Anders Breivik and the rise of Islamophobia

by Bangstad, Sindre, 1973-

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV6535.N8 B36 2014x
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Call Number  HV6535.N8 B36 2014x

In late July 2011, Norway was struck by the worst terror attacks in its history. In a fertilizer-bomb attack on Government Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long shooting spree at the Labour Party Youth Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven people, mostly teenagers, were killed by Anders Behring Breivik. By targeting young future social democratic leaders, his actions were meant to lead to the downfall of Europe's purportedly multiculturalist elites, thus removing an obstacle to his plans for an ethnic cleansing of Muslims from Europe.

In this highly original work, leading Norwegian social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad reveals how Breivik's beliefs were not simply the result of a deranged mind, but rather they are the result of the political mainstreaming of pernicious racist and Islamophobic discourses. These ideas, currently gaining common currency, threaten equal rights to dignity, citizenship and democratic participation for minorities throughout contemporary Europe.

An authoritative account of the Norwegian terror attacks and the neo-racist discourse that motivated them.

Additional Information
Subjects Breivik, Anders Behring, -- 1979-
Mass murderers -- Norway -- Utøya.
Domestic terrorism -- Norway -- Utøya.
Islamophobia -- Norway -- Utøya.
Publisher London :2014
Language English
Description xv, 286 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-275) and index.
ISBN 9781783600083
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