Terror attacks by white extremists are interconnected, a new analysis reveals   

According to a new analysis conducted by the New York Times, white extremists who carried out deadly terror attacks, during the past eight years, are connected. The American newspaper reveals that these far-right terrorists drew inspiration from each other.

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The Christchurch terror attacks, which killed 50 and injured many others, uncovered the worrying rise of white extremism in the West. New Zealand’s deadliest attacks, carried out by a self-declared supremacist, were inspired by many other white extremist attacks, revealed the New York Times.

In an analysis published, Wednesday, the American newspaper concluded that most of the recent terrorism attacks, orchestrated by white extremists since 2011, are interconnected. In fact, white extremists were inspired by other terrorists who attacked Muslims, immigrants and other religious minorities.

The analysis conducted by the New York Times unveiled that the Christchurch supremacist, hailed in the racist manifesto he posted online weeks before the attacks, some white extremists who were engaged in deadly attacks in the past.

One of the men he said was inspiring to him was Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far-right terrorist who killed 77 people in the 2011 Norway attacks. Just like Brenton Tarrant, Breivik wrote a manifesto that rebuked Islam and feminism.

A white extremist model spread online

According to the same source, the Norway’s attack had become a «model» for other white supremacists who committed deadly attacks in Europe and North America. 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller who opened fire on a Jewish retirement house in Kansas, US, wrote on a blog that he also drew inspiration from the Norway’s attacks.

The same logic was followed by Tarrant who wrote the name of Alexandre Bissonnette, a white extremist who carried the Quebec City mosque attack in 2017, on one of the guns he used during the attack.

Bissonnette, on the other hand, admitted that he admired the acts of American white supremacist Dylann Roof, who killed black worshipers at a South Carolina church in 2015.

The platform that enabled these connections and facilitated the spread of supremacist and far-right content was social media, the same source indicated.

Indeed, recent revelations suggested that Brenton Tarrant has reportedly sent money to French nationalist movement Génération identitaire. In 2017, the Australian terrorist sent 2,200 euros to the far-right movement.

According to German news platform DW, a police official from Germany’s investigative Federal Criminal Police Office «told parliamentarians that the suspect sent Génération Identitaire the sum between September 18 and 25, 2017».

The Austrian intelligence services revealed that, in 2018, Brenton Tarrant sent money to the Identitarian Movement of Austria (IBÖ), another far-right movement.

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