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.
Among them are: “Describe themselves as ‘Patriots’… Looks at opponents as ‘Traitors’… Add ‘istan’ to British place names… Use the term ‘Islamofascism’… Make generalisations about Muslims and Jews… Refers to Political Correctness as some left wing or communist plot… Make inaccurate generalisations about ‘the Left’ or Government… Talk of an impending racial conflict or ‘Race War’… Involve colleagues in closed social media groups.”