Thursday, May 23, 2019

How white supremacist ideology & conspiracies have fueled US domestic terror & hateful violence

“The shooter in Pittsburgh was not just anti-Semitic. He had been radicalized by white supremacist ideology."

Image Credit: Snapshot from Democracy Now!

Domestic terror swept the country last week, when a white gunman stormed a peaceful synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 peaceful worshipers in what has been described as the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. The attack came a day after an avid Trump supporter in Florida was arrested and charged with mailing bombs to more than a dozen of the president’s prominent critics, and three days after a white gunman fatally shot two African Americans at a grocery store shortly after trying and failing to enter a black church. We speak with Lois Beckett, a senior reporter for The Guardian covering gun policy, criminal justice and the far right in the United States. “The shooter in Pittsburgh was not just anti-Semitic,” Beckett says. “He had been radicalized by white supremacist ideology.”

Guests

  • Lois Beckett

    senior reporter for The Guardian covering gun policy, criminal justice and the far right in the United States
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