Norway Fears Terrorists from Syria Using Asylum Claims as a Cover

PST is concerned that people with extreme militant connections in Syria come to Norway.

Talking to TV2, PST superintendent Svein Erik Molstad said their main concern is individuals misusing refugees and asylum system, and bring the violence in Syria to Norway.

Against this threat, PST has now established new procedures for closer cooperation with the Police Immigration Service (PU) and UDI. The goal is to tighten the selection of people to be granted residence in Norway.

According to Molstad, there are people who have different reasons for coming to Norway than to seek protection, which must be stopped.

– There are people who may have been involved in the conflict, have committed war crimes, and who intend to carry out terrorist activities in Norway, explains the police officer to TV2.

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