The French site Media part said that the Office of the Prosecutor of the Court of Appeal in Paris made comparisons between the activists of the extreme right and the “jihadists” and found that the closeness between them is intense, and that everything unites them despite the complete contradiction between them and mutual hostility.
In an investigation of the site, editors Matthew Sauk and Maryn Turchi said that they based their comparison on what they found in the “startling” conclusion of the Attorney General’s report – which was secretly published in May this year and was revealed by Media Bart a week ago – in which he listed the many convergences that can be picked up from the files. Terrorist “among the radical right activists and jihadists, and that they tried to enrich it with their own polls in both fields.
In addition, Naima Rudlov, the general counsel and head of the department in charge of combating terrorism at the Paris Court of Appeal – said in an interview with La Croix newspaper – that both parties seek “to impose a community project through violence, in which jihadists and far-right activists see that society” perverted, and they call for violence as a remedy for that, by imposing a certain sovereignty, which one sees in the white race and the other in the Islamic project, and all of this is fueled by the pursuit of purity.
Media Bart quoted the Attorney General’s office report indicating that extreme-right activists, like jihadists, view violence as a means of defense. “We are under attack (or we will be exposed) so we must defend ourselves or prepare for that” concluding that this “self-defense” situation They justify the use of force, and he cited the example of Ahmadi Coulibaly who says that he justified his crimes that he and his group are continuing to fight the infidels, to kill “all the Crusaders, all the Jews and all the infidels, as long as France persecutes his brothers and reveals the cover of his sisters.”
According to the report, the hostility of some jihadists is centered around the “Crusaders” and some others imagine the “Templars” as his enemies. As for the far right groups, they express in their conspiratorial discourse a regressive vision of history, where the Holy Roman Empire appears as a lost golden age, and thus we find in both cases, The same reference to the Middle Ages, as if “in front of Christian soldiers in the Middle Ages fighting the Islamic invaders.”
And the French website says that – although the two currents are in opposition – they have a common enemy, which is the United States and the European Union, so that very few of the far right think about a joint battle they are carrying out, and the Norwegian Anders Breivik – who killed 77 people on July 22 – envisioned 2011 – An alliance with Al Qaeda or Al Shabaab jihadists in Somalia to use “nuclear, radiological, biological or small chemical weapons in Western capitals.”
Among the common points found in the report is that both parties see their paradise in a country at war, such as Syria for the jihadists, and Ukraine for the extreme right, as it found, in a case related to a “terrorist association” for 2019, that Ukraine is referred to as “the homeland.”
The report indicated that “terrorists” and jihadists from the extreme right “share the same list of hatred, the hatred of the Republic, Jews, gays and women.”
The same springs
Although the means differ – as the two writers say – the propaganda for each of them works on the same springs, and they adapt, despite the past frame of reference, with the capabilities provided by modernity. For example, the Islamic State has attracted young people through social networks, as the right has invested. Extremist in gaming forums and geek culture norms as “places for recruiting and creating a counterculture.”
In the most recent cases brought before the French anti-terrorism attorney general’s office, the judges noticed an identical pattern, whereby minors meet with far-right activists in virtual discussion groups before communicating via the applications used by players and encrypted applications. Violence, the creator and moderator of the discussion group was the leader, the person with the guns the second, and finally those with the most solid ideological formation at the fore.
Two months ago, via an Internet monitor, he was tracking jihadists for the benefit of the French site, about his concern about the phenomenon of expansion that he was seeing about the activists of the extreme right, “They are growing very quickly and building a very organized ideology, and they communicate with beyond borders, and therefore the extreme right, such as the electronic caliphate. Which we knew, is evolving into an international virtual entity, a kind of electronic reich.
Outside the Internet, the Attorney General’s office asserts that far-right activists “like jihadists” are recruiting in two distinct fields: gymnasiums and the family, where sports halls, shooting clubs, and other places where martial arts are practiced “are places of socio-political upbringing and recruitment for the most diverse groups. Extremism. ”Family socialization is also crucial to violent engagement.
A family heritage
The website states that the judges are citing a 20-year-old defendant, who said that he belongs to an extremist right-wing family and during his teens he hosted a blog for the neo-Nazis, as well as the Kwashi brothers, the Klein brothers and the two brothers Abd al-Salam, in addition to many examples of the brothers being involved in criminal projects , The report says.
Media Bart relates on a study devoted to the terrorism of the extreme right in Germany, published by the French Institute for International Relations, the researcher Nelly Katarina Weissmann’s assertion of the importance of family heritage, and believes that “there are more wolves alone among the terrorists of the German extreme right, as is the case with jihadist terrorism.”
Regarding the lone wolf theory, the French Public Prosecutor’s Office insists in its report that “as in the jihadist phenomenon, these individuals were not alone before the moment of committing the violent act, but rather they were attending an active, albeit virtual, environment.”
The authors concluded that the extreme right, although it was satisfied with its traditional goals of Jews, Muslims, Masons and state representatives, its envisaged method of action is developing, as it imported from the United States the method of shooting at the crowd with an automatic weapon while driving a stolen vehicle, as well as the use of explosives, poisoning and attacking with knives, And even cutting lokum, which is what the Attorney General’s office concludes, as being from the influence of the jihadi model.