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A 'logical' step to link al-Qa'ida with attacks

Published 26/07/2011 | 05:00

I'm intrigued as to how Garrett Mullan (Letters, July 25) can pretend to be surprised, even shocked, at the conclusions most people came to following the horrendous Norwegian terror attacks, namely that they were the work of Islamic terrorists.

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It wasn't as if there were not legitimate reasons to assume it was the work of an al-Qa'ida cell, or one of its affiliates, particularly following Bin Laden's relatively recent death and Ayman al-Zawahiri's direct threatening of Norway for its activities in Afghanistan.

In fact, isn't it possible that the attacks were designed to stir up anti-Islamic hatred in Norway and around Europe?

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