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Why I have not commented on the tragedy of Oslo ?

Some readers asked me (here or on FB)

  • Why I have not commented on the tragedy of Oslo ?

Because I refuse to be a marketing tool of a psychopath. I will not even write his name because it actually wants. I think the media terribly wrong this time, and dissected for days, until the level of detail, the thinking, behavior and life of a madman. Of course, we can to talk about multiculturalism, about failure transplant of cultures and religious beliefs sometimes totally opposed as visions, about non-social integration and the lack of clear European programs to prevent the problems caused by immigrants. Maybe it’s a good time to talk realistically about these issues. But to seek to find a justification for the gesture of a man obsessed by fantasies, with sick minds (who wants dead Norwegian prime minister but failing that, killing nearly a hundred innocent young Christians, although he hates the Islamists ), this is the competence of specialists in psychiatry not the media.

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Terror attack in Norway’s capital Oslo shocked the world

The news shocked the whole world. The beauty and quiet Norway was the target of a terrorist attack ? Almost incredible. If there is something incredible nowadays… 😦

According Reuters, a bomb devastated the main government building in Norway’s capital Oslo on Friday, killing two people and 15 people were injured; also a gunman wounded five people hours later in a shooting at a youth camp of Norwegian Labour Party. It is not clear whether or how the incidents were linked. Though the bomb attack was on the very heart of power in the small Nordic state, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was safe. Notice that Norway is a country with an extremely low crime rate. More, political violence is virtually unknown in a country known for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize and mediating in conflicts, including in the Middle East and Sri Lanka. Attack was no claim of responsibility. The first suspicion hanging over Al-Qaeda. NATO member Norway has been the target of threats, if not bombs, before, notably over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan. The attack came just over a year after three men were arrested on suspicion of having links to Al- Qaeda and planning to attack targets in Norway. Another hypothesis is aimed at the involved of Norway in the NATO bombing of Libya, whose leader Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to strike back in Europe. In change, Al Jazeera said that Mullah Krekar, founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, who had terrorism charges filed against him on Tuesday, is accused of threatening the life of a former minister . “Norway will pay a heavy price for my death,”he said. “If, for example, Erna Solberg deports me and I die as a result, she will suffer the same fate.” Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, and the Nordic Council.

UPDATE:  Number of victims seems to be much larger than originally thought. CNN speak about 17 dead at youth camp on Utoya island. PM Jens Stoltenberg confirmed in a press conference that aggressor is a Norwegian citizen. Also, he said that claim attack was not confirmed.
UPDATE_2: As the hours pass and research advances, the number of victims seems to remove any trace of rationality. A reality horror and irrational, that none of the original assumptions are not confirmed. A Norwegian “madman” (Anders Behring Breivik – with extreme-right views) carried out the biggest spree killing in modern history yesterday when he posed as a police officer and massacred 80 people at an island youth camp. The attack “is probably more Norway‘s Oklahoma City than it is Norway’s World Trade Center,” the police official said, quoted NY Daily News.