Extreme far right: 'pick'n'mix' ideologies and direct messaging online make for deadly new combination

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:50 in Psychology & Sociology

While it is difficult to look beyond the atrocities committed in New Zealand, that they were perpetrated by someone inspired by the extreme right reminds us of the very real threat such ideologies and those committed to them pose to our ongoing safety and security. Described by the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, as an "extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist", the Australian national arrested after the two attacks on Christchurch mosques that killed at least 50 people confirmed much the same in a manifesto uploaded to the internet shortly before the shooting spree.

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