AP: Bomb blast, shooting at youth camp horrify Norway.
BBC updates can be found here. Gates of Vienna is updating here.
Spare a thought for Norway and her citizens. And a prayer, if you are so inclined.
[UPDATE001] There is a vicious rumour going around that Fjordman is the Oslo shooter named Anders Breivik. Sites like LGF are gleefully running with this.
IT IS NOT TRUE!
From Gates of Vienna:
I was in conversation with Fjordman all day today, starting before the shootings, during the slaughter, and afterwards. If he was shooting up Utøya, he was doing an amazing job of communicating with his friends the whole time, even after he was thrown in a jail cell.I am surprised and quite shocked that anyone, who's has read any of the FF's would even entertain the thought that Fjordman would be capable of something like this atrocity. Fjordman does not deserve this. Anyone spreading the rumour is, by that action, saying more about his/her own loathsome character.
[UPDATE002] Posted on GoV, on 23 July 2011, over 24hrs AFTER the Oslo atrocity:
I notice that certain bloggers such as Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs keep spreading the utterly false rumor that I am the evil shooter from Utøya, the island just outside of Oslo.Let that be an end to the matter.
I have absolutely no idea who planted that rumor or for what reason, but they obviously don’t wish me well. For the record, I was live-blogging about these horrible events the entire Friday evening, which can be confirmed by nearly a dozen different individuals.
I didn’t respond to these rumors earlier because I was too emotionally exhausted from yesterday’s events. It was hard to pay attention to such things, but now I feel that I must. Some people really do want to smear me that badly.