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Far-Right Terrorism is Global, but Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India

Last week brought news of a tragic event in Germany with a right-wing terrorist attack in the city of Hanau. Much media coverage and scholarly commentary has been devoted towards focusing on the motives of the perpetrator and in particular, highlighting that the shooter uploaded a video onto YouTube shortly before the incident took place.… Continue reading “Far-Right Terrorism is Global, but Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India”

Prevent and the Terrorism Act: we need to talk about Kieron

When it comes to preventing people being drawn into terrorism, our responsibility is to offer interventions and support to all individuals who are at risk. It was 4am when the phone call came through. The FBI had contacted Scotland Yard, who in turn had contacted my local Police force who had decided I should immediately… Continue reading “Prevent and the Terrorism Act: we need to talk about Kieron”

The Neo-Nazi Murder Of A German Politician Highlights Threat Of Radical Right Terrorism

The murder of Walter Lübcke, a member of Merkel’s political party, highlights the long history of radical right terrorism against German politicians. On 2 June 2019, Walter Lübcke, the acting district president of Kassel (Hesse) and member of Angela Merkel’s CDU, was murdered in front of his house door with a headshot. A couple of… Continue reading “The Neo-Nazi Murder Of A German Politician Highlights Threat Of Radical Right Terrorism”

Far-Right Terrorism Is Now Britain’s Fastest Growing Problem

Since 2017, one-third of terror plots with an aim to kill were linked to far-right ideologies. In September, the highest-ranking counterterrorism officer in Britain, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, declared the far-right to be the fastest growing terrorist threat to Britain. According to the Met, in the last year, a quarter of all terrorism… Continue reading “Far-Right Terrorism Is Now Britain’s Fastest Growing Problem”

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

Armed robberies were often the first crimes nascent right-wing extremist organizations carried out after deciding to take the terrorist “option.” Little research has been done on the financing of radical-right terrorist groups, especially when it comes to Germany. However, the finding within terrorism research that “money is the lifeblood of any organization, including the ones… Continue reading “How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism”

Germany: the role of women in radical right terrorism

Women must not be underestimated in their function as active participants in radical right terrorist groups. When the German radical right terrorist group “Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund” (“National Socialist Underground”) (NSU) was revealed in 2011, one aspect particularly intrigued the media and the general public: A woman, Beate Zschäpe, had been a key member of the group.… Continue reading “Germany: the role of women in radical right terrorism”