What does Christchurch attack tell us about rightwing extremism? - News Summed Up

What does Christchurch attack tell us about rightwing extremism?


The motivations and actions of far-right terrorists are not dissimilar to those of othersThe terrorist attack in New Zealand has focused attention once more on the acute threat posed by rightwing extremists. Rightwing terrorism was building through the 2000s. Although in Europe Islamist militant violence has been more common and more lethal, signs of the threat posed by rightwing violence have long existed. In the UK in 2017 there were five terrorist attacks attributed to rightwing extremists. Many specialists fear the answer is no, simply because the resources and attention focused on rightwing violence are insufficient.


Source: The Guardian March 15, 2019 17:05 UTC



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