3 years on from the racist atrocity at Uteoya Island Norway

It is three years since Anders Behring Breviks carried out his violent attacks in Norway, in his protest against the multicultural society.  He carried out two attacks, the first in which he exploded bombs in Oslo city centre and the second in which he went on a rampage shooting young people participating at the Labour Party Youth Summer Camp at Uteoya Island.Elin and girls1Pictured: Elin L’Estrange and pupils from St Raphaels Girls National School Ballyfermot at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin 2011.Show Racism the Red Card were privileged to have one of the survivors of the attacks at Uteoya Island, speak about the impact and the ongoing need for vigilance against racism.  Coincidentally Elin L’Estrange has many family connections with Ireland including her father who is from Sutton, Co Dublin.uteoyaArticle from the Irish Independent (Oct 12th 2011)Survivor speaks out in DublinA SURVIVOR of the July massacre on a Norwegian island whichleft 69 people dead has warned Irish people about the dangers ofignoring racism in our society. Elin L’Estrange, whose father is fromDublin, spoke yesterday about her horrifying experiences on UteoyaIsland in July.Link to TV3 Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seqYADLVXPg Full version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5WbrW_FgMShe heard the shots being fired by deranged gunman AndersBehring Breivik but managed to escape by swimming 700metres to safety on the mainland Ms L’Estrange (24) said BehringBreivik was motivated by his racist beliefs and wanted to destroymulticulturalism in Norway.“This guy, he hated Muslims. He thought Muslims had a twistedplan to take over Europe,” she said. She had been invited to speakyesterday at a ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event in Tallaght stadium,which was attended by Dublin school children.Ms L’Estrange said that everyone had prejudices which coulddevelop into racist beliefs and actions — such as not sitting besidesomeone on the bus because of their skin colour.“You’re not going to see a lot of people shot and killed by racism, butyou are going to see people hurt. Everyone has a role to play,” shesaid. “This is a story about the very worst thing racism can lead to– violence and murder,” she said.Full original article is at http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/survivor-of-mass-slaughter-warns-against-racism-26780788.htmlLabour Youth Ireland were invited to send four participants but they were unable to attend.  Here some of those who may have gone reflect on what might have been.http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/three-years-on-irish-invitees-remember-norwegian-mass-murder-that-left-77-dead-30451756.html

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