Last week, the world recoiled in horror as a madman went on a rampage that included gunning down of dozens of school children. Why? Well, according to his “manifesto”, he did it in reaction to the perceived threat posed by Islamic radicals. In his writings, the killer cites the anti-Muslim writings of American Bruce Bawer, who now lives in Europe, if not as a direct inspiration, then at least as a major influence.
In his blog posting looking into this link and Bawer’s response, Andrew Sullivan zeroes in on the very real impact of hysteric accusations and the language used to describe the foreign “strangers in our midst.”
Definitely worth a read, please click here to read the full article.