Then Philip Manshaus shot into the Al Noor mosque in Harrogate 10. august of last year, was no police street patrols available at Sandvika police station. When the message stated was dial-up seven minutes later with the message that a white man shot in the mosque, pressed no on the big, red button. The first five hours after the attack understood the police that they had with a possible terrorist attack to make. Nine years after 22. July is simply not good enough.The biggest politiskandale Comment
After that Manshaus killed her sister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, would he kill the most muslims. The terrorist attack in the last year might have ended just as bad as the terror attacks in 2011. The police response time was actually longer this time.
That the attack failed , due to three things:
the first was the mosque even worried after the terrorist attack on the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the same spring, and had recently installed solid security doors.
the second came Manshaus when there were only three persons present. On Friday prayers the day before was 300 people gathered in the mosque, the day after the were over 600 meet for id celebration.
And most importantly: the Heroes Muhammad Rafiq and Muhammad Iqbal, overpowered the terrorist.
this did not end worse, due not to the police. Much has been improving in the justice sector after the devastating criticism from the 22. July-the commission. More needs to be done. Investigation about the police's handling of the terrorist attack is a good basis. Criticism is milder now, but two particular errors in the handling is like an echo from the 22. July: Poor communication and lack of situational awareness. It took too long time before the police realized what happened, and it could have been different if the Pst's assessment of the threat of such terror was shared by others in the forefront.Open for conspiracy theories Comment
When a white man will shoot in a mosque, the sanctified, the muslims should celebrate id, it is remarkable that the operator on the police operasjonssentral not immediately think of terror. Even worse is that when we know that the PST six weeks before had raised the threat levels from the right-wing extremist environments, among other things, by the fear that the norwegians could let themselves be inspired by the terrorist attack in Christchurch. This attack was the stated inspiration for the Philip Manshaus. But the threat assessment was classified, and because of the holiday, it was scheduled a downgraded public disclosure only after the id celebrations. It was an obvious error of judgment. PST should shared information and there should have been a higher consciousness around that it was the id this weekend.
on Thursday said PST chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold that they will change this practice in the future, to a greater extent to be able to share the downgraded threat assessments. It is obvious that an awareness of the threat of right-wing terrorism could lead to a faster understanding of the situation, both on the message stated, in politipatruljene and in the commanding officers.Depressing recognizable Leader
One of the many painful moments in the trial of Philip Manshaus was to see the video of his attack. Where we heard how the director Irfan Muhammad Mushtaq came to the mosque, took over the emergency call, and repeatedly asked the police to come before the operator confirmed that they were on the way. He called first, said that a young, white man shot in the mosque on the Skui in Bærum. The message from the message stated out of the league first came five minutes later, without the information that the venue was a mosque, and without notice that it was a loose shot.
the emergency call was not taken on the sufficiently seriousness of the message stated. This is explained, among other things, with language difficulties, and is thus an illustration of the problem uncovered in Kari Gresvik Rønnebergs doctoral thesis from 2009: Callers who speak broken Norwegian gets worse treatment than others when they call the emergency number. In retrospect, it is obvious that the message stated immediately should have sent out a so-called PLIVO-message, on-going life-threatening violence.The deadly hatred Comment
Terrorism is the only correct term to describe right-wing extremist attacks on mosques. However, are used not police the term "trials of terror" before a press conference at 12 the day after the attack in Norway. Until then, said the Oslo police consistently that "it was not something in case of yet to indicate that it was an act of terrorism".
Not until at nine o'clock in the evening 10. august had operasjonsledelsen a common understanding that it was just a terrorist attack that had happened. It is amazing, not least because Philip Manshaus was registered in the police etterretningssystem Indicia that a person with right-wing extremist attitudes, because PST received tips about him a year before the attack.
In his open threat assessment describes the PST continues to be a threat from both right-wing and islamist terror. Now must the police take this threat sufficiently seriously. PLIVO-the procedure was made as a big red button for 22. July. When the terrorist attack happens, it must be used.Startling reading the Comment You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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