24 Mar 2019

Professor Kathleen Belew: Christchurch terrorist driven by classic white power ideologies

From Sunday Morning, 8:42 am on 24 March 2019
Kathryn Belew

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The Associate Professor of U.S. History and the College at the University of Chicago Kathleen Belew is the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. In the book she says the soldiers of white power -- which the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter claimed to be,  "are not lone wolves but highly organised cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism and apocalypse". She talks about the case of the alleged Christchurch shooter and how his tragic story is just the latest in a shocking series of violent events carried out by a section of society hellbent on starting a race war.