Skip to comments.Oslo attack speculation centers on Kurdish group (Ansar al-Islam; The 2001 Original Iraqi Al-Qaeda)
Posted on 07/22/2011 12:57:27 PM PDT by tobyhill
In the immediate aftermath of the attack in Oslo, speculation about the party that might be responsible has centered on Ansar al-Islam, a Kurdish militant group that has been tied by U.S. officials to al-Qaeda and that carried out attacks on American troops and civilians in Iraq at the height of the war there.
Norways contingent in Afghanistan, or even its cartoon crisis of 2006, could make the country a target for any number of terrorist groups, as the Atlantic has noted. Already, theres been at least one claim of responsibility for Fridays bombing from an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist.
The U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry White, said in a telephone interview Friday afternoon that investigators were still assembling information about the attacks and had not reached any conclusions on who was responsible.
Theyre still looking at it, White said. Often times the early answers are the wrong ones.
Still, Ansar a Sunni group that has been formally designated a terrorist organization by the United States makes good sense if for no other reason than the timing of the attack.
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The possibilities are endless.
But seriously, coordinated attacks are a hallmark of the Jihadis. This posturing has got to stop.
It’s right at the tip of my mind but I JUST can’t qute recall. Will someone please refresh my memory regarding the most prominent religion among the Kurds?
That seems odd, because from what I know (granted not much) Kurds are favorable to Westerners because they seem them as their protectors. The rampant speculation has to stop though, just like it was out of line with the Tucson shooting.
Maybe Saddam Hussein (and the Turks!) were right after all!
I was afraid for a minute it said Barry Manilow.
That caught my eye, too.
Ansar al-Islam (Friends of Islam, roughly) are seriously bad news.
The Germans have busted a few of these clowns here in Berlin, and PROMPTLY deported back them to their countries of origin.
Not far from where I live, there’s a little storefront mosque. Heard a good story about it, from my upstairs neighbor, a sheik.
A few years ago, this mosque had some real wacked-out imam preaching all kinds of wackiness. Someone (a parishoner apparently) didn’t like it, and said something to the police. They (the cops) put an informant inside the mosque with a wire and recorded one of the sermons. Then the police informant bought a couple of books in the basement; among them, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”.
The imam was arrested for promoting anti-Semitism, and duly deported back to Egypt, no questions asked.
That’s how you handle these sort of things. In the aforementioned case, a conscientious parishoner may well have prevented something much worse. In the case in Norway, there was no such luck. Generally, that tells me this was a small, and very tight-knit conspiracy.
Right-wing middle-class homeschooling concealed-carry-advocating Barack-Obama-questioning Christians are suspected.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the agency that issues the franchise to these various splinter groups, and when they seem to be failing, they take back their support of these “little brothers”.
The Muslim Brotherhood has supplied the training, the start-up money, and a considerable amount of logistic support, but if the “little brothers” cannot show a definite aspect of return on MB’s investments, then the big boys step in and activate the shock troops they have had lying in wait for some time now.
And if some of these shock troops are blond-haired, blue-eyed Nordic types that speak with an East Norwegian accent, so much the better. A Muslim fanatic of whatever color is still a Muslim fanatic.
“An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that a militant calling himself Abu Suleiman al-Nasser had claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Site Intelligence Group. On a jihadist Web forum, Nasser asserted the attack was another message from mujahideen fighters and speculated on the reasons Norway was targeted but did not claim responsibility.”
Wow..real nice of the Washington Post to do a correction so fast on behalf of barbarian terrorists! Interesting that conservatives that try to set the record straight at the WP NEVER GET CORRECTIONS!!
Go figure...(eye roll)
“The rampant speculation has to stop though, just like it was out of line with the Tucson shooting.”
I was thinking maybe muslims had something to do with this, but I don’t want to jump to any conclusions. /s
RE: A Kurdish militant group has been tied by U.S. officials to al-Qaeda and that carried out attacks on American troops and civilians in Iraq at the height of the war there.
I spent some time in a Kurdish camp in 2005 and they hated Saddam as much as I did. I felt comfortable in walking around without a weapon so there must be more to the story or I was pretty dumb and lucky.
Infiltrating mosques is against the law in these parts.
I think it’s a fair assessment that it probably IS Islamists, but if the off chance that we’re wrong, then the the accusations of “Islamophobia” will go through the roof. We don’t have the luxury of the media to backpedal for us.
It shouldn’t be.
The FBI infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan quite successfully, I would argue. As well as various Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups.
If there was a church out there preaching some extremist nonsense (and I’m quite sure there is), don’t think for one minute it isn’t infiltrated.
It’s common-sense security. Identify the threat, prove the threat, neutralize the threat. It’s law enforcement 101.
Lots of things have changed since the FBI infiltrated the KKK in the 60s. I don’t think the government will do anything inside a mosque. They’ll probably spy on Christian “extremists” but not INSIDE a mosque.