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Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia by Sindre Bangstad

By Sindre Bangstad

In overdue July 2011, Norway was once struck via the worst terror assaults in its background. In a fertilizer-bomb assault on govt Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long taking pictures spree on the Labour occasion formative years Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven humans, quite often young ones, have been killed through Anders Behring Breivik. by way of focusing on younger destiny social democratic leaders, his activities have been intended to steer to the downfall of Europe’s purportedly multiculturalist elites, hence removal a disadvantage to his plans for an ethnic detoxing of Muslims from Europe.

In this hugely unique paintings, top Norwegian social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad unearths how Breivik's ideals weren't easily the results of a deranged brain, yet fairly they're the results of the political mainstreaming of pernicious racist and Islamophobic discourses. those rules, presently 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 inspired them.

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