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22:30  10 august  2019
22:30  10 august  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Norway mosque shooter suspected of terrorism, rejects allegations

Norway mosque shooter suspected of terrorism, rejects allegations A Norwegian suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo is suspected of a terrorist act and murder, police said Monday, allegations he rejects. © Terje Pedersen The suspect entered the mosque in the affluent Oslo suburb of Baerum armed with at least two weapons and opened fire The man, identified by media as 21-year old Philip Manshaus, is formally suspected of murder in the death of his 17-year-old stepsister, and of a "terrorist act" at the Al-Noor mosque on Saturday, police said in a statement.

One week after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas, another allegedly planned to live-stream an attack on a mosque in Oslo, Norway, and posted his intentions to hate forum 8chan.

Norway mosque shooter allegedly posted to 8chan before attack© Photo credit should read TERJE PEDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Worshippers told Budstikka (via the BBC), that the man entered the mosque with a “helmet and uniform,” and was overpowered inside. One person is described as being injured, although it’s not clear what the source of the injuries was. Local police have identified the man as a Norwegian man, and say that they “have information that he has been online.” The Verge was able to locate the suspected perpetrator’s account on Facebook before it was removed from the platform.

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According to screenshots of 8chan post, the shooter referenced the Christchurch, New Zealand shooter, and that he attempted to live-stream the attack on Facebook, but was unable to do so.

Following the New Zealand attack, Facebook and YouTube were forced to remove millions of copies of the shooter’s video, and Facebook implemented new restrictions on who would be permitted to post live video to the platform. The company indicated that it would apply a “one-strike” policy for users who violated its community standards. It’s not immediately clear if these restrictions prevented today’s shooter from streaming the incident, and Facebook did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.

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New Zealand mosque shooter sent letter from prison cell that was published on 4chan The man accused of killing 51 in the New Zealand mosque shootings has managed to send out a letter from prison warning an “Alan” from Russia that a “great conflict” is coming. © FoxNews.com Ryan Chilcote reports. Brenton Tarrant’s six-page document was posted on the forum earlier this week, forcing New Zealand officials to apologize for allowing the white supremacist to express his thoughts from behind bars. "I have made myself clear that this cannot happen again," Kelvin Davis, the country’s corrections minister, said in a statement Wednesday.

The attack marks the latest incident in which a white supremacist has posted their intentions to 8chan. Last week, the El Paso shooter posted a manifesto to the forum prior to his attack, following other shooters in New Zealand and Poway, California. Last week’s attack placed the forum under intense scrutiny for its role as an incubator for white supremacists. It saw its web andDDoS mitigation service shut off, quickly taking down the website. The site also came under investigation in the Philippines, where its owner, Jim Watkins, lives.

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