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The West Has a Terror Problem (But It’s Not What You Think)
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The West Has a Terror Problem (But It’s Not What You Think)

Ken Gude argues that the most dangerous terror threat comes from far-right extremists.

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  • Ken Gude

The West has a problem with terrorism, but it’s in addition to the one you’re probably thinking. Almost a year to the day after Jo Cox, a British MP, was murdered by a far-right white supremacist. Yesterday, British Muslims outside their house of worship in London were targeted in a vehicle attack by a man who reportedly said, “I want to kill Muslims.” This latest incident of far-right inspired violence comes just weeks after two Americans were killed in Portland, Oregon for coming to the defense of two Muslim women on a commuter train being harassed over wearing a headscarf. And it follows the January shooting in a Quebec mosque that claimed the lives of six Canadian Muslims.

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Ken Gude

Senior Fellow