Terror attacks in Norway (2011)

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January 24, 2022

Terrorist attacks in Norway July 22, 2011 - two terrorist attacks committed on the same day in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. Norwegian citizen 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik was arrested for shooting at Utøya. According to the lawyer of the suspect, Geir Lippestad, he confessed to committing both terrorist acts.

Preparation

Breivik reportedly began voicing his ideas on internet forums in the summer of 2009. For the attack itself, he began to prepare in the fall of 2009. At the same time, he visited his friend Peter in Hungary and found that the Hungarian women are very beautiful, but he refused all connections with them, because this, in his own opinion, could interfere with his "Great Purpose". Also in early 2010, he spoke with the well-known British anti-Islamist blogger Paul Ray and, according to the latter, may have taken inspiration from Ray's blogs. However, despite their communication, the blogger refused to add Breivik as a friend on the social network Facebook, as he did not like the appearance of the future terrorist. According to the investigation, there is reason to believe that Breivik was closely associated with the British radicals. According to Foreign Policy, in London in 2002, he co-founded the Knights of the Temple with nine other people, whose goal was "to seize control of Western European countries and implement a conservative political agenda." As noted by The Guardian, it was then that he met his mentor, who called himself Richard, in honor of Richard the Lionheart. After the attack, Breivik stated that his goal was to "save Norway and Europe from Marxist and Islamic dominance."

Trying to buy weapons in the Czech Republic

In August - September 2010, Breivik spent 6 days in Prague, where he tried to purchase firearms. However, he, in his own words, was a little afraid of the trip, as he heard that in Central Europe "the most cruel and cynical criminals." On the second day of his stay, he received a direction for mining, so that no one would suspect him of preparing a terrorist attack. Anders was going to buy a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a Glock 34 pistol, as well as hand grenades. He was also in possession of a fake police identification and uniform

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