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Patriotism possible sign of right-wing extremism in the army, document reveals

Patriotism is now regarded as a possible warning sign of right-wing extremism in the army, a leaked document has revealed. The leaflet, titled “Extreme Right Wing (XRW) Indicators & Warnings”, alerts senior defence staff to the signs of extremism and reminds them to watch out for individuals who idealise “white only communities”. Originally put together in 2017, the document advises officers to watch out for people who “use the term Islamofascism” and make “inaccurate generalisations about the Left”. Read more

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The British Army’s Guide For Spotting “Extreme Right Wing” Soldiers Has Leaked Online

An internal guide for British army officers to help them spot “extreme right wing” attitudes among soldiers — including naming specific views and behaviours towards Muslims, Jews, “the Left” and political correctness — has leaked online. The chart titled “EXTREME RIGHT WING (XRW) INDICATORS & WARNINGS” has been circulating since the weekend on UK far-right news and conspiracy websites. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is genuine. The 20-box ‘XRW chart’ lists a range of behaviours linked to extreme right-wing radicalisation, which officers should “look out for” in soldiers. Read more