You won’t be able to read CST’s new report, because the content is so extreme that we cannot make it public.
The report, Hate Fuel, examines the online social media networks by which today’s Nazis spread hatred and incitement to terrorism, including live footage of actual Nazi terror attacks.
When the Jihadis at ISIS used to film and post their videos of people being murdered, we all rightly expressed outrage. When their Jihadi propaganda offices were bombed by drones, we nodded in approval. Now, Nazis post their own murder videos, on sites that anybody can get access to, but nobody is really being arrested and they certainly aren’t targeted for drone strikes!
The “hate fuel” revealed in this report consists of online memes, videos and slogans that celebrate (and sometimes show) recent terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches, and tell others to copy them.
This is a global movement that has already sparked terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and other minorities in Europe, north America and New Zealand. The perpetrators of those murderous attacks are held up as heroes by right wing extremists around the world, who celebrate their deeds and encourage each other to emulate them.
Previous Nazi terrorists are pictured, with the number of people they murdered written next to their faces. Then comes the challenge, asking “can you beat the high score?”, as if it were all a video game. The footage of the attacks does indeed look like a video game, because the camera is strapped to the terrorist’s helmet or chest, as if you were playing Call of Duty or any similar “point of view” first person shooter game. The crucial difference, of course, is that the victims are real human beings.
Obviously we cannot bomb these online platforms and their company directors, but at the very least there must be urgent international regulation, criminal investigation and judicial action. Anything less and it is a green light for more Nazi terrorism.