Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pray For Norway

Norway churches asks for prayers as officials confirmed a suspected gunman killed at least 85 people at a youth summer camp, yesterday, July 23.

Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien of the main Lutheran Church  of Norway said that tragedy reminds them of their vulnerability and is faced by all of the people all over the world. However she still believes that they are not alone for God is with them Who gives them hope and consolation.

She also said that this kind of adversity will forever changed Norway.
 "Wat has happened at [the youth island of] Utoya [where 84 youngsters were killed] directly influences our common future," the bishop added. "I don't believe anyone imagined that young people, who gathered for discussions and relaxation, could be shot and killed."

Police say the suspect behind this brutal attack is a 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik. He first detonated a bomb around prime ministers office in Oslo that killed 7 people.

He then started going on to his next plan, 20 km outside Oslo, where a group of youths were situated on an idyllic island. He disguised himself as a police officer. He killed them one by one, even the youngsters in the water. 84 more lives vanished with this horrific event.

A survivor of this brutal killing said he saw the impostor calling the victims closer to him then he pulled his weapons and started shooting them. He also said many victims pretended to be dead but after the suspect finished one ammunition, he pulled a shotgun and started shooting them again in the head.

Police said the gunman posted online "extreme right-wing (politically conservative group) and anti-Muslim" comments before the catastrophe.

The gunman said he is willing to explain his side in court that could be held tomorrow, July 25.

"He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary," lawyer Geir Lippestad told independent TV2 news.

 See more pictures on yahoo news with suspect's face.

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