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BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: After the fall of Kabul, White nationalists are inspired by the Taliban's quick reinstallation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA). Specifically, White nationalists suggest that, despite their numerical inferiority, they could take over the United States just as the Taliban have taken Afghanistan. The Taliban were able to defeat Afghan Army and police forces due to the ideological cohesion of the movement: "armed with little more than small-arms and hand-me-down equipment," the Taliban was able to "defeat a foe over twice their size and funded by over $1tn" because members were "unified and driven towards one goal." According to White nationalists, this suggests that the "hundreds of thousands of disaffected males in the West today" could swiftly overthrow the Zionest Occupational Government (ZOG). Further, White nationalist 'Super Mail Fatality' posits that the events in Afghanistan highlight the fragility of Western "artificial constructs" including feminism, homosexuality, democracy, and capitalism." Facing armed resistance, in the absence of "ZOG bots," these concepts proved futile. It is thus the belief of White nationalists that the Taliban's ascension to power underscores the legitimacy of the following necessity: the United States and its NATO allies must reorient their efforts inward. Rather than "enforcing Liberalism through the sword," these bodies must focus on the interior of America to preserve Aryan elements and develop as a genuine freedom fighting force for the White race. Through this process, the Nazi SS black flag will be raised."
Images (top): The shooter, Jake Davison (below): Police forensic officers at the scene.
TRAC Incident Report: INCEL Lone Gunman, Jake Davison, 23, Killed Five People and Injured Others Before Killing Himself on Biddick Drive, Keyham, Plymouth City, Southwest United Kingdom
On 12 August at 6:00 pm local time, Jake Davison shot five people dead before turning his gun on himself on Biddick Drive, in Keyham, Plymouth City, Southwest United Kingdom. The attack started when the assailant was seen shooting indiscriminately outside his home before kicking the neighbor's house door and shooting those inside, who are believed to be his family members. The assailant was identified as 23 years old crane operator, Jake Davison. An active YouTuber under the name "Professor Waffle", Davison posted videos of himself mentioning how humanity is on the brink of extinction and how repulsive to women he is.This incident marks the first shooting attack in the United Kingdom in 11 years. The assailant was a firearms licence holder in 2020, he used a pump action shotgun in the attack but it is unclear if he held a licence at the time of the shooting. It is worth noting that gun licences are restricted in the United Kingdom which explains the high number of knife attacks compared with the rarity of shootings in the United Kingdom. Coincidentally, a video circulated on Telegram the same day as the attack glorifying vehicle attacks entitled "Egg White - Alek Minassian". Alek Minassian is considered the first Incel (involuntarily celibate) attacker and his manifesto is glorified by others who follow the cause.
TRAC INCIDENT REPORT: Far-Right Extremists, Including Members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer Groups, Clash with Anti-Fascist Counter-Protestors Following Religious Events in Downtown Portland, Oregon, United States
On 7 and 8 August 2021, groups of anti-fascists and far-right activists clashed at two separate events in downtown Portland, Oregon. This altercations continued throughout the weekend with no police intervention. On Saturday, 7 August, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, known for his anti-LGBTQ and anti-mask views, gave a speech and on Sunday, Christian singer Sean Feucht who held concerts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to protest restrictions, gave a performance at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The far-right activists had been hired to work security for these events and featured members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer armed with bats and paintball guns. Leader of Patriot Prayer and member of the Proud Boys, Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, was present at these events depite the terms of his probation stating he cannot attend political protests for at least another year following his arrest in 2018 for assaulting an anti-fascist protestor. This is just one of many clashes between members of the far-right and the far-left in the recent weeks. These altercations usually occur at political gatherings or religious events and oftentimes the far-right take on the responsibility of acting as "security" for these events--justification for their violent reaction to far-left counter-protestors. Some users on Twitter speculate the far-right are intentionally escalating conflict at rallies across the United States to create better video footage for use in far-right documentaries in an attempt to change the narrative and blame the violence on the far-left.
Image (above): Screenshots of videos from protest
Images (above): Screenshot of video by al-Karim; (middle) written statement; (below) attack on 04 August.
TRAC Incident Report: Abu al-Abd Ashadaa Denies Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham's (HTS) Accusations that Tanzim Huras al-Din (Guardians of Religion / AQ in Syria) Plans to Attack the Group, Syria
In a statement, American and former reporter for CNN, Bilal Abd al-Karim mentions that during the previous days, several Telegram channel affiliated to Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have accused Muslim Shishani, Abu al-Abd Ashidaa and some Tanzim Huras al-Din influential members of planning to attack Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) positions and fighters in Idlib. He added that Shishani already had released a statement denying these accusations and Bilal himself has spoken with Abu al-Abd Ashadaa and asked him about these allegations. Bilal mentioned that Ashadaa told him that HTS is lying and wants to accuse Tanzim Huras al-Din of anything after its successful attack in Damascus. On 4 August 2021, Tanzim Huras al-Din carried out its first significant attack in months and the first outside Idlib and its surroundings in years. The attack proved that although Tanzim Huras al-Din elements have been suffering from Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham's policies, assassinations and kidnappings, the group is still more than capable of planning and carrying out significant attacks. As a result, Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham as well as its supporters started to spread rumors that Muslim Shishani's group, Jund al-Sham, and Tanzim Huras al-Din are planning to attack HTS. The optics of villainizing the highly respected veteran jihadist Muslim Shishani is to justify any future HTS kidnappings or assassinations against Huras al Din's or Jund al-Sham's supporters. Thus, Muslim Shishani has already denied the rumors of potentially attacking HTS on 9 August.
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