[Update: 10:20 p.m. ET, 4:20 a.m. Oslo] At least 80 people are dead as a result of a rampage Friday on Norway's Utoya Island, police said Saturday.
Norwegian authorities say the attack, which occurred at the ruling Labour Party's youth camp on an island outside the capital, was linked to a bombing earlier Friday in the heart of Oslo.
The death toll from the bombing still stands at 7, Norwegian Police spokesman Are Frykholm told CNN.
A 32-year-old Norwegian man is in custody, he said.
"For now we have arrested one person and he is being held in custody and we are investigating further based on information we're getting from him," he said.
[Update: 8:15 p.m. ET, 2:15 a.m. Oslo]¬†The scene after a bomb exploded in the center of Oslo on Friday reminded New Yorker Ian Dutton of what he witnessed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.
The scale of the Oslo explosion was smaller than that of 9/11, but the stunned feeling and confusion in the aftermath were eerily similar.
"Seeing the emergency response gives me that same feeling in my spine of being in someone's crosshairs," Dutton said.
Read more witness accounts of the blast in Oslo
[Update: 6:54 p.m. ET, 12:54 a.m. Oslo]The official death toll as a result of Friday's explosion in Oslo stands at 7 and 90 people have been hospitalized, a spokesman for the city's mayor said.
Police have finished searching damaged buildings for dead and injured, spokesman Erik Hansen said. One of the city government's chief concerns overnight is finding shelter for the numerous elderly people whose homes were damaged in the blast, Hansen said.
[Update: 5:40 p.m. ET, 11:40 p.m. Oslo] Undetonated explosives were found on Utoya Island, where a gunman opened fire earlier in the day on a Labour Party Youth Camp, Oslo, Norway, acting Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim said late Friday night.
Authorities believe the man traveled to the island from Oslo, where at least seven were killed in a bombing in the city center. The suspect, a 32-year-old Norwegian, was taken into custody after he killed or wounded an unknown number of people, Sponheim said.
[Update: 5:07 p.m. ET, 11:07 p.m. Oslo] A Norwegian man was arrested Friday in connection with attacks in Norway, officials said at a press conference Friday.
Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget said Friday that he was not familiar with "any threats connected to these attacks," a reference to a large explosion in Oslo and a mass shooting on Utoya Island.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg added that it is "too early to say anything about motives."
[Update: 5:02 p.m. ET, 11:02 p.m. Oslo] Norway will stand together after a pair of deadly attacks Friday and won't be bombed into silence, the country's prime minister said Friday.
"I have a message to those who attacked us. A message from the whole of Norway. You won‚Äôt destroy us. You won't destroy our democracy. We are a small but proud nation. No one can bomb us to silence. No one can scare us from being Norway," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.
"And when tomorrow comes, let‚Äôs show the world that the Norwegian democracy still stands strong. The most important thing tonight is to take care of each other."
[Update: 4:12 p.m. ET, 10:12 p.m. Oslo] At least 9 people were killed in a shooting Friday at Norway's ruling party youth camp on Utoya Island, police in Norway said.
The two attacks are definitely linked, a police spokesman said. The person detained in Utoya was allegedly seen around the government building at time of explosion. The man, who is still being questioned, is tall with blonde hair, ‚ÄúNordic appearance,‚ÄĚ police said.
Elsewhere, New York City's police department deployed "critical response vehicles and other resources" Friday to protect the consulates of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden after a pair of deadly attacks in Norway, Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said.
Police in New York, which was a site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, are monitoring events in Norway "for further details and possible motives, but we have no information at this time indicating a specific threat against New York City," Browne said Friday.
[Update: 4:04 p.m. ET, 10:04 p.m. Oslo] A US official says it is still ‚Äúreally unclear‚ÄĚ who is behind the explosion and shootings in Norway.
‚ÄúThis doesn‚Äôt have the hallmarks of a big sophisticated attack,‚ÄĚ the official said.
The official also said it is not clear whether the Norwegian Prime Minister was the target or whether it was someone or something else.
A U.S. counter-terrorism official also said it is "too early in the game" to know who is responsible for the attacks. The official said there had been nothing to lead officials to believe something was imminent in Norway.
[Update: 3:08 p.m. ET, 9:08 p.m. Oslo] Oslo University Hospital confirmed they have 11 people seriously wounded from the attack in downtown in the hospital.
They also now have eight people wounded from the shooting on the island. The hospital could not provide the condition of those eight people.
