INTEL: United Nations Chief Warns Hate-Based Movements Becoming Transnational Threat

United Secretary-General António Guterres
While addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 22, Secretary-General António Guterres pressed the world to increase the fight against racially and ethnically motivated terrorism. Specifically in relation to white supremacy and neo-Nazism, Guterres stated, “The danger of these hate-drive movements is growing by the day.” He noted that domestic terror threats are becoming more than just internal security challenges to several countries – they are crossing borders and “becoming a transnational threat.” Guterres said individuals and groups are “engaged in a feeding frenzy of hate” and using methods to fundraise, recruit, communicate, and train with those holding similar beliefs both in their home countries and abroad. He also cautioned that these individuals and groups are receiving encouragement from “people in positions of responsibility in ways that were considered unimaginable not long ago.” Guterres called for coordinated action on a global level to combat these threats.

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