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alpha0  ·  4131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Norway's answer to violence is more democracy
> we should not reward him

Mike, I was about to post a message but thank God I re-read yours and noted the "we". I really do not feel comfortable opining to a Norwegian regarding this matter.

That said, as a non-Norwegian who may possibly has something to be concerned about (should and if this event is not just one person going off the reservation) I maintain the original pov. I can defend this, but have elected not to given the above consideration.

mike  ·  4131 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Well, that's part of it certainly - that it does seem to be one person going off the reservation. Most agree the only mitigating factor in all this is that he is not part of a terror organization, especially not a foreign terror organization. It makes it far far less likely that something like this will happen again, and it gives the country a chance to address domestic radical extremism in the way that Norwegians do very well -- through family, community, education and social activism.

Sorry if I came across as overly sensitive -- I don't want to make you uncomfortable opining anything. You have some interesting and valuable viewpoints.

alpha0  ·  4131 days ago  ·  link  ·  
> Sorry if I came across as overly sensitive ..

Not at all, mike and I appreciate your sentiment; that is perfectly natural. I hope your feelings were not offended and that I didn't come across as uncaring. (Thank you again for your understanding.)