Aug 9, 2011

Unsung Norwegian Heroes

As one might expect, American media has not been too good at reporting the recent Norwegian massacre truthfully. Unfortunately, International media altogether nearly missed this story.

When married lesbians Toril Hansen and Hege Dalen were eating at their campsite, they heard gunshots fired nearby (at Utøya) and they didn't hesitate to jump in their boat and race to the rescue of the panicking youngsters. In a total of four trips to the island, they managed to rescue 40 young people, saving them from the onslaught of the crazed gunman.

We salute Toril and Hege for their bravery. Well done, ladies. Well done indeed.

(Photo credit: Maija Tammi/HS)