How to Tackle the Urgent Threat of Transnational Right-Wing Extremism

People crowd around a makeshift memorial near the site of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 5, 2019 (AP photo by John Locher).
People crowd around a makeshift memorial near the site of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 5, 2019 (AP photo by John Locher).
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Earlier this month, a white supremacist gunman opened fire at a Walmart shopping center in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people. According to police, the suspected shooter has admitted to targeting “Mexicans,” and he had apparently posted a manifesto online just prior to his rampage, in which he decried a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” In the same manifesto, he praised another white supremacist gunman who killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March of this year. These are sadly just a few of the violent incidents perpetrated in recent years by right-wing extremists around the world. […]

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