On this day in 2011, the 7/22 attacks occurred in Oslo and Utøya, Norway. In Oslo, a car bomb was set off near prominent government buildings killing eight people and injuring 209. The second attack under two hours later in Utøya took place at a Norwegian Labour Party (the ruling party) youth summer camp on the island. There, a gunman killed 69 and injured 110. Four days after the devastating events, 150,000 Norwegians gathered in Oslo carrying roses in memory of those who were killed in the attacks. Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, was arrested on Utøya island and subsequently found guilty of both attacks. The brutal attacks were the deadliest in Norway since World War Two and three years on we remember all of the 77 victims of this senseless violence.
“Evil can kill a human being but never defeat a people” - Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg after the attacks
An English chemist whose work with x-ray crystallography was instrumental to discovering the structures of DNA, viruses, coal, and graphite; she died of breast cancer before she could be awarded the Nobel prize, and her colleagues Watson and Crick are often given sole credit to this day
People Were Warned Not To Look Into The Eyes Of This Sculpture. They Chose To Ignore The Rules, So This Happened.
What’s the first thought you get when you see a sign that reads “Do not touch”?
If you’re like us, it’s probably something along the lines of “I absolutely, certainly, undoubtedly need to touch it. NOW!” We’re guessing the exact same curiosity is responsible for luring these unsuspecting gallery-goers into being pranked by an inanimate gallery object.
Back in 2011, a sculpture by Norwegian artist Erik Pirolt was exhibited at a local school in Kristiansand, Norway. The interactive piece, titled “No Eye Contact Allowed,” attracted a bunch of visitors. But none of them really knew what they were going in for by choosing to ignore the little plate that read: “Warning: Do not look into the eyes.”
Just look at this guy confidently marching over to the statue, totally oblivious of what was going to happen…
Then next thing you know, he’s rolling on the floor.
Grete Waitz (1953-2011) was a
Norwegian runner who in 1979 became the first woman ever to run a marathon in
under two and a half hours. She has won numerous marathons throughout the
world, and held the top position nine times in the New York Marathon, more than
any other runner in history.
She has set
multiple running records, such as the European junior for 1500 m when she was
seventeen, or the world record for 3000 m. Today, an annual race in her native
country is named after her.
You actually didn't answer the question. It's all and well saying all the refugees should be treated with kindness and dignity. But that still doesn't stop potential mass murderers coming through. Please answer the question.
Anon, we’re sorry you didn’t understand our response. Let us try again:
Number of refugees who have settled in the U.S. since 9/11: 750,000.
Number of those 750,000 refugees who have since been charged with terrorism: ZERO!
Basically Anonymous, putting up barriers to refugees doesn’t keep terrorists out. Refugees are fleeing the terrorists. Terrorist organizations have much easier ways to send operatives to western countries (e.g. radicalizing western citizens, tourist visas, student visas, etc.) than having them pose as refugees.
Can we guarantee that no refugee will commit a mass murder? Of course not. Can anyone guarantee that out of a group of 59.5 million people, none will commit a mass murder?Of course not!
If you’re worried about mass murders and terrorists, maybe you should be looking at limiting the movements of white people - some of whom are undoubtedly white supremacists capable of mass murder - instead of refugees, huh?