[Update: 3:08 p.m. ET, 9:08 p.m. Oslo] Emily Anderson of Fargo, North Dakota, was in a store a block from the blast with a younger sister and a younger cousin.
‚ÄúYou could see tons of smoke pouring out of this building. It was extremely loud. Two actual noises. We just took off. Nobody knew what was going on," she told CNN. "Everybody was standing around in shock. My instinct was to grab the girls and run back to the hotel to be with the family. We made it back to the hotel in a minute. I thought we were going to die. It was scary. It felt like 9/11.‚ÄĚ
Four blocks away, Dawn Lubka was in her hotel room at the Comfort Hotel B√łrsparken when the blast went off. At first she just assumed it was a construction accident, as there are lots of new buildings and a new opera center going up on the block. When she talked to the concierge and looked online, she found out what had really happened.
‚ÄúI asked the concierge, politically, why would they have bombings here?" she she told CNN after submitting an iReport. "The Norwegians couldn‚Äôt believe that it could be a bombing in their city. He said, honestly, ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs because we‚Äôre friends with you. Because [Norway] is helping with troops in Afghanistan.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
[Update: 2:39 p.m. ET, 8:39 p.m. Oslo] U.S. President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the victims of the violence in Norway on Friday, saying the incidents are "a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring."
Obama said the United States is prepared to assist in Norway's response to the violence.
"Our hearts go out to them," he said.
[Update: 2:37 p.m. ET, 8:37 p.m. Oslo] Jane Owen, the British ambassador to Norway, told CNN that the attacks today signifies a new reality for the country.
"Like many other countries, Norway has been working to combat the risk of terrorism," she said. "But as we all have experienced, you can never be totally prepared for the horror and tragedy that unfolds when you have a major terror incident."
[Update: 1:58 p.m. ET, 7:58 p.m. Oslo] Seven people were killed in an explosion in downtown Oslo, Norway, on Friday, police said. Two people were severely injured, they said.
[Update: 1:46 p.m. ET, 7:46 p.m. Oslo] Fabian Stang, the mayor of Oslo, Norway told CNN that "this situation is under control, but it's been a terrible day."
"Today we think about the people in all other parts of the world who have been in the same situation," Stang said. "We are of course shocked."
He confirmed police reports that there was a bomb attack, but said they were unsure if it was a terror attack.
"It's a terrible situation" either way, he said.
Stang said he was also distraught about the shooting at the youth camp where young people had been killed.
"They are 16, 17 years old and they should not be treated like that," he said of some victims.
Stang said while he felt in some ways the city had been under attack, Oslo would prevail.
"We will take the city back," he said.
[Update: 1:54 p.m. ET, 7:54 p.m. Oslo] Two people are confirmed dead and 15 injured in an explosion in central Oslo on Friday, police told CNN on Friday. Police are urging the public to limit the use of cell phones in order to keep networks free.
A political adviser for Norway's Labour Party told CNN that Norwegian media were reporting that seven people were killed and more very badly wounded.
[Update: 1:46 p.m. ET, 7:46 p.m. Oslo] NATO's Secretary General strongly condemned the attack in Norway.
"On behalf of NATO, I condemn in the strongest possible terms the heinous acts of violence in Norway. I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Norwegian government, the Norwegian people and the families and loved ones of all those who suffered in these cruel and cowardly acts," the statement said. "Our solidarity with Norway remains steadfast. NATO countries stand united in the battle against these acts of violence."
[Update: 1:38 p.m. ET, 7:38 p.m. Oslo] The police have good reason to believe there is a link between the shooting on an island where a Labour Party youth camp was taking place and an explosion in central Oslo earlier, police spokesman Bjorn Erik Sem-Jacobsen tells Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.
He is the spokesman for the police station nearest to Utoya island, where the camp is being held. The prime minister, whose office was badly damaged by the blast, leads Norway's Labour Party.
[Update: 1:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. Oslo] Morten Vaage was about 800 meters away from the explosion in Oslo when it happened. Before that, he‚Äôd been at a parade to welcome his brother and other soldiers back from Afghanistan.
‚ÄúThe Norwegian Defense Minister was there to address the soldiers, and emphasized how lucky we are to live in this country of Norway, where we are safe and free. She emphasized how much our effort means in order to build a safe and free country in Afghanistan, and again linked this to our good life in Norway,‚ÄĚ Vaage, an iReporter said, noting the sharp contrast between her words and the subsequent explosion.
