Friday, July 29, 2011

U.S. Conservatives, Religious And Political, On Defense After Oslo Killings

The Huffington Post, July  25, 2011
By David Gibson
Religion News Service


(RNS) For years, many religious and political conservatives in the U.S. have sought to connect Islam to violence carried out by Muslims, and argued that Muslims often fail to denounce terrorism committed by Islamic extremists.

But in the wake of the horrific attacks in Norway by a right-wing extremist who identified himself as a Christian warrior against Islam, many of those American conservatives are finding themselves on the defensive, especially after some of them prematurely portrayed the terror attacks as the works of Muslims.

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