Experts and hackers aid terror police

Psychiatrists, body language interpreters, code breakers and hackers from around the world are aiding the investigation into the Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks suspect Anders Behring Breivik, bringing to light new aspects of the case that could reveal further individuals involved in the terrorist plot. The search for anyone who knew about the plans or […]

Calls to tackle racism after attacks

Issues of racism and discrimination continue to be hotly debated in Norway in the aftermath to the Oslo bombings and Utøya shootings that the confessed perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, claims were an attack on the country’s multiculturalism. The leader of the Conservative Party, Erna Solberg, has commented on the need to tackle racism, particularly Islamophobia. […]

‘Fjordman’ raises anonymity issues

New information about the life of Peder Jensen, who revealed himself to be the blogger “Fjordman” that is often quoted as a leading influence by Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks suspect Anders Behring Breivik, has been disclosed, as Jensen himself criticized police for treating him “like a murder suspect.” The debate on anonymous blogging in […]

Flowers taken in as dead laid to rest

Local officials in Oslo and many other cities and towns around Norway have begun the work of gathering in flowers and other items left at places to remember the victims of the Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks. This week has seen the funerals for many of those who died, with those buried thus far listed […]

‘Fjordman’ reveals identity

36-year-old Peder Jensen has given an interview to Norwegian newspaper VG where he reveals that he is the man behind the “Fjordman” blog referenced repeatedly in the online manifesto of Oslo and Utøya attacks suspect Anders Behring Breivik. After being identified by the police and subsequently questioned on Thursday afternoon, Jensen met reporters from VG […]

Breivik police question ‘Fjordman’

The anonymous blogger “Fjordman,” who is repeatedly referenced in the manifesto of Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks suspect Anders Behring Breivik, was being questioned by Norwegian police on Thursday afternoon after authorities found out his real identity. The international links between Breivik and other far right groups have also continued to be revealed, as well […]

Utøya helicopter response scrutinized

Senior Norwegian police figures have raised questions about the level of available resources after it emerged that the police’s only helicopter remained grounded for most of the time during the Oslo and Utøya attacks. It was also revealed that the street on which the Oslo bomb went off had been planned to close by September […]

Westboro Baptists to ‘picket’ funerals

The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for their protests at the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq, has threatened to picket the burials of victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Norway. A press release from the church, titled “Norway must repent or perish,” announces protests at the funerals “to warn the living: they […]

Gunman faces tougher questioning

Police are promising more “confrontational” interviews with the confessed perpetrator of the Oslo and Utøya attacks, Anders Behring Breivik, in an attempt to find out if any more people were connected with the crimes. Breivik is reportedly still refusing to reveal such information until a number of “impossible demands” are met, as further revelations about […]

Police want stricter gun control

Calls are going out for stricter gun regulation and changes to the Norwegian criminal code after the terrorist attacks on Oslo and Utøya, with police, politicians and academics welcoming a debate. When such a debate will be able to occur is more uncertain, with the American police chief in charge of the aftermath of the […]