Posted by: Sam Olsen | July 24, 2011

Sadness and tragedy

The news from Oslo is really quite unbelieveable. How someone could spend an hour and a half hunting teenagers is too horific to think. We were grateful that none of our family and friends were hurt, but our thoughts and prayers are with the huge numbers of families who are forever devastated.

But why did he do it? It is far too simple to say he was a “right-wing nutter”. When Islamic terrorists strike, we as a society ask lots of questions about how and why they were motivated to act. It would be terrible for Norway and the West to avoid deep and thorough questioning of the suspect’s motives.

 

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