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Dan Gardner: Remember That "Eurabian Civil War"?
Oh, there are incidents. I cited two above. And for people like Steyn, that is more than enough. Tell a true story; treat it as typical; draw a scary conclusion: This is the standard operating procedure of alarmists.
When I imagine that the Utøya massacre is not an isolated incident, am I being alarmist?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 25th, 2011 at 07:09:38 AM EST
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There is a difference between claiming that something is "not an isolated incident" and claiming that it is commonplace. Nobody here is claiming that right-wing assassinations are commonplace, but nor are they isolated incidents. In the same way that Islamist bomb-throwing is not commonplace even though it cannot be separated from its ideological justifications either.

There is also the fact that alarmists like Steyn simply flat out lie about the ideological and social background for Islamist bomb-throwing.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jul 25th, 2011 at 07:34:34 AM EST
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