Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Norway Terror Attacks

Reflections after having read the morning papers at Punkaharju, 31 July 2011.

Over a week ago, 22 July 2011, the shocking news came from Norway about two terror attacks, a car bomb explosion in the government quarter of Oslo, and a massacre at the youth camp on the island of Utøya. 77 were murdered by the lone killer. As has been the case in school killings, the killer had prepared an electronic press kit complete with photographs and a manifesto. He committed the atrocities to obtain maximal media coverage. He succeeded completely even in quality media. Every time we mention his name, publish his photograph or discuss his "agenda" we fulfill his deranged mission, become accomplices to his crime and inspire future mass criminals.

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