July 22, 2011
Update: Police in Norway say the man accused of killing more than 20 people at a youth camp is connected to the bombing of government buildings.
Security experts are speculating that the attacks in Norway are the work of both Islamists and right-wing extremists.
“Security experts say suspicion is likely to fall on both Islamists and right-wing extremists following a deadly bombing and a shooting at a political gathering in tranquil Norway,” reports Reuters.
“It was not clear if the attacks were linked, but the possibility of a complex, hybrid assault made it difficult to make an early call as to the likely political orientation of the assailants, security experts said.”
Following the bombing of Norway’s main government building in the capital Oslo, there was a shooting incident at Utoeya, an island south of Oslo where Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s Labor party youth section’s yearly gathering was taking place.
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The assailant was reportedly dressed as a policeman. He appeared to be Norwegian with blonde hair, thus fueling the right-wing element suggested by security experts.
“Simen Braende Mortensen, a guard on the boat to Utoya Island, has told VG that he saw a man in a police uniform and bulletproof vest drive on to the boat in a silver van. He showed his identification, told them that he was sent to check security, which was routine during the terrorist attack. Once the boat was over to the island, it took a few minutes, they heard shooting. The man apparently had a pistol and a rifle with telescopic sight,” the Telegraph reported.
New sources say at least 25 people have been killed at the summer camp. 700 people, mostly teenagers between 14-18, were assembled for the camp.
The al-Qaeda teamed up with white right-wing extremists speculation fits the terrorist narrative now unfolding.
As pointed out by Paul Joseph Watson yesterday, a new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists.