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at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2019 01:34PM
Today is Eid al-Adha, the festival at the end of the haj. White male terrorism...again.


[www.theguardian.com]
One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, Oslo police said on Saturday, adding that one man had been apprehended.

The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young white man”, police added.

The victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation, mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told TV2.

“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” he said. The shooter, who wore body armour and a helmet, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived, Mushtaq added.

Earlier this year the Islamic centre implemented extra security measures following the massacre of more than 50 people at two New Zealand mosques by a suspected right-wing extremist.

In 2011, the anti-Muslim neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity, the majority of them teenagers at a leftwing youth camp.
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Re: at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 10, 2019 02:15PM
Clearly they need more guns in Norway.



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Re: at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 02:24PM
Seems a worse disaster was prevented only because this mosque has security guards.
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Re: at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 10, 2019 02:26PM
The Guardian story (as quoted above) says the shooter was overpowered by members of the mosque.
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Re: at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 10, 2019 02:50PM
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pdq
The Guardian story (as quoted above) says the shooter was overpowered by members of the mosque.

Yes, that's what the Norwegian paper Budstikka says too, the person who overpowered the gunman was also in his 70s and only 3 people were in the Mosque at the time. The man who was shot is thankfully not seriously injured.

[www.budstikka.no]
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Re: at Norway mosque “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,”
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2019 06:22PM
Update from NYTimes

OSLO — A worshiper thwarted an attack on a mosque Saturday by a young man wearing a helmet and body armor, according to Norwegian authorities and a witness. Hours later, police said they found a dead woman at a home linked to the assailant.

Police described the suspect as a young white man who appeared to have acted alone. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the mosque attack near the capital Oslo and later with murder in connection with the dead body.

When police made their way into a home where the suspect once lived, they found the body of a young woman.

“He is indicted for murder,” said Rune Skjold, a police spokesman.

During the mosque attack, the suspect was overpowered by a 75-year-old member of the congregation who sustained light injuries, said Irfan Mushtaq, a former director of the al-Noor Islamic Centre mosque and a board member who witnessed it.



“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol,” and was wearing body armor, a helmet and black clothes, Mr. Mushtaq told Norwegian televisionTV2. “He broke through a glass door and fired shots.”

Only three people were in the mosque at the time, at about 4 p.m. local time. But if he had arrived earlier during prayers, the attacker could have hurt many more people, he said.

Police said they were aware of online posts linked to the suspect, whose name has not been released. About two hours before the attack, a post appeared on 8chan, the message board that had hosted the anti-immigrant manifesto of the man accused of the El Paso shooting. The post raised questions of whether it could have been written by the shooting suspect.

“Well cobblers it’s my time,” the post began in English, ending with the Norwegian phrase “valhall venter” or “heaven awaits.”
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