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Rush to wrongly blame Muslims for atrocities

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People lay
floral tributes
after the
memorial
service
yesterday for
victims of the
Norwegian
attacks.

People lay floral tributes after the memorial service yesterday for victims of the Norwegian attacks.

People lay floral tributes after the memorial service yesterday for victims of the Norwegian attacks.

I HOPE all those who jumped prematurely to prejudge the Norwegian atrocities now regret their hastiness and might give some consideration to the impact on the wider Muslim community within both Norway and also through Europe.

Much of the early speculation about this horror supposed it was a Muslim plot and many comments on Irish websites have been incendiary.

Anders Behring Breivik also did not believe in multiculturalism and it was he, as a homegrown Norwegian Christian, who carried out the atrocities. He lashed out possibly to target a future generation of progressive young people who believe in multiculturalism -- the young people at the summer camp.

Could the atrocity in Oslo directed at the general population be his reaction to people of all cultures, who demonstrate by living together that multiculturalism actually works?

Garrett Mullan

Co-ordinator,

Show Racism the Red Card Ireland,

North Brunswick St, Dublin 7

Irish Independent