The Norwegians are one of my most respected and admired people.
When others followed a strategy of appeasement after the Nazis invaded their countries (like most French did), the whole nation rose up against the occupiers and fought for freedom and liberty - supported by the Norwegian major and later Mayor of Berlin and Chancellor of Germany Willy Brandt from Luebeck in Germany.
When the reactionary elements in the Beijing Administration campaigned hard against the decoration of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with the prestigious Nobel Peace Price, Oslo stood firm.
I admire the Nobel Peace Prize Institute which pushed and stimulated so many peace activists for decades (see Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann: "Nobel Peace Prize: Who deserves it?").
Most Norwegians are down-to-earth, non-materialistic, reliable and good people - enrichments to our diverse globe.
On July 22, hell came down upon Norway with 76 civilians killed, most of whom were teenagers.
Not by radical so-called Islamists or al-Qaeda, but a white young man from Norway - the devil with blond hair.
It shows us that terrorism is not limited to Islamists but includes right – wing extremists as well which we find in the US, Germany or Russia, too.
It reminds me of the bomb attack at the Oktoberfest in Munich in 1980 by a lonely German right-wing extremist killing 13 innocent civilians.
Our sympathies are now with the people of Norway and especially the sad families. Let us pray for them and the victims.
Marie Roksund, WSN Editor Norway, says: "Words are not enough. This tragedy affects each and every citizen in Norway. Our whole nation is crying. My thoughts go to everyone who lost their dearly beloved. These innocent young people lost their lives for what they believed in - freedom, social justice, democracy and justice. Evil stands alone. Love and hope conquers all. It is true to say 'You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.'"
Norway, please continue with your admirable concept of liberty, tolerance and freedom!