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19 November 2016, 13:54
Maajid Nawaz says that just like young Muslims, young white men are now being radicalised on-line.
Addressing the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump, Maajid brilliantly explained the parallels between the movement and the radicalisation of young Muslims.
“Anders Breivik, when he killed those people in Norway, that far right terrorist Anders Breivik, he cited in glowing terms Al-Qaeda propaganda in his own manifesto.”
“They feed into each other and so there is a danger and if there is a danger that young under thirties, young white men are being influenced by white nationalists online and in these chat forums. Just like ISIS recruits and influences people on these chat forums.”
“If there is this danger then we have to understand it in similar terms and we have to respond to it in similar terms. That means looking at the ideology that is promoted.”
“That means understanding the identity crisis that leads to radicalisation. That means looking at the charismatic recruiters such as Richard Spencer, who by the way by all accounts is an incredibly smooth operator, looking at those charismatic recruiters and finally looking at any sense of grievance whether real or perceived that these young white working class men may have.”
“Sense of grievance identity crisis charismatic recruiters and ideological indoctrination. Those four factors that cause radicalisation apply whether to Islamist extremism or as in this case to the radicalisation of young white men who are advocating as Richard Spencer is doing so for ethnic redistribution. Whatever the heck that means.”