Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Arrest made in Oslo synagogue shooting

Norway's Aftenposten is reporting that police in Oslo have made an arrest in the synagogue shoot-up from last weekend. There are no surprises here.
The man's lawyer, John Christian Elden, denied any involvement in the synagogue shooting on the part of his client. In addition to the 29-year-old, who is of Pakistani extraction, Oslo police and the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) have arrested three others.
The article also reveals that this isn't the first time the unnamed perp has attempted to go jihadi:
The man was arrested in Germany this summer, suspected of participating in the planning of a terrorist attack on the soccer World Cup there. He was released quickly.
Catch and release is fine for under-sized bass, but not with these guys.

Update: Oh, and by the way. It should be noted that Aftenposten seems a tad squeamish about reporting what's really going on:
A 29-year-old man with links to the criminal A-gang is among the four suspects arrested on Tuesday and charged with firing on Oslo's synagogue last weekend.
"Criminal" A-gang. Not "Islamic terrorist" A-gang, or even "Islamic militant" A-gang. Just "criminal". Nothing to see here...move along now.

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