The recent killings in Norway by Anders Breivik and the attempt to explain his motivations and influences has thrust a group of American anti-Islamist activists and writers into the spotlight. This network of activists and bloggers has been increasingly influential in shaping the attitudes and discourse of Republican politicians and the conservative media in the U.S.
Richard Cimino is the founder and editor of Religion Watch, a newsletter monitoring trends in contemporary religion. Since January 2008, Religion Watch is published by Religioscope Institute. Website: www.religionwatch.com.