Mudcat Café message #3196419 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139289   Message #3196419
Posted By: freda underhill
27-Jul-11 - 06:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
Subject: RE: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
I think giving credence to this man`s hatred of a particular religious group is achieving exactly the outcome he wanted.

He represents a tiny group of extreme rightwingers (not so many of them in Norway) and to somehow make Muslims responsible for this atrocity is very manipulative.

A better way would be for all of us to look at our own bigotries towards any group and think how dangerous those feelings can be when they turn into generic hatred.

One answer is further restricting gun access, as we did in Australia after the Martin Bryant shootings. Our gun crime rate dropped considerably, and has stayed down.