Massacre in Norway

Massacre in Norway

Norwegians struggle to understand the motives behind last Friday’s massacre: the tragedy in Oslo and the rise of far-right radicalism in Europe.

The man accused of carrying out mass killings in Norway last week claims he had collaborators. The thirty two year old Norwegian is the alleged perpetrator of a bomb attack in downtown Oslo and a shooting rampage at a summer camp nearby. Eighty six people, many of them children, were killed. Before the attack, the man was known as a right wing extremist. He had ties to other far right groups in Norway and in Europe and espoused a virulent anti-Muslim anti-immigrant ideology. We’ll talk some of the many questions being asked about the man in custody and the possible links to far right radicalism.

Guests

Vanessa Fuhrmans

reporter, Wall Street Journal

Joshua Foust

fellow, American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net.

Omer Taspinar

nonresident senior fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Scott Shane

reporter, The New York Times

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