The Next Wave of Terrorism Is Herehttps://www.trtworld.com/opinion/the-next-wave-of-terrorism-is-here-14899
The Next Wave of Terrorism Is Here
Violence against Muslims is rarely labelled as "terrorism" but reputable scholarship on radicalisation and terrorism doesn't make a distinction between anti-Muslim violence and the violence perpetrated by groups like Daesh or Al Qaeda.
The next wave of terrorism is here, and its one where white ultra-nationalists carry out acts of premeditated violence against Muslims.
In the past year alone, a Trump loving conservative slaughtered six Canadian Muslims at a mosque in Quebec City; white nationalists bombed a mosque in Minnesota while twenty worshippers were inside; and in London a man brainwashed on far-right propaganda drove his van into Finsbury Park mosque with the intention to kill more Muslims.
Three attacks in three countries does not a proverbial winter make, but when aligned with the parabolic rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes in Europe, the United States, India, China, Myanmar, and pretty much anywhere else where Muslims constitute a minority of the population, a winter nevertheless. Line these up next to a number of attacks against mosques, Muslim owned businesses, and the 70,000 who marched on Warsaw, Poland, last November promising a white Europe and death to the enemies of the homeland while carrying anti-Muslim placards, the trend is impossible to miss.
White violence against Muslims and visible minorities is terrorism....why would it NOT be seen as that?
and militias and lots of other organized groups with political agendas by people desperately trying to claim they don't have a political agenda and can't be labeled terrorists. Someone will always claim that mass murder was a completely random act that definitely wasn't motivated by anything political at all while Trumpsters will claim the person was leftist antifa.
No matter how politically motivated these "mentally challenged lone wolves" are, the people denying the very existence of white terror should be asked to state the political agenda of the muslim terrorists who have committed similar acts. If they can't answer it, then it's a brown and white issue. Whites get every benefit of a doubt while browns are instantly labeled terrorists.
It's almost as if whites are worried about getting discrimination like the completely random security checks at airports or stop and frisk by police or have your loyalty to this country repeatedly challenged when applying for security clearance jobs. Wouldn't want that to happen.
For Muslims they say too many bad apples means there's something wrong with the orchard. For white males, too many lone wolves means we all must continue to pretend there's no pattern, no agenda, and no problem with the culture or gun laws or hostile political environment.
White supremacists have been tamped down for a while in most of the country, but Trump has brought them out of the shadows once again. Charlottsville was a test run. They are looking for places to intimidate and terrorize.
Using fear and terror in an organized and purposeful way is terrorism. Just ask the many victims of that terror and those in witness protection.