‚ÄúIt did not feel like Norway,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI heard the explosion and the whole central [train] station shook...people were shocked, some were crying, some were bleeding."
[Update: 1:23 p.m. ET, 7:23 p.m. Oslo] One person has been arrested on a Norwegian island where someone dressed as a policeman has been firing at a Labour Youth Party Camp, a police representative tells Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. Witnesses tell NRK the scene is chaotic and many shots have been fired.
[Update: 1:10 p.m. ET, 7:10 p.m. Oslo] NRK journalist Linda Reinholdsen told CNN she was told many of the youth have been evacuated from the mainland island where a shooter has opened fire. But not much more detail than that is known.
Reinholdsen also said that there is an indication that the death toll may climb from the blasts.
"There are still a lot of people dead inside the government building,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúThere are going to be a lot of people injured, a lot of people dead.‚ÄĚ
[Update: 1:08 p.m. ET, 7:08 p.m. Oslo] Heide Bronke, a State Department Spokesperson, said the U.S. condemns "these despicable acts of violence."
"We are continuing to monitor the situation, including the safety and security of U.S. citizens," Bronke said. "Our hearts are with the victims and their families, and we have reached out to the Norwegian Government to express our condolences."
The U.S. has no confirmation of U.S. citizens who were hurt, she said.
[Update: 1:05 p.m. ET, 7:05 p.m. Oslo] National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor tells CNN: ‚ÄúThe president was briefed on the explosion and reported shootings in Oslo by Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan.
[Update: 12:51 p.m. ET, 6:51 p.m. Oslo] iReporter Ulrik Fredrik Thyve said he was in his office when the blast occurred.
‚ÄúThe explosion was immense. My office felt like it contracted, expanded and windows were blown all over the building. Dust, smoke, people [were] bleeding everywhere. I walked out and towards ground zero to see if there was anything to do,‚ÄĚ he said.
Thyve, who is also a freelance photographer, took some pictures of the area.
‚ÄúPolice evacuated us all,‚ÄĚ he said.
[Update: 12:50 p.m. ET, 6:50 p.m. Oslo] A person dressed as a policeman has fired shots at the Labour Party Youth Camp on Utoya Island in Norway, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK and the press representative for the Norwegian state secretary said Friday. Many people are injured.
NRK says the shooting is continuing. It says there are about 700 people at the camp.
[Update: 12:48 p.m. ET, 6:48 p.m. Oslo] Shots were fired at an Oslo youth meeting following the blast, police told Reuters, quoted by CNN TV. No further details were available.
A reporter with State TV broadcaster NRK is reporting that there is mass confusion within the city. The cause of the blast remains unknown, and no one has claimed responsibility.
CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said it was far too early to draw any conclusions on whether it was terrorism and who would carry it out. But, he said, by looking at the extent of the damage, it was plain to see the hallmarks of a major attack.
Cruickshank said that in recent months, there had been increased "chatter" about Norway, which had been investigating militants suspected of being linked to al Qaeda.
Norway also drew the ire of al Qaeda for publishing the controversial political cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that appeared in a Danish newspaper and sparked outrage in the militant Islamic community.
The Scandinavian country also plays a part in NATO's operation in Afghanistan, and now, in Libya.
Norway has been largely spared from terrorism. But last December, an attempted suicide bombing in Stockholm shocked neighboring Sweden.
In July of last year, Norwegian authorities announced the arrests of three suspects in connection with an investigation into terrorist plots in New York and the United Kingdom.
The three were suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and having connections to al Qaeda, the prime minister's office said at the time.
Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since October 2005, heads a coalition government made up of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party.
[Update: 12:31 p.m. ET, 6:31 p.m. Oslo]¬†iReporter Ian Dutton of New York told CNN¬†when the explosion occurred he was sleeping in his hotel room. "The concussion was [such] that I felt like my bed was struck by lightning ‚Ä¶ I thought it was an earthquake but Norway is not prone to earthquakes," he said.
He said immediately after the blast, people on the streets seemed stunned.‚ÄúThere wasn‚Äôt even initial panic, but more of a shock or ‚Äėhow could this be?‚ÄĚ he said.
The streets in the blast zone were strangely quiet after the commotion, he said. "Generally it‚Äôs a pretty-hopping downtown area, but not now," he said. "The bystanders are being kept quite a distance away."
