as a Thugs stormed into the U.S. Capitol Last week, far-right extremists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis around the world spread hatred and cheered the violence.Now experts are warning that, like last week’s attack or attempt on the US Congress Shocking the German Parliament August can take place in the next few days.
On Wednesday, when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him, Unprecedented second timeAfter that, Trump issued a statement urging calmness. “In view of more reports of demonstrations, I urge no violence, illegality and vandalism of any kind. …I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm emotions,” he wrote.
But for the extremists who have witnessed the chaos in the United States, the news may be too late. Samantha Kutner, a researcher at the Khalifa Ihler Institute, told BuzzFeed News that far-right groups around the world viewed the riot as a “mass recruitment campaign” and a “fight to protect white supremacy.”
Since the rebellion, BuzzFeed News has monitored the social media accounts of nearly three dozen extreme right extremist groups and leaders outside the United States. Members of extremist groups including the Scandinavian Nordic Resistance Movement, CasaPound Italy, the Ukrainian Azov Movement, Australia and the British Pride Boys, as well as lesser-known but equally dangerous entities, call for more bloodshed .
A neo-Nazi channel on the messaging app Telegram called on hundreds of its subscribers to take up arms and “enjoy the coming deadly carnival.”
Another such channel on the platform shared a post telling its thousands of followers to begin to believe in their “acceleration fantasies” because “you are one.”
Other extremists on Telegram and Gab are another social network that is popular with the extreme right. They launched the “Millions of Militia March” on January 20 and urged supporters to participate in armed marches in state capitals from Saturday.
Although mainstream social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have begun to delete accounts related to Trump supporters and far-right extremists, and apple with Google Having completely abandoned the marginal far-right friendly platform Parler, countless violent and ominous messages still exist.
“I do expect foreign far-right groups to feel bold and bold before January 6,” the extremist researcher, The hatred of the motherland, Tell BuzzFeed News. “After the failure of the far-right attack on the German parliament four months ago, this is an example of’success’ for the global far-right and will be celebrated as a victory by many groups.”
In August, during a demonstration against the German government in Berlin coronavirus-Relevant restrictions, hundreds of right wing Protesters broke through barriers and tried to attack the country’s legislatureAlthough shocking, the police managed to repel the crowd within minutes.
Since January 6, the number of members of most extremist channels has increased by dozens or even hundreds, and many of them are sharing information with each other for the first time.
Jason Blazakis, a senior researcher at the Sufan Center, told BuzzFeed News that some kind of coordination between overseas extreme right-wing extremists and American extremists has long existed. But after last week’s uprising, “because the far-right is considered successful, these connections may strengthen,” he said.
Sergei Korotkikh, a Belarusian-born neo-Nazi and leader of the Ukrainian Azov movement, cheered the attack in racist terms on his telegram channel. “The white man finally decided to take action and take over the Capitol,” he wrote to his nearly 23,000 followers. “This is good, although this time may not lead to any results. But I think it gives us a chance. The white people are still here, we know what to do.”
In another article, Korotkikh shared a picture of red, white and blue text with the words “Make America hate again”.
Azov has worked hard to grow in the past five years Relations with European and American white supremacistsOne of them is the violent rise of American white supremacist Robert Rundo (Robert Rundo). Rundo and other RAM members participated in the Unity Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. At least one member of Rundo’s RAM team, Vincent James Foxx It is said that Seen in the Capitol riots.
However, Rundo is not there. He currently lives in Serbia to avoid prosecution in the United States for alleged crimes committed in Charlottesville and California. He cheered the violence from his Telegram channel, saying that riots may promote white supremacy.
“Many of us are talking endlessly about the opportunities we see today. For those who once wanted to take a stand…today may be that day,” he wrote to his more than 4,000 subscribers.
One of his close comrades-in-arms, a Russian mixed martial artist and neo-Nazi who lives in Ukraine, Denis Nikitin, also expressed this view. Nikitin, whose White Rex clothing company is Popular among white American nationalists, Compared the riots with the KKK march on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1925.
Although it seems that international extremists are only providing moral support to people in the United States, Blazhakis said they will be able to provide more soon.
“I can see overseas actors providing material support to American far-right actors in the future-if this hasn’t happened yet,” he said. “Because there is no far-right terrorist organization sanctioned by the US government, nothing can stop this kind of capital flow from happening. This is a big loophole.”
Kutner discovered that extremist groups in the United States raise funds to help participants in the rebellion. BuzzFeed News saw at least four foreign far-right accounts on Telegram sharing links to these crowdfunding activities.
Miller Idris said that unless U.S. authorities hold Capitol rioters and instigators including Trump accountable, more bloodshed may occur in the U.S. and abroad.
She said: “It is absolutely necessary to send a strong message that this kind of violence is an act of treason and will be prosecuted to the greatest extent within the law.”