Norway Muslims share nation’s grief, hope for unity

27.07.2011                      25.Tammus, 5771


Norway Muslims share nation's grief, hope for unity

Muslim immigrants grieve for Breivik's victims, express relief that killer was not Muslim, hope massacre can bring greater national unity.

As central Oslo reeled from Norway's worst massacre in modern history, a blond man in the grieving crowd asked Iraqi-born Iman al-Kofi, wearing a headscarf, for a hug.
Kofi, who had a friend in intensive care with three bullet wounds and had learned that at least one other friend of Iraqi origin had been killed in Friday's massacre by an anti-Islamic extremist, obliged, and the man walked back into the crowd without another word….