Православни икониSo, yesterday evening, shortly after the bomb went off in Oslo (which looked very much like Oklahoma b.t.w.), our television networks were full of semi governmental (in this case, instituut Clingedael) or self proclaimed experts “explaining” the logical choice of “Islam terrorists” to do this and there (the prime minister’s office), given that
- Norway was the only NATO member assisting in bombing Libya
- Norway’s response in the Danish cartoon issue
- etc. etc. etc.
Not a word about the issue of small but violent extreme right wing groups in Scandinavia.
Well, they were right. It was the work of a religious-conservative extremist. Just the wrong faith for this eh? Dang.
Note: I am sorry if this feels disrespectful to the victims and their families. It is not. I am so terribly sorry about this sickening event, whoever did it and for whatever motives. It is just the convenient “Moslim terrorist” knee jerk response by the politicians and even the “experts” that seriously rubs me the wrong way.
Disclaimer: I am an atheist. Not sure if it matters re. my opinion. Just saying.Православни икони