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Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online

Over the past decade and a half, counter-narratives – defined as ‘messages that…[demystify], deconstruct or delegitimise extremist narratives’ (Tuck and Silverman 2016: 65) – have become a key part of western efforts to combat terrorism. Placed at the softer end of counter terror (CT) tactics and entering the UK policy discourse in mid-2005, the use… Continue reading “Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online”

The Transnationalization of White Supremacist Discourse: The Hundred-Handers and the It’s Okay To Be White Campaign

The terrorist attacks perpetrated by white supremacists in the United States, New Zealand, Germany, and other western countries in the past two years illustrate the transnationalization of the extreme-right.[1] This process occurs online, in discussion rooms on Telegram, Discord servers and other social networks and Internet forums; and offline, in marches,[2] music festivals,[3] and even… Continue reading “The Transnationalization of White Supremacist Discourse: The Hundred-Handers and the It’s Okay To Be White Campaign”

Dr Ico Maly

Contact: I.E.L.Maly@tilburguniversity.edu Positions: Associate professor at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) Editor-in-chief of Diggit Magazine Specialist research areas: Contemporary new right activism (Identitarianism, alt-right, Groypers, …) | radical right politicians and parties | the use of digital media and digital culture | nationalism | discourse analysis and digital ethnography, (super)diversity and identity | (algorithmic) populism and activism, Politics… Continue reading “Dr Ico Maly”

The Radical Right in the Cultic Milieu

Why a 1972 concept from the sociology of religion could be more important than ever for the study of the contemporary radical right. In 1972, British sociologist Colin Campbell introduced the concept of the “cultic milieu” to describe the social and philosophical environment in which contemporary cultic beliefs and organizations arise. Cultic, in Campbell’s usage,… Continue reading “The Radical Right in the Cultic Milieu”

The German AfD Makes Appeals To Russian-Germans

The far-right AfD party has been trying to exploit Russian-Germans feelings of neglect, nostalgia, and fear. They’re experiencing some success. “We open the borders for migrants, but the doors to Germany are closed for ethnic Germans in crisis regions.” This critical statement on Germany’s recent immigration policy came from Waldemar Herdt, an MP for the Alternative für… Continue reading “The German AfD Makes Appeals To Russian-Germans”

UNC Dataset (Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and Targeted Violence Arrests 2011-2020)

A.A. Mattheis, M.B. Doty, A. Sin, M. Conley, C. Oh, S. Triana, and D. Antonetti* You can request access the full dataset here, read more about the methodology for the collection of the dataset here, & cite the dataset using the reference below** Domestic terrorism (DT) has been an increasingly important topic in the United… Continue reading “UNC Dataset (Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and Targeted Violence Arrests 2011-2020)”

The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is not immune to anti-gender activism: Attacks on queer bodies and knowledge in South Africa

This Insight examines the rise of anti-gender activism in South Africa. While the ‘Rainbow Nation’ is widely praised for its Constitutional protections of LGBTIQ+ people, resistance against sexuality and gender diversity is being mobilised through strategic transnational ’pro-family’ partnerships and campaigns. The article examines some local ‘anti-gender’ campaigns and their connections to U.S. based organisations… Continue reading “The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is not immune to anti-gender activism: Attacks on queer bodies and knowledge in South Africa”

Militaries Around The World Have A Neo-Nazi Problem

Military institutions and police forces are failing to contain right-wing extremism within their ranks, and the problem goes beyond just “a few bad apples.” After news coming from Germany that an elite military unit has had to disband and a local police chief has resigned due to right-wing extremism concerns, there seems to be legitimate questions about the scale… Continue reading “Militaries Around The World Have A Neo-Nazi Problem”

How to laugh away the far-right: lessons from Germany

In the many instances where far-right activity attempts to exhibit solemnity, gravity, or strength, a well-aimed joke is a powerful act of resistance. Counter-mobilisation against far-right activism takes many forms, adopts many practices—but humour is one of the most persistent tactics. Time and again far-right movement organisations carry out actions laden with pretensions of gravity… Continue reading “How to laugh away the far-right: lessons from Germany”