After El Paso: America at a crossroads

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

Identity politics of both left and right is tearing the nation apart. The horrific act of white-preservationist terrorism which struck the Texas city of El Paso last weekend has sent shockwaves through the US and much of the Western world.

Perpetrator Patrick Crusius, a resident of Dallas, gunned down Walmart shoppers in Cielo Vista Mall, killing 20 people. According to a document posted on 8chan in advance of the attack, Crusius specifically targeted Hispanic people in the name of ‘defending’ Texas from a ‘Hispanic invasion’. He saw his attack as part of a fight against the processes of ‘cultural and ethnic replacement’ in the US. This follows the growing presence of the theories of ‘white genocide’ and ‘cultural replacement’ in right-wing extremist circles.

Read the full article in Spiked


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