Conservative Media: Norway Shooter Is Muslim-ish

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    When word first broke of the deadly bombing and mass shooting in Norway, there was little information available to suggest what party or parties were responsible. Much of the right-wing commentariat filled that information vacuum with their own prejudices, declaring that this was clearly an act of Islamic terrorism. It was later reported that the suspect in custody, Anders Behring Breivik, is a native Norwegian with extreme right-wing politics and ties to fundamentalist Christianity.

    Among the conservative to rush to judgment were Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, CNN contributor Erick Erickson, and Andrew Breitbart's BigPeace.com. The Breitbart website surmised that the attacks could have meant that Norway's "big Muslim problem" had "just blown up in its face." Erickson wrote via Twitter: "Terrorist bombing in Oslo. I bet you it was not Lutherans who did it."

    Now that their uninformed and ideologically motivated guesswork has been proven wrong, these same conservatives are adopting the "No True Scotsman" fallacy and claiming that Breivik's abhorrent behavior was not that of a Christian, but more akin to that of a Muslim.

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    we have discussed this, it appears Rubin et al took the initial report of some Muslim grp.'s claims to have been behind it and they ran with it.....they should have waited for more information, they have egg on their face......

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    There are so many thread abot this shooting it is hard to read them all. I can empathize with Rubin.
     
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    Fox wasn't mentioned in the link, but by all means do go on....
     
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    Anybody smell an apology and suspension comin'?...
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    Glenn Beck: Young Norway victims like 'Hitler Youth'
    26 July`11 - Conservative commentator's remarks on his radio show draw sharp criticism
    Yo Glen, how two-faced ya wanna get here?
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