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As news spread that Norway killer was an anti-Muslim bigot, and that he approvingly wrote about American anti-Muslim bigots, the race for responsibility is on. 


Pam Gellar, whose name came up in the killer's diary, is in predictable form:

...he quoted the American and European counterjihad writers by name, notably Mr. Spencer, author of 10 books, including "Islam Unveiled" and "The Truth About Muhammad." 

Mr. Breivik frequently cited another blog, Atlas Shrugs, and recommended the Gates of Vienna among Web sites. 

Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of Islam who runs Atlas Shrugs, wrote on her blog Sunday that any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik's actions was "ridiculous." 

"If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists," she wrote.

The lack of self-awareness, and self-reflection, on display here is typical. Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin is trying to quietly back away.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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