cancer of race hate than guns. It is an evil that has been with us for long, but it seems the cancer is now metastatic-it is spreading. It is be
ing spread by white, right-wing bigots who see conspiracies around every corner, and by religious zealots that are found in most religions.
In the summer of 2011, an anti-Islamic right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway in a planned terrorist attack.
Recent years have seen a surge in white supremacist violence in the United States. Every terrorist killing in the US last ye
ar was linked to right-wing extremism, according to the New York-based Anti-Defamation League.
And let us not forget the part social media have played in providing a platform for a
ll racists and terrorists to spread their evil bile and distorted views of the world. Terrorism experts will say Ne
w Zealand was probably a soft target. Most of its police officers are not armed and the threat of terrorism is not high. Bu
t terrorist attacks have also taken place in countries where police officers are heavily armed and security is very tight.