Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia by Sindre Bangstad

By Sindre Bangstad

In past due July 2011, Norway used to be struck through the worst terror assaults in its historical past. In a fertilizer-bomb assault on executive Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long capturing spree on the Labour get together formative years Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven humans, commonly childrens, have been killed by means of Anders Behring Breivik. through focusing on younger destiny social democratic leaders, his activities have been intended to guide to the downfall of Europe’s purportedly multiculturalist elites, therefore removal a disadvantage to his plans for an ethnic detoxing of Muslims from Europe.

In this hugely unique paintings, major Norwegian social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad unearths how Breivik's ideals weren't easily the results of a deranged brain, yet quite they're the results of the political mainstreaming of pernicious racist and Islamophobic discourses. those principles, at the moment gaining universal foreign money, threaten equivalent rights to dignity, citizenship and democratic participation for minorities all through modern Europe.

An authoritative account of the Norwegian terror assaults and the neo-racist discourse that inspired them.

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