It is true that Breivik was much more concerned about politics and history than about scripture and religious belief. But much the same can be said about Osama bin Laden.
For several days now, the headlines of otherwise reputable journalistic institutions have trumpeted the news that a Christian fundamentalist killed dozens in Norway.
My column last week on drone attacks so clearly struck a nerve that I intended to write a follow-up this week, addressing some of the many comments an...
Nietzsche found liberation in radically questioning the foundations of tradition. But would he prefer that Islam assimilate or integrate into Europe?
The Bible says: The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire. If there's a candidate for most likely to be thrown in, shouldn't it be Anders Breivik?
Until the immigrant becomes truly part of Tony Blair's "We," Europe will never be safe from both its Anders Breiviks and its Shahzad Tanweers.
Christianity is not to blame. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the fringes of the religious right in the United States have created an atmosphere of intolerance and fear directed at Muslims.
For all of the Christians who have expressed outrage in recent days, you need not worry. You're safe. No, the guilt-by-association principle does not apply when unspeakable violence is carried out in the name of Christianity.
How can we decide if a person is a fundamentalist? Does his creed or religion in its most fundamental source document, its holy book, teach a violent manifesto?
On a two-week trip to Norway that ended on Thursday, I decided that the country was the only sane, trouble-free place on the planet. And now, not even Norway is safe.
Obama's Nobel lecture might have showed us that the US has reached a turning point: either the national security monster we've created is going to eat us alive by bankrupting the country or we're going to have to shift course.