Breivik said in court last week that the lyrics of the peace song Children of the Rainbow are ‘dangerous’:
A sky full of stars,
Blue ocean as far as you can see,
An earth where flowers grow.
Can you wish for more?
Together we shall live,
Every sister, every brother,
Small children of the rainbow
And this fertile soil.
But tell all the children,
Tell your father, tell your mother:
This is our last chance
To share one hope, one world.
Shocked by Breivik’s lack of remorse for the massacre, Norwegians decided to confront him by demonstrating their commitment to loving kindness. Yesterday in Oslo and other cities, many gathered to sing Children of the Rainbow. An estimated 40,000 stood in the rain in the capital, where they were led in song by Lillebjørn Nilsen.
We also stand and sing with the kind and peaceful people of Norway.