Faculty in the News, Feb. 21
Published February 21, 2020
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CSUSB professor discusses mass shooting in Germany said to be motivated by white nationalist ideologyThe Guardian (U.K.)Feb. 21, 2020 The mass shootings targeting two bars in the German town of Hanau on Feb. 19 that killed nine people appear to be the latest in a series of global attacks motivated by white nationalist ideology, experts said. German authorities are investigating the shootings as an act of domestic terrorism. The victims were immigrants, many of them of Turkish background. “What we have occurring now is white supremacy integrated on a global scale,” said Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. Levin said that many perpetrators of “mass symbolic violence” have multiple factors driving them, some primary and some secondary, including ideological motivations, revenge or personal benefit, and emotional or psychological problems. Read the complete article at “Hanau attack part of pattern of white supremacist violence flowing from US.”
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