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Government launches ‘pre-terror’ plan. The Norwegian government has published a new plan of action as part of its fight against terror. Its 30-point advance strategy is designed to prevent both violent extremism and radicalisation and focuses on four key areas: improved awareness and data-gathering, reinforced governmental collaboration, improved dialogue and participation, as well as supporting people at risk and the disadvantaged. “We are aiming at broad prevention efforts so that violent extremist attitudes will not turn into actions,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in a press releasing, warning of a crackdown on any offenders.

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Government launches ‘pre-terror’ plan

Published on Thursday, 2nd December, 2010 at 13:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The Norwegian government has published a new plan of action as part of its fight against terror.

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Forewarned is forearmed

Its 30-point advance strategy is designed to prevent both violent extremism and radicalisation and focuses on four key areas: improved awareness and data-gathering, reinforced governmental collaboration, improved dialogue and participation, as well as supporting people at risk and the disadvantaged.

“We are aiming at broad prevention efforts so that violent extremist attitudes will not turn into actions,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in a press releasing, warning of a crackdown on any offenders.

Minister of Justice Knut Storberget underlines the risk of terrorist action in Norway is still low, but argues experiences from other countries hit by terrorism show the international threat-level is on the rise.

“Norway is one of the safest countries in the world, yet we have no guarantee against terror. We see some trends that point in the same direction, such as in other European countries where terrorist acts have either been attempted or carried out,” he says.

Responsible

Janne Kristiansen, head of the Police Security Service (PST), has previously expressed fears about the increased risk of terror in Norway. She has also alleged terrorist organisations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia have increased their efforts to actively recruit and train young Norwegians.

Earlier this year, police arrested and indicted three suspected terrorists with alleged connections to al-Qaida who it believes were planning to attack a target in Norway. Some politicians have called for revisions to Norway’s anti-terror laws, claiming they are outdated.

Moreover, previously unseen classified US Iraqi war files disclosed by Wikileaks confirm Mullah Krekar, founder of terrorist group Ansar al-Islam, is a threat to Norwegian national security.

He is currently awaiting deportation back to Iraq, but authorities cannot return him Iraqi officials confirm he will not be tortured or sentenced to death.

“The government wants to be one step ahead to counter and prevent undesirable tendencies,” says Minister of Justice Storberget.




Published on Thursday, 2nd December, 2010 at 13:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: terror, plan, norwegian, government, knut, storberget, justice, minister, jens, stoltenberg, prime, police, security, service, pst, janne, kristiansen, mullah, krekar, ansar, al-islam, al-qaida.





  
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