July 28, 2011
What to Do about Rising Islamophobia?
Sarah Wildman, The Guardian
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The Norway attacks and Breivik's citation of US bloggers reveal how mainstream far-right views on Muslims have become
In the early hours of Friday's massacre in Oslo, the initial working assumption of news-watchers, journalists and bystanders was that this was likely the work of Islamic jihadists. That it was not took some time to trickle out: news reports published as late as Saturday included compiled condemnations of the attacks by Muslim leaders, and comparisons to other al-Qaida-type terrorist acts. That the attack was, in fact, masterminded by Anders Behring Breivik, a...