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Norwegian security service: The threat of Islamist terrorism has intensified

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) believes that the threat of terrorism from extreme Islamists in Norway has intensified since its last assessment. The threat level is still moderate.

The update was announced by the Police Security Service in a press release on Friday.

“We still consider it possible that someone will try to carry out terrorist acts in Norway, motivated by religious or Islamist motives,” PST wrote.

“It will not take much before the assessment of the expected threat is changed to probable,” PST added.Assessment elaboration The PST provided some clarification to its assessment.

“The background for the assessment is that the tension between freedom of expression and what many Muslims experience as offenses to Islam is growing both in Norway and Europe.



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