[Update: 12:11 p.m. ET, 6:11 p.m. Oslo] State TV broadcaster NRK confirmed at least two people are dead following an explosion that rocked downtown Oslo, Norway.
[Update: 12:08 p.m. ET, 6:08 p.m. Oslo] Asgeir Ueland, a journalist with Norwegian state broadcaster, said as soon as the explosion occurred it smelled like a burned tire and he knew it wasn't just a gas explosion.
"I knew right away it was an explosion," Ueland told CNN.
Ueland, who said he has reported in the Middle East, compared attacks he has seen there to what he experienced Friday in Norway.
"This was bigger than anything I've seen," he said of other blasts he's seen.
Ueland described the reaction as groups of people in a state of shock.
"There were a lot of people running away crying and screaming," Ueland said.
[Update: 12:02 a.m. ET, 6:02 p.m. Oslo] Joakim Vars Nilsem told CNN that after the blast many people in Oslo were simply in panic and trying to figure out if there was an attack or an explosion going on.
‚ÄúFirst of all we just felt tremendous pressure ‚Ä¶ people were just in shock ‚Ä¶ they didn‚Äôt understand where it was," he said. "People are trying to be calm ‚Ä¶ we just don‚Äôt know what happened right now.‚ÄĚ
[Update: 11:53 a.m. ET, 5:53 p.m. Oslo] Ian Dutton, an airline pilot who arrived in Oslo Friday, heard a powerful blast and observed the aftermath from the vantage point of his 28th floor hotel room.
"It rocked me out of bed," he said.
Dutton, who lives in New York City, said that the scene reminded him of what he witnesses on September 11, 2001 there.
"Seeing the emergency response gives me that same feeling in my spine of being in someone's crosshairs," he said.
The building that suffered the explosion had a heliport on its roof, and now had beams hanging from it, Dutton, an iReporter, said. Most of the windows were blown off and curtains were dangling.
"I can see the warped metal of the building," he said.
There was a line of yellow ambulances by the scene, and a police cordon that kept onlookers back.
"I didn't know Oslo had so many ambulances," he said.
[Update: 11:46 a.m. ET, 5:46 p.m. Oslo] Jon Martin Larsen, head of media for the Norwegian Red Cross, told CNN: "The Norwegian Red Cross has established its own crisis team and is in contact with the municipality of Oslo and the police, ready to assist with whatever they need of first aiders, rescue teams, ambulance or caretakers either in the city center or at the hospitals."
[Update: 11:23 a.m. ET, 5:23 p.m. Oslo] A bomb exploded in a government area, a press officer at Oslo Police Station confirmed to CNN.
‚ÄúThere has been a bomb explosion in the government area," the officer said. "At least one person is dead and a number of people are injured, we don‚Äôt have the exact number yet."
But that spokesperson said so far they don't know what the cause was.
"We don‚Äôt know if this comes from a terrorist action, we don‚Äôt know yet. We don‚Äôt know exactly how many explosions were yet," the spokesperson said. "Oslo Center has been evacuated."
A U.S. official says it is too soon to tell what caused the explosion in Oslo or whether it is a terrorist attack. The possibility of terrorism is always a concern because of the ongoing threat from al Qaeda to launch attacks in Europe.
[Update: 11:21 a.m. ET, 5:21 p.m. Oslo] Hans Kristian Amundsen, state secretary of Norway, said the country's prime minister was safe and working at an undisclosed location.
[Update: 11:03 a.m. ET, 5:03 p.m. Oslo] ¬†Norwegian state broadcaster NRK says at least one person has died after a huge explosion rocked the center of the capital, Oslo. Dozens more are being treated in hospitals, NRK said, and all roads leading to the center of Oslo have been blocked.
[Update: 11:00 a.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. Oslo] A hotel worker in Oslo's Grand Hotel, about a five-minute walk from the government building, said everyone in the hotel felt and heard the explosion, which felt like someone was shaking the entire building.
"It's crazy," she said, not wanting to be identified because she is not authorized to speak to the media on behalf of the hotel. "This happens in the big world, not in Oslo. I'm shocked."
Vivian Paulsen, media adviser for the Norwegian Red Cross, lives 20 minutes away from the center of Oslo in the northern outskirts of the city. She said she heard a "huge blast."
"I heard the big bang, I didn't think it was anything serious. I can still see smoke coming up from the place," she said, watching from her apartment balcony. She also heard sirens and ambulances.
As for Oslo, she said what others have been saying: Events like this don't happen in the northern European capital.
