Hat Tip: Sing To Annoy The Monster
This is a moving statement for a bruised and injured population. I am proud to see such unity of spirit come together. This demonstration is more powerful than any statement by politicians, lawyers or clerics. This is a statement from the hearts of Norway and the world. The twisted reasoning from this self absorbed monster shrivels before the honesty of this peaceful demonstration.
Norwegians raised their voices in unison on Thursday to get under the skin of admitted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
An estimated 40,000 people turned out in central Oslo’s Youngstorget square to sing “Children of the Rainbow,” a Norwegian version of “My Rainbow Race,” written by American folk singer Pete Seeger.
During his trial for the killings of 77 people last summer, Breivik cited the song as an example of Marxist influence on Norwegian culture.
The Norwegian version of the song describes a “World where – every sister and every brother – shall live together – like small children of the rainbow,” according to a report in the Norway Post.
Breivik, whose trial in Oslo City Court began last week, boasts of being an ultranationalist who killed his victims to fight multiculturalism in Norway.
Thursday’s event, which included a march to the courthouse to drop roses outside, was “a beautiful, touching scene,” said Geir Engebretsen, the court chief justice in charge of Breivik’s terror trial, according to a report on Views and News from Norway.
“It’s a very moving manifestation of Norwegian culture,” Engebretsen said, according to the report, which cited Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
In November 2011: Anders Behring Brevik, Norway mass murderer, declared insane
Anders Behring Breivik claims he slept well, ate breakfast and even prepared a lunch bag for himself (a baguette with ham and cheese) before he embarked on his terrorist attacks that killed 77 persons last summer. Breivik was back on the witness stand Wednesday, bashing a psychiatrists’ report that he’s insane and spending hours defending his mental health.
Nine months after a terrorist’s bomb severely damaged Norway’s government headquarters and left eight people dead, the street running by the country’s Parliament building just a few blocks away remains open to traffic. Neither city nor state politicians have ordered the street blocked off, and they’re still debating other security measures as well.