Dual attacks in Norway
July 22nd, 2011
10:20 PM ET

At least 87 dead after pair of attacks in Norway; suspect in custody

[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.

Q&A: Why Norway?

[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’t 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’s 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, “Nordic appearance,” 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 “really unclear” who is behind the explosion and shootings in Norway.

“This doesn’t have the hallmarks of a big sophisticated attack,” 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.

“You 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.”

Four blocks away, Dawn Lubka was in her hotel room at the Comfort Hotel Børsparken 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.

“I asked the concierge, politically, why would they have bombings here?" she she told CNN after submitting an iReport. "The Norwegians couldn’t believe that it could be a bombing in their city. He said, honestly, ‘It’s because we’re friends with you. Because [Norway] is helping with troops in Afghanistan.’”

[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’d been at a parade to welcome his brother and other soldiers back from Afghanistan.

“The 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,” Vaage, an iReporter said, noting the sharp contrast between her words and the subsequent explosion.

“It did not feel like Norway,” he said. “I 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,” she said. “There are going to be a lot of people injured, a lot of people dead.”

[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: “The 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.

“The 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,” he said.

Thyve, who is also a freelance photographer, took some pictures of the area.

“Police evacuated us all,” 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.

The location of Utoya Island in Norway, where a shooter has apparently fired shots at a youth 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 … 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.“There wasn’t even initial panic, but more of a shock or ‘how could this be?” he said.

The streets in the blast zone were strangely quiet after the commotion, he said. "Generally it’s a pretty-hopping downtown area, but not now," he said. "The bystanders are being kept quite a distance away."

The site of Friday's blast in Oslo, Norway.

[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.

“First of all we just felt tremendous pressure … people were just in shock … they didn’t understand where it was," he said. "People are trying to be calm … we just don’t know what happened right now.”

[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.

Ian Dutton, an iReporter, took this photo of the blast in Norway from his hotel room.

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.

“There 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’t have the exact number yet."

Medics treat some of the injured at the scene of an explosion in Oslo, Norway.

But that spokesperson said so far they don't know what the cause was.

"We don’t know if this comes from a terrorist action, we don’t know yet. We don’t know exactly how many explosions were yet," the spokesperson said. "Oslo Center has been evacuated."

People rush to help what appears to be an injured woman after a blast in Oslo, Norway.

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.

A photo posted on Twitter via photo service Yfrog.com shows damage from a blast in Norway.

[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.

Crowds evacuate from downtown Oslo, Norway after an explosion.

[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’t 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.

A photo posted on Twitpic and then on Twitter shows damage from the blasts in Norway.

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.

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  1. petercha

    Brought to you by "the religion of peace". There are many smaller jihads absent from this, but it covers the major ones:

    The Jihad against Arabs (622 to 634)
    The Jihad against Zoroastrian Persians of Iran, Baluchistan and Afghanistan (634 to 651)
    The Jihad against the Byzantine Christians (634 to 1453)
    The Jihad against Christian Coptic Egyptians (640 to 655)
    The Jihad against Christian Coptic Nubians – modern Sudanese (650)
    The Jihad against pagan Berbers – North Africans (650 to 700)
    The Jihad against Spaniards (711 to 730)
    The Reconquista against Jihad in Spain (730 to 1492)
    The Jihad against Franks – modern French (720 to 732)
    The Jihad against Sicilians in Italy (812 to 940)
    The Jihad against Chinese (751)
    The Jihad against Turks (651 to 751)
    The Jihad against Armenians and Georgians (1071 to 1920)
    The Jihad against Mongols (1260 to 1300)
    The Jihad against Hindus of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (638 to 1857)
    The Jihad against Indonesians and Malays (1450 to 1500)
    The Jihad against Poland (1444 to 1699)
    The Jihad against Germany (1945 onwards)
    The Jihad against Rumania (1350 to 1699)
    The Jihad against Russia (1500 to 1853)
    The Jihad against Bulgaria (1350 to 1843)
    The Jihad against Serbs, Croats and Albanians (1334 to 1920)
    The Jihad against Greeks (1450 to 1853)
    The Jihad against Albania (1332 – 1853)
    The Jihad against Croatia (1389 to 1843)
    The Jihad against Hungarians (1500 to 1683)
    The Jihad against Austrians (1683)
    Jihad in the Modern Age (20th and 21st Centuries)
    The Jihad against Israelis (1948 – 2004 ongoing)
    The Jihad against Americans (9/11/2001)
    The Jihad against the British (1947 onwards)
    The Jihad against Denmark (2005 Cartoon Controversy onwards)
    The Jihad against Netherlands (2006 onwards)
    The Jihad against the Filipinos in Mindanao(1970 onwards)
    The Jihad against Indonesian Christians in Malaku and East Timor (1970 onwards)
    The Jihad against Russians (1995 onwards)
    The Jihad against Dutch and Belgians (2003 onwards)
    The Jihad against Norwegians and Swedes (2003 onwards)
    The Jihad against Thais (2003 onwards)
    The Jihad against Nigerians (1965 onwards)
    The Jihad against Canadians (2001 onwards)
    The Jihad against Latin America (2003 onwards)
    The Jihad against Australia (2002 onwards)
    The Jihad against Latin America (2003 onwards)
    The Jihad against Europeans (2005 onwards)

    July 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tbonestk


    Give me a reason why we shouldn't Nuke these Barbarian Lunatics to Smithereens ... send them back to the Stone Age...

