The rising threat of far-right extremists

White nationalist groups are following Islamist terror groups by using social media and other online platforms to spread their ideology across borders

The day after a far-right extremist murdered 51 worshippers in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, Mr Mohammed Kozbar received a chilling telephone call in London.

"The caller said 'your congregation will be next,'" says Mr Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque. "Imagine something like that. Maybe he was serious or maybe he wasn't, but we couldn't take any risk."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 09, 2019, with the headline 'The rising threat of far-right extremists'. Print Edition | Subscribe