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By Sindre Bangstad

In past due July 2011, Norway used to be struck via the worst terror assaults in its heritage. In a fertilizer-bomb assault on govt Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long taking pictures spree on the Labour celebration adolescence Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven humans, in most cases youngsters, have been killed through Anders Behring Breivik. by way of concentrating 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, best 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 principles, 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 encouraged them.

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