" so long as it can be seen that it was the worst terror attack in New Zealand's history. According to the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, it was a well planned terrorist attack, and she said that this was ”one of New Zealand's darkest days”. Four people are arrested, one of which is a white 28-year-old racist and right-wing extremist from Australia. The subject is obviously invandringsfientlighet and racial hatred against muslims, as evidenced by a 78-page ”manifesto” that the suspect is the offender left. There is mentioned among other things that he wants to avenge the islamist-inspired terror attack on Drottninggatan shopping street in Stockholm in april 2017.
" There are clear similarities, such as the 28-year-old australian used a automatic weapons and tried to shoot to death as many as possible. Like Breivik, he had compiled a verbose ”manifesto”. Where he refers explicitly to Breivik as a source of inspiration. He calls himself there for the ”ethno-nationalist” and, in common with other white power activists, he warns of ”mass migration” and to the high birth rate among muslims are higher than among 'white'. In parts of it confused manifesto, he calls for ”eco-fascist” at the same time, the people's Republic of China as a role model.
– But there are also differences to Monday; if Breivik was a loner, there are things that indicate that the deed in Christchurch was a coordinated attack with multiple people involved. But it is not yet established by the police.
– In fact, it is already here in a big way. According to a report from the american human rights organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was two-thirds of all terrorism deaths in the united states in 2018 linked to right-wing extremism. At least 50 people were killed by extreme right-wing terrorists, which was an increase of 35 per cent against the previous year. In this category are included people who are driven by white power ideas, islamophobia, anti-semitism and hatred of women. A much smaller proportion, around 23 per cent, was linked to islamist extremism. According to the ADL, there are several explanations; one is that the digital world has lowered the threshold for people to be drawn into extreme movements, another is that Donald Trump's presidency – where he did not unequivocally condemning the white power movements (as in the context of the racist riots in Charlottesville 2017) – has strengthened högeraktivisternas morality.
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