Mourners stand in front of Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: AP
The Soufan Center
Opinion

Opinion

The Soufan Center

Was the Christchurch shooter part of a white-supremacist network taking cues from al-Qaeda and Islamic State?

  • Links have emerged between the shooter and a Ukrainian ultranationalist, white supremacist paramilitary organisation called the Azov Battalion
  • Ironically, there are similarities in ideology, strategy and recruitment tactics between such right-wing extremists and jihadist groups

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Mourners stand in front of Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: AP
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