Demos think-tank has published a paper titled: ‘a radical approach to extremism‘. I haven’t had a look but it could be interesting. Anyone else read it?
And then there’s this big news
Fifteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing, the spectre of domestic terrorism has returned to haunt the Obama Administration, with a warning from the FBI that â€œhome-grown and lone-wolf extremistsâ€ now represent as serious a threat as al-Qaeda and its affiliates.
The warning, from the FBI Director, Robert Mueller, came as the former President Clinton drew parallels between the Oklahoma City tragedy and a recent upsurge in anti-government rhetoric, while American television audiences heard Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, describe the â€œabsolute rageâ€ that drove him to plan an attack that killed 168 men, women and children.
When the head of the FBI says that – it’s time to start listening. Rumbold has highlighted some British cases as well recently. But this seems to be a far, far bigger issue in the United States. Although I don’t suppose many neo-cons, with their Muslim obsession, will listen. When the SPLC published a report saying this a few months ago there, conservatives played it down. No doubt they’ll do the same again now.
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