Oslo & Utøya Terrorist Attacks 2011

On 22nd July 2011 Norway was hit by a major anti-Islamic terrorist attack, by one of its own people. Firstly a car bomb targeting the government quarter of Oslo city centre was set off, killing 8 people. In the aftermath, 69 people were shot dead on the island of Utøya, the majority of whom were teenagers attending a youth camp of the Norwegian Labour Party.

The horrific events united the Norwegian nation against racism and many memorial events were held all over the country. We will always remember.

One Year On – Oslo Remembers

Aftenposten newspaper cover

This morning, I travelled down the hill into Oslo to watch events at the Cathedral. A memorial service was held for the 77 victims of last year’s attacks on Oslo and Utøya. When I arrived there was a queue forming to attend the service. I could have joined the queue and entered the service, but […]

Moving On

Roses in Oslo on Youngstorget

One week ago, Norwegian life was turned upside down by the actions of one man. It’s not an exaggeration to say the last seven days have been some of the most traumatic and emotional of my life, and I’ve only been living in Oslo for three months. What it must be like for everyone else […]