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By Sindre Bangstad

In overdue July 2011, Norway was once struck by means of the worst terror assaults in its historical past. In a fertilizer-bomb assault on govt Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long capturing spree on the Labour get together adolescence Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven humans, in general children, have been killed by means of Anders Behring Breivik. by way of 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 drawback to his plans for an ethnic detoxing of Muslims from Europe.

In this hugely unique paintings, major Norwegian social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad finds how Breivik's ideals weren't easily the results of a deranged brain, yet really they're the results of the political mainstreaming of pernicious racist and Islamophobic discourses. those rules, at present gaining universal forex, 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 stimulated them.

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