Norwegian PM refuses to let terrorist attacks drive his country to intolerance and paranoid “security”
Posted by Rahmi Lale | Filed under Politics
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.