The secret service of Norway WARNED of radicalized young men only weeks before horrific murders.
Only weeks before the massacre that left at least five people dead, Norway’s secret service issued a public warning about the dangers of young males becoming radicalized.
In the last year, the police intelligence agency PST in the Scandinavian country said it received between 400 and 500 “reports of concern or tips” about persons that it thought serious enough to investigate. The total number of tips was substantially higher, according to Annet Aamodt of the PST, who told newspaper Aftenposten that not all of them were worth pursuing further.
The PST also stated that far-right terror strikes in Norway pose an equal or larger risk than assaults by Islamic extremists.
It also noted that over the past year, it had noticed “an increase in the number of Norwegians who profess understanding and support for right-wing extreme terror.”
This warning was issued in August, just weeks before an unidentified guy created 30 minutes of chaos in Kongsberg, Norway, some 80 miles from Oslo.
The unidentified gunman is said to have opened fire on a Co-Op store in the small mining town, killing at least four people.
Later, he was apprehended by police, who stated that they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the attack.
Oeyvind Aas, the police chief, acknowledged that terrorism was not ruled out as a motive for the attack, which took place over a “large region.”
Ms. Aamodt recently cautioned that children are becoming increasingly radicalized.
She went on to say that “the majority” of the cases still involve “young adults” between the ages of 18 and 35.
The attacker’s age and motivation for carrying out the seemingly random attacks are unknown.
Ms. Aamodt previously stated that the far right and Islamist radicals were equally represented in the tip-offs she received.
She also addressed claims that Norway, which has strict freedom of expression legislation, is not doing enough to combat extremism.
The attack by neo-Nazi Anders Breivik ten years ago was commemorated in July.
After expressing his hatred to Islam and blaming feminism for a European “cultural suicide,” he slaughtered 77 people.
Then, in 2019, Philip Manshaus fatally shot Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, his 17-year-old step-sister, merely because she was Chinese.
Manshaus then went to a mosque with the goal of killing even more people, but he underestimated prayer times.
“Brinkwire Summary News” later pinned him down.