(LA Times) Norway attacks shatter a nation's innocence

“It’s going to have a deep, long-lasting impact,” said Atle Dyregrov, director of Norway’s Center for Crisis Psychology, which has helped other countries recover from disasters such as the 2008 China earthquake and this year’s Japanese tsunami.

“Our innocence is lost,” he said. “We used to think that these things only happened in other countries, not here. Now that illusion is shattered forever.”

He predicted that Norway’s relaxed security policies and reluctance to impinge of civil rights will give way to familiar restrictions already in place in other Western nations, including limited access to government facilities and increased surveillance of suspected extremist groups. He likened the changes to Sweden’s security tightening after the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.

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2 comments on “(LA Times) Norway attacks shatter a nation's innocence

  1. LumenChristie says:

    The descendants of the Vikings have lost their innocence.

    All have sinned an fallen short of the glory of God.

    God brings all of His little ones to Himself. God have mercy on all the families, and give them His peace.

  2. Scatcatpdx says:

    He will only serve about 2.70 months per person killed and they want to call the US barbaric for having a death penalty.