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Norway - you are in our thoughts and prayers...

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
23 Jul 2011 8:34AM
The title says it all.

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Jul 2011 8:35AM
such a peaceful country, such a shame.....Sad
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 9:48AM
and such a cowardly act.

My thoughts are with the victims and their families.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 10:28AM
csurry 16 9.2k 92
23 Jul 2011 11:15AM
I was heartened by one response I heard from a Norwegian interviewed on the radio - we will fight terrorism with more democracy!

Something for a few politicians to think on it that statement.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Jul 2011 11:21AM
Yeap, well said.
I just love Norway.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
23 Jul 2011 12:44PM
7 killed in the bombing was bad enough, but at least 84 killed (mainly teenagers) by one man with a gun is almost beyond belief.

The motivation is not yet known, but the alleged perpetrator apparently describes himself as a right-wing Christian and has posted anti-Muslim views on Christian fundamentalist websites.

You never know where the terror is going to come from. My late uncle lived in Norway for many years and I still have distant relatives there. I haven't quite taken it in yet! Sad
Andy_Cundell 7 1.1k 5 England
23 Jul 2011 12:46PM
It hasn't been released yet about the 'cause' of the tragedies and the motivation of the gunman, although, the gunman has been linked to 'right wing' activities. I did read it was about an illegal immigrant being deported but we will have to wait and see.

Thoughts are with the family of the departed and if the motivation was extremism and terrorist, well done for bringing a peaceful nation into a bloody stupid war.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
23 Jul 2011 1:15PM
The whole country, not un-naturally, is in a state of shock.
The worst of this tragedy is that the 84 who were murdered on Ut°ya were the youth wing of the Labour party, most between the ages of 15-25.

What a total and utterly devastating event. All those hopes and aspirations these young people had.

This has been a frightful wake up call for many 'man in the street' Norwegians, as the last thing they expected was that a white Norwegian would be the purpertrator of such a crime. Similarities with McVeigh and Oklahoma city are being made.
ensign 10 210 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 3:08PM
Yeap, well said.
I just love Norway.
23 Jul 2011 6:51PM
Our thoughts go out to everyone in Norway and disbelief echoes all around for such a peaceful country as this to experience such tragedy.
meercat 9 278 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 7:41PM
My thoughts are with the victims and their families.
23 Jul 2011 10:41PM
I just find this too hard to understand SadSad
gcarth 13 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 9:11AM
A very sad event: a chilling reminder of how the far-right extremists are every bit as crazy, nasty and vicious as the extreme Muslim jihadists...they both kill hundreds of innocents.
Then again, our supposedly moderate liberal western governments kill thousands upon thousands under the pretence of humanitarian intervention. It makes you wonder who is not a terrorist...
perkyjude 6 46 11 England
24 Jul 2011 10:17AM
More people are murdered in the name of religion than anything else, and yet I have never found a Holy Book yet for any of the main stream religions or beliefs which condones the murder of innocent people.

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