Report: Islamic extremists sought to recruit terrorists in Norway

Islamic terror networks tried to recruit young Muslims in Norway to launch attacks in other countries, the head of police intelligence said in an interview published Monday. "We have some worrisome reports of older, manipulative Islamic extremists here in this country trying to motivate young people to join jihad attacks abroad," Joern Holme said, according to the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten. The government responded to the remarks by saying it would speed up passage of a law banning recruitment for terrorist activities, but did not give a deadline.