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People stood at a memorial site overlooking Norway’s Utoya Island  Monday.  (Photo: Stoyan Nenov / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

People stood at a memorial site overlooking Norway’s Utoya Island Monday.  (Photo: Stoyan Nenov / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

People  hold up red roses during a memorial service for the victims of the bomb  and shooting massacre, organized by the Norwegian Labour party and its  youth organization, AUF, in Oslo, on Friday July 29. Speaking at the  service — among the first for many of the 77 victims of last week’s terror attacks — Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said, “Today it is one  week since Norway was hit by evil,”. “We have to live with July 22, but  together we will make it.” (Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP via MSNBC.com)

People hold up red roses during a memorial service for the victims of the bomb and shooting massacre, organized by the Norwegian Labour party and its youth organization, AUF, in Oslo, on Friday July 29. Speaking at the service — among the first for many of the 77 victims of last week’s terror attacks — Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said, “Today it is one week since Norway was hit by evil,”. “We have to live with July 22, but together we will make it.” (Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP via MSNBC.com)

President Barack Obama wrote a message of condolence for the victims of the Norway terror attacks at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.  (Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

President Barack Obama wrote a message of condolence for the victims of the Norway terror attacks at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.  (Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

unicorns-suck:

warningdontreadthis:

Crown Prince Haakon and foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre were among the people gathered in a Mosque in Oslo to apologize for the treatment of Muslims after the the bomb went off in on Friday and to encourage further unity and respect.
This is the beauty of Norway, this is what the rest of the world needs to see. Not the face of a murderer, but that of a country grieving yet united in the common wish to become stronger and more tolerant.

Islamophobes need to see this and shut up

unicorns-suck:

warningdontreadthis:

Crown Prince Haakon and foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre were among the people gathered in a Mosque in Oslo to apologize for the treatment of Muslims after the the bomb went off in on Friday and to encourage further unity and respect.

This is the beauty of Norway, this is what the rest of the world needs to see. Not the face of a murderer, but that of a country grieving yet united in the common wish to become stronger and more tolerant.

Islamophobes need to see this and shut up

“You know the Wall Street Journal is accurate, because as a (Rupert) Murdoch paper, they’ve got ways to get inside information.”

STEPHEN COLBERT, on the Wall St. Journal indicating that the suspect in the Norwegian terror attacks was likely al-Qaeda — before officials even identified the suspect, who turned out to be Norwegian — on The Colbert Report.

UNITY   Thousands of people massed outside Oslo’s City Hall  on Monday for a vigil in memory of the 76 victims of last week’s twin  attacks. Suspect Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court for the first time today; he admitted to the killings, though he pleaded not guilty.  (Photo: Aleksander Andersen / AFP-Getty via the New York Times)

UNITY   Thousands of people massed outside Oslo’s City Hall on Monday for a vigil in memory of the 76 victims of last week’s twin attacks. Suspect Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court for the first time today; he admitted to the killings, though he pleaded not guilty.  (Photo: Aleksander Andersen / AFP-Getty via the New York Times)

The Norwegian man charged with attacks in and near Oslo, killing over 90 people, has admitted “to the facts” of the case, the police and his lawyer said on Sunday, and claims to have acted alone in a strike eerily foretold in a detailed manifesto calling for a Christian war to defend Europe against the threat of Muslim domination.

But, acting police chief Sveinung Sponheim told a news conference, “he is not admitting criminal guilt” and his claim to have acted alone contrasted with “some of the witness statements,” Reuters reported.

The attacks on Friday — a huge bombing in central Oslo closely followed by a bloody rampage against young people on nearby Utoya island — was the deadliest attack in this Nordic nation since World War II, and stunned many in a population of some five million used to seeing their land as a haven of peace.

The police said on Sunday that the toll had risen from 92 to 93 people with the death of one of 97 earlier reported injured in the attacks. Most of the bodies were found on Utoya island, where young people from the dominant Labor Party had gathered for an annual camp.

Police identified the suspect as Anders Behring Breivik, 32, a right-wing fundamentalist Christian, while acquaintances described him as a gun-loving Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threats of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration.

The New York Times, “Police Say Oslo Suspect Admits ‘Facts’ In Massacre”

The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with the bombing of a government building in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together killed at least 92 people.

As stunned Norwegians grappled with the deadliest attack in the country since World War II and a shocking case of homegrown terrorism, a portrait began to emerge of the suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, 32. He was described as a religious, gun-loving Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threat of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration to the cultural and patriotic values of his country.

“We are not sure whether he was alone or had help,” a police official, Roger Andresen, said at a televised news conference. “What we know is that he is right wing and a Christian fundamentalist.”

The horror of the twin strikes on the government building and a political summer camp on Utoya Island, a remarkably meticulous attack on Norway’s current and future political elite, also came into focus on Saturday. Interviews with witnesses painted a picture of 90 minutes of hell that left at least 85 people dead, some as young as 16.

As soon as the shooting started, they said, people panicked, running in all directions, tumbling down the island’s rocky hill in an attempt to reach the sea. Even after many made it into the water, the gunman calmly and methodically shot at those who were swimming.

