The use of ‘Norwegians’ to describe these jihadis is dubious.
Number of Norwegians on US terror list doubles
Published: 08 Apr 2015 22:59 GMT+02:00
US Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) has included more than 520,000 people on its list since it was created in 2003.
The database registers individuals as “suspected or potential terrorists”.
In 2011, the Americans asked the NIS for assistance in tracking potential Norwegian terrorists.
According to the parliamentary report, however, the vast majority of Norwegians of the terror list have neither been monitored by NIS, nor charged with any crimes in Norway.
In a letter to the parliamentary commission that published the report, the NIS revealed that it has asked the FBI to clarify how Norwegians are being entered into the database.
“From our point of view, there are questions over the criteria for admission into the database as well as the end use of the information,” the service wrote in its letter. “In other words, the NIS is challenging the grounds for various admissions.”