Oslo Shooting: 2 Killed, 21 Injured

    Photo: NTB [via Al Jazeera]

    The Facts

    • On Sat., Norwegian police announced that at least two were killed and 21 injured after a man opened fire outside a popular gay bar, a jazz club, and a takeout food joint in the country's capital Oslo.

    • According to Norway's PST intelligence service, the gunman is a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin and had been known to security services since 2015.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    In an attempt at seeming tolerant, European countries have continued to ignore the problems arising from mass immigration. Countries have frequently turned a blind eye to violent Islamic extremists within their borders, which ironically is a sure way to induce the anti-Muslim backlash it's trying to prevent.

    Left narrative

    The perpetrator may belong to an Islamist environment, but it's currently unclear if this is an act of Islamic terrorism. What is clear, however, is that nobody other than the person or people behind this atrocious attack is responsible. The investigation is ongoing and the Muslim population who may be in fear of an Islamophobic backlash must be protected.

    Political split



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