LONDON - After Norway's terrorist attack, the European police agency Europol is setting up a task force of more than 50 experts to help investigate non-Islamist threats in Scandinavian countries, its spokesman said Saturday.
Soeren Pedersen said the group, based in the Hague, hoped to help Norway in the coming weeks and to aid Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in assessing non-Islamist threats. Norway has not requested forensic experts but Europol stands ready to assist, Pedersen said.
"There is no doubt that the threat from Islamist terrorism is still valid," he said, adding that the task force could be expanded to include other European nations. "But there have actually been warnings that [right-wing groups] are getting more professional, more aggressive in the way they attract others to their cause."