I have been to Oslo as well as other Scandinavian countries. They are most happy and peaceful people I have ever had the privilege to meet. So I am proud to call myself a descendant of Scandinavia. The shooting and bomb blast in Oslo and the little island out side of Oslo comes as a shock. The worst is that the island is used as a retreat by a political party in Norway, the dominant one since world war 2. The shooter was going after children. The back ground is that this sick person was a right wing Christian fundamentalist. The bombing is also connected to this group, not islamists. This only underscores that religion and fundamentalist ideology in any guise is dangerous. Do we need any more examples? I know the religious people among us with spin it as nut, which he was (but influenced by an ideology), isolated instance, it is not what about McVey and bombing in Oklahoma city a few years ago among others, and then blame is on the ruling socialist party. I suspect this is what Fox News will do also. Our hearts go out to Norway and we are in solidarity with them even though we recover from our own disaster here with the flood. Which is the greater? Floods are natural occurrences and cannot be stopped, the killing in Norway and other places are the work of warped human beings and should be.
Peace Skeptical DoDo