Anders Breivik: A Teachable Moment on Fundamentalism

Liberals have been waiting since 9/11 for a deranged madman they could call a "fundamentalist Christian terrorist" to justify their denial of an Islamic threat -- not to mention the "disastrously stupid" policies which result from the denial.  In Anders Behring Breivik, the Oslo mass murderer, the media finally have their man.  And they got a bonus inasmuch as Breivik is an "Islamophobe."  That is, he apparently recognized the danger of a strong Islam in a weak Europe.  Yet, because of his demented psyche, he harmed rather than helped his country. The New York Times reports that Breivik was identified "as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian, while acquaintances described him as a gun-loving Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threats of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration."  Following the Times' lead, the words "Christian extremist" and "Christian fundamentalist" were plastered in headlines worldwide immediately after Breivik's bloody...(Read Full Article)

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