Mudcat Café message #3196496 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139289   Message #3196496
Posted By: Charley Noble
27-Jul-11 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
Subject: RE: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
Stepping back to gain some perspective on this tragedy is, like stepping back into an abyss.

The bloody work of this home-grown fanatic will, no doubt, impact Norwegian society for years. No longer will people feel safe in their homes or in their towns, or even at a youth camp. It's hard to regain a sense of social sanity once it is challenged like this.

Racism, anti-Simitism, anti-Islamic sentiments, anti-immigrant paranoia all continue to challenge our own society's guiding principles.

I hope that the 10th anniversary of 9/11 passes as boringly uneventful but like all too many I dread what may happen.

Charley Noble