“People right behind me were shot,” said Helen Andreassen, 21, a political adviser for the Labor Party’s youth wing, which runs the camp each year. “I heard shots right behind me. He was standing just by the water, using his rifle, just taking his time, aiming and shooting. It was a slaughter of young children.”

Wearing a police uniform, the gunman at one point emerged from the forest and persuaded several youths who had sought refuge on the shore to come to him, said Stine Renate Haheim, 27, a Labor Party member of Parliament, who was also among those hiding.

Then he opened fire.

The New York Times, “Right-Wing Extremist Charged In Norway.”

Barbaric.  Inhuman.  Does not deserve to live.

Front page, Aftonbladet (published in Sweden), Saturday 23 July 2011.
This newspaper, from Norway’s neighbor Sweden, has a front page photo purportedly of Norwegian terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik, standing among the bodies of his victims on Utoya Island, where the massacre of at least 80 people — including children — took place.
The headline roughly translates to “The Image Of The Massacre.”
I’m not certain how this image was acquired but nevertheless: it’s utterly terrifying, and terribly sad.
(Front page via the Newseum)

Front page, Aftonbladet (published in Sweden), Saturday 23 July 2011.

This newspaper, from Norway’s neighbor Sweden, has a front page photo purportedly of Norwegian terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik, standing among the bodies of his victims on Utoya Island, where the massacre of at least 80 people — including children — took place.

The headline roughly translates to “The Image Of The Massacre.”

I’m not certain how this image was acquired but nevertheless: it’s utterly terrifying, and terribly sad.

(Front page via the Newseum)

We’ve been struck by two bloody and cowardly attacks. We don’t know who attacked us, but we do know many are dead, and injured.

We’ve all been shaken by the evil that has struck us. This is an evening demanding a lot from all of us; the days following will demand a lot from people. Norway will stand together in a time of crisis. We suffer with the wounded, and we feel for (their) relatives.

These are attacks on civilians; on youth at summer camps. I have a message for those who attacked us. It’s a message from all of Norway: you will not destroy us. You will not destroy our democracy and our ideals for a better world. We are a small nation, and a proud nation. No one will bomb us to silence; no one will shoot us to silence; no one will ever scare us from being Norway.

This evening, we will take care of each other; we will comfort each other; talk to each other; and stand together. Tomorrow, we will show the world that Norwegian democracy will be stronger when it counts. We will find the guilty and hold them responsible.

The most important thing is to save human lives and to show compassion to the victims and the relatives.

Excepted remarks from Norwegian Prime Minister JENS STOLTENBERG, through an interpreter, shortly after the attacks in Oslo and Utoya island.

After powerful explosions battered Oslo, a  wounded woman was helped from a damaged building. The state television  broadcaster, citing the police, said seven people were killed and at  least 15 wounded; the overall death toll from the day’s terror attack in Oslo and Utoya Island to the north reached at least 91 in the deadliest domestic attack on Norwegian soil since World War II.  (Photo: Morten Holm / Scanpix via the AP / the New York Times)

After powerful explosions battered Oslo, a wounded woman was helped from a damaged building. The state television broadcaster, citing the police, said seven people were killed and at least 15 wounded; the overall death toll from the day’s terror attack in Oslo and Utoya Island to the north reached at least 91 in the deadliest domestic attack on Norwegian soil since World War II.  (Photo: Morten Holm / Scanpix via the AP / the New York Times)

Front page, Fredriksstad Blad, Saturday 23 July 2011.
This appears to be an early edition of the paper, which is published in Fredriksstad, Norway.  According to Google Translate, the headline reads “Meters From Death” — seemingly focused on the bomb attack near central Oslo, and not reflecting the massacre on Utoya Island by what appears to be a lone terrorist, Anders Beiring Breivik.  
EDIT — via fellow Tumblrer The Selchie Warrior, here’s a translation of the hed and text:

Metres from Death
Nils Erik Norrvall, 48 years old saw the flames coming out of the  parliament building and was covered in pieces of broken glass when the  bomb detonated. Safely back home in Wilbergjordet Nils Erik and his wife  Hege Fjeldheim Norrvall are happy that they didn’t become two of the  victims killed by the brutal terror attack that hit Norway.

(Front page via the Newseum.)

Front page, Fredriksstad Blad, Saturday 23 July 2011.

This appears to be an early edition of the paper, which is published in Fredriksstad, Norway.  According to Google Translate, the headline reads “Meters From Death” — seemingly focused on the bomb attack near central Oslo, and not reflecting the massacre on Utoya Island by what appears to be a lone terrorist, Anders Beiring Breivik

EDIT — via fellow Tumblrer The Selchie Warrior, here’s a translation of the hed and text:

Metres from Death

Nils Erik Norrvall, 48 years old saw the flames coming out of the parliament building and was covered in pieces of broken glass when the bomb detonated. Safely back home in Wilbergjordet Nils Erik and his wife Hege Fjeldheim Norrvall are happy that they didn’t become two of the victims killed by the brutal terror attack that hit Norway.

(Front page via the Newseum.)