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The Foreigner Utøya funerals begin. Bano Abobakar Rashid became the first of the Utøya massacre victims to be laid to rest yesterday. The 18-year-old student was attending the Labour (Ap) party’s youth camp on the island on Friday 22nd July when Anders Behring Breivik arrived, dressed in a homemade police uniform and armed with an automatic rifle. Hundreds of mourners attended the service on Nesodden, south of Oslo. A Lutheran priest and an Islamic Imam walking together led her casket.

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Utøya funerals begin

Published on Saturday, 30th July, 2011 at 19:30 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

Bano Abobakar Rashid became the first of the Utøya massacre victims to be laid to rest yesterday.



The 18-year-old student was attending the Labour (Ap) party’s youth camp on the island on Friday 22nd July when Anders Behring Breivik arrived, dressed in a homemade police uniform and armed with an automatic rifle.

Hundreds of mourners attended the service on Nesodden, south of Oslo. A Lutheran priest and an Islamic Imam walking together led her casket.

“Seeing the Imam and the priest walking together from the church was a mighty image – the strongest message that can be sent to counter the forces we have been witness to,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

A second victim, Ismail Haji Ahmed, 20, was buried north of Oslo in Hamar.

Commenting on the sombre occasions, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said: “Evil has brought out the best in us. Hatred engenders love.

“We have memorials in churches and in mosques, in Parliament and in the government headquarters, on the streets and in squares. Today is one week since Norway was hit by evil. We are not going to be shocked and intimidated into silence.”

“The bravery that these young people have shown is catching. We’re going to answer hatred with love. We’re going to honour our heroes forever,” the PM concluded.



Published on Saturday, 30th July, 2011 at 19:30 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

This post has the following tags: utoeyashootings, utoeyafunerals, banoabobakarrashid, ismailhajiahmed, jonasgahrstoere, jensstoltenberg, andersbehringbreivik.





  
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