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GENEVA (AP) — The head of the world's largest ecumenical group accused Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik of blasphemy Monday for citing Christianity as a justification in his murderous attack on government buildings and a youth camp that left dozens dead.
Tveit, a pastor in Norway's Lutheran Church, said religious leaders had noticed an increase in extremist ideologies being discussed on the Web.....
But the bomb attack in the capital Oslo and the shooting at a Socialist youth camp on Utoya island were a wake-up call for churches that they need to prevent their faith being used as justification for violence, he said in a telephone interview from Norway.
"We as Christians need to be aware of this, how our faith and our religion can be abused," he said. "This event shows how important it is that we continue this work more than ever."
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Hellhound604
That and like any educated people, they understand that giving in to feer and hate and throwing their economy towards "defense" and "security" is, in fact, precisely what terrorists are demanding.
So instead Norway looks the bastards right in the eye and says, "No, you don't get to win."