Rightists attack Norway, support Breivik


Oslo 25th of July 2011 from Jens-Chr. Strandos on Vimeo.

This video from Norway says about itself:

About 250000 people participated in this peaceful demonstration against the horrible terror attack in Oslo and Utøya.

Filmed with GoPro Hero HD and Canon 7D.

By Ben Chacko in Britain:

Premier stays calm despite gutter slurs

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said today that his country would not be intimidated by terror and would fight extremists such as Anders Breivik, whose bomb and gun rampage at the weekend killed at least 76 people, with “more democracy”.

“It’s absolutely possible to have an open, democratic, inclusive society and at the same time to have security measures and not be naive,” he said.

Mr Stoltenberg acknowledged that there would be “one Norway before and one after July 22,” but he pledged that the country would become “a more open, tolerant society than what we had before,” rejecting attempts by right-wingers in other countries to legitimise Mr Breivik’s massacre by attacking immigrants.

Italian MP and Berlusconi ally Mario Borghezio of the Northern League had caused outrage earlier by telling a radio station that he “agreed with Breivik’s opposition to Islam” and that “some of his ideas are good, in certain cases even excellent.”

He was backed by fellow Northern League member and ex-minister Francesco Speroni, who said that the killer’s ideas were “a defence of western civilisation.”

Mr Breivik had claimed that slaughtering teenagers on the island of Utoeya was part of a war against “multiculturalist-Marxist elites” who were “mass-importing Muslims” into Norway.

And right-wing US radio pundit Glenn Beck slandered Mr Breivik’s victims by saying that the Norwegian Labour Party camp on Utoeya “sounds a little like the Hitler Youth,” a remark which the Norwegian premier’s former press secretary Torbjorn Eriksen described as “a new low for Beck” and “ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful.”

The Danish government confirmed today that one of its citizens, Hanne Balch Fjalestad, had died in the Utoeya massacre.

Ms Fjalestad had been working as a first-aid medic on the island.

CONDOLENCES OF HAZARAS [Afghan refugees] ON TRAGEDIES OF OSLO & UTØYA IN NORWAY: photos here.

Ten Questions the Media Are Not Asking About Norway. Michael Nagler and Stephanie N. Van Hook, Metta Center for Nonviolence: “The law enforcement entities dealing with the appalling massacre in and around Oslo last Friday have been understandably preoccupied with the question, did the perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, act alone. That is an important question for them, but it does nothing to help the rest of us understand and respond to this tragedy. Let us assume that he acted alone, in the legal sense that unlike Timothy McVeigh of the Oklahoma City bombing he did not have accomplices. Acting alone does not mean that he acted in a vacuum. Thus we have to understand the climate in which he thought and acted”: here.

Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post Writers Group: “The monster who slaughtered at least 76 innocent victims in Norway was animated by the same blend of paranoia, xenophobia and alienation that fuels anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. Yes, it could happen here. One could argue that it already did, in Oklahoma City. The difference is that Timothy McVeigh’s apocalyptic anger was diffuse and non-specific”: here.

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