ICCT in the Media: Teun van Dongen on 2011 Norway Attacks and Far-Right Terrorism

On 19 June, Teun van Dongen was interviewed by the French newspaper La Croix following a memorial hosted in honour of the victims of the 2011 Norway attacks. Teun discussed the evolution of far-right terrorism in Europe in the years following the attacks and how the typical lone wolf gunman ‘Breivik model’ has been the most frequently used by right-wing terrorists. Teun also discussed Breivik’s manifesto and highlighted the role of YouTube in propagating such extremist ideas, stating that radicalisation takes place almost exclusively online.

You can read the full article (in French) here.

Related readings: 

Ware, J. Remembering Utøya, 10 Years Later: Enduring Lessons for Counter-Terrorism. Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 19 July 2021.

De Graaf, B. & Kessels, E. Lone Wolves and their Enabling Environment. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 29 July 2011.