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Police fear terrorist recruitment of Norwegian youths. “We know it’s happening,” head of Police Security Service (PST) says. Terrorist organisations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia are trying to recruit and train young Norwegians, according to the Police Security Service (PST). Janne Kristiansen, head of the PST, tells NRK they are aware of extreme Islamic groups in Norway that have attempted to recruit several youths who have said they are willing to fight.

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Police fear terrorist recruitment of Norwegian youths

Published on Wednesday, 10th February, 2010 at 13:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th April 2010 at 09:56.

“We know it’s happening,” head of Police Security Service (PST) says.

Janne Kristiansen, Head of PST
Janne Kristiansen, Head of PST
Photo: PST/Flickr


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Terrorist organisations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia are trying to recruit and train young Norwegians, according to the Police Security Service (PST).

Janne Kristiansen, head of the PST, tells NRK they are aware of extreme Islamic groups in Norway that have attempted to recruit several youths who have said they are willing to fight.

“We know this is something that must be prevented. It’s one of our top priorities,” she says, though she won’t confirm if anyone from Norway has actually joined.

European problem

Swedish authorities also confirm a similar problem, with 20 or so incidents in the last few years of Swedes having travelled to training camps in Somalia.

“Our assessment is that about a dozen people are there right now,” says Mathias Lindholm in the Swedish Security’s (SÄPO) information department.




Published on Wednesday, 10th February, 2010 at 13:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th April 2010 at 09:56.

This post has the following tags: norway, norwegian, immigrants, europe, european, youths, swedish, swedes, sweden, somalia, afghanistan, islamic, extremists, pakistan.





  
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