Wednesday, 27 July 2011

After Oslo: Europe Islam and the Mainstreaming of Racism

[Screen shot of Sky News feature of daily headlines showing that of The Sun.]

by Miriyam Aouragh and Richard Seymour

European media coverage of the Norwegian tragedy has led with dangerous and clich├ęd arguments about ‘Islamic extremism’ and multiculturalism, even after the identity of the killer was confirmed – thus contributing to the mainstreaming of racism that helped make Breivik what he is.