Concordia students offer unique perspective on Norway massacreMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Faculty and Students at Concordia College got to hear a unique perspective on those horrible summer shootings in Norway.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Faculty and Students at Concordia College got to hear a unique perspective on those horrible summer shootings in Norway. Concordia students who were studying in Norway as well as those who grew up there, talked at the special forum. 77 people died in the massacre on the island of Utoya. 32 year-old Anders Behring Breivik is being held in connection with the shootings. Today's panel of experts focused on Norway's Response to the tragedy and the suspect's belief that Islam is invading Europe.
Dr. Jan Pranger – Concordia Religion Department: “There are a lot of factors that come into play here. My concern is it is less to do with Islam than factors going on in Europe threats to the social welfare state and globalization and threats to national identity and European union. >
Most of the victims from the massacre were in their teens and 20's, and were attending a summer camp on the island.