- Mayor of Oslo: “We shall punish the terrorist, and this will be his punishment: more democracy, more tolerance, more generosity.”
Norwegian Prime Minister: “…the answer to violence is even more democracy.”
Diplomat Steinar Gil: “Norway will not change. Evil will not prevail.”
Norwegian Prime Minister: “With the strongest of all weapons — the free word and democracy — we stake our course for Norway.”
Crown Prince of Norway: “Tonight the streets are filled with love. We have chosen to meet hatred with unity. We have chosen to show what we stand for.”
Norway’s message is clear: counter terror with more democracy. As Ernest Hemingway has said, courage is grace under pressure. May the Norwegian victims rest in peace. And may Norway’s democracy prevail.