The Far Right And The Lone Wolf Thesis.
I have masses of draft posts and forgot about this useful site, the Lone Wolf Project.
It covers the false notion that Far Right bombers and terrorists are basically lone wolves, and should be treated as such.
Whereas the reality is that they cooperate across the Internet and are of much greater danger than is often believed, as violence is intrinsic to the Far Right’s beliefs. Here is an extract from the report:
“David Copeland’s two-week bombing campaign in spring 1999 brought the existence of far-right terrorism into the public eye. In fact he was not the first far-right terrorist to be convicted in Britain and many others have followed.
Nevertheless the police, Crown Prosecution Service and courts have generally viewed far-right terrorists as isolated individuals inevitable consequence of the activities of several, often small, organisations that espouse a violent racist and fascist ideology.
This has meant that the authorities have failed to put in place effective strategies to monitor these extreme-right groups with a view to early identification of those individuals who show signs of making the transition from racist abuse and threatening behaviour to terrorism and murder.
This report includes case studies of nearly 40 individuals holding far-right political views who have been convicted for violence or terrorist offences.
The details revealed in court showed that they were motivated, and obtained the knowledge and wherewithal to carry out their acts, through dangerous networks that introduced them to a perverse ideological world.
Many of them used the internet to associate with likeminded people, exchange ideas and obtain information about how to acquire weapons or make explosives and deadly chemicals.”
Lone wolves: myth or reality? [ a PDF download].