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SPLC’s Hatewatch: Louisiana theater killer harbored extremist ideas

SPLC investigators have uncovered dozens of online posts by John Russell Houser praising Hitler, expressing interest in white supremacist groups and antigovernment conspiracy theories, and musing about the “the power of the lone wolf.”

One day after John Russell Houser killed two people and wounded nine in a movie theater in Lafayette, La., a picture is emerging online of a man caught up with a number of far-right ideas and fascinated about “the power of the lone wolf.”

“Do not mistake yourselves for one minute, the enemy sees all posted on this website. I do not want to discourage the last hope for the best, but you must realize the power of the lone wolf, is the power that come forth in ALL situations,” Houser wrote on a forum dedicated to the New York chapter of Golden Dawn, Greece’s far-right neo-Nazi political party. “Look within yourselves.”

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