July 22, 2011. It is a
day nobody in Norway will ever forget. Almost 100 Norwegians
were killed in an attack by a political extremist of the radical right.
A huge car bomb exploded in the center of Norway's government district in
Oslo. Later the criminal who did this carried out the deliberate
murder of members of a major Norwegian youth group.
Yet, out this terrible evil
would come a response that should inspire the world. Norway's
people and government did not respond with panic and hate. They
remained true to their values. We could say more but we feel that
the Norwegian Prime Minister and his people have spoken far more
eloquently than we could ever hope to. This is why we presented this
Here is a key part
of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's speech about this tragedy.
"We are a small country, but a proud people.
We are still shocked by what has happened,
but we will never give up our values.
Our response is more democracy, more
openness, and more humanity.But
No one has said it better than the Labour Youth League girl who was
interviewed by CNN:
“If one man can create that much hate, you can only imagine how
much love we as a togetherness can create.”
NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER JENS
AT THE MEMORIAL SERVICE AT OSLO CATHEDRAL
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