Club de Madrid in support of the people of Norway

Terrorism is an attack on democracy and human rights. No cause justifies the targeting of peaceful citizens. We firmly reject any ideology that guides the actions of terrorists. Democratic principles and values are essential tools in the fight against terrorism. Any successful strategy for dealing with terrorism requires terrorist to be isolated in their actions. This is why our admiration goes to the people of Norway and their leadership as they deal with pain through courage and solidarity and not rage or wrath. We shall defeat violence because it harms us all and because it leads to nowhere; and we shall do so with the democratic means that we have given ourselves, because they denote our humanity and uphold our dignity as well as that of the victims.

From the Madrid Agenda on the fight against terrorism.