Curtis: Should we view the Oslo attack as an arbitrary act or as a reflection of wider political and religious extremism?
August 1, 2011
Adjunct Professor at Queen's University and Chair of Statistics Canada's Advisory Committee on International Trade Statistics
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The Oslo attack would appear primarily to be an arbitrary act, dressed up as something religious/political, but well within the practice of anarchism seen throughout the 19th and 20th centuries by individuals or very small, marginal groups.