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Man Accused of Attempting Mosque Attack and Killing Step-sister Repeats Nazi Salute in Court

A Norwegian man accused of killing his teenage step-sister and trying a terror assault on a mosque repeated the Nazi salute that he gave throughout his earlier courtroom look a month in the past.

Philip Manshaus, 22, was thwarted in his try on the Al-Noor mosque in Oslo on August 10 by a 65-year-old worshipper who managed to overpower him.

But Manshaus’s step-sister, Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, who had been adopted as a toddler from China by his father’s girlfriend, was discovered lifeless at their dwelling a couple of hours later with gunshot wounds to the pinnacle. A .22-caliber rifle was discovered within the accused’s automobile.

Man Accused of Attempting Mosque Attack and Killing Step-sister Repeats Nazi Salute in Court
Terror charged Philip Manshaus offers a Nazi salute as he seems for his listening to at a courthouse in Oslo on 7 October, 2019. He is accused of trying to assault a mosque in addition to killing his step-sister. HEIKO JUNG/AFP by way of Getty Images

On September 9, Manshaus had given a Nazi salute throughout a courtroom listening to to increase his detention in custody.

In a courtroom look on Monday, Manshaus, who was wearing a darkish grey go well with, gave the Nazi salute for 3 seconds in direction of the ready photograpers, Norwegian information outlet, Resett.no reported.

The publication famous that Manshaus had complained in regards to the phrases of his detention in solitary confinement, with no visits or entry to media.

The Oslo courtroom agreed to prosecutors’ requests to proceed to remand him in custody pending formal prices. Manshaus has admitted to the details however has rejected the “terrorist act” and “murder” suspicions towards him.

Police mentioned on the day of the incident, the Islamic vacation of Arafah, the suspect is alleged to have burst into the mosque carrying physique armour and carrying two weapons believed to be shotguns, though their sort has not been specified.

He allegedly fired a number of photographs earlier than being overpowered by Mohamed Rafiq, a retired Pakistani Air Force officer, who was the one one injured.

“He put the finger inside my eye up to there, the whole finger,” Rafiq mentioned, according to the Daily Mail.

When he first appeared in courtroom, Manshaus’s face and neck had bruises and scratches.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg mentioned in a press release: “This is not supposed to happen in Norway. Norway should be safe. All places of worship shall be safe,” The New York Times reported.

Postings below the accused’s identify allegedly praised the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand by which 51 folks have been killed on March 15.

Police have mentioned that Manshaus’s step-sister was killed on account of her race. Her funeral was attended final month by Norwegian Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr and thinker Henrik Syse, a member of the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize who knew Manshaus’s father.

Eight years in the past, Norwegian neo-Nazi Anders Breivik murdered 77 folks, first in Oslo after which at a summer season youth camp run by the centre-left on the island of Utoeya. He was jailed for 21 years.

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