Tag: Threat

White Democrats and Regular Social Media Users More Likely to Perceive Chinese People as a Threat, Study Finds

White Democrats and Regular Social Media Users More Likely to ...White Americans who use social media every day are more likely to perceive Chinese people as a threat, a study has shown. Researchers also found Democrats are more likely to see them as a threat than Republicans—a finding at odds with past studies on this topic. Since COVID-19 emerged in China late last year, there has been an increase in incidents of racism, discrimination and violence against those perceived to be Asian, particularly ..more; newsweek

Why white nationalist terrorism is a global threat

He seems to have been a classic “lone wolf”. As far as police can tell, the man who murdered 50 worshippers, and critically wounded nine more, at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15th was not part of any organisation. The 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, claimed to have developed his violent beliefs on his own, surfing the internet and visiting Europe. He bought his weapons himself. He honed his skills at a suburban shooting-range. No one there suspected that he was preparing a massacre. Yet he was part of something much bigger….more: economist

John McCain: Vladimir Putin is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is the biggest threat to global security, even greater than Isis, John McCain has declared on his tour of Australia…McCain said that while Isis “can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith … but it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election”….MORE:theguardian

Homegrown extremists bigger threat in U.S. than jihadist attacks, says study

The New York Times article notes that while the public in general may not be aware of the numbers, it has Hundreds at a vigil in Westlake Park in honor of three Muslim students who were killed in a shooting in Chapel Hill in February. (Photo by Alex Garland.)been on the radar of law enforcement. A survey of police and sheriff’s departments to be released this week shows that antigovernment violence was identified nearly twice as many times as “Al Qaeda-inspired violence” as one of the top three threats, according to the newspaper.

The story comes a week after white supremacist Dylann Roof was charged in a deadly shooting in a South Carolina church….more: seattleglobalist