‘Sniperism’

  • 2011-08-03
  • By Karina Oborune
The Utoya massacre left all with a question: can this happen in our country? I would rather call the recent event at Utoya Island as ‘sniperism’ rather than terrorism, and I would even argue that ‘sniperism’ has become a tendency of the last decade. By ‘sniperism’ I mean school shootings - the attack by a person (in most cases mentally ill) against children or young people because of his/her beliefs or hatred. ‘Sniperism’ is a relatively new phenomenon, but many countries have learned through experience that it is a threat that cannot be ig...
 
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