One deranged gunman, it appears, is responsible for Friday's two-pronged bombing and shooting attack in Oslo, Norway. In all, 92 people were killed in what government officials described as Norway's deadliest day.
Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian described as a right wing fundamentalist with anti-Muslim beliefs, planted the truck bomb, similar to the one that devastated the Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, killing seven. Then, disguised as a police officer, he boated out to an island and shot up a youth summer camp run by the liberal Labor Party. He hunted down and killed 85, even shooting bodies on the ground in the head with a shotgun.
So far, Breivik has not been connected to any subversive organization or terror group, but this was an act of terrorism that has shaken Norway, and any peace loving people, to its core.
The United Nations has rightly condemned the attack as an act of terrorism, and said that "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed."
It is sad that such an attack should take place in the city where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded each year.
We understand and share Norway's shock and pain, and hope all will pray for the victims of Friday's attack.