Lots of links, but just mentally, for now, you can file this one under “Diversity is
our the greatest strength lie ever foisted upon a free people”.
More Muslim immigrants = less freedom and security for everyone else.
Learn that simple equation, your civilization’s life may depend upon it.
Part 1 from the VOA: “Norway’s intelligence agency says it has information about a “concrete threat” from people who are linked to radical Islamist fighters in Syria.The head of the Norwegian security service, Benedict Bjoernland, told reporters Thursday that the agency has “reliable information” from a foreign partner about the possibility of an attack “within days.” There was no indication of a specific target.
“We also have information that indicates a terror act will be conducted in Norway soon, probably within the next few days. We have no information on who, how, or what target and in which way a possible attack could be carried out.”
Bjoernland said authorities hope making the information public will deter the would-be attackers.
He said the information involves people who have been fighters in Syria. The intelligence agency, known as PST, said last month that about 50 people traveled from Norway to Syria to participate in the fighting. About half of those have since returned to Norway.”
Part 2: from the WSJ:OSLO—Norwegian police said on Thursday that they had received intelligence of a potential terrorist attack that could take place within the next few days, and said armed guards had been placed at airports, train stations and borders.“We’ve received an unspecified threat, but worrisome and credible, related to a potential terrorist attack that may happen in Norway in the near future,” Benedicte Bjornland, head of Norway’s Police Security Service, told The Wall Street Journal. “The threat is of limited duration.”
The threat was related to a small group of people with links to an extreme Islamist group in Syria, but Ms. Bjornland wouldn’t say how many people were involved nor whether any were Norwegian citizens. The police don’t know the exact location and timing of a potential attack.“Since we received this information, we’ve worked intensively to clarify if it’s accurate. The work we’ve done have strengthened our impression that something is being planned, rather than the opposite,” said Ms. Bjornland.
The duration of the threat was only a couple of days, said the police, without elaborating.According to Norway’s national police website, an attack was planned “in Europe, and Norway is mentioned.” Ms. Bjornland declined to say if other countries were also under threat, and said “we don’t comment on other countries, we only relate to Norway.”About 50 Norwegians have traveled to Syria to fight since the conflict began, and about half have returned. Most are young men with no family attachment to Syria, according to a recent report by Norwegian police and intelligence services.
The Security Intelligence Service (FSIS) in neighboring Finland, and Sweden’s security service (SÄPO) said the threat in Norway didn’t affect their threat level. Some 40 people have traveled from Finland to Syria during the conflict, and 80 Swedish citizens have traveled to join various Islamic rebel groups.The terror threat in Norway comes amid worries in many western countries about the consequences of the Syrian conflict. The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in May that the Syrian civil war poses a growing, long-term security threat as fighters from that conflict return to the U.S. and Europe.
“So there’s going to be a diaspora out of Syria at some point, and we are determined not to let lines be drawn from Syria today to a future 9/11,” FBI Director James Comey said at the time.Extreme Islamism is been regarded as Norway’s biggest national security threat, and the Norwegian Police Security Service said the current situation was “serious, but expected.”Norway’s police, usually unarmed, today placed armed officers at key transport hubs such as train stations, bus stations and airports, and along the country’s borders. Tourist access to the Oslo City Hall, where the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held, was closed due to the threat.“So far we’ve taken measures at travel hubs such as airports, train stations and other places where people travel,” National Police Commissioner Vidar Refvik told the WSJ. “There will be officers on patrol, but with other equipment than usual, as they will be armed.”“This is a materialization of the general threat assessment that the Police Security Service presented earlier this year, where they said there was a higher probability that Norway would be struck by terrorism,” Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, told the WSJ. “Even if it’s unusual to warn the population in Norway, it’s common in many other countries.”