Racist attacks and hate speech have spiked proving that right-wing extremists are exploiting the global crisis.
Growing racism against Asian communities following the coronavirus pandemic has brought some right-thinking people together to support the victims of racial abuse and to empathise with people regardless of their identity.
Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant admits murders of 51 Muslim worshippers last March in Christchurch city, in a surprise change of mind, police say.
After a racist gunman shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds in the city of Hanau last month, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer declared far-right extremism was "the biggest security threat facing Germany".
The attacks on mosques in New Zealand made it impossible to deny the threat from right-wing terrorism.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was in Christchurch attending events to mark the anniversary of last year's March 15 massacre, which she has described as one of New Zealand's darkest days.
The gunman, wearing a helmet, fled the scene on a scooter after injuring a 32-year-old man, with multiple gunshot wounds, local sources say.
For decades now, Western states have ignored the threat within, rooted deeply in racist ideology and scientific racism, for how much longer can it ignore the danger of far-right terrorism?
The indictment, capping a five-month special prosecutor’s probe, accuses the US actor of making four separate false reports to Chicago police related to his account of being the victim of a violent hate crime.
In New York alone, there has been a 21 percent increase in crimes targeting Jewish people in the past year.
While the number of hate crime incidents is down slightly from 2017, so are the number of reporting law agencies. Murders are at a 27-year high, totalling 24, and blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Muslims are still victimised, as are LGBTQ persons.
Muslim civil liberties group links 2017 spike in anti-Muslim harassment by individuals and government agencies to President Trump’s Muslim travel ban.
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