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What White Supremacism and Jihadism Have in Common

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 26, 2019 | 05:30 GMT
A Ku Klux Klan march Aug. 19, 1925, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

A Ku Klux Klan march on Aug. 19, 1925, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. The respective ideologies driving white supremacist and jihadist terrorism share a number of similarities despite their different tenets and opponents.

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In last week's On Security about the Christchurch attack, I noted that white supremacists adopted the leaderless resistance model of terrorism before jihadists did. A knowledgeable reader subsequently asked about the similarities between white supremacist and jihadist terrorism. Like jihadism, the various ideologies driving white supremacism are not going away any time soon, and comparing the two can provide valuable lessons for understanding the ongoing threat....

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