Lars Akerhaug

About Lars Akerhaug

Lars Akerhaug (b. 1981) is a Norwegian freelance journalist who writes for the Norwegian conservative publication Minerva. In 2013, he published the book Norsk Jihad (Norwegian Jihad), covering radical Islamist groups and individuals in Norway.
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Arfan Bhatti at a demonstration against the "Innocence of Muslims" film, outside the US embassy in Oslo in fall 2012. Bhatti is currently imprisoned in Pakistan. Photo: Kyrre Lien, NTB / SCANPIX. Copyrighted.

"Innocence of Muslims" Foto: Kyrre Lien / NTB scanpix

The Nordic jihadists

ANALYSIS: Despite their strong welfare policies and efforts to integrate immigrants, the Nordic countries are a major source of Syria-bound jihadists. (more…)

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Charity raided in al-Qaeda hunt

The Turkish charity Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has been accused of smuggling weapons in support of al-Qaeda in Turkey. Lars Akerhaug On the 1st of January 2014, Turkish authorities stopped a truck they […]

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Fuelling extremism on the left

ANALYSIS: The far-left Turkish terrorist group DHKP/C has found some support in Europe, helping bolster its claim to be at the vanguard of anti-capitalist struggle. Lars Akerhaug On 1 February 2013, at 1:15 […]

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Facebook jihadists

IN DEPTH: The Facebook profiles of online jihadists reveal a struggle to balance the lures of Western entertainment and technology with strict Islamic identity. (more…)

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The mujahedeen paper trail

IN DEPTH: Newly revealed secret documents about foreign volunteer fighters in  the mujahedeen offer new insights into the inner workings of the al-Qaeda terror group’s Syrian ally, the Al-Nusra Front. Lars Akerhaug The […]

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