Figuring out how government should respond will present a tough test — pushing up against laws protecting personal freedoms and the likelihood that, even with more forceful intelligence, an isolated and thorough plotter will remain exceeding difficult to stop.
Adam Geller and Ian MacDougall
, August 04, 2011
Warning voters about the danger of increasing Muslim influence in Norway, the Progress Party rode a wave of anti-immigrant feeling and took nearly a quarter of the seats in parliament in the country's last election.
The anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to a bombing and youth camp massacre that killed 77 people in Norway has told investigators he also considered attacking other targets linked to the government or the prime minister's Labor Party, police said today.
A resolution condemning last week’s violence in Norway and sponsored by senators from North Dakota, Minnesota and other states with large numbers of Norwegian Americans has passed the Senate unanimously.
Norway began burying the dead today, a week after an anti-Muslim extremist killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage. Mourners of all ages vowed they would not let the massacre threaten their nation's openness and democracy.
Bjoern H. Amland and Ian MacDougall
, July 29, 2011
Two visions of the Norway atrocity emerged today, as Europe gropes for answers following a tragedy that claimed the lives of 78 people. While a picture emerged of a solitary killer, the attack carried out by Anders Behring Breivik has stirred questions in Europe about whether authorities have neglected the threat of right-wing extremists in their push to crack down on Islamist terror groups after 9/11.
Marianne Bremnes' nightmare began with a phone call on a summer Friday afternoon. It was her 16-year-old daughter Julie, attending a youth camp for members of the Labour Party on the idyllic Norwegian island of Utoya. A crazy man was shooting. People were dying.
Bjoern H. Amland and Jill Lawless
, July 27, 2011
Five days after an attacker incensed by Norway's culture of tolerance horrified the world, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on today issued a quiet call of defiance to his countrymen: Make Norway even more open and accepting. See a video report at the end of the article
A dreadlocked teenage musician who made it onto a television talent show. A secretary who might have survived if her bicycle hadn't been in the shop. A gentle young man whose last phone conversation with his father broke off with the words, "Dad, someone is shooting." All were among the 76 victims of Friday's bombing in downtown Oslo and the island summer-camp shooting spree that followed.
Karl Ritter and Louise Nordstrom
, July 26, 2011
The suspect in the bombing and mass shooting that killed 76 people in Norway sees himself as "some kind of savior" and is likely insane, his attorney said today, though the lawyer said he did not know whether he would use an insanity defense.
The self-described perpetrator of Norway's deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in solitary confinement Monday after calmly telling a court that two other cells of collaborators stood ready to join his murderous campaign.
In all, at least 92 people were killed in the twin attacks that police are blaming on the same suspect, 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik. "He has confessed to the factual circumstances," Breivik's defense lawyer, Geir Lippestad, told public broadcaster NRK. Lippestad said his client had also made some comments about his motives.
Ian MacDougall and Louise Nordstrom
, July 23, 2011
Norway's peace was shattered twice Friday when a bomb ripped open buildings in the heart of its government and a man dressed as a police officer gunned down youths at a summer camp. Police linked one Norwegian to both attacks, which killed a total of at least 16 people in nation's worst violence since World War II.
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