Since my cousin lives with his family in Oslo, I was shocked to hear the news.But he and his family are all fine.What do you think about the explosions there?It is in general a very safe place to live and to visit, but now..
Grim - I can never see why anyone thinks that blowing up innocent people is the answer to their problems. Glad that your family is OK Uzdawi.
It's been more than an explosion, a gunman has got loose on an island where there is a kids camp going on. He's disguised as a policeman and between 25 and 30 people have been killed.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … -Oslo.html
OMG that is horrendous! I saw the news about the gunman dressed as a policeman earlier, but was under the impression that only 5 had been injured and the gunman overpowered. How awful!
Religion has a lot to answer for in this world.
They seem to be saying that is is some unknown Jihad group. Many of the teenagers are still trapped, and they think that there may be explosive devices planted there.
How could anyone do this, whatever gripes they think that they have with the world. These are just innocent kids?
10 have been confirmed dead at the camp and 7 in the explosion.
There is no reliable information on who committed the two acts, or indeed confirming they are related. Until there is information I think all we can offer is sympathy and support for Norway, and condemnation of *whatever* group did this.
Bombing a civilian target and shooting children. What they are is scum, I am not sure how much it matters which brand of scum they are except to those who will hunt them down and bring them in.
if the Taliban feel they or Islam have been disrespected in any way then they have the right to deal with the offenders in the most forceful and deadly manner..
No one has the right to deal with people this way? Or did you mean that they feel that they have the right, rather than they do have the right?
We still don't know who is responsible yet. No point in jumping to conclusions with no proof.
Now they are saying it's possible the same guy did both attacks.
Well apparently they have arrested someone, so hopefully they will get some answers.
The trouble is that it becomes a never ending cycle of violence, which needs to be broken. When will we realise that violence never accomplishes anything, and that acts like this will just lead to retaliation, which will lead to more hate and more innocent people being killed or injured.
They are droning people every day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, now Somalia. No one seems to have a problem with that.
Norway is a wonderful country and their prime minister is responding to this attack with feeling and eloquence. I am sure the international community will do what they can to assist, as we should.
It is now just after midnight in the UK. Unless things have changed drastically in the UK in the 8 years since I left, between now and 6am UK time is a good time to watch the BBCNews 24. As I do not yet have television, I am hoping that their website will report things coming in, as they happen.
The BBC are great for impartial, factual reporting, so long as the government is sleeping!
OMG no confirmation yet, but on the BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ - there is a red banner along the top saying "Breaking news" at least 80 killed in shooting at Utoeya island camp.
I hope people would avoid jumping to conclusions. Authorities are still in the process of putting the picture of what happened together. The bombing is horrible, but the shooting is much worse. Latest reports puts the death of the shooting massacre at the youth camp now at 80 (7 were killed in the bombing)and still they are not finished searching the area and their investigation of the incident.
For those who jumped the gun very early, the shooting suspect is a Norwegian, blond with blue eyes with alleged rightist links. They also suspect he was responsible for the bomb blast.
While some reports note that this suspect could have been responsible for both incidents and may have acted alone, I find it hard to believe how 80 people were killed by one gunman only.
I think we should let the authorities do their job first and let us monitor what is happening. We could make conclusions later when more facts have surfaced. I know how emotions could get stirred when horrible incidents like these happen, this is what terrorists of any persuasion would like to achieve (I live in a country with 2 active insurgencies and 1 fundamentalist terrorist group with international connections). Let us not fall into their trap.
yes...i agree...i automatically recalled the École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 28 students died...one gunman (after reading the link above)...not a terrorist...crazy guy - didn't seem to like female engineering students...these days the word 'terrorist' seems to pop up so easily.
You must also remember that the earliest reports of the Norway incidents (both the bombings and the shootings) were initially blamed by the authorities on Islamic terrorists, so it's not simply a case of people jumping to conclusions, when it was down there in black and white.
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