Some are looking to Tim McVeigh, others to al-Qaeda. It is interesting that a handful of attacks by “right wing extremists,” as compared to tens of thousands by Islamic jihadists, and yet the suspicion always fastens upon the “right wingers” as much or more than it does upon jihadists. In any case, it is anyone’s guess at this point.
“Terrorism experts believe Al Qaeda is behind [attacks],” a translation of this article from Nyheder, July 22:
Several terrorism experts suspect the Islamists of being behind terrorist attacks in Oslo. – It is likely al-Qaeda, according to the Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp.
No groups or individuals have taken the blame for the powerful bomb has killed at least seven people and injured dozens of people.
Police say that there is a connection between the bomb attack in the government quarter and the shooting at UtÃ¸ya where many are killed.
It is likely al-Qaeda is behind the terrorist attack in Oslo, said the Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp.
The terror expert bases his assumption on the fact that people linked to al-Qaeda have previously been detected in Norway, and Norway’s participation in NATO operations in Muslim countries. In addition, the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed outraged Muslims Norwegian, says Magnus Ranstorp.
The extensiveness of the attack also indicates that al-Qaeda is behind it, he said.
He said that the threat is greatly elevated in all of Scandinavia, and especially in Denmark, according to the terrorism expert….
An advisor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Helge LurÃ¥s, says that it is difficult to speculate on why Norway seems to have now been affected by terrorism.
But he keeps it likely that this may be linked to other major terrorist attacks that Islamists have perpetrated.
– We see NOK in a fertilizer bomb of great power – some one hundred kilograms – not unlike those we saw during the terrorist attacks in Tanzania and Nairobi in 1998. It is a powerful explosive – one of the strongest we’ve seen in a long time. The Taliban in Afghanistan use those bombs….