Euro officials report increased far-right chatter



LONDON (AP) — European security officials say they are aware of increased Internet chatter from individuals claiming they belonged to a group called the new Knights Templar, that has been allegedly linked to the suspect in Norway’s deadly attacks.

Two European security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the investigation, said they were still investigating claims that 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, and other far-right individuals attended a London meeting of the group in 2002.

They would also not immediately confirm that Breivik had come on to their radar as a potential threat.

The English Defense League, which opposes what it calls the spread of Islam, released a statement Sunday distancing itself from Breivik.