Norway condemns terrorist attack in Paris

‘I condemn the appalling terrorist attack in Paris today in the strongest possible terms. We stand together with the people of France in their grief,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Earlier today, armed men stormed the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people have been reported killed and eight have been injured. 

‘This is an act of terrorism against innocent people, and a direct attack on one of our fundamental democratic values – freedom of expression. Such actions can never and will never be accepted. Freedom of speech and freedom of thought will never be eradicated by terrorism. Attacks such as the one today only heighten our awareness of the importance of freedom of expression, and strengthen our resolve to defend it,’ Mr Brende said.