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Addressing the National Security Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism -

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It is impossible to completely solve bigotry or the likelihood that it turns violent. Nonetheless, these steps can help us frame an approach that can isolate extremism and keep communities safer. In the past decade, far-right extremists were responsible for 73 percent of extremist-related murders in the U.S.There is no single cause that motivates individuals to radicalize.   As such, there is no single solution that will solve this problem. Under normal circumstances, we would call for the federal government to mobilize & lead a whole-of-government or whole-of-nation response.  Yet the executive branch, from its leadership on down, refuses to admit that this threat is real. This necessitates the involvement of nongovernmental actors that are equipped to execute different strategies.. read…”

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"Nonprofits have an important role to play in tackling white supremacist violence. They bring a degree of objectivity that government and businesses simply lack. As was attempted in the case of efforts to interrupt the radicalization of vulnerable populations by groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, we need a whole-of-society effort to intervene to stop white supremacists from recruiting.

As an organization focused on monitoring extremist organizations, the ADL has seen a spike in white supremacist recruiting in recent yearsparticularly on college campuses where fliering, tabling and explicit recruiting all have jumped. In 2017, we tracked 421 incidents on college campuses, which soared to 1,187 in 2018. This is happening against a backdrop in which public attention on shooters and their manifestos on social media can easily inspire copycats and enable fellow travelers. The Christchurch shooter, for example, invoked the perpetrators of previous massacres in Norway and Charleston. And the shooter in Poway, California, did the same.

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