Do the Christchurch shootings expose the murderous nature of ‘ironic’ online fascism? | Jason Wilson - News Summed Up

Do the Christchurch shootings expose the murderous nature of ‘ironic’ online fascism? | Jason Wilson


Christchurch shooting: 49 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques – live updates Read moreDoes it bear a hallmark of an Islamophobic white nationalist – perhaps one who has been radicalised online by the “ironic”, chan-driven culture of the new global fascism? This same style of “ironic” fascism has been exposed in countless leaks of white nationalist and neo-Nazi chats in the United States. The now-scrubbed Twitter account returned incessantly to white nationalist obsessions, for example the idea of “The Great Replacement”, also the title of the manifesto. White nationalists often hold that declining birthrates among culturally “degenerate” whites, and the influx of non-white immigrants, represents a process of so-called “white genocide”. These civilisational obsessions are shared by a global Islamophobic movement that goes beyond the fringes of white nationalism.


Source: The Guardian March 15, 2019 16:07 UTC



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