Oslo, Norway - a large explosion

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  1. Uzdawi profile image71
    Uzdawiposted 8 years ago

    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..

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this as I would have missed it otherwise. Horrible business! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14252515

  2. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. CMHypno profile image95
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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?

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      10 have been confirmed dead at the camp and 7 in the explosion.

  4. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Stacie L profile image90
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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..

      1. CMHypno profile image95
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. Stacie L profile image90
          Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          yes I wrote that and it didn't come through...been happening all day..

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    We still don't know who is responsible yet. No point in jumping to conclusions with no proof.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't be silly. Reason and calm are of no use in a time like this. Now is the time to grab our pitchforks and torches and go out and GIT THEM BASTARDS! Don't even matter which ones, just git some of 'em. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww!

  6. theherbivorehippi profile image73
    theherbivorehippiposted 8 years ago

    This is so heartbreaking....so sad.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Now they are saying it's possible the same guy did both attacks.

    1. CMHypno profile image95
      CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Stacie L profile image90
        Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        (lets see if my fingers work)
        the Islam extremists FEEL that they have the right to deal with offenders in the most forceful way ..including killing the innocent...they think different than we do...it is sad..

  8. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    They are droning people every day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, now Somalia. No one seems to have a problem with that.

  9. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    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.

  10. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    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.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

    The BBC are great for impartial, factual reporting, so long as the government is sleeping!

  11. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    wow!...i bet they are 'totally stunned'...

  13. moiragallaga profile image82
    moiragallagaposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  14. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    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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