From the Editors
Miriyam Aouragh and Richard Seymour
[This article was written in English by Miriyam Aouragh and Richard Seymour, and translated/published in Turkish by www.birikimdergisi.com] Avrupa medyası, Norveç trajedisini, failin kimliği doğrulandıktan sonra bile, “aşırı İslamcılık” ve çokkültürlülük üzerine tehlikeli ve klişeleşmiş savlarla ele aldı. Basın böylece, Breivik’i olduğu insan haline getiren ırkçılığın yaygınlaşmasına katkıda bulundu. Anders Breivik, masumların katliamını gerçekleştirmeden bir saat ...Keep Reading »
[This article was written in English by Miriyam Aouragh and Richard Seymour, and subsequently translated/published in Dutch by www.eutopiainstitute.org] De verslaggeving over de Noorse tragedie in de Europese media werd aanvankelijk gedomineerd door clichématige argumenten over “moslimextremisme” en “multiculturalisme”. Dit ging zelfs door nadat de identiteit van de moordenaar bekend was geworden, waarmee zij bijdroegen aan en uiting gaven van de normalisering van het ...Keep Reading »
European media coverage of the Norwegian tragedy has led with dangerous and clichéd arguments about ‘Islamic extremism’ and multiculturalism, even after the identity of the killer was confirmed – thus contributing to the mainstreaming of racism that helped make Breivik what he is. An hour before Anders Breivik embarked on his massacre of the innocents, he distributed his manifesto online. In 1500 pages, this urgent message identified “cultural Marxists”, ...Keep Reading »
Miriyam Aouragh was national organizer of the Dutch anti-racism coalition between 2004 and 2008. She currently lives in the UK where she studies and teaches the political implications of the Internet in the Middle East at Oxford University. Click here for a comprehensive bio, including a list of publications.
Richard Seymour is the author of The Liberal Defence of Murder (2008), and The Meaning of David Cameron (2010), and is currently researching a PhD at the London School of Economics.