Norway: 'Embrace Freedom' after Anders Breivik Attacks
PM Jens Stoltenberg Encourages Norway to 'Embrace Freedom' as Funerals Begin
The death toll from the July 22 Oslo and Utoya attacks is now 77. The first funerals for the victims of Anders Behring Breivik are being laid to rest. In speaking at a memorial service about the effect of the attacks on Norway's character, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said, "Evil has brought out the best in us. Hatred engenders love," and encouraged Norwegians to embrace democracy and not be afraid.
Anders Breivik's mission appears to have failed:
A young Kurdish immigrant woman, and potential Labour politician was one of the first victims buried yesterday. Several hundred people – led by a Lutheran priest and an imam – followed the coffin of Bano Rashid, 18, to the Muslim section of the cemetery.
Meanwhile, police continue to question Breivik, who has divulged more details about the attacks. He said that he planned on planting two more bombs, and that the took stimulants prior to carrying out the attacks.
[q url=""]While the prime minister was speaking, police questioned Breivik for the second time. Officers said they had now identified all of those killed in the bomb and gun attacks, adding a new list of victims would be released later.[/q]