Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia

Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia

Book - 2014
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"In late July 2011, Norway was struck by the worst terror attacks in its history. In a bomb attack in Oslo and a one-hour-long shooting spree at Utoya, 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 'Anders Breivik and the rise of Islamophobia', leading Norwegian social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad reveals how Breivik's beliefs were the result not simply of a deranged mind but of the political mainstreaming of pernicious racist and Islamophobic discourses. This is an authoritative account of the Norwegian terror attacks and the neo-racist discourse that motivated them"--back cover.
Publisher: London :, Zed Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781783600076
1783600071
9781783600083
178360008X
Call Number: 320.9481 B2251a
Characteristics: xv, 286 pages : 1 photograph ; 22 cm

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