The Growing Threat of Far-Right Extremism
With the encouragement of leaders like Donald Trump, far-right extremism has gone mainstream in recent years. To mitigate the growing danger far-right groups pose, policymakers need to deepen their understanding of how these groups recruit members and mobilize supporters.
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Elmira Bayrasli: Welcome to Opinion Has It. I’m Elmira Bayrasli. Far-right extremism has gone mainstream.
Archive Recording: This country has seen a rise in violence by white supremacists.
Archive Recording: Far-right attacks in Europe jumped 43% between 2016 and 2017.
Archive Recording: This month, FBI director Christopher Wray raised racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists to the same threat level as ISIS.