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A further point on the Norway terror attacks

Following the responses to my piece on the Norwegian terror attacks, I wanted to write a clarification, and to explore one point in greater detail. As the emphasis of the piece was on left-wing hypocrisy over what happened, I don’t think I made it sufficiently clear that I’m not against exploring the connection between extremist writing and terror per se. Rather, I was arguing that it is unreasonable to accuse people like Daniel Pipes and Melanie Phillips of somehow inciting Breivik to murder, simply because he happened to have read them and in part agreed with them, anymore than Osama Bin Laden’s endorsement of Noam Chomsky means that Noam Chomsky is guilty of inciting 9/11. Read more

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