"There's occasional arrests of terror suspects we read about in the paper, or people planning something. I can hear ambulances and sirens."
[Update: 10:48 a.m. ET, 4:48 p.m. Oslo] Nick Soubiea, an American-Swedish tourist in Oslo, told CNN he was less than 100 yards from the blast, which he described as deafening.
"It was almost in slow motion, like a big wave that almost knocked us off our chairs," he said. "It was extremely frightening."
He said the streets were crowded with people trying to get away from the center of the city. "There are people running down the streets, people crying, everyone's on their cell phones calling home," he said.
[Update: 10:47 a.m. ET, 4:47 p.m. Oslo] A spokesperson for the Legevakten Hospital in Oslo, Norway confirmed the blasts in the downtown area but said they weren't sure how bad it was.
"Right now we are not too sure what has happened, we are watching the news and talking to the other hospitals," the spokesperson said. "We don‚Äôt know what caused it or how many people are injured."
[Update: 10:36 a.m. ET, 4:36 p.m. Oslo] ¬†One explosion happened near a government building housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, said the reporter, Linda Reinholdsen. Another hit near the Norwegian parliament, she said.
Several buildings in Oslo were on fire, she said, and smoke was pouring from them.
Gibbs, the journalist with Reuters, said he believes one explosion happened on an upper floor of a main government building. He said it blew out every window on the side of the building where the blast occurred.
One of the blasts damaged the Oil Ministry and left it in flames, he said.
[Update: 10:16 a.m. ET, 4:16 p.m. Oslo] At least one of the explosions happened near some government buildings, said Walter Gibbs, a journalist with Reuters. He said he saw eight injured people, including two or three with serious wounds and one who looked dead. Reuters reported that the prime minister was safe.
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[Update: 10:11 a.m. ET, 4: 11 p.m Oslo] A second blast was heard in central Oslo shortly after an initial explosion rocked the city, a reporter for Norwegian state broadcaster NRK told CNN Friday. Linda Reinholdsen said there was a state of confusion in the city and several government buildings were affected.
See photos from Norway state TV.
[10 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. Oslo] An explosion rocked a part of central Oslo, Norway, on Friday, state TV reported. State TV broadcaster NRK said on its website that windows in several buildings had been blown out and people were in the street bleeding. News reports suggest the government building has been affected.
Islamic terrorism again.......Islam is NOT a religion.....it is an ideology that wants to rule the world. We need to STOP Muslim immigration into the United States....let them all rot in their own Hell Hole of the MIddle East.
Islam = ROTTEN, EVIL RELIGION!
Let us turn to religion and pray in this time of violence caused by religion. Only religion can save us from religion. Islam is the solution.
SOMEONE TRYING TO PLANT BOMB.... NO KILLINGS APPARENTLY ...... ON ISLAND
The DailyMail in the UK is reporting that is was a terrorist attack by "Helpers of Global Jihad" for publishing pictures of Muhammed in a cartoon. When will it ever stop? The violence and destruction is heartbreaking.
MDFaraone, Awesome: You guys are insane! Calm down. You guys have just insulted millions of innocent people. I hate the islamist fundamentalists too, especially those idiots in East Africa preventing aid from pouring in. However, I don't hate the other Muslims that want just to live peacefully with their neighbours of other faiths.
Thats because there arent any....
Hew ,where was the cartoon of the big man with a bomb in his hat printed?
Unfortunately, this is exactly what it tells people to to do in the Koran.
Directly from the Koran on the subject of non-muslims:
Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."
Qur'an:8:12 "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle."
Qur'an:8:67 "It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughter in the land."
Qur'an:33:26 "Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before."
Qur'an:8:7 "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: 'Wipe the infidels out to the last.'"
Qur'an:8:39 "So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam"
Not much worse than the bible. It says you're supposed to stone people to death for adultry. It's okay to own slaves. It's an abomination to eat shellfish or wear clothing made of two different fibers. Yada yada yada. All religions are just ancient myths written thousands of years ago by ignorant, primitive people. Anybody that believes any of that nonsense is just stupid, plain and simple. End of story.
Right on Joseph!! Over here in Canada we are trying our best to seperate religion from state. Freedom of speech no problem... but hate crimes should be number one crime against society. In fact I would consider rounding up everyone who ever preaches hatred and putting them all into one cell.. then watch the fur fly ... in fact I would make it a pay per view so it would pay for the expenses of rounding them up. Hatred breeds hatred.. period... any religion that professes an eye for an eye or anything along those lines just breeds more violence. We need minimal education standards for immigrants – no where do I see any qualifications for immigrants or refugees. They should establish minimum standards to remain in the country – community service across multiple religions to increase tolerance. When do we wake up ...
