Norwegian Prime Minister Støre was quick to warn Norwegians NOT to blame the country’s Muslim community for the homophobic slaughter, ignoring the fact that homosexuality is considered a crime punishable by execution in many Muslim countries.
Daily Mail (h/t Maria J) The Muslim terror suspect charged with killing two people and injuring 21 more at an Oslo gay bar last night has been named as a 42-year-old ex-plumber born in Iran. Zaniar Matapour was born in Iranian Kurdistan before coming to Bergen, Norway as a refugee at the age of 12.
He was charged early this morning with two murders, attempted murder and terrorism after the homophobic terror attack at city centre LGBT+ haunt LondonPub.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) investigated Matapour just a month ago, but decided he was ‘not an imminent threat’, Norwegian national broadcaster VG reported. PST chief Roger Berg told a press conference this afternoon: ‘In May, the PST conducted interviews with the [suspected] perpetrator in connection with the fact he had shown interest in radical Islamic statements.
It was not considered in these conversations that the [suspected] perpetrator had any intention of violence.’ Security services have raised the terror threat from Level 3, described as ‘ordinary’. to ‘extraordinary’ Level 5.
The PST stated that Level 5 warning entails no special requirements among the population beyond added ‘vigilance’ and ‘a low threshold to contact the police’.
Videos shared to social media showed hundreds of Pride marchers gathering in Oslo nonetheless, seemingly spurred on by last night’s alleged hate crime.
A secondary school dropout with a long history of mental health issues, Matapour was sentenced to ten months in prison as a teen after he was tied to a stabbing at a school prom. He was acquitted by the Court of Appeal, according to court documents reviewed by Norwegian outlet NettaVisen.
Matapour’s involvement in serious crime did not end there, with the Oslo terror suspect charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm in 2019. He was again released after a court appeal. The victims in Matapour’s alleged attack last night have not yet been identified.
His lawyer, high-profile Norwegian John Christian Elden, insisted that the suspect’s mental health conditions are taken into account by investigators. (Oh, here we go: The Muslim Get Out of Jail Free “Mental Issues” Card)
Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre said this afternoon: ‘I know that many Muslims are scared and despairing. (I bet not nearly as much as the gays are scared and despairing) Then it is our responsibility that no one other than the person behind the attack is responsible.
‘Let there be no doubt, we are one community, we are a diverse community.’ (Too bad all the Muslims you let in don’t share your love of diversity)
Police lawyer Christian Hatlo said: ‘Our overall assessment is that there are grounds to believe that he wanted to cause grave fear in the population.(Ya think?) ‘We need to go through his medical history, if he has any. It’s not something that we’re aware of now.’
Oslo was due to hold its annual gay pride parade later on Saturday, but organisers cancelled the event amid fears of potential ‘copycat’ attacks. Planners Oslo Pride wrote on Facebook this morning: ‘Oslo Pride has received clear advice and a recommendation that the parade, Pride Park, and any other event in relation to Oslo Pride be cancelled.
Olav Roenneberg, a journalist from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, said he witnessed the shooting. ‘I saw a man arrive at the site with a bag. He picked up a weapon and started shooting,’ Mr Roenneberg told NRK. ‘First I thought it was an air gun. Then the glass of the bar next door was shattered and I understood I had to run for cover.’
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in a Facebook post that ‘the shooting outside London Pub in Oslo tonight was a cruel and deeply shocking attack on innocent people’.
He said that while the motive was unclear , the shooting had caused fear and grief in the LGBTQ community. (The motive definitely was NOT unclear, as you can see by the below videos)