Remembrance: Norwegian victims of the Massacre of July 22, 2011

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#1  Edited By rollingzeppelin

On Friday, July 22, 2011 over 90 innocent people, mostly youths, were killed in a bomb attack in the city of Oslo, followed by a mass shooting on the island of Utøya.

The reasons for the attack are still unclear, whatever the reason, the tragic loss of life should be remembered and mourned.

I have started this thread as a way to pay my respects to the people who have lost their lives and to the families of the victims. In Canada, we wear poppies on Remembrance Day to commemorate the soldiers who died for our country. This poppy represents my thoughts and wishes to those survivors and the family and friends of victims of this tragedy. Please feel free to post the poppy as a symbolic gesture of your own.

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#2  Edited By ajamafalous

Wait, there was a shooting too? I haven't really been keeping up.

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#3  Edited By biospank

You know that the dude was a nationalist right? and the camp was for a political party for arbeiderpartiet who are socialists, most of there politics are for multicultural and respect of each race or something. and it was a youth gathering so they could have been 14-20.

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#4  Edited By rollingzeppelin

@biospank: OK, I will change my post to youths instead of children. The point of this thread is not about the debate of the reasons behind the attack it's for the support of the victims.

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#5  Edited By biospank

the only shocking thing about this is the tottal of deaths btw I'm a norwegain.

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#6  Edited By rollingzeppelin

Great, well, good to see that great humanitarian good will here at Giantbomb. Everyone would rather bicker about politics and whether our precious videogames will be affected by his facebook interests rather than put a moments thought to what really matters. Oh well.

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#7  Edited By oysteinBrenne
@ajamafalous said:

Wait, there was a shooting too? I haven't really been keeping up.

 Yes there was shooting too
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#8  Edited By N7

@oysteinBrenne: HOLY FUCK.

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#9  Edited By Sanity

Very sad, reminds me a lot of the Virgina Tech shootings a few years ago.

Since you brought up the poppy i figured id post this, think the poem is from WW1 and its fitting in my opinion.

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#10  Edited By rollingzeppelin

Again, I'd like to stress that this topic is about the support of the victims, please don't post pictures of their corpses.

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#11  Edited By Akrid
@RollingZeppelin said:

Great, well, good to see that great humanitarian good will here at Giantbomb. Everyone would rather bicker about politics and whether our precious videogames will be affect by his facebook interests rather than put a moments thought to what really matters. Oh well.

My thought process was along those lines when I entered this thread. Was thinking along the lines of "Why'd you feel the need to make this?". Then I realized this is a thoughtful, respectful gesture.  
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I'm with you duder.
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This whole thing is so fucking tragic. Been keeping our flag at half mast, just like everyone else around here. 
 
I don't think many people was expecting something like this would ever happen in Scandinavia.

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#13  Edited By rollingzeppelin

@dudy80: @Akrid: Thank you, this is the kind of post I'd like to see.

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#14  Edited By linkster7

Just tragic.

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#15  Edited By Akrid
@oysteinBrenne: Why did you feel it was appropriate to post that? Here or anywhere.
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#16  Edited By WickedCestus

I don't really know what to say about this; I can't even imagine the feelings of those who had people close to them killed. Incredibly tragic. 
 

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#18  Edited By Claude

I don't like the fact that one individual can cause so much death and destruction. It's a sad part of life that we all have to live with. My heart goes out to the victims of a senseless crime.

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#19  Edited By Dylabaloo

Losing someone is never easy. 90 deaths is just absolutely ridiculous; my heart goes out to all those affected.

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#20  Edited By Matfei90

Almost at a loss for what to say, this has been on my mind since I read about it yesterday morning... Reading about the situation on Utoya made me sick, as did news of the bombing; and the rising casualty numbers over the rest of the day only made the feeling stronger. 
 
Wishing all my Norwegian GB brothers and sisters the best. Thinking of all of you.

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#21  Edited By Bestostero

Sad.

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#22  Edited By HellBrendy

Thank you. As a norwegian this weekend has been the worst I can remember, and I still can't fathom what has been going on. I've been lucky enough to not have any relations to anyone on Utøya or in the bomb attack in Oslo, but as a norwegian I still feel it's an attack on me personally.  

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#23  Edited By laserbolts

My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by this tragedy.

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@ajamafalous said:
Wait, there was a shooting too? I haven't really been keeping up.
With the news? *tut* *tut*
 
Pretty awful stuff. Hope the GBers in Norway are all safe and sound.
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#25  Edited By MariachiMacabre
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As an American of Norwegian heritage, this news hit me pretty hard. Here's a field of poppies for my Norwegian brothers.

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#26  Edited By McShank
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A field of poppies for all the duders and dudets who perished.

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#27  Edited By mordi

One of the survivors of the shooting, a girl, said it very well:

"If one man can show this much hate, imagine how much love we all can show together."

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#28  Edited By Vodun

@RollingZeppelin said:

Again, I'd like to stress that this topic is about the support of the victims, please don't post pictures of their corpses.

Jesus, why the fuck would you do that? You're fucking sick dude.