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The New Zealand shooting was inspired by the hate America is exporting. We need to deal with that reality.
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The New Zealand shooting was inspired by the hate America is exporting. We need to deal with that reality.

Simon Clark argues that in the aftermath of another massacre inspired by white nationalism, the United States needs to crack down on the propagandists and funders of radical right-wing ideologies in the same way that it advised other nations to crack down on Islamist terrorism.

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  • Simon Clark

In the immediate aftermath of last week’s white nationalist terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people, [the] U.S. president minimized the scale of the problem, proclaiming that there is no systematic issue: “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

This, however, is exactly the kind of denial and deflection that the West had criticized so forcefully when it came from Sunni Arab countries after 9/11.

The above excerpt was originally published in NBC News. Click here to view the full article.

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Simon Clark

Senior Fellow