Deuteronomy 13:6If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; 7Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; 8Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 10And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Deuteronomy 13: 13Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; 14Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; 15Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
Deuteronomy 17:3And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 4And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: 5Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
2 Chronicles 15:13That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
Romans 1:21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Irrelavent. When was the last time Christians blew up non-christians in the name of Jesus Christ?
Lord's Resistance Army in Africa. They hack people's limbs off.
No one wants to read that FICTION poetry
Look how much space you just wasted regurgitating scripture when you could have said something original from your own mind. Sad.
That verse was announced by the prophet after the Bedir war. The Kureys tribe (infidels) forced Muslims out of Mecca because they didn‚Äôt want to share the wealth of the trade. After Muslims left they pillaged and plundered their remaining property. Muslims fought back.
It is main focus was to determine how the war spoils should be distributed and because Muslims were outnumbered god was telling them to be brave, they will win ect..
Please read a bit more before you try to accuse %23 of the world population, don‚Äôt be ignorant.
Unfortunately, this is also exactly what it tells people to to do in the Bible.
Directly from the Bible on the subject of non-Christians:
17:2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
17:3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
@Justin. I think your statement about non-Christians is totally wrong. Deuteronomy is a book in the Old Testament which is written to and about us Jews. Please, don't take credit where it is not due.
Sorry for what happened in Oslo.. Why do you forget that Western Powers imposed an illegal war on IRAQ by telling a white lie to the whole world about IRAQ's non-existing Weapons of Mass Destruction which resulted in killing of more than one million iraqi people there . i think the number of the dead here in Oslo is too too too too less than the dead in IRAQ.. what do you think ?
Stupid fake Muslim !
You should learn correctly as human being. You came from ASH will come back to ASH. Stupid. Go back to school !
it could be a seriekiller???
but, i belives is a terrorist groups. the question is who?
Norway is perhaps the most peaceful of nations and is populated with freedom-loving, intelligent, logical, hard-working people. Norwegians suffered greatly under the German occupation during the 1940's and remained extremely poor until the discovery of North Sea oil. Once Norway became an affluent nation it put its philantropic ideals to work and now contributes one of the highest percentages of its GDP to international aid. An attack on this peaceful nation is abhorrent and calls out for a swift international investigation, apprehension of the guilty, and the bringing to justice of any and all perpetrators.
This is just horrible... Sending toughts and prayers to all in Norway....
THIS MAN WAS TRYING TO PLANT A BOMB.... FOR TOMORROWS PRESIDENT ..... RUMBLED and opened fire...
Jullian Assage was nomitated for Nobel prize by Norway
I wonder if the muslim countries will be concerned about their Norwegian populations planning a retaliation attack? Oh thats right. White people dont move to muslim countries because Muslim countries are terrible. So Muslims move to the white countries because their countries suck and then try to blow up the white countries because we are doing something wrong. Genius.
Shocked to hear of another massive attack on humanity despite being as far away as in India. Heartfelt condolences and prayers are all we can extend to the people and families affected by this cowardly and horrendous blast.
Its time the world comes together and all of us unite against terrorism and terrorists, so we can all together fight back to hit the cowards, and hit them hard for their choice of waging war like this against innocents, while hiding like panzies themselves.
These cowards need to be taught how to fight like men, face to face with whoever they consider their enemies.
WOW. I am deeply saddened for the lives of those who have been drastically affected by this. This demonstrates the lack of humanity that defines Islam. Hopefully the TSA, CNN, MSNBC and their Democrat friends will realize that the enemy is Islamic Jihad, period.
The enemy is NOT American citizens who want lower taxes, secure borders, a new president, and a less government in our lives.
You do realize that smaller government means that we'll have less security (both social and physical) too right? Further more, please make an attempt to understand the difference between radical Islam and the Muslim faith. You can't paint people with large strokes like that. I could say that all white people are racists because of Hitler and the white supremacists in America ... but that wouldn't be true. Just like saying that Muslims are evil isn't true.
$20 says it was a haji. Another $1000 says that if it wasn't, haji wishes he had thought of it first.
We certainly don't know if this is an Islamic attack, but it sure fits their MO