Odette Yousef

Odette Yousef appears in the following:

Idaho's fight against the far right, then and now

Monday, June 27, 2022

The arrest of white nationalists in North Idaho gained national attention. But it has deeper significance for residents who say the region has a history of attracting — and fighting — extremists.


Coeur d'Alene's history with the far-right

Monday, June 27, 2022

The arrest of members of a white nationalist group in north Idaho gained national attention. But it had deeper significance for residents of that region who recall past history of far-right groups.


Counterterrorism researchers say they lack the data to prevent future violence

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A year ago, the Biden administration launched a national plan to counter domestic terrorism. But are federal agencies hampering anti-terrorism efforts by failing to report basic data?


31 members of a white nationalist group were arrested for planning to riot at Pride

Sunday, June 12, 2022

A far-right group protested Pride festivities in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Saturday, reflecting a larger movement across the country that has made LGBTQ communities feel less safe.


31 members of the white nationalist Patriot Front arrested near an Idaho Pride event

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Police said the men came from at least 10 states and were planning to riot at a Pride event in the city of Coeur d'Alene.


The Proud Boys indictment comes as political violence evolves

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The indictment of multiple former Proud Boys leaders pins seditious conspiracy charges on them for their alleged role in Jan. 6. But it barely registered a response on Proud Boys social media.


The Uvalde shooting conspiracies show how far-right misinformation is evolving

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories were rampant on right-wing social media before verifiable information came out about the gunman who killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school.


Social justice group examines how deeply the far-right has penetrated state politics

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The results of a study released this month find that at least one in five Republican state legislators across the country are affiliated with far-right groups on Facebook.


Soon after the Uvalde shooting, conspiracy theories took off among the far right

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories were rampant on right-wing social media before verifiable information came out about the gunman who took at least 21 lives at a Texas elementary school.


The Buffalo shooting suspect's online footprint prompts questions about red flags

Friday, May 20, 2022

A digital log believed to be linked to the accused Buffalo gunman documents six months of planning the terrorist attack. Researchers are looking through it and asking: Were there any red flags?


Alleged Buffalo shooter's digital log lays out the 6 months leading up to the attack

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The alleged Buffalo gunman appears to have kept a detailed digital log of his activities while planning the attack. Researchers are learning more about his progression into violence and red flags.


The 'Great Replacement' conspiracy theory isn't fringe anymore, it's mainstream

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A racist conspiracy theory is believed to have motivated the suspected gunman in the Buffalo attack. It was once a fringe belief, but it's found its way into the mainstream.


How is the 'Great Replacement' theory tied to the Buffalo shooting suspect?

Monday, May 16, 2022

Included in a document published online outlining ideology behind Saturday's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, is a conspiracy known as the "Great Replacement." What is replacement theory?


The shooter in Buffalo, N.Y., appeared to have become radicalized online

Sunday, May 15, 2022

An 18-year-old from Conklin, N.Y., drove hours to attack a grocery store in a predominantly Black area of Buffalo. He is believed to have written a racist manifesto that was briefly posted online.


Weaver and the Ruby Ridge standoff contributed to the evolution of the radical right

Friday, May 13, 2022

Randy Weaver, who was at the center of a standoff with federal agents decades ago that continues to inspire antigovernment and paramilitary sentiment on the far right, has died at age 74.


Supremacy movements unite over abortion restriction, though for different reasons

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The evolution of the anti-abortion coalition in the U.S. has long been a shared project of supremacist movements. Though they have shared a goal of overturning Roe, they have different agendas.


Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Orthodox Christianity is a relatively small faith tradition in the U.S., but in recent years it has expanded to new regions. Some new converts are using the religion to spread white nationalist views.


A growing number of white nationalists identify with Vladimir Putin

Monday, May 09, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke in Moscow's Red Square during a Victory Day celebration, telling troops that they are fighting in Ukraine "so that nobody forgets the lessons of World War II."


Far-right militant groups align with issue-oriented groups ahead of midterms

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

A report says instances of political violence were down slightly in 2021 from the year before. But militant groups were recruiting and shifting tactics to lay the groundwork for increased violence.


NYC subway shooting suspect had a history of posting offensive material online

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Experts have been combing through the apparent social media presence of Frank James, a suspect in Brooklyn's subway shootings. They've found elements of extremist ideologies and conspiracy theories.