What Norway’s terror teaches us about Islamophobia and online hate

One of the factors that got us thinking about “the opposites of terrorism” was the realization that the Bush administration’s reaction to 9/11 was based in the same mind-set that lead to the attacks themselves.  It was as if Bush was pushing us to become our enemies.

The recent terrorist attacks in Norway appear to be based in the same kind of thinking.  The following is from an article you might like to read in more detail.  The link it below.

Like many young men who search for some final battle between good and evil, Breivik was a dreamer of the absolute, who found his purpose in sacrificing himself for a cause greater than himself. In this, he resembles the extremist Jihadists he purports to despise, and like many of them, he seems to have been indoctrinated and then motivated into a medieval mindset through a quite modern source

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