Monday, July 25, 2011

Killings in Norway Show Anti-Muslim Words in U.S. Have Consequences

Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S. -
“Marc Sageman, a former C.I.A. officer and a consultant on terrorism, said it would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik’s violence to the writers who helped shape his world view. But at the same time, he said the counterjihad writers do argue that the fundamentalist Salafi branch of Islam “is the infrastructure from which Al Qaeda emerged. Well, they and their writings are the infrastructure from which Breivik emerged.”

“This rhetoric,” he added, “is not cost-free.”

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con·cept: July 2011