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Norway’s ‘lone-wolf’ attacks stir angst in Europe

By KARL RITTER and DON MELVIN

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway cast it as the isolated act of a lone-wolf terrorist, whose boasts of a far-flung network of anti-Muslim warriors were the fantasies of a deranged mind.

European officials at an emergency counter-terror meeting see a continent-wide threat from right-wing extremists amid mounting Islamophobia — and warn of possible copycats.

Two visions of the Norway atrocity emerged Thursday, as Europe gropes for answers following an atrocity that claimed 78 people lives.

While a picture emerged of a solitary killer, the attack carried out by Anders Behring Breivik has stirred questions in Europe about whether authorities have neglected the threat of right-wing extremists in their push to crack down on Islamist terror groups after 9/11.

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