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Riots in America: Why is the Fuse So Short?

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A looter in a Seattle Urban Outfitters store (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
A looter in a Seattle Urban Outfitters store. Riots have erupted across America after the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer. (Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

As most Americans look on in horror as their cities burn and police, regular civilians and business owners are attacked during riots, we must ask: Why is the fuse so short in America?

Listen to Clarion Project’s editor Meira Svirsky try to make sense of the situation and offer suggestions of what each of us can do to try to turn it around:

Extremists in America (and outside the country) — from Antifa to white supremacists to Islamist radicals — thrive on the chaos created by every new upheaval. This time it’s the riots which are driving extremist groups to foster chaos. Even the mullahs in Iran are watching the situation closely and planning to capitalize on the
riots.

Already a number of months ago, Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi, a member of Iran’s Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution, said,

“We have to make our presence felt in the conflicts in America that involve blacks and people of color. There is fertile ground for this … America is the kind of country that will disintegrate quickly … There are layers of hatred, alienation and estrangement there … We need to send out several thousands of surplus people [to do this].

Watch Clarion Project’s national security analyst and Shillman Fellow Ryan Mauro peg the “War of the Extremes” and find out how what you can do to counter extremist ideologies:

 

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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