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Norway killer attended #EDL demo in 2010 and had many #EDL FB contacts http://twitpic.com/5v2vxm /via @bantheedl

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English Defence League attempt to justify Far-Right rampage in Norway, truly foul http://twitpic.com/5ummdb #edl

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 08:49:46 AM EST
Are people going to stop using words like "rampage" or "killing spree" for what is evidently a terrorist attack?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 08:56:58 AM EST
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The omnipotence of Al Qaeda and meaninglessness of "Terrorism" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

For much of the day yesterday, the featured headline on The New York Times online front page strongly suggested that Muslims were responsible for the attacks on Oslo; that led to definitive statements on the BBC and elsewhere that Muslims were the culprits.  The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin wrote a whole column based on the assertion that Muslims were responsible, one that, as James Fallows notes, remains at the Post with no corrections or updates.  The morning statement issued by President Obama -- "It's a reminder that the entire international community holds a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring" and "we have to work cooperatively together both on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks" -- appeared to assume, though (to its credit) did not overtly state, that the perpetrator was an international terrorist group. 

But now it turns out that the alleged perpetrator wasn't from an international Muslim extremist group at all, but was rather a right-wing Norwegian nationalist with a history of anti-Muslim commentary and an affection for Muslim-hating blogs such as Pam Geller's Atlas Shrugged, Daniel Pipes, and Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch.  Despite that, The New York Times is still working hard to pin some form of blame, even ultimate blame, on Muslim radicals (h/t sysprog):

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 09:12:29 AM EST
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A nation's enemy within: The far-right loner who wiped out nearly 100 souls - Europe, World - The Independent
As well as frequenting neo-Nazi forums, he spoke admirably of British far-right groups, eulogising both the English Defence League (EDL) and Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE). "I have on some occasions discussed with SIOE and EDL and recommended them to use conscious strategies," he wrote.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 04:24:28 PM EST
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The far-right mass murderer also thought he was killing the enemy within: the internationalist, politically correct, feminist, culturally marxist left that was allowing his country to be destroyed.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 04:28:22 PM EST
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