The recipe for far-right terror
[American Thinker] When the gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, the threat of far-right terrorists became clearer than ever to more people than ever. This appeared to be a copycat attack, taking influence from the disturbingly meme-riddled, videogame-style mosque shooting in New Zealand in March. The Atlantic referred to them as the ’Meme Terrorists’, but the reality is more complex. These far-right terrorists are monsters birthed from a Dr. Frankenstein operation orchestrated by an ignorant media, negligent politicians, and a militant far left across the entire Anglosphere. Not memes.

I know this because I’ve seen the radicalisation of young white men in my home county, and I’ve been inside the far right. I’ve seen this radicalisation happen in the working-class north of England, and it’s spreading across the U.S., Europe, and even Australia and New Zealand.

As a teen, I found myself amongst the far right in Lancashire. I had met the family of a young girl called Charlene Downes who was kidnapped and murdered by a Muslim grooming gang. I had seen the effects of mass immigration in neighbouring towns, and I had seen how the politicians ignored everyone who expressed concern about it. I was angry, and I had nowhere else to turn.

When I found myself at the receiving end of violent threats from anti-Semitic and far-right activists, I left the racist party I had been a member of. I knew I didn’t belong there. But many young men I knew stayed.

Jack Renshaw was a teenager from my hometown who became so entrenched in extremist thinking that he bought a machete and plotted to kill our local Member of Parliament. The plot was foiled, and he’s now in prison. Whenever I see the photo of him and myself shaking hands, it reminds me just how easy it is for young men to become radicalised.

I think...my God, could that have been me?
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-05-20