A 21-year-old man has been detained in Lower Saxony on suspicions of planning attacks on Muslim communities inspired by mosque attacks in New Zealand in which 51 Muslims were killed.
The attacks on mosques in New Zealand made it impossible to deny the threat from right-wing terrorism.
The terrorist in Hanau is not a lone wolf attacker, he is a brutal expression of a wider problem in German society.
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?
According to a report by a French NGO, far-right terrorism has increased 320 percent in recent years and 80 percent of terror victims are Muslim.
Far-right nationalism has been underestimated for decades and the threat it poses only slowly being recognised.
In just one week after the El Paso terror attack, the FBI received more than 38,000 leads about potential right-wing violence - A 70 percent increase.
During the past 10 years, 73 percent of domestic extremist killings in the US were carried out by right-wing movements and the number does not seem to be decreasing.
A new study of six Murdoch-owned newspapers in Australia reveals that on average eight negative stories appeared about Islam or Muslims per day - and that's just a tiny fraction of the billionaire's global media empire.
The parallels between Daesh and violent white ultranationalists should inspire everyone to be vigilant against a rising tide of far-right terrorism and the mainstream narratives that enable it.
Mark Rowley, UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer, said police foiled four plots by right-wing extremists last year and warned that British groups were seeking links with international extremists.
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