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Ideology Was Behind the Christchurch Tragedy / Graeme Wood (The Atlantic, 2019/03/28)
“If we cannot distinguish Harris and Peterson from Richard Spencer, let alone Brenton Tarrant, then our problems are bad indeed. (Among those problems is arithmetic: 0.0000001 percent of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims is 1.8 Muslims, a substantial undercount of ISIS’s adherents, even when you round up to a whole number.) Harris and Peterson seem to think America under Barack Obama was a good place and getting better; this view is not compatible with fascism. To support Donald Trump (which Harris and Peterson in any case do not) is not to support the slaughter of Muslims in New Zealand. Just as there are many, many steps between believing in Sharia law and following ISIS, there are countless shades of difference between, say, supporting a border wall and wanting to snipe at Mexicans along the Rio Grande. If sharing a cause with ISIS or Tarrant makes you uncomfortable, perhaps it should. But it does not make you guilty of every crime they committed.”
Terroris  Ideology  GraemeWood 
may 2019 by cbearden
How Richard Spencer Became an Icon for White Supremacists - The Atlantic
Richard Spencer is a troll and an icon for white supremacists. He was also my high-school classmate.
politics  altright  neonazism  whitesupremacy  graemewood  richardspencer  theatlantic 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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