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Tag: norway shootings

July
25th

NORWAY: Extreme conservatism is history’s bane

“I missed the part where we became the bad guys,” exclaimed Gunaratnam, one of the young survivors of the Norwegian mass murder spree (TNT, 7-24).

She is too young to understand this propensity toward clan mentality, xenophobia, fear, prejudice, greed and the drive to subjugate or, if that won’t suffice, destroy.

This Norwegian murderer, whose target was liberals, is described by the police as a “right-wing Christian fundamentalist.” He is just the latest in the hate-flooded litany of extreme conservative ideology.

It’s time to call a spade a spade. It was the epitome of extreme conservatism – fascism –

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July
25th

NORWAY: Muslims also face unfair assumptions

Anders Breivik is a blond, Aryan, far-right, fundamentalist Christian, and one of history’s worst individual mass murderers.

“Why do they hate us so much?” “They hate our values and our freedom.” “He represents the real ideals of his religion, an ideology of hate.”

Will Christian fundamentalists who make such judgments about “Muslim terrorists” apply the same standards to their own? Or will they use a double standard and dismiss this act of “Christian terrorism” as an aberration committed by a lunatic?

The truth is, of course, that this man really is a lunatic. He no more represents the values of

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July
25th

NORWAY: Killer isn’t representative of Christian conservatives

I feel certain that I represent many Christian readers who are horrified by what took place in Norway last week. It is beyond the pale in every way; it is impossible even to imagine the terror experienced by the young people on that island.

As the story unfolds, I’m sure we will discover that the man behind this massacre was either terribly ill or evil. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

Of course I am distressed to see him labeled as a “Christian conservative,” because I know it will be like gasoline thrown on a fire for some readers

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