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WorldNorway mosque shooter suspected of terrorism, rejects allegations

14:40  12 august  2019
14:40  12 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

One person wounded in mosque shooting outside Norwegian capital of Oslo

One person wounded in mosque shooting outside Norwegian capital of Oslo One person was wounded Saturday during a shooting at a mosque in a suburb of the Norwegian capital of Oslo, police said. Oslo police said via Twitter that the shooting occurred at Al-Noor Islamic Center, where the shooter and another person sustained minor injuries. The suspected shooter, who is Norwegian, was in custody, police said via Twitter. Multiple weapons were found inside the mosque, police said. The weapons are believed to be connected to the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. Police were trying to determine whether there were wider threats to other mosques and security has been increased.

Norwegian police are investigating Saturday’s shooting at an Oslo mosque as a possible act of terrorism , a police official said on Sunday. The detained man is also suspected of killing a female relative before going to the mosque armed with three firearms and wearing body armor.

The suspect in the shooting at a mosque outside Oslo held far-right, anti-immigrant, views. The young white male is suspected in the murder of his stepsister Norwegian media reported on Saturday that the suspect was believed to have praised the Christchurch, New Zealand, shooter in an online forum

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.

Norway mosque shooter suspected of terrorism, rejects allegations© 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.

Norway mosque shooter suspected of terrorism, rejects allegations© Terje Pedersen Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has assured the Muslim community of her government's support

In Norway, being formally named as a suspect is a step prior to indictment.

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An attack by a gunman at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism , police said on Sunday. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital - a young, white male carrying several guns - had expressed far-right

Shooting at Norway mosque investigated as 'possible act of terrorism '. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Center near the Norwegian capital - a young, white male carrying several guns - had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online, assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news

At a detention hearing expected to be held behind closed doors later Monday, police were to ask the court to place the suspect in isolation for four weeks.

The suspect's lawyer, Unni Fries, told AFP her client rejects the allegations.

The suspect is accused of entering the mosque in the affluent Oslo suburb of Baerum armed with at least two weapons and opening fire before being overpowered by a 65-year-old man who suffered minor injuries.

Hours after the attack, the body of a young woman was found in a home in Baerum and police on Sunday confirmed it was the suspect's 17-year-old stepsister.

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An armed attack at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism , police said on Sunday.The suspected shooter at "We're investigating this as an attempt at carrying out an act of terrorism ," he said. The suspect had been apprehended after the attack, in

OSLO — An armed attack at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism , police said on Sunday. The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital – a young, white male carrying several guns – had expressed far-right

According to local media, she was of Chinese origin and had been adopted by the companion of the suspect's father.

Oslo's acting chief of the police operation Rune Skjold said Sunday the investigation showed that the suspect appeared to hold "far-right" and "anti-immigrant" views.

- 'Race war' -

Shortly before the mosque attack, a person identifying himself as Philip Manshaus had posted a message on the EndChan forum calling on readers to move a "race war" off the web and into real life ("irl").

The author said he was selected by "saint tarrant", an apparent reference to the New Zealand mosque attack suspect Brenton Tarrant, accused of killing 51 people in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch in March.

EndChan confirmed on Twitter that a man "claiming to be the Oslo shooter" had posted material on the forum.

The post ended with the words "Valhalla awaits," a reference to the afterlife for those who have died in battle in Norse mythology.

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The suspected shooter , who charged the al-Noor Islamic Centre near Oslo on Saturday, was a young, white male carrying several guns. Shots were fired in the attack, but nobody at the mosque was killed. The stifled attack was credited to the people More: Norway Mosque Shooting Terrorism .

A shooting at a mosque outside Norway 's capital that left one person injured is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism , officials said Sunday. Budstikka also quoted a mosque board member, Irfan Mushtaq, as saying the shooter wore a helmet and a uniform when he entered the mosque .

The shooting follows a rise in white supremacist attacks, including the recent El Paso massacre in the United States.

The Oslo attack took place on the eve of the Islamic celebration of Eid Al-Adha, marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, stoking fears among Norway's Muslims.

In July 2011, rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a "Muslim invasion", killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near the government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utoya.

Norwegian police said they had been in contact with the Oslo mosque attack suspect prior to Saturday's shooting amid concerns over what he was posting online.

In Norwegian media, neighbours and acquaintances have meanwhile described the suspect as a happy and well-adjusted person, but whose behaviour had changed during the past year.

According to public broadcaster NRK, he reportedly became "very religious" and adopted increasingly extreme rightwing views.

Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Sunday assured Norway's Muslim community of government support.

Her coalition government includes the populist Progress Party, which has in its ranks some members accused of harbouring xenophobic sentiments.

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