The attack

Today my city of Oslo was attacked. A bombing, and a massacre, and a wave of sadness and fear washed over the country.

It’s so easy to think that this automatically changes the fabric of the nation, but no – the effects of today’s tragedy are up to each and every one of us to decide. We mustn’t let violence change what Oslo or Norway is. Fear must not be allowed to dictate our lives, our politics or our solidarity. As prime minister Jens Stoltenberg said tonight, the answer to this attack must be more democracy, and more openess.

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