US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse - 2020-04-05
Neo-Nazi groups in the US are looking for ways to exploit the coronavirus outbreak and commit acts of violence, according to observers of far-right groups, law enforcement, and propaganda materials reviewed by the Guardian.
The watchdog group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) raised the alarm last week about opportunism from far-right so-called "accelerationist" groups who believe sowing chaos and violence will hasten the collapse of society, allowing them to build a white supremacist one in its place.
Late last month, the FBI warned such extremist groups were encouraging members to deliberately spread the virus to Jewish people and police officers. Similarly, British hate monitors Hope Not Hate warned these groups are expressing "gleeful expectation of social turmoil".