ISIL wife’s verdict due in May

Prosecutors are seeking a four-year prison term for a young Norwegian woman who traveled to Syria in 2013 after marrying a Norwegian foreign fighter for the terrorist group ISIL. Her defense attorney claims she should be acquitted, portraying her instead as a victim of human trafficking. Her trial ended just before the Easter holiday week, […]

Norway condemns attacks in France

The Norwegian government has joined others around the world in strongly condemning recent attacks by Islamic extremists in France. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said Norway fully supports French President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign to ensure freedom of expression and fundamental human rights. “We have been very clear both in our solidarity with France and in […]

PST probed after right-wing attack

Norway’s police intelligence agency PST, officially charged with evaluating and handling the most serious threats against national security, is now under investigation itself. At issue is how PST handled and failed to ward off last year’s deadly attack by another young Norwegian right-wing extremist. A key area under probe is how PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) responded […]

Justice ministry OKs Krekar extradition

Norway’s new justice minister, Monica Mæland, has determined that all legal requirements and conditions have been met regarding the pending extradition of Islamic cleric Mullah Krekar. She issued an extradition order Wednesday, which Krekar’s defense attorney has promised to keep fighting. Italy formally requested Krekar’s extradition after he was convicted on terror charges last year […]

Terror recovery takes a long time

More than a million Norwegians committed and even forced themselves to watch state broadcaster NRK’s highly acclaimed TV series about their national trauma on the 22nd of July, 2011. It’s taking a long time to recover and not least rebuild Norway’s heavily damaged government complex after the twin attacks that day by a lone right-wing […]

IS family’s rescue splits government

Norway’s conservative coalition government is deeply split and may even fall over its majority’s decision to rescue two small children from a refugee camp in Syria, including their Norwegian mother. She had traveled to the Middle East to join the brutal terrorist organization IS, and refused to allow Norwegian officials to retrieve the children she […]

PST confirms Danish terror connection

Norway’s domestic police intelligence agency PST has confirmed that a young Norwegian man charged with terrorism in Norway has had contact with one or more of those arrested in a major crackdown on an alleged terrorist network in Denmark. Danish police claim a terrorist attack was in the planning stages. “I can confirm that there […]

Court rejects Krekar’s appeal

Time may be running out for Mullah Krekar, Norway’s most troublesome and expensive refugee. An appeals court has refused to hear his objections to a lower court’s verdict that can clear the way for his extradition to Italy, where he’s been sentenced to 12 years in prison for terrorist activity. After nearly 30 years in […]

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 […]

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 […]