The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.That pretty much pins it on those of the "Christian Right" ilk. That said, there may still be more to the story.
Assuming that this report is correct, how was it that al Qaeda like groups were able to to quickly claim responsibility for these actions. The gunsmoke had barely dispersed when they were on the line claiming that this was retaliation for Norwegian participation in the war in Afghanistan and for Norwegian newspapers publishing cartoons about Mohammed. This suggests an enemy that is very nimble and perhaps operating well inside our own reaction times. It also raises the question of how often Western Governments have pointed the finger at al Qaeda and al Qaeda like groups when they actually had done nothing and some other group had been the culprit.
Regards — Cliff