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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...

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