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Fundraising for Right-Wing Extremist Movements: How They Raise Funds and How to Counter ItTom Keatinge, Florence Keen and Kayla Izenman
RUSI Journal, 31 May 2019
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, UK Counter-terrorism, Tackling Extremism, AML/CTF, UK, Domestic Security, Terrorism, Europe
In this article, Tom Keatinge, Florence Keen and Kayla Izenman look at how right-wing terrorist and extremist movements raise funds, and how this should be reflected in counter-extremism and counterterrorism financing strategies. They highlight the importance of acknowledging the growing threat posed by right-wing terrorism and extremism, and thus the need to develop: an increased understanding of related fundraising strategies (including the relevance of significant numbers); the articulation of a more robust legal definition of extremism and greater willingness of the UK government to engage – at a strategic and political level – with the threats posed by right-wing extremism; and finally, greater collaboration between public and private sectors to enable the identification and disruption of related, enabling funding.
BANNER IMAGE: Armed police at a cordon surrounding one of the mosques attacked in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2019. Courtesy of PA Images/P J Heller
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