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Anders Breivik and the Culture of Islamophobia

I have just been reading an excellent  study of the Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik. In this, a social anthropologist, Sindre Bangstad, argues that the scary thing about this man’s murder of 77 people on 22 July 2011 was not the capacity for a single human being to turn hatred of a religion and immigrants into a perverted action of murdering those who fell into neither category, but that it emerged from a society where Islamophobia was becoming normalised.

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