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Feature | April 8, 2020

Right-wing Terrorist Looking to “Weaponize” Pandemic

By Robert Pape (Minerva)

Minerva-funded researcher, Robert Pape is a political scientist and international security specialist at the University of Chicago. His Minerva-funded project, “Social and Neurological Construction of Martydom Project” looks at how militant propaganda videos inspire violence. In the recent article, “Right-wing Terrorist Looking to “Weaponize” Pandemic, Says U C Expert”, Pape is quoted on his view that right-wing terrorist are looking to exploit the fear and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic to advance their racist agenda.