    July 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drake

      They already live in the stone-age, nuking them will only cause radiation to be spread to countries that are our friends.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Egypt

    why do you people say there is a muslim behind this... and you call it a terrorist act.
    American and European kills muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine
    did we call them a terrorists ?
    if a muslim done this, he is a terrorist if this person a jew or any other religion he wouldn't be a terrorist.
    yah that is right ... racist people

    July 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay


      Americans and Europeans do not kill Palestinians. Palestinians and Israelis kill one another (and Muslim countries support Palestine, while non-Muslim countries support Israel – so there is a bit of a cancelling out). Beyond that, America is currently fighting against Al-Quaida in the countries you listed. AQ declared war on America. The US and European military are targeting men waging war on them. AQ and Muslim extremists are targeting those not in the military, including women and children. Even if you ignore this, you know it to be true.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      because this is a youth camp you moron! a YOUTH CAMP.... and the bombing was done with every intention... that sir is a terrorist act.... no go back into the desert where you came from... and if you come back, come back with oil. in fact, I think I'll come in with a bang and take it anyways because you sure as hell don't deserve it.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. erik solheim

    "please negotiate and enter into peace talks with terrorists"

    July 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Burbank

    Sounds as if it could be a terrorist attack from within the country by a disgruntled political faction rather than a Taliban type attack.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • SHT

      I'm thinking the same way.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dude from norway

    Sorry to spoil your fun guys, but there is a big chance, that this is just some crazy (WHITE!!!!) guy or guys that don't like our left orientated government. So don't go around and say that this is Al Qaida just yet! 🙂

    July 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouMayBeRight

      But Islame and muslims are still fun to bash. And rightly so.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      yea,the shooter was white, 9 ppl from the island confired dead

      July 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Apparently, Ansar Al-Jihad Al-Alami took responsibility for it. Could be a rumor circulating, but it was apparently posted online by them. They are known as the Helpers of Global Jihad.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tiki

    question to all - at this point with the shooter arrested is it appropriate to use 'enhanced interrogation techniques' to see if there are other immediate attacks planned for Norway/Europe ?

    July 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arod

      No, they don't torture people in Europe.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • beel


      July 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.

      Probably never, given that the majority of evidence shows that "enhanced interrogation" techniques usually lead to either no data, or incorrect data. There are far better methods that have been used for a very long time, and which we can expect will be used in Norway (given that Norwegians don't have an obsession with torture).

      July 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • john stewart

      Right Arod. It is interesting to note that Obama used info from water-boarding to kill Omar and become a hero. What would be wrong with saving a 100 innocent lives by water-boarding the guy?

      July 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. petercha

    Since it's liberals that defend islamic terrorists, I would think that liberals are the closest thing to Nazis.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sakibaba

    Every muslim is not a terrorist but every terrorist is a muslim.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      Haha...tell that to the Christians who are getting persecuted in Egypt and Iraq...etc

      July 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Syd

      Yup. Lets just ignore the KKK, the Irish Republican Army, Timothy McVeigh, and the 100s of other terrorist groups around the world.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • JNZ

      Just like, Every hindu is sick and every sick is not a hindu

      July 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arod

      Wow, this is an eye-opener so the Basque ETA are muslim? And the FARC too? And even the katholic IRA are muslims?

      Wow... I always thought those terrorists were Christians.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xasthur

      How do you explain George Washington's terror campaign against Native Americans? In fact find any revolutionary or independence movement that didn't resort to terrorism.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hm

      I like your sharp mind.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Observer1

    This is what the Norwegians get for being sympathetic to islamic/Palestinian freedom movements. Open your eyes!

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arod

      Maybe that, or maybe it's because of the sarcastic drawings of their Prophet and Norway's military participation against Afghanistan and Lybia.... make a guess.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Robert

    Remember, the Nazi party was socialist.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xasthur

      Read Mein Kampf idiot. After hatred of Jews, the most popular topic was hate of socialists and leftists. The word socilist was used in their party name because socialism was popular in the world at theat time and it helped them gain power.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alex

    They need to get out of Afghanistan (along with everyone else) IMMEDIATELY. It is a losing "battle" that never should have begun.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      Ya right Alex, we shouldnt have gone after the murderers who slaughtered 3000 Americans on 9/11....dumb a$$

      July 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • intothefire

      lmao alex, so anytime a terrorist does something we should capitulate?

      July 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • JNZ

      Well Sally, are you pointing towards jews?

      July 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • intothefire

      JNZ, can u clarify ur comment cuz that doesnt make any sense

      July 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim2 (not to be confused with Jim)

      First off, Iraq we had no business invading. That war was wholly contrived by Bush and his cronies. Afghanistan is a different matter. We had legitimate reason to go after terrorists there. However, at this point we do not have a 'winnable' objective in Afghanistan. We cannot kill all the terrorists or those that support them. It is not possible. So what is our objective over there other than to be a recruiting poster for more young Muslims to take up the terrorist cause?

      July 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. john stewart

    Let's see; Obama gets a Nobel peace prize, keeps 2 wars going and starts a third-The Dalai lama gets a peace prize, Asked for weapons from the US to be brought into Tibet, and composed a song praising Mao. Give these terrorists a Nobel peace prize too, Oslo.prize

    July 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cesar

    Hola, hay un ovni en el video

    There is a ufo in the video

    July 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
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