Suspect In Norway Attacks Has Ties To Far-Right Extremists

Posted by | July 23, 2011 13:39 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by pmichael

Europe’s “Oklahoma City” moment is how it is being described.

Police forces in many western European countries worry about rising far-right sentiment, fueled by a toxic mix of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry and increasing economic hardship…

Independent Norwegian television TV2 reported on Saturday that the Norwegian man detained after the attacks had links to right-wing extremism .

He has been identified as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik.

Police said the suspect had been charged with both the shooting attacks at the island youth camp where he was arrested and the bombing of government buildings earlier Friday…

A Facebook profile for an Oslo man of that name and age was removed early Saturday. It included a profile photo identical to the one being used by Norwegian media. In the profile, he listed himself as “single,” “Christian” and “conservative” and says he is director of Breivik Geofarm.

It had listed interests including bodybuilding, conservative politics and freemasonry.

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