When disaster strikes and the suspect is depicted as being either Arab or Muslim, the reflexive response is to assume that this was an act of terror driven by radical forms of Islam. But when a white person engages in a terror-plot or act of mass-violence, there is often official reluctance to identify it for what it is: terrorism.
Julius Haag is a doctoral candidate in Criminology at the University of Toronto. His research interests include policing, terrorism and the racialization of crime.
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