During Action Week Against Racism, the Montreal Holocaust Museum in partnership with the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montreal, and the C.O.R. have organized a discussion about the emerging patterns in the rise of right-wing extremism, and what can be done to prevent an escalation of radicalized violence.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7 pm at the Montreal Holocaust Museum
Action week against racism: Rise of far-right groups

Is History Repeating Itself? A Discussion about the Rise of Right-Wing Groups

Participate in our discussion about the rise of far-right groups in order to better understand the severity of the threat and methods of intervention.

  • Professor, Kai Arzheimer will speak about the rise of right-wing, populist and radical groups in Europe.
  • Professor David Morin will share his expertise about the local rise of radicalized right-wing groups in Quebec.
  • Maxime Fiset will touch upon his personal experiences in an extremist group and his current work at the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization that Leads to Violence
  • Shahad Salman, lawyer and member of the Montreal Holocaust Museum’s Human Rights Committee will moderate the discussion.

Radicalization Leading to Violence

According to the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, radicalization leading to violence is defined as:

  • a process whereby people adopt extremist belief systems—including the willingness to use, encourage or facilitate violence—with the aim of promoting an ideology, political project or cause as a means of social transformation.
  • At the heart of the process of radicalization leading to violence is a dynamic that involves individuals severing ties with those in their immediate environment (family, friends, colleagues, etc.), and progressing along a radical path that may eventually lead to violence.


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