Monday, July 25, 2011

Norway Massacre: Home-grown Terrorism

Now that the 32 years old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik has admitted, to his defence lawyer Geir Lippestad, responsibility for the Oslo bombing and the massacre at the youth camp, I am sure the visible minorities community in Norway will breath a collective sigh of relief. Not that such a reaction will bring back the dead, heal the injured, or lessen the pain of the living. But at least, the truth revealed itself just in time to avoid a backlash against those who had not committed the hideous crime.

With the influx of refugees and migrants of African origin into Europe, there is already an atmosphere of mistrust and anti-multiculturalism against "foreigners". And when an opportunistic extreme Islamic group had "gratuitously" claimed responsibility for the killing, the fuse of hatred was almost lit. Had the truth not surfaced from the statement of the 32 years old Norwegian, the extremists from both sides would have played up their agenda and caused more conflicts and trouble.

In response to several vicious attacks by islamic jihadists, many European countries are already facing a surge of right-wing extreme groups that spread the fear of a Muslim "take-over" and advocate the expulsion of immigrants. From a foreign policy perspective, each country is free to determine its future within the boundaries of its constitutions, domestic legislation, and international laws. But when violence is committed and justified as the only means to achieve a policy end, the news send a chill up the spines of those who are not part of the mainstream society. Let's hope that the democracy of policy formulation will always over-trump the bloody hands of home-grown terrorists, be they extreme jihadists or right-wing supremists.

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the inner space said...


啤酒花™_J said...

July... - kinda 'heavy' to march on!

C.M. said... they extreme jihadists or right-wing supremists... or the seamy side of self.


Haricot 微豆 said...


>> ..... 中國的溫州也有!

It is my understanding that the authourity is investigating what caused the accident. Some ppl suggested corruptions and incompetency, but I have never heard of anyone mentioning "terrorism" (if that is what you are inferring to).

Haricot 微豆 said...


What will this "seamy side of self" do?

I hope it is not something destructive either to self or others.

Haricot 微豆 said...

啤酒花™_J :

Sigh !!! July turns out to be a heavy-duty month for many human souls !!

新鮮人 said...


the inner space said...

Hahahahaha the wenzhou incident HBB, who to blame ???

The authority may come out with evidence of terrorism of one or two scapegoat(s) sabotage the tracks and trains。

Surely the people were terrorized by this terrorismatic large scale massacre!

the inner space said...

HBB,Today premier Wen Jia Bao went to Wenzhou even he is still very sick。Very likely one or many must die curiously for being shameful or felt guilty for what they have done wrongfully。 Then the whole matter can be settled miraculously。


Haricot 微豆 said...



Haricot 微豆 said...


So far, there has been no mentioning of sabotage or terrorism in the western media.

Haricot 微豆 said...


>> ..... 溫爺爺抱病都要去溫州一趟

According to the CBC news report, the Chinese investigation suggested that equipment failure (possibly a faulty red/green signal light) might be the cause of the accident.

For sure, the problem must be identified, solution(s) found, and those responsible held accountable.

the inner space said...

HBB, so very likely soon someone in beijing who did the signal system software programming, a junior programmer or 2 programmers committed suicide for what he/she had done wrong。

But who knew who hung them up the rope ???

咁就水落石出交代清楚! 仲有冇咁問要真相?

Haricot 微豆 said...


>> .... 咁就水落石出交代清楚! 仲有冇咁問要真相?

I assume you are asking "Then who else will DARE to ask for the truth 敢問要真相 ?"

Anyway, as Agent Fox Mulder of The X-files said: "The truth is out there !!!"

the inner space said...





Anonymous said...

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Haricot 微豆 said...


Thank you for the reference.

The plot thickens. Public anger is understandable and hard to manage. At some point, someone is going to be the fall guy !!!

The priorities should be to find out the exact causes of the accidents, hold the ppl accountable and try to prevent such accidents from happening again.

(cont'd from Space's comments above)

【動車設備調查 董事長猝死】 2011-08-23

".... 馬騁是恢復高考後第二屆大學生,畢業於交大訊號專業,在通訊領域幹了近20年,是個比較勤勉、實幹的人。

研究鐵路訊號的專業人士稱,高鐵大躍進的後遺症已經逐漸暴露,動車事故更令鐵路業內上下備感高壓。現在不僅通號集團,其他通訊訊號公司的人也非常緊張。(中通社) ... "

Haricot 微豆 said...


Done. Spam jam unjammed !!

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