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Norway bombing/shooting: “Don’t mess with my baby brother”

Sympathetic outpouring for Norway from Swedes and anyone I know linked to Sweden is all over my social media regarding the bombing/shooting in Norway Friday afternoon (TL article link.)
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While the attacks took place in Norway, Sweden is shaken as if the bombs were on Swedish soil. Norwegians are readily regarded as brothers and sisters to Swedes (as described by blogger CC Champagne this evening — link to entry).

Indeed, even foreign minister, Carl Bildt, tweeted earlier this evening, ”Terrorism has struck. Police confirms bomb in Oslo. We are all Norwegians.”

I’m still glued to CNN and BBC and Swedish news sources. I’m currently fascinated by the CNN need to untiringly speculate about the potential for an Al-Qaeda link despite repeated reports from all media that the man in custody is a 32-year old ethnic Norwegian. After all…a blond Norwegian could be sympathetic to Muslim extremism.

*insert saddened sigh*

Now, I know I don’t know who (if anyone) is behind this sole suspect but I’m guessing it’s a domestic protest. If you really want to cling to a fanatical Muslim connection you can hold out for a desperate hope to connect a very obviously political motive (well, of course the blond Norwegian could be protesting Norway’s involvement in Afghanistan or its ties to Danish/Swedish cartoons) I suppose you still have hope.

People will be trying resolutely to make this about crazed “others” rather than crazed “us.”

After all, “We are all Norwegians.”

For what it’s worth, I think it’s funny to hear the clarification that the Norwegian man is white and ethnic over and over again.

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11 responses to “Norway bombing/shooting: “Don’t mess with my baby brother””

  1. David says:

    Yes, of course a white man is suspected of the Oslo Bombing. Homeland security needs a white man to do this so they can oppress American traditional types, who own handguns and believe in individual rights. Remember the Reichstag fire was supposedly committed by a “communist”. The elites will use this character as poster child for all who home educate or who are opposed to open border emigration, or who oppose bail outs, or global integration. You are being played for suckers. Your own governments are recruiting lunatics to attack their citizens so that you’ll want a police state. They want to tell you they are big papa.

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  2. Boston Blatte says:

    @David. This “poster child” is an excellent example to remind EVERYONE that terrorism is manifested and executed by selfish, messed up humans who use/abuse an ideology to justify murder and in this case, targeting CHILDREN.

    Since people are so desperate to tie this sort of evil exclusively to “them” and never to “us” we can be reminded that evil is among “us” and emanates from “us” too.

    Oh, and since your so quick to bring up some sort of conspiracy theory, I have to wonder if all your marbles are in place.
    BB

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  3. Yours Truly says:

    I totally agree with you, its sad to see that the world fails to accept that Islam is not the only religion which has terrorists or extremists, all religions are capable of such.

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  4. Washington Reed says:

    publicity seeking blogger takes advantage of tragedy to seek personl gain.

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  5. Boston Blatte says:

    @Washington Reed. Hahahaha, yes, I’m gaining personally on this entry..you planning on sending me money? LOL.

    Do you have anything to contribute? Do you sympathize with the shooter? Do you think his motives warrant his actions?
    BB

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  6. marie burns says:

    muslims and nazis were allies during World War II. The “great mufti, husseini” was hitler’s guest all during the holocaust, and hitler praised him as “a great Jew hater.”
    What is this false dichotomy between right wing/muslims?
    right-wing extremists and muslims are probably jointly responsible.

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  7. Monica says:

    This is all very sad that so many people have lost their lives. My heart goes out to their family and friends.

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  8. jj says:

    This is disgusting
    I can’t believe that a Norwegian would do such an awful thing .
    When I read about the homegown terrorist groups in orway and Sweden I couldn’t believe that the police and the citizens would allow this .

    God bless the families and friends of those young people , and God rest the sould of those massacred

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  9. Washington Reed says:

    How to use this killing to boost the ratings of a blog. well times blatte, hope your ego has been well fed on the deaths of these children.

    remember you are not a journalist by any stretch of the imagination so your objectives are personal gain.

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  10. Boston Blatte says:

    @WR. Eh. OK (disclaimer: Don’t have time or inclination to try to debate with a stone wall)
    /BB

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