Family thanks public for condolences

The adoptive parents of 17-year-old Johanne Zhanghia Ihle-Hansen, who police believe was murdered by her right-wing extremist step-brother who’s also charged with terrorism, have expressed appreciation for the support and condolences they’ve received, also from Islamic leaders who were targets of their son’s attack on a local mosque. The victim’s high school in Sandvika opened […]

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 […]

New lives loom for evacuated orphans

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has finally been able to counter months of criticism that her government wasn’t doing enough to rescue Norwegian children from a squalid IS refugee camp in Syria. Five orphans whose Norwegian mother is missing and presumed dead were flown to Oslo, after weeks of secret and highly risky preparations that culminated […]

Solberg struggles with IS dilemma

Prime Minister Erna Solberg faces yet another thorny political dilemma involving Norwegian women who joined the brutal Islamic State (IS) terror group, had children with IS terrorists and now languish in squalid refugee camps in Syria and Iraq. Solberg’s own government is split over whether Norwegian taxpayers should bring both the women and their children […]

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 […]

Norway won’t help IS fighters home

Norwegian citizens who traveled to the Middle East to fight for or support the brutal Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization can’t expect to be brought home again at taxpayer expense. They’ll have to seek consular assistance themselves from where they are, claims Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. “As the situation is now, we won’t be […]

Somalian woman indicted for terror

A Somalian citizen living on the West Coast has become the first woman to be indicted for terrorist activity in Norway. She’s believed to have developed and spread propaganda on behalf of the brutal terrorist group IS. State broadcaster NRK reported that the woman was arrested at Norway’s main airport at Gardermoen in December of […]

Moroccan murders probed as terrorism

Prime Minister Erna Solberg condemned the murders of two young Norwegian and Danish women in Morocco earlier this week as a “brutal and meaningless attack.” Solberg’s office confirmed on Thursday that the murders are being investigated as “a possible terrorist act.” The Office of the Prime Minister was citing information from Moroccan authorities who have […]

City Hall files police report after threats

Officials at the Oslo City Hall have reported a local resident to the police, several months after he caused a disturbance, threatened security guards and top city politicians, and made several racist remarks in a meeting with members of the City Council’s culture committee. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported Monday that the director of the City Council’s […]

Politicians threatened at Oslo City Hall

Several top city politicians were threatened by a member of the public earlier this autumn, during a meeting of the Oslo City Council’s committee for cultural issues. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported this week that committee members from various political parties were badly frightened, while the man scaring them was ultimately allowed to just walk away. The […]