Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Assassinations of Oslo and Utya: the Norwegian Parliament commemorates the victims of terror

Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg has warned after the attacks of Oslo and Utøya against a "witch hunt against the freedom of expression". At a memorial service in Parliament, the Prime Minister announced a major national memorial service for the 77 dead. Oslo - The 21st August will be a day of remembrance in Norway: The country wants to remember this day with a major national memorial to the 77 dead of the terrorist attacks of Oslo and Utøya.

The event, to survivors, victims' families and others directly in contact with volunteers in the rescue operations, personnel from hospitals and police officers will be invited as Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced at a memorial service in Parliament. The Norwegian population had "responded responsibly and with dignity and have opted for democracy" to the terrorist attacks, said Stoltenberg.

The Social Democratic prime minister further stated: "There must be no witch hunt now on free speech." Stoltenberg also asked the leaders to more thoughtful in their speeches on - regardless of specific persons or parties mentioned. The attacks give reason to think about "whether we could express ourselves differently." The Prime Minister added: "That goes for politicians, for journalists, in the cafeteria and on the Internet." In the presence of survivors of the attacks as well as King Harald leaving Parliament President Dag Terje Andersen, the names of all victims in the car bomb in Oslo and the massacre at Utøya.

Most were young people aged between 14 and 19 years. Anders Breivik Behring was the perpetrator as a motive to hatred of Islam and the ruling Social Democrats in Norway.

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