A Norwegian flag is placed at a makeshift memorial outside the Cathedral in Oslo in honor of the 76 victims of the July 22 twin attacks in downtown Oslo and on the island of Utoeya, in Oslo, on July 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Every year around this time I'm asked to write something. A piece to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack in Norway in 2011. The day my life almost ended as a terrorist took aim at my head, fi...
It might be instructive to devote some time to studying two acts of terror--the 2011 massacre at the hands of Anders Breivik in Norway and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing perpetrated by two Chechen Muslims--which have occurred in the not-so-distant past and the reactions that they engendered. More specifically, let us see how these two acts were analyzed and reported by prominent Western writers in major publications.