Sunday, July 24, 2011

Norway attack

From the Globe and Mail:
"Norwegians, reeling at the death of at least 93 adults and children in Friday’s mass shootings and bombing attack, are being forced to confront the fact that the perpetrator is not a lone madman, but a highly organized Norwegian political terrorist who claims to be part of a Europe-wide movement opposed to Muslim immigrants and multiculturalism." More

This attack highlights the challenges facing governments from anti-Islamic terrorists who are encouraged by the likes of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Marine Le Pen in France and the English Defence League as noted in an article in the Wall Street Journal on Far Right Views.

Many of these issues were highlighted in the conference I had last January at UT Austin on Transatlantic Intolerance...this event gives even more urgency to the issues raised then.

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