Four jihadists (including one Norwegian national) who were arrested on charges of shooting at an Oslo synagogue this past Sunday were found to have plans and equipment to carry out much worse. Oslo Jihad Update from the Jerusalem Post: “Oslo terrorists targeted ambassador”
The terrorists who shot at an Oslo synagogue on Sunday also planned to kidnap Israeli ambassador to Norway Miriam Shomrat and cut off her head, Norwegian press reported on Friday.
According to Army Radio, Norwegian security services had been tracking the four suspects who, when apprehended, were found in possession of equipment necessary to implement their plan. Two of the suspects were reported to be Pakistani nationals, one was Turkish, and the fourth Norwegian.
Sunday’s shooting caused damage to the synagogue but wounded no one. Police who arrived on the scene after the incident identified at least ten bullet holes in the shul’s windows and exterior wall.
Sunday’s shooting came less than a week after an Al Qaida plot targeting the site was uncovered. Following the exposure of an Italian cell’s intention to attack the synagogue, police had said that they would take steps to secure the synagogue, but did not detail what they intended to do.