Victims of Norway’s worst massacre since World War II on Thursday called on the country to rise up against the hatred that encouraged the assassination of right-wing extremist Anders Bering Breivik exactly 10 years ago. ۔
Breivik detonated a bomb near the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight people, including a summer camp at a heat camp organized by the Labor Party’s Youth League (AUF) on the island of Atoria. Were
“July 22 was not a random move. It was not a natural disaster,” Astard Ed Hoim, who has since become head of the AUF, said in a speech in Utah on Thursday afternoon.
“It was a targeted political terrorist attack, driven by an extremist right-wing ideology. Through hatred.”
The exchange of fire on the island lasted for 72 minutes, when Breivik stabbed and shot the young men trapped on the small island.
Breivik later said his goal was to “fireworks” to draw attention to a 1,500-page immigrant, anti-Marxist scout who targeted him, calling him a multiculturalist. Accused of pointing out.
“Ten years ago we got up to change the world. But then our world changed forever,” said Eddie Hoem.
“Deadly racism and right-wing extremism live among us. Hatred has already killed and hatred can kill again.”
The 26-year-old ended his speech with a call to action: “Now we must settle our accounts with racism and right-wing extremism. Every single day.”
He and other survivors feel that even after 10 years in Norway, the ideology that motivated Breivik has not really been challenged.
Speaking to the victims’ families and relatives at a morning ceremony near the government complex where Breivik detonated his 950kg home-made bomb, Prime Minister Erna Solberg called for sympathy and tolerance.
“We must not allow hatred to stand unchallenged,” Solberg said.
In the afternoon, church bells rang across the country in honor of the victims.
Shortly after the attacks, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg – then Labor prime minister – promised to respond with “more democracy” and “more humanity”.
“Ten years ago, we met with love and hate,” Stoltenberg said in a speech during the church’s memorial service on Thursday.
“But hatred still exists.”
The “Brendak” scandal erupted on a memorial to Benoit Hermannson in 2001, who was killed by the neo-Nazis in 2001.
Stoltenberg also cited an attack on Philip Manshaus’ attempt in 2019, which opened fire on a mosque on the outskirts of Oslo before worshipers could discuss it.
The Norwegian Intelligence Service (PST) also warned this week that estimates of the killings that led to the deaths in 2011 were “still a driving force” for extremists at home and abroad.
Speaking at a commemorative concert in Oslo on Thursday evening, King Harold of Norway said, “We must recognize that we, as a society, must be able to carry the burden and fight the forces of darkness. Couldn’t help much. ” Increased memories of the day
“It hurts me,” he added.
Breivik, now 42, was sentenced to 21 years in prison, but his sentence could be extended indefinitely.
“When you have to go through this, you don’t go back to that person,” Eddie Hoem told AFP in an interview.
“I have trouble sleeping, I’m scared, and I think I’ll have to live with it all my life.”
For some, the inconvenience is compounded by threats and hate mail.
Another survivor, Ellen L. Estrange, told AFP: “I know someone tried to kill me because of my beliefs.
“If anyone tells me today that they want to kill me, I take it very seriously,” he added.
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