted from a parking dispute, reactions by white nationalists to the event are nonetheless disturbing and dangerous to all Americans. Members of the US-based "Stormfront," the most prominent white supremacist forum in the world with hundreds of thousands of accounts from across the globe, used the Chapel Hill killing as a springboard to spout hate and Islamophobic ideas. More »

  • Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Hicks rampage shows US must treat Jihadis and white …
    Chapel Hill shooting: Craig Hicks rampage shows US must treat Jihadis and white … Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The speculation that Craig Hicks, who killed three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 10 February 2015, may have done so out of anti-religious motivation highlights the dangerous but under-examined threat of domestic terrorism. While statements by police indicate that Hicks' killing of Deah Shabby Barkat, Yusor Mohmammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha may have resulted from a parking dispute, reactions by white nationalists to the event are nonetheless disturbing and dangerous to all Americans. Members of the US-based "Stormfront," the most prominent white supremacist forum in the world with hundreds of thousands of accounts from across the globe, used the Chapel Hill killing as a springboard to spout hate and Islamophobic ideas. More »

  • To counter terror, Europe's police reconsider their arms
    To counter terror, Europe's police reconsider their arms Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. More »

  • Why did France attacks mobilise so many around the globe?
    Why did France attacks mobilise so many around the globe? Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    The Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks saw more people die than the Paris killings, not to mention recent bloodbaths in Pakistan and Nigeria, but millions in France and abroad took to the streets in defiance. Why? More »

  • Charlie Hebdo and western liberalism
    Charlie Hebdo and western liberalism Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Islam has been unfairly criticised and ridiculed in the west for centuries. More »

  • Islamic civilisation is in Europe's DNA
    Islamic civilisation is in Europe's DNA Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    France must cherish its multicultural experiment. More »

  • Norwegian jail blocks 220 letters from mass murderer Breivik
    Norwegian jail blocks 220 letters from mass murderer Breivik Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Norway's prison authorities said Monday they had seized over 200 letters from mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to prevent him from setting up a network outside jail. More »

  • Why #illridewithyou is an ill ride
    Why #illridewithyou is an ill ride Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The hashtag campaign is not challenging Islamophobia, but perpetuating it. More »

  • Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?
    Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks? Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London. More »

  • Norway: Terror threat or attack on nation 'likely' Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian intelligence authorities said Wednesday that the Nordic country "likely" will be threatened by or hit with an act of terror in the next 12 months. More »

  • Correction: NATO-Stoltenberg story
    Correction: NATO-Stoltenberg story Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about new NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his first term as prime minister of Norway lasted seven months. He served one year and seven months, from March 2000 to October 2001. More »

  • Our Comedy Jihad at the NYC Subway
    Our Comedy Jihad at the NYC Subway Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Anti-Muslim hate monger Pam Geller’s subway and bus poster campaign launches this week. I say we launch our own to fight her with laughs. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Everybody’s talking about the Greyhound strike agreement, Joan Burton’s car being blocked, and Kurds fleeing from Islamic State. More »

  • Breivik's father says he is partially responsible for murders
    Breivik's father says he is partially responsible for murders Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said on Thursday he felt partially responsible and regretted not having been there for his son before he killed 77 people in 2011. More »

  • Norwegian mass killer Breivik getting ever more extreme, father fears
    Norwegian mass killer Breivik getting ever more extreme, father fears Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The father of Anders Behring Breivik, who massacred 77 people in central Oslo and at an island summer camp in 2011, said on Thursday his son's fascist, anti-immigrant views seemed to be getting ever more extreme in jail. "It's not nice being the father of a mass murderer," former diplomat Jens Breivik, 78, told a news conference to launch an autobiography entitled "My Fault?". He said the discovery that his son was the killer exceeded a parent's worst nightmares. ... More »

  • Anders Breivik 'Becoming More Dangerous' says Norwegian Mass Murderer's …
    Anders Breivik 'Becoming More Dangerous' says Norwegian Mass Murderer's … Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son has grown more radicalised and possibly more dangerous while in prison. More »

  • Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path
    Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. More »

  • Syrian immigrant to head Norway youth group attacked by Breivik
    Syrian immigrant to head Norway youth group attacked by Breivik Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    A Syrian-born refugee is to become the next leader of Norway's Workers' Youth League, in an ironic twist for Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right nationalist who shot dead scores of the movement's members in 2011. More »

  • Norway considers renting Dutch prison cells Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway is in talks with the Netherlands to rent prison space and export some prisoners while carrying out urgent maintenance work and to ease overcrowding, an official said Tuesday. More »

  • Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison
    Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, says he wants to establish a "fascist" party from prison, claiming this could prevent a repeat of his massacre. More »

  • Father of Norway's mass murderer asks: What if? Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent. More »

  • Breivik's father examines causes of massacre in book
    Breivik's father examines causes of massacre in book Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will publish a book in October entitled "My Fault? A Father's Story" on his role in fathering a killer, his publisher announced Wednesday. More »

  • Mass Murderer Breivik's Dad Writes Book On Son
    Mass Murderer Breivik's Dad Writes Book On Son Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik's father admits he feels some guilt over the actions of his son, who killed 77 people in Norway three years ago. The revelation came in an excerpt from a book Jens Breivik has written about his son. A Father's Story, which has been put together with the help of a ghost writer, Mr Breivik writes: "I feel some guilt and I feel some responsibility. Breivik is serving a 21-year prison sentence, which can be extended, for the killing of 77 people in Oslo and the island of Utoeya in 2011. More »

  • Norway bolsters security on 'Syria threat'
    Norway bolsters security on 'Syria threat' Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Bergen airspace partly closed and travellers' ID checks tightened over "credible" threat from former fighters in Syria. More »

  • Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert
    Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Norway closed part of the airspace over its second city Bergen and tightened border checks on Saturday, police said, two days after the country upped security following a terror alert. More »

  • Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack
    Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's security officials said Thursday. More »

  • Islamists planning imminent attack in Norway - police Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    By Ole Petter Skonnord and Balazs Koranyi OSLO (Reuters) - Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-based militants who have gained combat experience in conflicts around the globe have become the biggest threat to the Nordic nation and up to 50 have travelled to Syria in recent years, police said. "We have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly, probably within days," Benedicte Bjoernland, the director of the Police Security Service, the police's intelligence unit, said. She said police had no information about the target or the nature of the planned attack so armed police, an unusual sight in Norway, would be deployed in places considered high risk. More »

  • Norway: Terror threat against Norway Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria. More »

  • Norway Warns Of 'Concrete' Terror Threat
    Norway Warns Of 'Concrete' Terror Threat Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Norway has warned of a "concrete terror threat" from people with links to Syrian fighters, with an attack possible "within days". Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), said her agency had received "reliable information" from foreign officials. About 50 people have travelled from Norway to fight in Syria, around half of whom have now returned, according to the agency. The risks posed by fighters trained in Syria were previously highlighted by Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, who warned there are  "several thousand Islamist extremists (in Britain) who see the British people as a legitimate target". More »