Norwegian PM refuses to let terrorist attacks drive his country to intolerance and paranoid "security"

Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg has vowed not to let the terrorist attacks on his country be used as an excuse for taking away fundamental freedoms. He's treating the attacks as a policing matter (a crime), not as a military matter (that is, something requiring a "war on terror" with concomitant war-footing). He acknowledges that his country will be changed by the attacks, but he's hopes it will be "more open, a more tolerant society than what we had before." My goodness, what I would have given to hear those words sometime in the autumn of 2001.

Norway’s Premier Vows to Keep an Open Society

(via Reddit)

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  1. renke says:

    hey @doctorow, the current PM of Norway is Erna Solberg and the article you linked from 2011.

    but I love this guy, and the NYT missed the imo best quote in the aftermath of Breivik

    We are still shocked by what has happened, but we will never give up our values. Our response is more democracy, more openness, and more humanity.
  2. it is another old post making it's way into the BBS.
    @falcor can you close this up please. Thanks!

  3. I guess Sherman mis-configured the settings on the WABAC machine again.

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