Tuesday, July 26, 2011

'We could have another Timothy McVeigh': U.S. authorities warned against anti-Islamic terrorism - 26th July 2011

Terrorism experts have called on U.S. authorities to refocus their attention on domestic right wing terrorism after it emerged the man behind the atrocities in Norway last week took inspiration from American extremists.

It has emerged that Anders Behring Breivik lifted words from 'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski and took inspiration from a range of other American right wing and anti-Islamic groups in his rambling 1,500 page manifesto discovered after Friday's attacks.

Police and Breivik's lawyer says he confessed to, but denied criminal responsibility for Friday's bombing at government headquarters in Oslo and the mass shooting later that day at an island summer camp organised by the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party.

At least 93 people were killed in the attacks.

Speaking to NBC news, security expert Daryl Johnson said: 'This attack in Norway should be a wake up for our decision makers.

'We could have a similar attack here, and that’s my greatest fear.

'We could have a Timothy McVeigh-type carry out a mass shooting event or a vehicle bomb attack that resulted in mass casualties.'

Part of Breivik's manifesto was taken almost word for word from the first few pages of the anti-technology manifesto written by Kaczynski, who is in federal prison for mail bombs that killed three people and injured 23 others across the U.S. from the 1970s to the 1990s.

In the writings, the Norwegian terrorist wrote of 'brutal and breathtaking operations' in order to stop 'the ongoing Islamic Colonisation of Europe.' Read More