Terror defendant can stand trial

Court-appointed psychiatrists have determined that the young ultra-right-wing Norwegian who murdered his adopted step-sister and then opened fire in a mosque is capable of standing trial. Police have also determined that the 23-year-old Philip Manshaus acted alone. After 11 conversations with Philip Manshaus, the psychiatrists unanimously agreed that he suffered no form of psychosis when […]

Sparks fly over Koran burning in Kristiansand

Turkey’s foreign ministry has issued a formal complaint following a demonstration in Norway’s southern city of Kristiansand over the weekend, during which an anti-Islamic organization burned a copy of the Koran. “We strongly condemn the disrespect for our holy book,” reads the press release from Turkey. Turkish officials, citing concern over a rise in discrimination […]

Krekar can be extradited

The Oslo County Court has ruled that Islamic cleric Mullah Krekar can be extradited to Italy, where he has been convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for being part of a terrorist organization. Krekar immediately appealed the court’s decision. Brynjar Meling, defense attorney for Krekar, told TV2 that he was not surprised, “but […]

Supreme Court boosts Islamist’s jail terms for threats

Norway’s Supreme Court has sentenced Islamic extremist Mohyeldeen Mohammad to two years and six months in prison for threatening the Liberal Party’s Member of Parliament Abid Raja. Mohammad’s appeal to the high court backfired, leaving him with a jail term that’s three months longer than what he’d been sentenced to by an appeals court. Mohammad, […]

Step-sister killed because she was Asian

An autopsy into the death of 17-year-old Johanne Zhanglia Ihle-Hansen in Bærum last month has concluded that she was killed with two shots to her head and two to her chest. Her step-brother, 21-year-old terror defendant Philip Manshaus, is charged with her murder, which police now confirm was motivated by her Chinese ethnicity. “We have […]

Terrorist wanted ‘to scare Muslims’

The 21-year-old Norwegian charged with firing shots inside a mosque and murdering his Chinese-born step-sister last weekend agreed on Monday to undergo a pre-trial psychiatric observation. He now refuses to undergo more questioning by police, but has told them that his main goal was “to scare Muslims.” Unni Fries, defense attorney for Philip Manshaus of […]

Security boosted at mosques, court

UPDATED: Norwegian police and the public themselves were boosting security at mosques around the country, as Muslims began their most important holiday season this week. In Oslo, neighbours literally formed a ring around a local mosque after a young Norwegian man fired shots inside a mosque in suburban Bærum and also was charged with killing […]

Mosque shooting widely condemned

A young Norwegian man who fired shots inside a mosque in suburban Oslo Saturday evening was refusing to talk with police on Sunday. He’s in custody, charged with murder and attempted murder, while Prime Minister Erna Solberg joined other top politicians in condemning what’s being investigated as a terrorist attack by a right-wing extremist. “All […]

Women’s murderers sentenced to death

Norway generally condemns death sentences, but those handed out to three men convicted of having murdered two young Scandinavian women on holiday in Morocco seemed to be well-received on Thursday. A fourth man involved in the murders was sentenced by the Moroccan court to life in prison. They were convicted of killing 28-year-old Maren Ueland […]

Solheim stunned by terror in Sri Lanka

Erik Solheim, the former Norwegian politician who spent years brokering peace on Sri Lanka, was among those wondering whether the brutal terrorist group IS was behind the Easter attacks on the island nation. The speculation comes just as the Norwegian government is under pressure to bring home IS widows and their children from refugee camps […]