Sunday, July 24, 2011


Pretty much as soon as word of the bombing and shootings in Norway began to get out, the finger-pointing at Islam began. And of course, so did the counter-finger-pointing over anti-Islamic prejudice.

Predictably, the finger pointing hasn't stopped with the revelation that Anders Behring Breivik wasn't a Moslem, and, in fact, appears to have been a right-wing Christian. This has lead to such speculation that it is the nation of Norway is at fault - it's left-leaning policies having driven an otherwise upstanding Christian man to acts of mass murder.

This need to bend the narrative to fit a closely-held worldview simply can't be healthy. The mental gymnastics that it seems to necessitate come across is far to stringent.

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