Apocalyptic Terrorist Groups

The question about the year 2012, with its popular association to ‘end of the world’ developing into a ‘year of apocalyptic violence’ needs to be addressed. Currently, in September 2012 none of the anticipated violence or extremism has actually occurred. Acts of terrorism (or the intended acts), that can actually be related to apocalyptic beliefs about the ‘end-of-days’ are few - Anders Behring Breivik (2011), the Georgia Militia Case (2011 also known as Covert Group - U.S.), Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (2011) and the more recent case involving the Florida white supremacists, seeking to start a race war (early 2012). Yet, the global notoriety of massively diverse apocalyptic beliefs about the ‘end-of-days’ shows no signs of abating, in fact it seems to be on the increase in popular culture, survivalists activities, growing membership of militia in the US, as well as in ‘factual’ uploads on Youtube. In reality, Youtube has become the major informational…

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Chris Flaherty

Chris Flaherty, based in London since 2008, is an active contributor on security, terrorism early warning, and related international intelligence issues. He was formally involved in the development...