My Thoughts Regarding the Oslo and Utøya Incidents

The incident in Oslo and Utøya shocked not only Norway but also the whole world. The mass murder which claimed the lives of 76 people was done by a 32 year old Norwegian man.

I first read about the atrocious incident when I came across Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account. I got shocked and worried about our friends in Oslo (Thank God they’re ok!) so my hubby sent them sms and asked if they’re doing fine. Then I called a friend and discussed our theories and speculated about the possible culprit for this heinous attack. The number one on our list were terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and asylum seekers who were sent/thrown out of the country but we’re wrong. The suspect is not linked to any terrorist group nor an immigrant/foreigner/asylum seeker but an ethnic Norwegian guy.

If you’ll ask me if I got surprised, NO I wasn’t, even though I thought of the terrorist first because any psychos or bad guys could be a terrorist. Norway is a peaceful country and Norwegians are wonderful people (no doubt with that). However like any other countries and nationalities, it is not 100% stain free. It just happened that the crime rates here are very low.

The problem is that we are being cynical about people based on their color, race or culture. I hope people would realize and admit their mistakes, set aside their pride and change for good because we are living on the same planet- we are all brothers and sisters.

Fakkeltog i Stavanger 25.juli 2011 

Photo Credits to Tommy Ellingsen and Stavanger Aftenblad


Author: therebelchic

Cristina is 29-year-old photo enthusiast and an aspiring photographer. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to Norway when she was 19 years old. She is currently working in Bergen as a health care assistant and sales agent. During her free time, she would go out and explore nature in the nearby areas alone or with friends and share her adventures on her blog. She dreams of conquering each and every mountains of Norway and take photos of the fjords and wildlife. She also wants to explore portrait photography. Her gadgets of choice are smartphones, iPad and digital cameras. Her blog serve as er online book for her family, friends, acquaintances and people who share the same interests with her or for those who just need an inspiration. So basically, her blog is not only for photos but for musings as well. She also wants to inspire people to go out in nature. Disclaimer: All photos in this blog are taken by me a.k.a. The Rebel Chic unless stated otherwise.

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