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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:12 PM

What Do White Supremacists and ISIS Recruits Have in Common?

https://www.jpost.com/International/What-do-white-supremacists-and-ISIS-recruits-have-in-common-598281

Despite their ideological differences, white supremacists and supporters of Islamic State derive their strength from a similar narrative:

BY MELISSA ETEHAD / LOS ANGELES TIMES AUGUST 11, 2019 04:13


A MEMBER of ISIS waves the group’s flag in Raqqa recently
A MEMBER of ISIS waves the group’s flag in Raqqa. (photo credit: REUTERS)

On the surface, white supremacists and Islamic State recruits would not seem to have much in common. One group embraces a racist, anti-immigrant ideology and is mobilized by fear that a majority of people in the United States will soon no longer be white.

The other group believes it must kill “infidels” and create an Islamic “caliphate.”

Terrorism experts, however, say the radicalization process, tactics and narratives used by violent white nationalists are actually strikingly similar to those employed by ISIS. Understanding what the two groups have in common, experts say, can help officials develop a strategy for preventing homegrown extremism.

“I see extremism as a structure for beliefs,” said JM Berger, author of the book Extremism. “We need to do a better job in treating extremism as a universal phenomenon.”

The challenge of combating domestic terrorism and white supremacist violence was thrust into the spotlight after a gunman, who is alleged to have posted a racist screed online, went on a bloody rampage last Saturday, killing 22 people in the aisles and parking lot of a Walmart in El Paso. (Several hours later, another shooter who had reportedly held leftist beliefs killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio.)

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:23 PM

1. Lefty needs a villain to run against, she he creates a lie: "White Supremacists."

Lefty cannot run against prosperity...so he needs a scapegoat. Now anyone who disagrees with Lefty is a white supremacist.

The OP our favorite NPC so dutifully posts now equates anyone not voting Democrat as the same as ISIS.

Sorry Dilly, but after 2016, NO ONE BELIEVES YOUR CRAP ANYMORE

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:42 PM

2. They are both hated by the right ?

The left only hates the White guys

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. IDK, sure looks like isis and antifa have a lot more in common...........

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:39 PM

5. It's interesting how some here take offense when someone attacks white supremacists.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:30 PM

7. Cuts too close to the bone I suppose.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:06 PM

6. They're mostly the product of US intelligence agencies?

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