Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . Yet amongst all [the] horror [of Anders Breivik's murderous rampage], the Norwegian response was truly a thing of wonder. Hundreds of thousands came to Oslo in the days following the attacks in a national showing of solidarity and love. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg took to national airwaves, declared that “we will take care of each other . . . we will mourn our dead. Tomorrow we shall prove that the Norwegian democracy will be even stronger” and boldly vowed that “no one shall bomb us to silence, no one shall shoot us to silence, no one shall scare us out of being Norway.”

. . . In the end, Breivik’s ultimate legacy will not be that of his twisted goals, but that of a nation that refuted his violence and hatred in a way that will set an example for the rest of the world to follow.

– Mark Kogan
"Norwegian Response to Tragedy Sets Right Example for World"
July 28, 2011

Related Off-site Link:
On Not freaking Out with Fear: An Un-American Response to the Oslo Attack
– Glenn Greenwald (, July 28, 2011).

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Quote of the Day – July 25, 2011

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