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Friday, July 22, 2011

Terrorist Bomb Attack in Oslo, Norway ... Who Dunnit?

As everyone knows by now, there has been a horrific bomb attack in the center of Oslo, Norway and a shooting spree in a Norwegian summer camp:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

Norway is an odd choice as a Muslim terror target:
  • Norway has endorsed Palestinian statehood. See this, this and this
  • Norway has excluded Isareli investments. As Haaertz reported last year:

Norway’s 450 billion euro oil-riches fund has excluded two Israeli firms involved in developing settlements ... on ethical grounds, Norway’s finance ministry said on Monday.

  • Indeed, Senator Lieberman has accused Norway of promoting anti-semitism
  • Norway has also announced its plan to withdraw from the Libyan war

This is hardly the profile of a normal Muslim terrorist target. Therefore, many are alleging that it is another false flag terror attack.

In addition, as Business Insider notes:

The other big possibility, touted by some on Twitter, is that the attack could have come from the Norwegian right. The Norwegian far right were once a feared proposition but have been relatively mellow in recent years due to the success of populist success of the Progress Party.

BBC notes:

Meanwhile a gunman dressed as a policeman started shooting at a Labour youth camp on the island of Utoeya.

Unconfirmed reports say several people have been killed. The gunman has been arrested.

The Telegraph reports:

Hours later there was an summer camp youth conference of the ruling Labour Party, which is being attended by current Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The conference is taking place on the island of Ut√łya. The man apparently infiltrated the conference on the pretence that he had been sent by the police as a security measure in the wake of the Oslo explosions. As such, it is likely he was ethnically Norwegian. This could indicate the involvement of a far-right group rather than an Islamist group ...
MSNBC notes:
Police say the gunman is a 32-year-old Norwegian.

Witnesses described the suspect as "blond" and "Nordic-looking." Late Friday, Knut Storberegt, Norway's royal minister of justice and the police, confirmed that he is a Norwegian; the BBC, citing police, said he was from Utoya. Police said he is also believed to have been involved in the bombing that killed seven people earlier in the day in Oslo, about 25 miles away.

Magnus Ranstorp, a specialist in militant Islamic movements and research director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defense College, cautioned that widespread assumptions that the attacks were connected to international terrorism could be wrong.

The description of the suspect and his possible involvement in bombing national government offices "point to an internal rather than external extremist," Ranstorp told Nettavisen.

But see this and this.


  1. They are saying that the gunman arrested at Utoeya island has confirmed relatedness to the bomb attack in Oslo and warned of two more attacks scheduled. Also a building in front of the explosion is an immigrant center, it seems, suggesting that immigrants were a target.

    I understand that it is a Fascist attack. Another think is who is pulling the strings and there you may well have a point when suggesting NATO and the Zionist International (hard to prove however).

  2. Being a Muslim and a Pakistani, I'm appalled and sickened by these terrorist attacks in Oslo. The largest immigrant community in Norway happens to be of Pakistani origin and I'm afraid they'll be made the usual scapegoats whereas there have been eyewitness reports that the terrorist attacking the youth at the Island was a local white caucasian indicating there's more than meets the eye. Even then, Norway's an accommodating country, extremely tolerant of all religions and it's highly unlikely that extremist muslims could have been the real perpetrators behind these dastardly attacks. As you have rightly pointed out, America and Israel, probably, might have punished Norway for pulling out of the Libyan war and vying for Palestinian statehood.

  3. I found the recent statement and the choice of words used by Prime Minister Stoltenberg very compelling and clearly not directed toward any Muslim group, or individuals.

    Surely even a complete idiot could discern that 'Muslim Terrorists' would have no reason to 'silence' a country that has vocally stated it intends to support a Palestinian state.

    I've often wondered if the final tipping point would come via a more obscure source than we would ever expect.

    I personally think the tide is on it's way out now and the desperate are becoming very careless.

  4. I think the question isn't "Why should I care?" but "What can I do?"

    Honestly, knowing this doesn't make a difference. Nothing will change. 50 years from now, we'll find out the same things about recent attacks and events and no one will give a damn because by then, it'll be too late.

    It's unfortunate, but we can't do anything about it.

    I'll be more than happy to be proved wrong.

  5. Wow.
    Just... wow.
    You've jumped right in and put it to us that terrorism is a synonym of Islam and Muslims. Turns out he's a Christian fundamentalist. Get away from the stereo-types and don’t jump to conclusions and hypotheses where it can do more harm than good. The Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania was years before 9/11 and no one assumed that was terrorism. A changing landscape is no excuse to rely on contingent statements and not be objective. Even entertaining a Libyan or Muslim motive does more harm than good. This thread should be closed down.

  6. This conspiracy theory is out of date. Everything written here actually makes perfect sense seeing as they've caught a christian white supremacist as the main suspect.

    As usual the space lizard believers jump to a conclusion before any evidence is in. Even tho we now have a better picture of the incident, these ideas still reverberate around the internet. People don't even know what it is they're sceptical about anymore. They just know they don't believe the official story, but they'll believe any other story.

  7. In the past hard they tried to divide countries like Sri Lanka by supporting the LTTE (terrorists) in SL. But now they have faced the cruelty of terrorism by them selves.

    It doesnt matter which country you are in terrorists fight against the humanity. So without expecting political advantage by supporting the terrorist in poor countries, this is the time to unite against terrorism. It can be SL, India or Somalia or Norway, only innocent people will suffer...

  8. What about state terrorism, Samudra, what about the violence exerted by states against their citizens or subjects? We tend to forget that some expressions of what you call "terrorism" are just a reaction to state terrorism, death squads, police repression, torture and lack of democracy for at least one sector of society.

    Using the term "terrorism" as catch-all word is useless. This is fascist terrorism, what is the problem in Sri Lanka, why are you not talking of state terrorism against Tamils?


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